• Mar 28 2022


      IDS Welcomes Nicole Kolhagen!

      We are delighted to announce that Nicole Kolhagen has joined IDS as our new Human Resources Manager. Nicole comes to IDS with 28 years of human resources, benefit management, payroll and employee relations experience. Nicole brings both strong formal education and practical hands-on experience to this important leadership role with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management from Northwood University and an Associate Degree in Accounting/Business Studies from Delta College. Nicole’s past work experience has included industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, legal and public school districts. She is also a current member of the Society for Human Resources Management. With Nicole joining our executive team, we are confident we have added an important individual who can support our people as we provide valuable service to our clients, while ensuring that we remain loyal to our cultural values of teamwork, integrity, fairness, compassion, and respect. Please join us in welcoming Nicole to IDS!

    • Jan 21 2021

      2021 Brings New Promotions

      2021 had brought a multitude of new promotions. David Giroux, Brandon Sundberg, Tom Carron, Mark Reaves, Joseph Schwartz, Justin Kiriazis, Charlie Haas, Jim Hooker, Colin Murphy, and Brynolf Peterson will all be transitioning into new roles here at IDS. Congratulations team, we cannot wait to see what amazing things you do in your new roles.


      Jan 21 2021

    • Oct 23 2020


      Oakland Community College Science and Technology Beam Signing

      On Friday October 23rd, 2020 the IDS team joined representatives from OCC, the OCC Board of Trustees and Barton Malow in signing a 43 foot long structural beam. The new 85,000 square-foot Science and Technology Building is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2021. To read more about the beam signing click here

    • Oct 08 2020

      Van Buren Public Schools Early Childhood Center Groundbreaking

      Members of the IDS team, alongside VBPS Board of Education, Plante Moran, and Granger Construction (with a couple little helpers) wore hard hats, used shovels and of course wore their mask for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2020. Van Buren Public Schools Early Childhood Center is the first series of the three series bond project passed in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed Fall 2021.

      Read More About The New Childhood Center Here!


      Oct 08 2020

    • Oct 01 2020


      Double Feature In October CAM Article

      IDS was featured in the 2020 October CAM Magazine for its involvement with the Michigan Union and Domino's Innovation Garage! To read the full article click here.

    • Mar 01 2020

      David DiCiuccio Transitions to Principal Engineer

      David DiCiuccio transitions from his long-time role as Director of Mechanical Engineering into the position of Principal Engineer. As Principal Engineer, Dave will oversee our technical staff working on complex engineering projects. Dave’s vast experience and superior problem-solving skills will continue to be an asset to our projects and clients.


      Mar 01 2020

    • Jan 27 2020


      Schoolcraft College Breaks Ground on St. Joe's Mercy Elite Sports Center

      IDS attended the groundbreaking for Schoolcraft College's St. Joe's Mercy Elite Sports Center. The goal of the center is to integrate the College’s professional academic programs with real-world experiences, offering opportunities to provide services for the athletes, including sports medicine and performance nutrition. In addition to the athletics facilities, the Sports Center features classrooms to support the Schoolcraft College Fitness Leadership Program.

    • Jan 13 2020

      Michigan Union Reopening Celebration

      IDS attended the University of Michigan’s Michigan Union Reopening Celebration. The transformation and restoration of the Union was completed to better serve the needs of today’s students. The renovation restored many of the historically significant features, including repairs to the State Street entry.


      Jan 13 2020

    • Dec 13 2019


      Dick Newlin Retires

      Dick Newlin has been a member of the IDS team for 31 years. In his time with the architecture department, Newlin rose to the role of Associate with IDS’s founding in 1999.  In his more than three decades of work with IDS, Dick distinguished himself for his work on projects across all markets, but particularly his work within the fields of Higher Education and Healthcare.  In retirement, Dick plans to spend his time on his passions, globetrotting and photography.

    • Oct 25 2019

      Michigan Medicine CIT Groundbreaking

      IDS attended the Michigan Medicine Clinical Inpatient Tower ground breaking ceremony on Friday, October 25, 2019. University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and State of Michigan leadership were in attendance to celebrate this cutting edge facility, scheduled to open in mid-2024. The new 12-story hospital will house 264 private rooms capable of converting to intensive care, a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center, high-level, specialty care services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients, along with advanced imaging.


