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2017
June

IDS Expands to West Michigan Office

June, 2017

IDS opens a new office in West Michigan. This new workplace located on ...

IDS Expands to West Michigan Office

June, 2017

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.
2016
September

Winners of the 2016 AIA Detroit ...

September, 2016

IDS was awarded a 2016 AIA Detroit Building Award for the Bio Engineering ...

Winners of the 2016 AIA Detroit Building Award

September, 2016

IDS was awarded a 2016 AIA Detroit Building Award for the Bio Engineering Facility at Michigan State University.
June

WINNERS OF THE 2016 AIA MICHIGAN ...

June, 2016

IDS was awarded a 2016 AIA Michigan Building Award and a 2016 AIA ...

WINNERS OF THE 2016 AIA MICHIGAN BUILDING AWARD & INTERIORS AWARD

June, 2016

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.
February

OU Oakland Center and Athletics ...

February, 2016

The Oakland University Board of Trustees approved the recommendation to ...

OU Oakland Center and Athletics Facility Renovations

February, 2016

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.
2015
December

Rich Bracci, Kirk Delzer, and ...

December, 2015

Rich, Kirk, and Phyllis retire after 31, 30 and 29 years of service, ...

Rich Bracci, Kirk Delzer, and Phyllis Flanigan Retire

December, 2015

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.
November

U of M Art & Architecture ...

November, 2015

A multidisciplinary committee of faculty, students and staff led the ...

U of M Art & Architecture Building Groundbreaking

November, 2015

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/
September

G.G. Brown reaches LEED certification

September, 2015

"September 2015: University of Michigan's G.G. Brown Mechanical ...

G.G. Brown reaches LEED certification

September, 2015

"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."
July

Munger Graduate Residences opens at ...

July, 2015

The new Munger Graduate Residences at the University of Michigan is set ...

Munger Graduate Residences opens at University of Michigan

July, 2015

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

EMU regents approve renovation of ...

May, 2015

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved an $8.9 million ...

EMU regents approve renovation of Wise Hall

May, 2015

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 ...

May, 2015

Internet giant Google is planning a major expansion of its Ann Arbor ...

Google plans major corporate campus in Ann Arbor

May, 2015

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.
April

MSU Spartan Stadium North End Zone ...

April, 2015

Michigan State University's new Spartan Stadium North End Zone ...

MSU Spartan Stadium North End Zone Wins MIM Award

April, 2015

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!
2014
December

Dick DeBeliso Retires

December, 2014

Celebrating a career spanning 35 years, Dick quickly moved up the ranks ...

Dick DeBeliso Retires

December, 2014

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.
October

Schoolcraft Dedicates Jeffress Center

October, 2014

October 22, 2014: Schoolcraft College dedicated the new Jeffress Center. ...

Schoolcraft Dedicates Jeffress Center

October, 2014

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 ...

October, 2014

August 25, 2014: UM dedicated its new $46 million Center of Excellence in ...

UM Nanomechanical Engineering Labs Dedicated

October, 2014

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.
August

MSU North End Zone Dedicated

August, 2014

October 10, 2014: Michigan State University Dedicates the new Spartan ...

MSU North End Zone Dedicated

August, 2014

October 10, 2014: Michigan State University Dedicates the new Spartan Stadium North End Zone Addition.
2013
September

UM Munger Graduate Residences

September, 2013

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

UM Munger Graduate Residences

September, 2013

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

UM East Quad Renovation Complete

July, 2013

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

UM East Quad Renovation Complete

July, 2013

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

Schoolcraft College- 7 Mile Building

May, 2013

May 2013: Construction starts for the 7 Mile Building at Schoolcraft ...

Schoolcraft College- 7 Mile Building

May, 2013

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.
2012
November

MSU North End Zone Addition

November, 2012

Nov. 2, 2012: Teamed with HNTB on Breslin Student Events Center back in ...

MSU North End Zone Addition

November, 2012

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.
October

First LEED Certified Project

October, 2012

October 2012: University of Michigan's South Hall is a ...

First LEED Certified Project

October, 2012

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.
September

Chrysler Enhances Detroit Presence: ...

September, 2012

September 2012: In conjunction with their 2012 “Imported from Detroit” ...

Chrysler Enhances Detroit Presence: Great Lakes Business Center

September, 2012

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.
July

MSU Bio Engineering Facility

July, 2012

July 25, 2012: IDS kicked off this project with MSU, commissioning ...

MSU Bio Engineering Facility

July, 2012

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
June

AIA Michigan Firm of the Year

June, 2012

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

AIA Michigan Firm of the Year

June, 2012

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

UM West Quad Renovations

February, 2012

Feb. 27, 2012: was the kick-off for the last of the major residence hall ...

UM West Quad Renovations

February, 2012

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.
2011
November

UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

November, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011: Teamed with Ennead, we kicked off an energetic Programming ...

UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

November, 2011

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.
2010
December

UM Alice Lloyd Residence Hall Renovations

December, 2010

December 21, 2010: Coming off the re-opening of Couzens Hall, planning ...

