Kimberly Montague, AIA, LEED BD+C, NCARB
Herman Miller Healthcare
A&D Manager - Healthcare
Kimberly Montague has been a licensed architect for over 22 years and has worked in many capacities, both as an architect, planner and health care design strategist. In her current role, she serves as the Manager for the A&D team, and works to partner with architects and designers for knowledge sharing, resources and collaboration on healthcare projects. Prior to joining the health care team at Herman Miller Healthcare, Ms. Montague was the Director of Design Consultation Services for Planetree, Inc. As Director of Design Consultation, her primary focus was dedicated to assisting a variety of health care institutions improve not only the patient-centered aspects of care, but also the safety and health of those who work and are treated in these facilities.
A combination of a passion for healing environments and environmentally friendly design concepts, Kimberly demonstrates commitment to human-centered design by a strong commitment to evidence-based design principles and lean practices as well. By examining the environment from the patient’s perspective, coupled with a personal commitment to promoting health and wellness, her critical eye detects areas within a facility that support healing, or in some cases, can become barriers to furthering safe, effective and efficient healing environments.
Previously recognized by Healthcare Design Magazine as one of health care’s Top 25 Most Influential People in health care design, Kimberly launched the Planetree Visionary Design Network to recognize excellence in creating patient-centered healing environments for architectural and design firms.
Andrew Dunlap, AIA, CDT, NCARB, LEED AP
Vice President / President Elect 2019
SmithGroupJJR Building Technology Studio
Mr. Dunlap is a Principal in the Building Technology Studio at SmithGroupJJR, Inc. Mr. Dunlap’s primary work experience is focused on the analysis and development of building enclosure systems including wall cladding assemblies, air barrier systems, roofing, skylights, fenestration systems, and waterproofing. Specializing in the Energy and Hygrothermal Evaluation and Analysis of wall, fenestration, and roof systems, Mr. Dunlap utilizes a number of advanced computerized analysis and simulation tools to perform his work. His work extends from evaluating existing buildings, investigating problem buildings, revitalizing historic structures, to the design of new modern specialty facades.
Mr. Dunlap received his B. Arch, B.S. in Mathematics, and M. Arch degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is active participant in the design and construction community, providing presentations and publications to several industry organizations including ASTM, BETEC, BEC, CSI, AIA2030, and the USGBC. He has been involved in the local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council since its inception in 2008, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He is currently serving on the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Board of Directors. Mr. Dunlap is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, and is on the University’s advisory board for the Architectural Engineering program.
Patricia Boyle, AIA, LEED AP
Corporate Director of Architecture
Patty Boyle is the Corporate Director of Architecture for SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the US. Based in the Detroit office, Patty is responsible for establishing strategies for innovation in practice and delivery across all of the firms’ locations. With over 20 years of experience in design and architecture, Patty has completed a broad range of noteworthy projects, from the renovation and rehabilitation of buildings on the National Historic Register to corporate headquarters encompassing more than one million square feet. Patty is also dedicated to addressing diversity, engagement and inclusion in the practice of architecture. In 2015 Patty initiated ‘Detroit Women in Architecture’ – an informal group that supports and advances the work of women in architecture in the Detroit region.
Salvatore A. Moschelli, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Integrated Design Solutions
Sam is a registered Architect (State of Michigan, AIA, LEED AP) with over 20 years of architecture experience and an Accredited Professional in the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Sam has specialized in higher education, single and multi-family residential design, hospitality & resorts, interiors, and pre-fabricated building systems. He has worked on projects in six states from the East to the West Coast of the United States as well as throughout the country of Haiti. He performed project management and administration on projects in excess of $155M and developments with over 500 housing units. B.S.Arch. ’00, Master of Architecture 2006, Lawrence Technological University.
Jonathan Disbrow, AIA, NCARB
Architectural Design Lead
Jon is a right and left brained architect. He’s both an award winning designer and accomplished technical architect. Jon’s projects span from macro to micro, including sports, hospitality, residential, mixed-use and civic projects. Jonathan earned his Master of Architecture degree at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his Bachelor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the Board since 2013 and served as the Board Secretary in 2014 and 2015. In addition to being an AIA Detroit director he was an integral member of the AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee. As a part of the UPC Jon was instrumental in the planning and successful execution of the 2011 Designed in Detroit exhibitions and symposia series dealing with the subjects of Urban Agriculture, Public Transportation and Urban Centers in Detroit and was co-editor of the subsequent book on the series. In 2012 Jonathan was one of the organizers and jury moderator for the 2012 Designed in Detroit – Detroit International Riverfront Design Competition.
