Current Board

The Architectural Engineering Advisory Board commits to sharing its' professional experience as practitioners for the purpose of providing expert guidance in the education of engineers ultimately supporting the university's overall Mission and Vision. The Board meets regularly with LTU faculty to discuss current needs and future trends in the Architectural Engineering Industry, advising on best industry practices, technology, areas of industry growth, curriculum, outreach and opportunities for the professional community to engage with students for their continuous success.

LTU's Architectural Engineering program will be nationally and internationally recognized for rigorous emphasis on engineering fundamentals, innovative research and challenging hands-on learning projects that are delivered in a progressive, multicultural environment. The board's constitution results in an exceptionally well-prepared diverse generation of engineers capable of independent learning, practical application, and global leadership to improve their communities, their profession and society.

Dr. Nabil F. Grace

Dr. Nabil F. Grace,
Ph.D, PE
Dean, College of Engineering
Lawrence Technological University  
Distinguished Professor,
Director, CIMR

Adrienne Bennett

Adrienne Bennett,
MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE   

President/CEO
Products Direct LLC
Licensed Master Plumber/Contractor

Rich Corona

Rich Corona, P.E., LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager & MEP Discipline Leader
Infrastructure East Region
Tetra Tech Mechanical

 

John P. Cole

John P. Cole, P.E.
Senior Vice President /
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Albert Kahn Associates Inc.
Mechanical

Amy Green Deines

Amy Green Deines, AIA Assoc., IIDA
Interim Dean
College of Architecture & Design
Lawrence Technological University
Executive Director, Detroit Center of Design
and Technology (DCDT) & Professor

Dan Englehart

Dan Englehart, PE 
Chief Operating Officer
Peter Basso Associates
Mechanical

John E. Enkemann

John E. Enkemann, FAIA
Senior Vice President, COO
Albert Kahn Associates
Chair for NCARB’s ARE Committee
Architecture/Management

Larry E. Filson

Larry E. Filson
Director of Preconstruction Services at Walbridge
Construction, Management &
Sustainability  

George Karidis

George Karidis PE, LEED®AP
Vice President 
SmithGroup, Inc.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Corporate Engineer for
Science & Technology,
Mechanical, Architectural Engineering

Chuck McKale

Chuck McKale, P.E.
Manager of Mechanical Engineering
DiClemente Siegle Design 
Mechanical, Architectural Engineering

Erisa Panajoti

Erisa Panajoti P.E
Structural Engineer
Energy Division Black & Veatch
Structural

Marcela P. Orlandea

Marcela P. Orlandea, P.E., LEED AP
Environmental Management and Resources
DTE Energy
Environmental

Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson, P.E.
Sr. Vice President at Ghafari 
Ghafari Associates, Inc.
Mechanical, Sustainability, Architectural Engineering

Andrea K. Reynolds

Andrea K. Reynolds, S.E., P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Director of Structural Engineering
SmithGroupJJR, Inc.
Structural

Cherish Samuels

Cherish Samuels, P.E., LEED AP
Honorary Member
Project Engineer
McDonalds USA LLC
US Restaurant Design
Mechanical

Robert Roop

Robert Roop
President, Midwest-Great Lakes Region C.E.F.P.I.
Peter Basso Associates Inc.
Mechanical

Scott Townsend

Scott Townsend, PE, RCDD, LEED® AP
Strategic Energy Solutions, Inc.
Mechanical  

Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole, LEED AP
Toledo General Branch Manager
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Building Automation

James L. Newman

James L. Newman, CEM, LEED AP BD+C,
ASHRAE OPMP & BEAP
Managing Partner
Newman Consulting Group, LLC
Mechanical & Sustainability

Michael Weingartz

Michael Weingartz, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Mechanical and Electrical
SmithGroupJJR, Inc.
Electrical

James Davis

James Davis, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
O’Brien & Gere
Structural & Construction

Michael P. Nowicki

Michael P. Nowicki, PE, REP, LEED AP BD+C
Electrical Engineering Discipline Leader
Associate, SmithGroupJJR, Inc. Electrical

Kishor Khankari

Kishor Khankari, PhD
Fellow ASHRAE
President, AnSight LLC

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper, PE, LEED AP, MBA
Managing Principal,
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Engineering/Management


Inaugural Board

LTU's Architectural Engineering program will be nationally and internationally recognized for rigorous emphasis on engineering fundamentals, innovative research and challenging hands-on learning projects that are delivered in a progressive, multicultural environment. The board's constitution results in an exceptionally well-prepared diverse generation of engineers capable of independent learning, practical application, and global leadership to improve their communities, their profession and society

Dr. Nabil F. Grace

Dr. Nabil F. Grace, Ph.D, PE
Dean, College of Engineering
Lawrence Technological University  
Distinguished Professor,
Director, CIMR

Glen S LeRoy

Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP
Honorary Member
President
Boston Architectural College
AIA Gold Medal

Gordon Holness

Gordon Holness, PE
Honorary Member
Chairman Emeritus,
Albert Kahn Associates
Past President, ASHRAE Society

Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson, P.E.
Sr. Vice President at Ghafari 
Ghafari Associates, Inc.
Mechanical, Sustainability, Architectural Engineering

Larry E. Filson

Larry E. Filson
Director of Preconstruction Services
Walbridge Construction, Management &
Sustainability              
Construction

Valerie Niemiec

Valerie Niemiec, BSCCS '81, BSME '83
Principal
Safe Homes, LLC

 Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper, PE, LEED AP, MBA
Managing Principal,
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Engineering/Management

 Edwin Tatem

Edwin Tatem, PE
Michigan President, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Michigan Area Manager

 Dan Englehart

Dan Englehart, PE 
Chief Operating Officer
Peter Basso Associates
Mechanical

 Dr. Athanacios Nasr

Dr. Athanacios Nasr, Ph.D
Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Structural 

 John E. Enkemann

John E. Enkemann, FAIA
Senior Vice President, COO
Albert Kahn Associates
Chair for NCARB’s ARE Committee
Architecture/Management

 George Karidis

George Karidis PE, LEED®AP
Vice President 
SmithGroup, Inc.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Corporate Engineer for
Science & Technology        
Mechanical, Architectural Engineering

 Jeff  Gerwing

Jeff Gerwing, IALD, LC, IESNA, LEED AP  
Principal, Director of Operations, 
SmithGroup Inc.
Electrica/Lighting

 Alan Cobb

Alan Cobb, FAIA, LEED AP
Senior Vice President
Director of Design
Architecture & Sustainability
2010 AIA Michigan President

 Mark A. Nasr

Mark A. Nasr, JD
Associate, 
Plunkette Cooney 
Attorney At Law/Civil Engineer

 Robert J. Mauck

Robert J. Mauck, AIA, PE 
VP, Virtual Design & Construction,
GHAFARI Associates, LLC
Architectural Engineer 

 Peter Basso -Photo Not Available

Peter Basso, PE 
President
Peter Basso Associates
Mechanical

 Scott Townsend

Scott Townsend, PE, RCDD, LEED® AP
Strategic Energy Solutions, Inc.
Mechanical

 Rich Corona

Rich Corona, P.E., LEED AP
Sr. Project Manager 
Infrastructure East Region
Tetra Tech
Mechanical

 Cherish Samuels

Cherish Samuels, P.E., LEED AP
Honorary Member
Project Engineer
McDonalds USA LLC
US Restaurant Design
Mechanical

 James Davis

James Davis, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
O’Brien & Gere
Structural & Construction