      Oct 25 2019

    • Sep 26 2019


      Romeo High School Dedication

      The IDS team joined in to celebrate the Dedication of Romeo High School. The overall layout of the new High School supports three independent academic learning communities.

    • Aug 27 2019

      Eastern Michigan University Student Athlete Performance and Success Center Grand Opening

      The IDS team attended the Grand Opening of the EMU SAPSC Tuesday, August 27th. This student athlete facility defines the northern boundary of Rynearson Stadium as the home for Eastern Michigan football and as a space for all student athletes to come train.


      Aug 27 2019

    • Aug 21 2019


      Domino's Innovation Garage Grand Opening

      IDS attended the Domino's Innovation Garage Grand Opening, Wednesday, August 21. The event included a tour of the building with one of Domino's CEOs and enjoying pizza from the new test kitchen as well as a demonstration of the autonomous vehicles manufactured by Nuro. This new facility is designed to accommodate permanent workspace for an initial 90 research staff and a planned additional growth space for 60 more over a five-year period.

    • Apr 15 2019

      Board of Directors Elects Chuck Lewis President

      As Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) celebrates its 20th Anniversary, the Board of Directors has elected Chuck Lewis to serve as the firm’s president. Chuck was one of the first to be offered ownership, as IDS’ leadership began to transition 15 years ago. He has played an integral part in this transition planning and has been mentoring actively since 2003.



      Apr 15 2019

    • Jan 21 2019


      IDS Celebrates 20 Years!

      2019 marks the 20th Anniversary for Integrated Design Solutions. We want to thank our employees, clients and partners for all of their contributions that have made our firm successful. We kick off this celebratory year with a new look to our website, a new web address to communicate our presence in Metro Detroit as well as West Michigan, and a continued commitment to wholly integrated, design solutions.

    • Jan 14 2019

      Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse Dedication

      IDS joins GRCC in celebrating the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse. Located at the intersection of Lyon Street and Bostwick Avenue, the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse was originally constructed in the mid 1970’s and has received a number of minor upgrades over the past 50 years. Through a series of meetings and workshops with building users a number of goals were established for this renovation.


      Jan 14 2019

    • Oct 26 2018


      Oakland University Oakland Center Ribbon Cutting

      Oakland University held a ribbon cutting for its expansion and renovation of the university’s student union, the Oakland Center.

    • Sep 12 2018

      United Shore Financial Ribbon Cutting

      A grand opening for the United Shore Financial's 600,000-square-foot headquarters, which will house more than 2,700 employees, was held Wednesday, September 12. IDS partnered with USF to renovate the old Hewlett Packer Enterprise building and turn it into an amenity-filled environment for its employees.


      Sep 12 2018

    • Dec 08 2017


      Ann Green

      Ann Green Retires

      Celebrating a career in interior design spanning 38 years, Ann spent the last 21 years leading the growth of Integrated Design Solution’s Interiors Department and was named Manager of the Group in 2007. Along with managing the department, Ann was actively engaged with projects in the K 12, College and University and Athletics Markets and spearheaded many of the traditions at IDS that have shaped the work life culture of our firm. An avid traveler and committed grandparent, Ann will join her husband in retirement to allow her time to be fully committed to both of these passions.

    • Oct 08 2017

      Pearson Elementary Dedication

      South Lyon Community Schools hosted dedication ceremony for its eighth and newest elementary school, William A. Pearson Elementary. Pearson Elementary School was built with strong support from the community through passage of a bond in spring 2015.


      Oct 08 2017

    • Sep 02 2017


      Notre Dame Stadium Rededication

      The Fighting Irish played their first game in newly renovated Notre Dame Stadium. Working closely with Notre Dame’s Architectural Department, their Athletic Department and their Football Department, IDS produced a design that keeps their facilities cutting edge with that of other premier football  stadiums, while also preserving the character that is uniquely Notre Dame.

