People

Byran Peterson

Brynolf I. Peterson, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA

Bryan believes that architecture is the blending of art and science. Bryan has always gravitated toward the technical side of architecture and loves the details of a building, how it all goes together and the science of construction. When starting a project, Bryan is methodical in his thought process. He begins every project by meeting with the project team to get a broad overview of the design. The process is what leads to Bryan’s sense of accomplishment when seeing what he has developed being translated into a physical reality. Before becoming a specification writer Bryan was a project architect and studied architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology where he met his wife who is also an Architect. He was one of the last students to complete the Bauhaus-inspired curriculum designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Outside of work he is a current member of BSD SpecLink’s Specification Content and User Experience Advisory Committee, volunteer reviewer for the next Construction Specifications Practice Guide, authored by the Construction Specifications Institute, and an annual judge for the Metropolitan Detroit CSI ChapterHobson Scholarship awarded to Lawrence Technological University students for specification writing. During hicareer, he has proven that some of his strongest attributes are being technical, meticulous, methodical in his thought process, self-directed, and a problem-solver. Whether he is working on a K-12 or Commercial project you know that the job will be completed with the greatest amount of thought and technical dedication.   

Education

Bachelor of Architecture with Specialization in City and Regional Planning
Illinois Institute of Technology

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect
State of Michigan

Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Construction Specifications Institute
Past Director on the Board of the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, 2016-2018

Building Systems Design, Inc.
Specification Content and User Experience Advisory Committee Current and Inaugural Member

Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy, PE, CEM

The blend of creative thinking, solving puzzles, collaborating with exceptional team members, and playing with ‘really cool tinker toys’ is what Colin enjoys most about being a mechanical engineer at IDS. Colin came to IDS in July of 2019 where he has worked as a licensed Mechanical Engineer with an expertise in building automation systems. Colin is now the lead mechanical system controls design engineer.  Along with his passion for Mechanical Engineering, Colin spent a lot of his time traveling around Michigan and the Midwest playing the electric fiddle and guitar with rock bands. Colin now has a band with his daughter and two sons named “The Murphatonians’. Two of Colin’s strongest attributes are being detail oriented and always striving to get it right the first time. Colin’s significant impact on sustainability within the healthcare market awarded him the Hometown Hero award from the MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Committee.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineer
University of Michigan

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer
State of Michigan

Certified Energy Manage

Randi S. Paananen, PE, LEED® AP BD+C

Randi’s experience spans a variety of project types, such as higher and secondary education, and commercial and institutional projects. Some of Randi’s favorite projects on which she has worked are the University of Michigan’s West Quad, Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium North and South End-Zone Additions, Utica Community Schools’ Utica High School Addition and Renovation, and Michigan State University’s new STEM building. Bringing more than 20 years of experience, her expertise encompasses the entirety of electrical design for a project, from understanding client needs and working closely with designers and other engineers, to verifying code compliance and writing specifications. Randi’s mastery of work and strict attention to detail also extends to her drive for clear and refined designs and documents, and reviewing projects for quality assurance.

Education

Master of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Colorado

Bachelor of Science, Engineering
University of Michigan

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer, Michigan

LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction

Charles G. Haas, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB

After graduating from University of Detroit-Mercy in 2010, Charlie began his career with a construction management firm, starting in marketing before transitioning to a project engineer. Charlie joined IDS in February of 2013 where he has had a variety of roles including Project Architect, Construction Administrator, Spec Writer and Project Manager.  

Not only has Charlie had a variety of roles, but he also has a diverse background in a variety of markets focuses such as childcare centers to schools to healthcare to athletics, Charlie is as diverse as can be. Charlie always has a desire to learn about anything new in the industry; One thing Charlie enjoys most about being an architect is getting the chance to learn about the different subject matters of each project. 

Outside of the office, Charlie loves traveling to explore new cities and the architecture within them. After studying abroad as part of an architecture program and backpacking through Europe, Charlie now has it on the top of his bucket list to travel back to Spain to see La Sagrada Familia once it is finally complete.  

