We believe that responsible architecture should be rooted in its particular place and respond in a meaningful way to its context.

Zachary Verhulst

Founder + Managing Principal

Zach is a licensed architect and extremely passionate about people and how they engage with space. He believes, through design, we have the ability to work smarter, learn better, connect deeper, and live healthier while creating a robust future for our communities. Zach was the 2019 Young Architect of the Year for AIA Grand Rapids, a member of the 2019 Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and a recent graduate of Harvard Business School with a focus on finance. He sits on multiple non-profit boards and mentors students interested in architecture. Zach earned both his Master of Architecture and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Zach is a proud product of Grand Rapids Public Schools and die-hard Westsider. You can find him, his wife, and their three girls singing Frozen songs or playing outside. He also loves to golf and listen to books, usually while golfing.


Andrew Queenan

Architect + Building Scientist

Andrew believes passionately in the ability of architects to lead our world toward a brighter, environmentally sound future. He seeks to apply the fundamentals of building science to all of his projects. After ten years of successful practice and commitment to the industry, Andrew was awarded the 2020 Young Architect of the Year for AIA Grand Rapids. He also achieved the Living Future Accreditation through the International Living Future Institute and started a two-year term co-chairing the Committee on the Environment. Andrew earned both his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Andrew enjoys life with his wife and three daughters, seven chickens, two beehives, one dog, and one cat. When he is not working to improve our built environment, or reading about it, he is likely watching Star Wars.


Our purpose is to create spaces and places that uplift our community, positively impact our environment, and inspire people through inclusive, healthy, beautiful, and high-performing design outcomes.

Our vision is to be industry-leading designers and developers curating opportunities across the country for our clients and their communities to be healthier and connect deeper through consistent excellence in our work.

Our core values ignite our fire, keep us focused, and provide design alignment for our clients and our people.

We place equal emphasis on the pragmatics of constructibility and on the implementation of current and industry-leading building technologies.

There is a special opportunity on almost every project to make space for new influences that allow our design thinking to stay ahead of the curve.


We are rooted in a belief that there is always a better way to do things. We prioritize continuously improving ourselves and our work.


We embrace everyone, every time, no matter what. We believe in creating a safe space for diverse perspectives and experiences to influence design.


Trust guides how we engage each other, how we engage our clients and partners, and how we lead the firm into the future.

We have a deep understanding that human and environmental health are intricately linked. Knowing that one affects the other heightens our ability to make thoughtful passive and active design decisions on every project.