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Our Focus

We are an architecture firm that leads by design, aligning people and place with ideas and industry. Established in 1988, we blend our years of experience with a proven ability to discover the unique story of our clients and uncover design solutions which reflect their current and future trajectories. Our solutions focus on sustainable, human centered design, set in award winning spaces.

We strive to impact our community by forming partnerships with our clients. That’s where IA differs from other design firms. Our clients get the attention and long-term relationships of a small firm, with national expertise and design talent. Our relationships and the impact of our completed work can be seen on the local, state, and national level.

Our Values

Dig Deep.
To find the best solution, we need to understand each unique opportunity. We thoughtfully ask questions and listen intently without preconceived ideas.

Design Smart and Follow Through.
Using a collaborative approach, we consider a client’s unique landscape to create an environment distinctive in design, purpose, and character while focusing on enhancing the experience. We craft our approach to align with each project and infuse the entire design process with client focused findings.

Collaborate.
We learn from each other and respect the critical role relationships play in design. We assemble the right people for each client engagement, ensuring the right skills, expertise, experience, and the highest level of teamwork. Collaboration drives the best solution and experience, and the right team makes a difference.

Be Accountable.
We find sustainable solutions for our clients. We do the right things for the right reasons. We take personal responsibility to see things through, acting as a trusted partner and loyal advocate.

Push the Limit.
Some people call us passionate; we call ourselves determined and persistent. From our internal processes to the work we deliver and the careers we enable, we strive to exceed expectations and reach further.

Our People

We are a community of planners, designers, and architects. Our shared values and beliefs influence the work that we do and the impact that we hope to achieve.

Andrew Tjepkema

Designer

Ben Sage, AIA

Project Architect

Craig Boersen

BIM Manager, Job Captain

Cynthia Holmes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Darrel DeHaan, AIA

Director of Architecture

David Huizenga

Senior Designer

Ed Kulikowski

Senior Project Architect

Jared Gavin-Helfrich, AIA


Project Architect

Jeff Wykstra

Senior Accountant

Jordan Van De Walker

Job Captain

Kacey Morris

Senior Interior Designer

Kerri Bennett

Senior Landscape Designer

Kevin Simpson, AIA

Project Architect

Kevin Kamradt, RA

Senior Project Architect

Kristin Dorais

Senior Interior Designer

Lisa Belsito

Director of Marketing

Mary K. Johnson

Studio Assistant

Maurcio Daza

Architectural Technician

Melissa Edwards-Mumah

Studio Assistant

Michael Corby, FAIA

President

Miranda Haddix

Office Coordinator

Nancy Kotman

Staff Accountant

Nancy Pruitt

Studio Assistant

Nathan Umstead, AIA

Project Manager, Architect

Randy Pease, AIA

Director of Design

Randy Van Ort

Lead Architectual Technician

Rick Koprowski

Lead Architectual Technician

Sara Petoskey

Interior Designer

Scott Vyn

Design Principal

Scott Fredricks

Designer

Thomas Novakoski

Senior Construction Representative

Tom Hunt, RA

Senior Project Architect

Tim Mustert, AIA

Architectural Principal

Tina Maddox

Interior Designer

Client Recognition

“IA exhibited patience and understanding of our schools’ vision and mission and incorporated that into their design. I give them great credit for being part of the team that launched WMAA and put us on the map.”
- Pat Cwayna
Retired CEO
“The new ADAC Corporate Campus has yielded transformative results for our company’s culture. Our workplace has ensured that our people have the environment they need to think creatively, drive innovation and open doors to new opportunities.”
- Jim Teets
President & CEO
“IA worked closely with us to bring our vision to life. They created an open workspace in which our team members can easily collaborate and connect with friends, all the while enjoying the small touches of intimacy that foster creativity.”
- Andy Kempf
Chief Executive Officer
"IA has been a longstanding partner to Davenport, providing exceptional short-and long-range planning and design. In the last eight years, IA has helped design numerous new athletic facilities, housing units, our new Donald W. Maine College of Business building and is currently engaged with the University on its Facilities Master Plan".
- Damon Gonzales
VP for Facilities Management
“Integrated’s team exceeded my expectations in planning and design. The team took great care to listen to our needs and apply them to paper, review them, adjust, and review again. In taking time to understand the “why” of what we were asking, better results were proposed.”
- Randy Wassink, Founder & Staff Team Leader
“GVSU has partnered with Integrated Architecture on numerous projects, including master planning, renovations, and new buildings. IA’s design team has been instrumental in providing sustainable and maintainable facilities while also enhancing the student experience on campus, whether it be in the classroom or on the field!”
- Scott Whisler, Senior Project Manager Facilities Planning
“It was so great to work with Integrated Architecture. Our new office building turned out amazing. We are so appreciative of their expertise and attention to quality. We highly recommend Integrated Architecture. The care and dedication from Nate Umstead, Kristin Dorais, and the IA team are outstanding.”
- Mark A. Johnson, MBA
Co-founder and Managing Partner
"IA designed a 60,000 square foot hospital building for us. We were very pleased with the result, so we asked them to design our home. The firm had excellent follow-through and responsiveness. They were a pleasure to work with."
- Roopam Harshawat
Chief Executive Officer
“Integrated Architecture has been a tremendous force and influence in the way we design and build our buildings. Their incredible ability to listen to their clients’ needs and bring all of our wild visions to life has created beautiful, accessible, and respectful spaces that welcome people of various abilities into the workplace.”
- Nate Vander Laan
Vice President of Facilities
"Since its opening, it is common for our industry partners to refer to the Aviation Education Center building as, 'the best aviation facility in the country!' The IA team listened to our students, faculty, and staff and created a facility where people can celebrate accomplishments, gather together, and learn in collaborative spaces."
- Dave Powell
Dean Emeritus

