• 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

    • 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.

    • 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.


      Sep 02 2017

    • 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.

    • 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.


      Feb 28 2016

    • 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.

    • 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:



      Nov 02 2015

    • 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.

    • 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 05 2015

    • 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.

    • 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.


      Dec 19 2014

    • 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

      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.


      Oct 31 2014

    • Aug 26 2014


      MSU North End Zone Dedicated

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

    • Sep 11 2013

      UM Munger Graduate Residences

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


      Sep 11 2013

    • Jul 15 2013


      UM East Quad Renovation Complete

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

    • 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.


      May 01 2013

    • 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.

    • 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.


      Oct 01 2012

    • 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.

    • 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


      Jul 25 2012

    • Jun 12 2012


      AIA Michigan Firm of the Year

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

    • 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.


      Feb 27 2012

    • 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.

    • 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


      Dec 21 2010

    • 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.

    • 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.


      Sep 02 2010

    • 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.

    • Dec 01 2009

      Macomb Community College University Center Expands

      December 2009: University Center IV at Macomb Community College opens


      Dec 01 2009

    • Nov 16 2009


      Expect the Exceptional

      November 16, 2009 - IDS celebrates 10 years

    • 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.


      Aug 01 2009

    • 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 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.


      Mar 09 2009

    • Aug 01 2008


      First Student Engagement Center

      August 2008: First Student Engagement Center at Michigan State University

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Sep 01 2007


      Macomb Community College University Center Expands Again

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

    • 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.


      Jun 30 2007

    • 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.

    • Jan 01 2005

      Student Services Building at MCC

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


      Jan 01 2005

    • Mar 10 2004


      UM Museum of Art

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

    • Nov 22 2002

      UM Law School Expansion

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


      Nov 22 2002

    • 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 01 2001

      MTEC Building for MCC

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


      Dec 01 2001

    • Jul 01 2001


      First Simulated Nursing Lab

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

    • Jan 01 2001

      Data Center Market Takes Off


      Jan 01 2001

    • 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.

    • Dec 01 1999

      First Project

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


      Dec 01 1999

    • 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.