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    Kevin Toukoumidis, AIA

    dSPACE Studio Ltd. LEED Founding Principal Chicago, Illinois | Saugatuck, Michigan There is power in architecture. It is rooted in its innate ability to reflect connections between the human experience and the built landscape, as well as its surrounding environment. It is in this intentional and deft combination of art and science that design can tell a compelling story, and for Kevin Toukoumidis, AIA, LEED, founding principal at dSPACE Studio Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois, it is a tool to connect clients with their home. “I think architecture is powerful. It can change lives and impact your experiences and how you feel. It is not just about steel and glass—it’s about…

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    Great Lakes By Design: Architectonics

    Contents: Design Corner RAD | a Detroit-based multidisciplinary interiors studio continues to introduce new products defined by the grit and glam Design Spotlight The regional element | a renowned midwestern cultural institution adds a significant art acquisition Permanency and legacy | the design and drive behind The Progress Center for Black Women in Wisconsin Form Recovery room | a Detroit practice transforms a space into a respite for the MSU Women’s Basketball team in the new MSU Breslin Student Events Center and Gilbert Pavilion Tunnel house | Zahn Builders Inc. and Sears Architects collaborates on the award-winning builder’s forever- home in a unique, lakeshore project Freshwater hub | a Great Lakes city is…

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    Gina Van Tine, AIA, LEED AP

    Owner, Principal | inFORM Studio PC Northville, Michigan | Traverse City, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois “When I was a little kid, my grandparents owned a saw mill down in Tennessee and I’ve always been around buildings my whole life,” said Gina Van Tine, AIA, LEED AP, principal and owner at Detroit-based inFORM Studio PC. “I just loved it. I thought it was so cool that you could make things and live in them. Then I found the whole drawing aspect and I think that is probably one thing all architects at one point or another in their lives fall in love with.” It was this affinity for drawing and an interest…

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    Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA

    Owner, Principal | Visbeen Architects Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan | Chicago, Illinois Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, owner and founding principal at Visbeen Architects Inc., is passionate about his craft, which shines through in his artful, real-time sketches as he combines his creative vision and technical skill to bring his clients’ dreams to reality. His dedication to delivering innovative solutions—both visually appealing and functionally efficient—drives him, and he finds inspiration in everything around him, from bridges and buildings to the natural environment. “I think what has happened in my life is that my vocation has become my vacation: design and development, design and travel, national and international travel. I take it…