THE IDS STORY
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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.
Winners of the 2016 AIA Detroit Building Award
IDS was awarded a 2016 AIA Detroit Building Award for the Bio Engineering Facility at Michigan State University.
WINNERS OF THE 2016 AIA MICHIGAN BUILDING AWARD & INTERIORS AWARD
IDS was awarded a 2016 AIA Michigan Building Award and a 2016 AIA Michigan Interiors Award, both for projects we've done at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The G.G. Brown Nano Mechanical Science & Engineering Building was awarded a 2016 AIA Michigan Building Award. The second submission selected for an award was the East Quad Residence Hall, awarded a 2016 AIA Michigan Interiors Award.
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.
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.
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: https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/
G.G. Brown reaches LEED certification
"September 2015: University of Michigan's G.G. Brown Mechanical Engineering Lab was awarded the highest rating—LEED Gold, by the U.S. Green Building Council."
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.
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.
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.
MSU Spartan Stadium North End Zone Wins MIM Award
Michigan State University's new Spartan Stadium North End Zone Addition won a Masonry Institute of Michigan (MIM) M Award for excellence in masonry design!
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.
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.
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.
MSU North End Zone Dedicated
October 10, 2014: Michigan State University Dedicates the new Spartan Stadium North End Zone Addition.
UM Munger Graduate Residences
September 11, 2013: Construction begins for Munger Graduate Residences at University of Michigan.
UM East Quad Renovation Complete
July 2013: The East Quad residential facility opens at University of Michigan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
AIA Michigan Firm of the Year
June 2012: AIA Michigan selects Integrated Design Solutions as the 2012 Firm of the Year.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Macomb Community College University Center Expands
December 2009: University Center IV at Macomb Community College opens
Expect the Exceptional
November 16, 2009 - IDS celebrates 10 years
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.
UM Couzens Residence Hall Renovations
March 31, 2009: Commissioned with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas for the University of Michigan Couzens Residence Hall Renovations
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.
First Student Engagement Center
August 2008: First Student Engagement Center at Michigan State University
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
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
Macomb Community College University Center Expands Again
September 2007: University Center III at Macomb Community College opens doors
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.
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.
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.
Student Services Building at MCC
January 2005: "One Stop Shopping" concept for Student Services introduced at Macomb Community College
UM Museum of Art
March 10, 2004: Commissioned with Allied Works Architects for the University of Michigan Museum of Art
UM Law School Expansion
November 22, 2002: Commissioned with Renzo Piano Building Workshop for the University of Michigan Law School Expansion
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.
MTEC Building for MCC
December 2001: The Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) at Macomb Community College opens in Warren, MI.
First Simulated Nursing Lab
July 2001: IDS was commissioned to complete a simulated nursing lab for Macomb Community College.
Data Center Market Takes Off
First New Public Middle School
September 2000: Fenton Area Public Schools Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School, was IDS’ first new middle school. It featured a new multi-use space, dubbed a ‘cafetorium’ -- for stage productions and cafeteria purposes.
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.
December 1999: Holy Family Regional Schools new middle school - first project contract signed for IDS.
ALL HANDS ON DECK.
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.