Recognition

2021

ADAC Automotive Headquarters
AIA Michigan, Building Honor Award

Moyer Drive Residence
AIA Michigan, Building Honor Award
AIA Indiana, Building Honor Award

2020

ADAC Automotive Headquarters
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Whirlpool The Eddy
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

2019

Bridge Street Market
AIA Grand Rapids, Interior Architecture Honor Award

2018

Freyling Mendels
AIA Grand Rapids, Regional and Urban Design Honor Award

St. Luke University Parish
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

2017

Consumers Energy John G. Russell Leadership Center
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Miller Johnson Law Offices
AIA Grand Rapids, Interior Architecture Award

2016

Fusion Education Group at the Morton
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies
Michigan, National

2015

Whirlpool Benton Harbor Tech Center
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Spectrum Health Beltline Integrated Care Center
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Integrated Architecture
Architect Magazine Top 50 Sustainable Firms in USA

2014

Rockford Construction Office Complex
AIA Michigan, Building Honor Award
AIA Grand Rapids, Building Honor Award

Amway Terminal Expansion
AIA Grand Rapids Honorable Mention

Integrated Architecture
Architect Magazine Top 50 Sustainable Firms in USA
Architect Magazine Top 50 Firms in USA—Business

2013

Integrated Architecture
AIA Grand Rapids Firm Achievement Award

Architect Magazine ranks Integrated Architecture
among the top 50 Sustainable Firms in the USA

Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI
AIA Grand Rapids Honorable Mention
Small Commercial Design

Michigan Avenue Streetscape, Battle Creek, MI
MIAPWA Project of the Year $5-25M category

Rockford Construction Company Office Complex,
Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald R. Helmholdt Grand Award
City of Grand Rapids Annual Neighborhood Business Awards

Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies – Michigan

2012

Architect Magazine identifies Integrated Architecture as
#32 in the top 50 Sustainable Firms in USA

Spectrum Health Medical Group, 588 Lakewood, Holland, MI
AIA Grand Rapids (formerly AIA Grand Valley)
Honorable Mention — Building Design

Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies – Michigan

2011

Integrated Architecture named West Michigan Green
Champion by Business Review

Integrated Architecture named to Grand Rapids Business
Journal Best Architecture Firm list

West Michigan Aviation Academy
AIA Grand Valley Honor Award, Interior Architecture

38 Commerce and Grand Valley State University South

Campus Residence Halls
AIA Grand Valley Honorable Mention, Building Design.

2010

East College Street, a mixed-use development
in downtown Oberlin, Ohio
Lorain County Beautiful Award – Building over $3,000,000

Peckham, Inc.
AIA Grand Valley Sustainable Honor Award

Global Forex Trading
AIA Grand Valley Interior Architecture Honorable Mention

Integrated Architecture named Grand Rapids
Business Journal Best Architecture Firm

Integrated Architecture named Corp! Magazine
Best of Michigan- Architecture Firm

2009

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Call Center,
Springfield, OR
Good Green Design International Award

Lamar Corporate Office
International Design Award

Grand Haven State Park Shower and Rest Room
AIA Grand Valley, Sustainable Building Honor Award

Integrated Architecture
Michigan Business Review Innovation Award
AbilityOne/NISH Partnership Award

Davenport University Field House
Robbins Sport Floor Surfaces Floor of the Year

2008

Integrated Architecture
Grand Rapids Business Journal Best Architecture Firm

Lamar Corporate Office
AIA Michigan, Building Honor Award
AIA Grand Valley, Building Honor Award

Colonial Building
AIA Grand Valley Historic Preservation Honor Award

Space Source / Founders Trust Building
ABC Western Michigan, Commercial Construction Award

2007

Integrated Architecture
Architect Magazine, “Top Winners of Green Awards”

Integrated Architecture
Business Review Western Michigan, Innovation Award

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
ABC Western Michigan, Commercial Construction Award
Real Estate & Construction Review, Top Project

David D. Hunting YMCA
AIA Grand Valley, Building & Sustainable Honor Awards

Hurwitz Residence
Masonry Institute of Michigan, Excellence in Masonry Design

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Call Center
AIA Grand Valley Chapter, Sustainable Honor Award
Buildings Magazine, Grand Prize, New Construction

Walker Surgical Center
Buildings Magazine, Project Innovation & Exemplary Rating