    • Jun 07 2017

      IDS Expands to West Michigan Office

      IDS opens a new office in West Michigan. This new workplace located on Cascade Road in Grand Rapids allows us to build on our past success and expand our service to existing and new West Michigan customers.


      Jun 07 2017

    • Feb 28 2016


      OU Oakland Center and Athletics Facility Renovations

      The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved the recommendation to award two of its three capital projects under consideration to IDS – a $44 million project budgeted expansion and renovation to the Oakland Center and $9 million project budgeted athletics facility renovations.

    • Dec 31 2015

      Rich Bracci, Kirk Delzer, and Phyllis Flanigan Retire

      Rich, Kirk, and Phyllis retire after 31, 30 and 29 years of service, respectively. All three have spent the past two years mentoring their replacements in their respective markets: Rich in K12 and commercial, Kirk also in K12 and university, and Phyllis in all markets. All of them expect to immerse fully into rest, relaxation and enjoying family, friends and traveling the world.


      Dec 31 2015

    • Nov 02 2015


      U of M Art & Architecture Building Groundbreaking

      A multidisciplinary committee of faculty, students and staff led the planning and design process for the building. After a feasibility study completed by A.R.O, Scott Cohen and Integrated Design Solutions were selected as architects for the project...Please visit this website for more information:


    • Jul 27 2015

      Munger Graduate Residences opens at University of Michigan

      The new Munger Graduate Residences at the University of Michigan is set to open Aug. 1.

      The $155 million, approximately 380,000-square-foot building will house 630 graduate students in a unique high-density residential-academic arrangement. Students from 36 different countries and more than 70 graduate programs will be represented in the new facility. It is located between Division and Thompson streets at Madison Street.


      Jul 27 2015

    • May 05 2015


      EMU regents approve renovation of Wise Hall

      The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved an $8.9 million capital budget for 2015-2016 that includes significant investment for supporting health-related programs, the Honors College and student housing renovations. The Wise upgrade maintains Eastern’s focus on improving the quality of student housing.

    • May 01 2015

      Google plans major corporate campus in Ann Arbor

      Internet giant Google is planning a major expansion of its Ann Arbor operation with plans to construct a new facility near the University of Michigan's North Campus. Google will lease a current office on Traverwood Drive and construct an adjacent new facility, all totaling about 140,000 square feet.


      May 01 2015

    • Dec 19 2014


      Dick DeBeliso Retires

      Celebrating a career spanning 35 years, Dick quickly moved up the ranks to become Director of Mechanical Engineering in 1988 and was named Exec. Vice President and Director of Operations in 1990 until his retirement. Dick developed a strong list of clients across many markets: K12, higher education, healthcare and religious. Now he looks forward to spending more time with his growing family across the country and spending winters in the islands.

    • Oct 31 2014

      UM Nanomechanical Engineering Labs Dedicated

      August 25, 2014: UM dedicated its new $46 million Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering. With a “breaker space,” ultra-low vibration chambers and tissue culture rooms, this world-class addition to the G.G. Brown Laboratories on North Campus will allow researchers study the forces at work at the smallest scales to advance nanotechnologies in energy, manufacturing, healthcare and biotechnology.


      Oct 31 2014

    • Oct 31 2014


      Schoolcraft Dedicates Jeffress Center

      October 22, 2014: Schoolcraft College dedicated the new Jeffress Center. The center, located on the campus' north end, is named after the school's current President - Dr. Conway A. Jeffress, and will contain numerous classrooms, a student lounge, campus safety office and share resources with Toledo University and Wayne State University.

    • Aug 26 2014

      MSU North End Zone Dedicated

      October 10, 2014: Michigan State University Dedicates the new Spartan Stadium North End Zone Addition.


      Aug 26 2014

    • Sep 11 2013


      UM Munger Graduate Residences

      September 11, 2013: Construction begins for Munger Graduate Residences at University of Michigan.

    • Jul 15 2013

      UM East Quad Renovation Complete

      July 2013: The East Quad residential facility opens at University of Michigan


      Jul 15 2013

    • May 01 2013


      Schoolcraft College- 7 Mile Building

      May 2013: Construction starts for the 7 Mile Building at Schoolcraft College, the 110,000 sq. ft. building will house Administrative Offices, classrooms and a future data center. Construction will be complete in September 2014.