UM Alice Lloyd Residence Hall Renovations

December, 2010

December 21, 2010: Coming off the re-opening of Couzens Hall, planning with Hanbury Evan Wright Vlattas for a $45M renovation
October

Detroit Medical Center Pediatric ...

October, 2010

October 1, 2010: Children’s Hospital of Detroit’s only new building in ...

Detroit Medical Center Pediatric Specialty Center

October, 2010

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.
September

UM East Quad Renovations

September, 2010

September 2, 2010: The third successful association between IDS and ...

UM East Quad Renovations

September, 2010

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.
April

IDS Corporate Moves to Current Location

April, 2010

April 2010: When IDS outgrew their corporate offices, they had the ...

IDS Corporate Moves to Current Location

April, 2010

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.
2009
December

Macomb Community College University ...

December, 2009

December 2009: University Center IV at Macomb Community College opens

Macomb Community College University Center Expands

December, 2009

December 2009: University Center IV at Macomb Community College opens
November

Expect the Exceptional

November, 2009

November 16, 2009 - IDS celebrates 10 years

Expect the Exceptional

November, 2009

November 16, 2009 - IDS celebrates 10 years
August

First High School Learn Lab

August, 2009

August 2009: IDS used the Learn Lab Model to design a new classroom for ...

First High School Learn Lab

August, 2009

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.
March

UM Couzens Residence Hall Renovations

March, 2009

March 31, 2009: Commissioned with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas for the ...

UM Couzens Residence Hall Renovations

March, 2009

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, 2009

March 9, 2009: MSU organized a competition for the Museum, selecting ...

MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

March, 2009

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.
2008
August

First Student Engagement Center

August, 2008

August 2008: First Student Engagement Center at Michigan State University

First Student Engagement Center

August, 2008

August 2008: First Student Engagement Center at Michigan State University
March

UM G.G. Brown Mechanical ...

March, 2008

March 15, 2008: Commissioned with Perkins + Will for the University of ...

UM G.G. Brown Mechanical Engineering Building Addition

March, 2008

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 ...

March, 2008

March 15, 2008: Commissioned with Hartman Cox for the University of ...

UM Law School Expansion New South Hall & Aikens Commons

March, 2008

March 15, 2008: Commissioned with Hartman Cox for the University of Michigan Law School expansion New South Hall & Aikens Commons
2007
September

Macomb Community College University ...

September, 2007

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

Macomb Community College University Center Expands Again

September, 2007

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

First New High School

September, 2007

September 2007: South Lyon East High School, was IDS’ first new high ...

First New High School

September, 2007

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.
June

Dan Christensen Retires

June, 2007

One of the original GHB Partners, Dan was Vice President and Director of ...

Dan Christensen Retires

June, 2007

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.
2006
November

UM Stockwell Residence Hall Renovations

November, 2006

November 20, 2006: Commissioned with Goody Clancy for the first ...

UM Stockwell Residence Hall Renovations

November, 2006

November 20, 2006: Commissioned with Goody Clancy for the first residence hall, starting the student life initiative at the University of Michigan.
2005
January

Student Services Building at MCC

January, 2005

January 2005: "One Stop Shopping" concept for Student Services ...

Student Services Building at MCC

January, 2005

January 2005: "One Stop Shopping" concept for Student Services introduced at Macomb Community College
2004
March

UM Museum of Art

March, 2004

March 10, 2004: Commissioned with Allied Works Architects for the ...

UM Museum of Art

March, 2004

March 10, 2004: Commissioned with Allied Works Architects for the University of Michigan Museum of Art
2002
November

UM Law School Expansion

November, 2002

November 22, 2002: Commissioned with Renzo Piano Building Workshop for ...

UM Law School Expansion

November, 2002

November 22, 2002: Commissioned with Renzo Piano Building Workshop for the University of Michigan Law School Expansion
2001
December

Ed Bisson Retires

December, 2001

Ed was one of the original GHB Partners and Director of Energy Management ...

Ed Bisson Retires

December, 2001

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

December 2001: The Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) at Macomb ...

MTEC Building for MCC

December, 2001

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

First Simulated Nursing Lab

July, 2001

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

First Simulated Nursing Lab

July, 2001

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

Data Center Market Takes Off

January, 2001

Data Center Market Takes Off

January, 2001

2000
September

First New Public Middle School

September, 2000

September 2000: Fenton Area Public Schools Andrew G. Schmidt Middle ...

First New Public Middle School

September, 2000

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.
July

First Community College University ...

July, 2000

July 2000: IDS designed the country's first University Center at ...

First Community College University Center Program Expands

July, 2000

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.
1999
December

First Project

December, 1999

December 1999: Holy Family Regional Schools new middle school - first ...

First Project

December, 1999

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

ALL HANDS ON DECK.

November, 1999

This figurative phrase was the mantra of our new beginnings. ...

ALL HANDS ON DECK.

November, 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.