Robert A. Hoida, AIA, NCARB
Hobbs + Black Architects
Bob has over 25 years of varied experience in the architectural profession. That experience lies in traditional architectural practice as well as with national Development firms in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bob has held positions in Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. The last twenty years have been in Detroit, and currently is a retail project manager at Hobbs + Black. Bob has held positions at Simon Property Group, The Taubman Company, and a division of the Pillsbury Co. in the past
Bob represents AIA Detroit on the AIA Michigan Executive Committee. Bob’s interest in the regeneration of Detroit began with a retail project in Downtown Detroit, which led to his interest in the UPC. Bob has noted that “Detroit’s rich history is evident in almost every corner of the City. AIA Detroit and its members have a calling to have a voice in how the City grows and re-invents itself.”
Charles E. Lewis, AIA
Integrated Design Solutions, LLC
Senior Vice President
Charles E. Lewis, Jr., is the Director of Architecture at Integrated Design Solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in the AE industry. Chuck’s experience is wide-ranging from college and university facilities, K-12 schools, laboratories, sports and recreation and airport work. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Houston.
Chuck previously served on the AIA Detroit Executive Committee for 5 years as Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past-President. Deeply connected to AIA Detroit’s mission and vision, Chuck understands the importance of AIA Detroit representation at the State level as we continue through the Institute Repositioning and Chapter Restructuring. He is dedicated to moving the organization forward as a respected voice in the community for the practice of architecture, and he is passionate about reaffirming our ties to other design disciplines and civil leaders. As AIA Michigan Director, Chuck will continue to be an advocate for AIA Detroit Members and their interests.
IDS is a full-service Architectural/ Engineering firm of over 80 professionals, located in Troy, MI, specializing in architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, technology and interior design.
Tim Flintoff, AIA, NCARB
4545 Architecture and Design
Timothy Flintoff Jr. AIA, NCARB, is Principal of 4545 Architecture and Design, previously a Project Manager with Hamilton Anderson Associates and before that, Project Architect with NSA Architect- Engineers. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Working in the profession since the early 2000s, Tim’s project experience has covered a variety of project types ranging from healthcare, industrial, residential, retail, and mixed use to federal/government work. Tim has been an active member of the AIA for over 10 years starting with the early formation of the Emerging professionals committee, to leading and lecturing for the ARE prep committee in 2012. Additionally, Tim has been a member of the AIA Michigan Government Affairs committee since 2008, working with fellow Associates and AIA members to successfully pass several legislative efforts including the ARE timing bill. Tim looks forward to using his experience, knowledge and passion for the City of Detroit and the profession to enhance the mission and vision of AIA Detroit.
Melissa Dittmer, AIA
Director of Architecture and Design
Melissa Dittmer is the Director of Architecture + Design at Bedrock Real Estate Services, the real estate and development company for all of Dan Gilbert’s Detroit properties. In her role, Melissa is responsible for leading Bedrock’s internal architecture studio – a collaborative group that completes the research, analysis, programming, and conceptual design of Bedrock’s real estate development projects – and the selection of external architects appropriate for each project’s strategic vision.
Most recently, Melissa led the conceptualization of Bedrock’s “City Modern” project, the modern redevelopment of 8.4 acres within Detroit’s historic Brush Park community and recent CNU Grand Prize winner. Melissa also led the design of the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force Plan – a 340-page document outlining strategies for the removal of 84,000+ blighted properties in Detroit.
Megan Martin-Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, CSI CDT
Architect, Project Leader
Megan is a licensed architect and project leader at inFORM studio where she brings a comprehensive understanding of design, research, and technical implementation to projects. Her interest in social justice and place-based environments as applied to architecture have been exhibited in various projects throughout her career, such as working alongside non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in and around Detroit, Michigan. She holds a strong belief of architecture as a tool for public engagement, which lead her to becoming involved with the AIA Detroit Chapter with committee participation starting in 2007.
She is an active member of the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as a committee chair to the House Tour from 2011-2014. Outside of the AIA, she volunteers as a member of the City of Pleasant Ridge Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority. In 2015, she was selected as Lawrence Technological University’s Pellerin Fellow, which allowed her the opportunity to travel and study the rebuilding efforts of the Tohoko Region of Northern Japan following the Earthquake and Tsunami event of 2011. She have been an active participant in her alma mater with serving on studio guest juries and on the Lawrence Technological University Architecture and Design Alumni Cabinet as Chair Elect.
