About Neumann/Smith Michigan Architects

ABOUT US

Our people are what make our firm unique - the
creative, driving energy that is cultivated from the
talented professionals we hire make this firm
outstanding.

ABOUT US 2017-06-01T07:40:50+00:00

OUR FIRM

Neumann/Smith Architecture is a distinguished design firm noted for its creativity in achieving client goals. That creativity has distinguished our work for over four decades has earned the firm numerous awards and features in international architectural press.

Founded in 1968, Neumann/Smith continues to build on its history of design excellence with a talented group of individuals who share a commitment to exceptional service and the highest standards of professional practice. The firm specializes in architecture, planning, interior design, historic preservation and adaptive reuse for corporate offices, mixed-use developments, multi-unit housing, parking structures, retail centers, and higher education facilities.

Our Detroit Design Studio in the historic Wright-Kay Building, allows us to better serve current and future local clients in the community and play a prominent role in the City’s revitalization.

We provide comprehensive architectural services. Our focus on architecture allows us to excel in our profession. It also gives us the freedom to bring together the best engineering and specialty consultants to meet the unique needs of each project. Our architects and interior designers are skilled in master planning, site evaluation, feasibility studies, space planning, architecture, interior design, and project management.

Detroit Architect Services

Our focus on architecture is an opportunity that allows
us to excel in our profession. It gives us the choice to
bring the best engineering and specialty consultants to
meet the unique needs of each project.

OUR SERVICES

Architecture
Programming
Space Utilization
Design
Sustainable Design
Renderings and Animations
Code Analysis
Value Engineering
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Construction Documents
Construction Administration
LEED Administration

Interior Design
Interior Planning and Design
Material Selection and Specification
Color Schemes
Furniture and Fixture Selection
Signage Design
Casework Design
Move Management

Planning
Master Planning
Feasibility Studies
Site Selection
Site Development
Conceptual Studies

Preservation
Community Preservation PlanningExisting Building Analysis
Feasibility Studies
Forensic Materials Analysis
Stabilization
Preservation
Restoration
Adaptive Re-Use
Federal Historic Tax Credits
National Register of Historic Places Nominations

Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what
makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a
civilization work.

MEET THE TEAM

Our leadership team is built upon decades of experience. Their expertise, strong leadership, execution of hundreds of successful projects, and strategic thinking has led Neumann/Smith to the incredible company it is today.

LEADERSHIP

JOEL SMITH, AIA
JOEL SMITH, AIA
President
Gene Carroll, aiA
Gene Carroll, aiA
LEED AP BD+C
Partner
STAN COLE, AIA
STAN COLE, AIA
LEED AP BD+C
Principal
STEVE GEDERT, AIA
STEVE GEDERT, AIA
LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Mike Kirk, AIA
Mike Kirk, AIA
LEED AP BD+C
Principal
mike west, aiA
mike west, aiA
LEED AP BD+C
Principal
scott Bonney, AIA
scott Bonney, AIA
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
kathy buck, ra
kathy buck, ra
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
sherry innes, asid
sherry innes, asid
NCIDQ, LEED AP
Associate
melanie johnson
Melanie Johnson
Associate
ross kaplan
ross kaplan
Associate
Jun-Ho Kim, RA
Jun-Ho Kim, RA
Associate
bert koseck, aiA
bert koseck, aiA
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
Robert McLean, RA
Robert McLean, RA
LEED Green Associate
Associate
jamie millspaugh
jamie millspaugh
NCIDQ, LEED AP
Associate
Jaimelyn Neher
Jaimelyn Neher
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
Dawn Peterson, aia
Dawn Peterson, aia
CSI, LEED AP BD+C
Associate
emil sdao, aiA
emil sdao, aiA
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
jim Stock, ra
jim Stock, ra
LEED AP BD+C
Associate
Norm Tavian
Norm Tavian
Associate
Neumann/Smith Architecture Legacy

OUR LEGACY

"Our work has strength of purpose and great integrity in its living
up to building buildings ... All of these buildings enhance the
communities in which they are located, in some cases creating the
whole community itself."

MAKE TIME TO REFLECT

KEN Neumann, FAIA
1939 – 2007

We’re fortunate to have an example of great leadership that continues to lives on.

Kenneth Neumann

Founding Principal, Ken Neumann, FAIA, dedicated his life to design excellence. He was a gifted architect … passionate, knowledgeable, extraordinarily creative, and prolific. He talked about “big ideas” and how to use color, shape, pattern, texture and contrast to express them. He showed us how details make a difference. He taught us how to think on our feet when our first idea wasn’t what the client had in mind. Ken would say, “Let me show you an equally beautiful design,” and right in front of our eyes, he would take out the tracing paper and redraw the plan, upside down so the client could watch.

His inspiration continues to live in all of us.