    • Nov 02 2012

      MSU North End Zone Addition

      Nov. 2, 2012: Teamed with HNTB on Breslin Student Events Center back in the late 1980s, IDS reached out again to them to partner on this $22M addition onto the student entrance of Spartan Stadium. Opening July 2014.


      Nov 02 2012

    • Oct 01 2012


      First LEED® Certified Project

      October 2012: University of Michigan's South Hall is a 98,000-square-foot building that is fully sustainable and was awarded the highest rating—LEED Gold, by the U.S. Green Building Council.

    • Sep 01 2012

      Chrysler Enhances Detroit Presence: Great Lakes Business Center

      September 2012: In conjunction with their 2012 “Imported from Detroit” advertising campaign, Chrysler wanted to enhance its corporate presence in the City with a commitment to help revitalize the downtown area. IDS was commissioned to help transform the top two floors of the historic 1912 Dime Building, now known as Chrysler House.


      Sep 01 2012

    • Jul 25 2012


      MSU Bio Engineering Facility

      July 25, 2012: IDS kicked off this project with MSU, commissioning Jacobs Consultancy for lab planning, and bringing to life serendipity and energy of ideas from the many divergent viewpoints and experiences captured within this $60.8M building. Opening July 2016

    • Jun 12 2012

      AIA Michigan Firm of the Year

      June 2012: AIA Michigan selects Integrated Design Solutions as the 2012 Firm of the Year.


      Jun 12 2012

    • Feb 27 2012


      UM West Quad Renovations

      Feb. 27, 2012: was the kick-off for the last of the major residence hall renovations with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas, we are approaching this overhaul in a bit more sensitive redesign due to the building’s steep in historic significance. Beloved for its many memories, students will greet the August 2015 opening with fresh eyes and their ever-present wonder.

    • Nov 11 2011

      UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

      Nov. 11, 2011: Teamed with Ennead, we kicked off an energetic Programming and Conceptual Design phase for a 37,300 s.f. addition and 112,166 s.f. renovation to the existing Eero Saarinen classic beauty. Completion expected August 2015.


      Nov 11 2011

    • Dec 21 2010


      UM Alice Lloyd Residence Hall Renovations

      December 21, 2010: Coming off the re-opening of Couzens Hall, planning with Hanbury Evan Wright Vlattas for a $45M renovation

    • Oct 01 2010

      Detroit Medical Center Pediatric Specialty Center

      October 1, 2010: Children’s Hospital of Detroit’s only new building in 30 years, IDS partnered with Shepley Bulfinch to design this free-standing 106,550 s.f. facility in the heart of the City. Opened to much fanfare in June 2012, it has surpassed every parent’s dream of providing the best care for their children.


      Oct 01 2010

    • Sep 02 2010


      UM East Quad Renovations

      September 2, 2010: The third successful association between IDS and Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas, we were excited to begin planning this renovation and upgrade to their Residential Community, as the building had an unspoken quirkiness about it and was loved by its students and staff. Opened in August 2013 to much excitement from the students – past and incoming.

    • Apr 01 2010

      IDS Corporate Moves to Current Location

      April 2010: When IDS outgrew their corporate offices, they had the ultimate challenge to breakdown age-old departmental barriers and create team-oriented space. The result is a collaborative focused workplace.


      Apr 01 2010

    • Dec 01 2009


      Macomb Community College University Center Expands

      December 2009: University Center IV at Macomb Community College opens

    • Nov 16 2009

      Expect the Exceptional

      November 16, 2009 - IDS celebrates 10 years


      Nov 16 2009

    • Aug 01 2009


      First High School Learn Lab

      August 2009: IDS used the Learn Lab Model to design a new classroom for Holly Area Schools. Holly High School was the first school in the country to introduce the Learn Lab, a collaborative, innovative, interactive and technology-enhanced classroom.