Alex Briseño, AIA, LEED AP
Vice President, Design Director
Alexander is Design Director and Vice President of HKS’ Detroit office. Born and raised in Michigan, Alexander returned to his home state after 15 years in New York, most recently working for Arquitectonica and Perkins Eastman designing large scale mixed-use projects around the globe. Alexander’s career opportunities have taken him around the US and Canada, as well as to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, France, Vietnam, Morocco, Ecuador, Poland and China for projects totaling nearly 40-million square feet. Alexander is a former resident of Midtown Detroit, but grew up in a town of 500 hardworking farmers and automotive/furniture factory workers. His residential and healthcare projects have received numerous awards in Detroit, New York, Toronto and the Middle East. He has been an active participant in architectural education in New York, New Jersey and Michigan. And has actively supported several non-profit organizations, including Life Remodeled, AIA Detroit, Cass Community Social Services, desigNYC and ArchVoices. While in New York he was part of a startup 501(c)3 design journal, 306090, and helped secure funding from local and national agencies, as well as curated several exhibits in New York and Michigan, in addition to his editorial and publishing responsibilities.
Bryce Gamper, Assoc. AIA
Bryce has over five years experience working in the profession of the built environment, previously working in both construction management during college, and in retail design after graduation. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, he has also experimented in Industrial Design, and has taken that experience with him as an influence to his design style and creative thought process. Currently, Bryce is a designer at dPOP, in Detroit, focusing on commercial office designs – impacting the workspaces of the downtown core. While working Bryce is also actively documenting his hours with AXP on his pursuit to licensure.
In addition, Bryce has been an active member of the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects where he served as the co-chair of the Urban Priorities Committee, working on projects to develop stronger communities in the city of Detroit. During his time as co-chair the committee focused their efforts on place making initiatives and community design ventures. He was heavily involved in the conceptual and strategic stages of the Michigan Avenue community project: bringing together designers, architects, and community members to create a new vision for the avenue, extending the success of the Corktown district further into the neighborhood. In the past he has also served on the AIA Detroit PR committee, and on the national board of the American Institute of Architecture Students as the Midwest Quadrant Director.
Peter Kyte, AIAD Affiliate
Professional Affiliate Director
The Kyte Group
Peter Kyte comes with years of worldwide experience in designing & creating exceptional experiences for unique live event, retail, museum and architectural spaces. His experience in roles as a lighting designer & director, design consultant, creative director and creative consultant continue to grow. He has built his career leveraging lighting and video technology and design in the service of specific brand strategies as a Creative Director and as an architect of unique engagements.
He began his career traveling the world in the cruise ship industry and quickly found himself moving to Las Vegas to expand into the corporate and large-scale venue market. Now in Michigan Peter has continued to expanded his repertoire and is working more closely with architects and builders. Peter’s best works are crafted in a collaborative environment working with artists, technicians, engineers and designers. He is the Founder of The Kyte Group, a member of the AIA Detroit Board of Directors, and active in the Detroit design community.
Lauren Myrand, Associate AIA
Executive Director and Architect Enabler
Lauren was brought on board at AIA Detroit shortly after graduating with her Masters of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2012. She has a history of organizational leadership and strategic marketing throughout her educational career, including acting as the UDM AIAS Vice President from 2010-2011. She is passionate about the Detroit community and the potential for AIA Detroit’s involvement, and is extremely excited by the direction the organization is moving in.
Away from business, Lauren has a deep love for theatre and literature. She relishes the time spent with good friends and good food. One of her favorite hobbies is to laugh, and she oftentimes sings at the top of her lungs in the car.
Charlie Klecha, Associate AIA
Klecha joined the AIA Detroit staff as Managing Director in January of 2017, where his focus centers on Chapter operations and operational strategy. The scope of this position involves oversight of the organization’s digital assets and resources, including all digital communications, website, newsletters, and social media, as well as meeting and event planning and logistical coordination. The Managing Director is also engaged heavily in community relations and ongoing partner development, with the goal of fostering deeper and more valuable connections within the design community and throughout metro Detroit.
Klecha, a Detroit native, previously served in number of roles within the AIA, beginning with a term as Student Director on the AIA Illinois Board during his M.Arch program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation, he was elected to serve as National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS], a full-time position managing the 7,000-member organization from its headquarters at the American Center for Architecture in Washington DC. During his term, Klecha served on the steering group charged with the formation of the new AIA Strategic Council, as well as sitting on the first AIA National Board of Directors following the implementation of the new governance model. In partnership with NCARB and AIAS, he spearheaded a campaign, and associated scholarship fund, to encourage students to make early progress toward licensure; the campaign concluded with his sitting for, and passing, all seven division of the A.R.E. in seven consecutive days. After returning to Detroit, Klecha was elected Associate Director on the 2016 AIA Detroit Board, and served as Production Manager for the record-setting 2016 Celebration of Architecture during DC3’s Eastern Market After Dark.