Education

Master of Architecture
University of Detroit Mercy

Professional Registration

Licensed Professional
State of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)

LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction

Todd Vercruysse, PE

Since joining the IDS team, Todd has worked on numerous projects, bringing his expertise to higher education projects such as Eastern Michigan University’s Sill Hall and Student Athlete Performance and Success Center, and the University of Michigan’s Alumni Center and Central Campus Recreation Building. Todd has also worked on major K12 education projects, such as Lincoln Park Schools’ Hoover Elementary Renovation and Addition, and Oxford Community Schools’ Oxford High School Renovation. Todd is continuously motivated by the technical details of his work. In particular, his deft exploration of systems with need to understand the details of how each unique one works supports his drive to always promote optimization in his work.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering
Kansas State University

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Gregory A. Sell, PE

Greg understands buildings are not just physical structures but impact how humans have dynamic experiences in a space.  This belief is why Greg strives to create positive experiences and relationships on every project.  His efforts include designing the electrical systems for high-rise, mixed-use buildings, leading engineering project teams, and mentoring young engineers.  Greg knows each project is an opportunity to make a statement and prove any challenge can be overcome by analysis, coordination, and creative thinking.  He prides himself for his work in Detroit, including the Shinola Hotel, Detroit Free Press Building, and many others.  Greg is also heavily involved in the Healthcare and K-12 market sectors.  His personal interests include writing, drawing, board games, and charity work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has a deep connection with his family.  Greg believes his greatest professional accomplishment to date is the design of the Shinola Hotel systems in Detroit, Michigan.  This project required considerable coordination and effort to combine multiple existing historic structures into one coherent and functional building.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Western Michigan University

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer
State of Michigan

Aubree S. Robichaud, AIA, NCARB

Between her passions for music, puzzle-making, and a relentless need to create, Aubree realized at a young age a career in design and architecture was both inevitable and incredibly exciting.  Aubree thrives on the challenge.  As an architect she is always faced with the unique goals and constraints each project presents, including varied team members, fluctuating project schedules, and shifting budgets.  Supported by her inherent ability to adapt, Aubree has proved successful in finding solutions to all of these daily challenges, and truly believes that the process of continued inquiry, discovery, and iterative engagement are not only what make for a comprehensive and rewarding experience, but foster uniquely genuine built solutions.  Aubree approaches each day grateful to play a role in this industry that allows her to the opportunity to apply her design-thinking mentality toward the creation of spaces positively impacting the livelihood of others.  She hopes the care and attentiveness she brings to each challenge is undeniably evident to those she impacts along the way.

Education

Master of Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
Kent State University

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Todd D. Nemecek, AIA

Todd’s passion for working with clients, co-workers, consultants, and contractors drives his focus on producing top-quality projects. He has worked on many large-scale projects for the University of Michigan, including the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Law School South Hall, A. Alfred Taubman Wing Addition, and the Student Union Renovation. Supported by more than 25 years of experience in architecture, coupled with more than ten years working in construction administration, Todd brings a singular commitment to continuously grow his own knowledge of construction and construction processes. In addition to his passion for learning, Todd is supported by his personal belief that every Friday is Aloha Friday.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Detroit

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect, Michigan

Greg Koenig, AIA, NCARB

Greg’s formal introduction to the architecture profession began at the age of 15 when an opportunity was presented by his high school drafting instructor to work for an architect developing construction documents for multi-family housing projects. Subsequent opportunities included working with a mechanical and electrical engineering firm doing retail design, acoustical engineering, historical building surveys, and residential construction. From these early experiences, Greg came to understand that the design and development of a building is an outgrowth of the needs of multiple stakeholders, environmental influences, and the talents of a variety of individuals. “My passion and excitement as an architect and planner come from bringing the appropriate talents together to interact with our clients, understand their goals and needs, and then integrate and coordinate those talents to produce projects that exceed the expectations of our clients.” This passion fits well with the delivery of healthcare and institutional projects which have encompassed much of his professional career. “I enjoy creating environments that heal, educate and positively impact the well-being of the people. It is also my privilege and obligation to mentor and pass along to students and young architects, the knowledge and excitement of the design profession as my drafting instructor did at the infancy of my career.”

Greg’s personal life experiences continue to be enriched with his wife by traveling, hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing, pursuing the ever-elusive hole-in-one, and nurturing the evolution of his three adult children as they make their ways in the world.

Education

Masters of Architecture
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
University of Michigan

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

G. Brian Ingham, AIA

Brian’s approach to every project is detail- and planning-oriented.  Even though he focuses on the small things that make a project a success, he also knows when to get out of the weeds and re-focus on the big picture.  Brian strives to collaborate with all other disciplines, extending to working directly with contractors and owners on project sites to come up with construction solutions before schedules and costs are impacted.

Brian is passionate about mentoring the next generation of professionals in the industry and is supported in his guidance by his work in every segment of the industry.

Outside of work, Brian is passionate about photography and spending time traveling with his family.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture
Lawrence Technological University

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
Lawrence Institute of Technology

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)