    • Mar 31 2009

      UM Couzens Residence Hall Renovations

      March 31, 2009: Commissioned with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas for the University of Michigan Couzens Residence Hall Renovations


      Mar 31 2009

    • Mar 09 2009


      MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

      March 9, 2009: MSU organized a competition for the Museum, selecting international partner Zaha Hadid Architects in 2008. Soon after, IDS was commissioned as the local architect. The museum was completed in November 2012.

    • Aug 01 2008

      First Student Engagement Center

      August 2008: First Student Engagement Center at Michigan State University


      Aug 01 2008

    • Mar 15 2008


      UM Law School Expansion New South Hall & Aikens Commons

      March 15, 2008: Commissioned with Hartman Cox for the University of Michigan Law School expansion New South Hall & Aikens Commons

    • Mar 15 2008

      UM G.G. Brown Mechanical Engineering Building Addition

      March 15, 2008: Commissioned with Perkins + Will for the University of Michigan G.G. Brown Mechanical Engineering Building Addition


      Mar 15 2008

    • Sep 01 2007


      First New High School

      September 2007: South Lyon East High School, was IDS’ first new high school. After working on multiple bonds for the district in 1997, 2000 and 2003, IDS was commissioned to design the district's second high school. The school opened doors to students in September 2007, and was designed with a career-focused, collaborative learning style approach.

    • Sep 01 2007

      Macomb Community College University Center Expands Again

      September 2007: University Center III at Macomb Community College opens doors


      Sep 01 2007

    • Jun 30 2007


      Dan Christensen Retires

      One of the original GHB Partners, Dan was Vice President and Director of Construction Administration Services. He served significant IDS clients for over 22 years in both the university and commercial markets. He decided to hang his retirement shingle Up North where he grew up and left his heart. He plans to stay engaged in both of his ‘home’ communities -- northern Michigan and down state, and is always on the hunt for big game adventures.

    • Nov 20 2006

      UM Stockwell Residence Hall Renovations

      November 20, 2006: Commissioned with Goody Clancy for the first residence hall, starting the student life initiative at the University of Michigan.


      Nov 20 2006

    • Jan 01 2005


      Student Services Building at MCC

      January 2005: "One Stop Shopping" concept for Student Services introduced at Macomb Community College

    • Mar 10 2004

      UM Museum of Art

      March 10, 2004: Commissioned with Allied Works Architects for the University of Michigan Museum of Art


      Mar 10 2004

    • Nov 22 2002


      UM Law School Expansion

      November 22, 2002: Commissioned with Renzo Piano Building Workshop for the University of Michigan Law School Expansion

    • Dec 31 2001

      Ed Bisson Retires

      Ed was one of the original GHB Partners and Director of Energy Management and Controls. He forged new paths for the firm long before ‘green’ and ‘sustainability’ were common; mentoring his colleagues in designing the highest level performing buildings of the day. He now spends half of his time in Michigan and half in Arizona enjoying time with his children and grandchildren.


      Dec 31 2001

    • Dec 01 2001


      MTEC Building for MCC

      December 2001: The Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) at Macomb Community College opens in Warren, MI.

    • Jul 01 2001

      First Simulated Nursing Lab

      July 2001: IDS was commissioned to complete a simulated nursing lab for Macomb Community College.


      Jul 01 2001

    • Jan 01 2001


      Data Center Market Takes Off

    • Jul 01 2000

      First Community College University Center Program Expands

      July 2000: IDS designed the country's first University Center at Macomb Community College in July 1991, and the program's success resulted in University Center II in July 2000.


      Jul 01 2000

    • Dec 01 1999


      First Project

      December 1999: Holy Family Regional Schools new middle school - first project contract signed for IDS.

    • Nov 16 1999


      This figurative phrase was the mantra of our new beginnings.

      November 16, 1999 – IDS was formed by seven Principals: Paul Stachowiak, Dick DeBeliso, Rich Bracci, Dan Christensen, Kirk Delzer, Dave DiCiuccio and Ed Bisson. They were managing partners at Giffels Hoyem Basso for the 10 years prior to this time and moved the firm of 85 employees to the City Center building in Troy.


      Nov 16 1999