Zachary Verhulst

Founder + Managing Principal

AIA, NCARB, NOMA

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.

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Andrew Queenan

Architect + Building Scientist

AIA, NCARB, LFA, LEED GA, CDT

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.

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Blaine Westerlund

Designer

Blaine is a master of deep conversation. He believes it can better help us understand the contexts of our everyday life. He is constantly in pursuit of understanding the story of how we live each day and how it is distinctly influenced by the spaces we inhabit. Clients trust him to develop design strategies through this process and, in-turn, he becomes increasingly intentional, conscious, and reflective. Over the last eight years, including time abroad practicing internationally, he developed a strong understanding of how cultural, social, and economic conditions create opportunities for architects to be thoughtful in their work. Blaine received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and is on the path to Licensure.

Blaine enjoys traveling, specifically around Europe, which is where he also met his wife Vesna. For him, sitting still is not an option! When he is in the States, he enjoys river kayaking trips, hiking, camping, and watching Manchester United.

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