Founder and President, Dominick Tringali Architects in Bloomfield Hills. Tringali received his bachelorís degree in architecture from what is today Lawrence Technological University and studied classic architecture in Florence, Italy. He joined David Lubin in 1985 and they formed Lubin/Tringali Associates in 1988. In 1996, Tringali established Dominick Tringali Architects. The firm has received several home designer awards and was named Metro Detroitís 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for For in 2004.

WHERE BORN: "Detroit."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Architects would be Robert Stern, Hugh Newell Jacobsen, and Albert Kahn."

LAST BOOK READ: "Albert Kahn, Architect of Ford, by Federico Bucci."


WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Architects are leaders in their communities, and I think that architects will be the leaders in the future in determining how society is going to live."


FAVORITE PLACE: "South Carolina."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Working out, weightlifting."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Pasta with palomino sauce."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "Playing the drums."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "I donít really want to be remembered, I just want my work to be enduring."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.