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Architects in Petoskey, MI

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Northern MI Architect

Stephanie Baldwin, President / Owner / Designer

Phone: 231-348-0497 | Cell: 231-838-2234 | stephanie@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, 1988
  • Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI, BS Architecture 1994

Employment History

  • Town & Country Cedar Homes, Inc., Petoskey MI 1994 – May 2011
    • Positions held: Designer, Manager, Vice President, President
  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC, Petoskey MI 2011

Registrations & Associations

  • Licensed Builder, MI
  • NLEA Board of Director, Trustee
  • Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan, Board Vice President
  • Petoskey Sunrise Rotary, Board President
  • Petoskey Chamber of Commerce

What do you bring to the table?

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to manage such a talented group of people. We have spent years working with each other which enables us to play to each other's strengths. As a designer for the firm, I get the chance to work with our clients directly and keep my creative blood flowing.

What are your hobbies and interests?

Edgewater takes up a majority of my time because I love it. The diversity of our projects and clients keeps things fresh and exciting. Outside of work I spend my time with my husband, Eric, and my son Gus. At this point in our lives, Gus's activities are our activities, so football, basketball and baseball rule our weekends. In the summer, I thoroughly enjoy spending time on our pontoon at the Crooked Lake sandbar. Just me and a hundred of my closest friends.

What groups are you part of inside and outside of work?

Already have my work groups listed. Outside of work I try and spend as much time as I can with family and friends. Goal is to laugh as much as possible! Life is too short!

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I love what I do, period. I love my teammates and I love what we get the opportunity to create. I know we are providing the best service we can and we are our client's greatest ambassadors throughout their design / build process. The fact that we work on new construction, remodel work, additions for both residential and commercial work, provides us with a variety of challenges. Our jobs are never boring.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

My homemade lasagna is the best, if I must say so. I try and make it once a month but more like every other month. The amount of cheese I use is crazy. That pan must weigh 10 pounds.

What is your favorite adult beverage?

Coors Light is my favorite and I certainly have that more often than I have my favorite food. There is something about those blue mountains.

What is your favorite song and why?

Favorite songs are from the 80's simply because I am a 80's girl. My top choices would be Don't Stop Believin' - Journey and Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi. I do enjoy a great variety but when you are at a wedding or bar, please tell me what songs bring the most people out on the dance floor? Exactly!

Architects Petoskey, MI

Rebecca Argano, NCIDQ, Interior Designer

Phone: (231) 348-0497 | rebecca@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • BS Interior Architecture – Lawrence Technological University

Employment History

  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC – Petoskey, MI - Interior Architect/Designer - 2018 - present
  • RA Designs, LLC – Buckeye, AZ - Principal Interior Designer - 2007 - 2018
  • Details by Design, LLC – Silverthorne, CO - Managing Partner/Interior Designer - 2006 - 2008
  • Full Circle Design Group, LLC – Frisco, CO - Project Manager/Interior Designer - 2004 - 2006
  • KC Cabinetry and Design – Dillon, CO - Project Manager/Interior Designer - 2000 - 2004
  • Designs Unlimited, LLC – Frisco, CO - Project Manager/Interior Designer - 1997 - 1999
  • Henry Ford Health Systems – Detroit, MI - Project Manager/Interior Designer - 1995 - 1997

Registration & Association

  • NCIDQ Certificate Holder - 21449

What do you bring to the table?

My many years of working in Breckenridge, CO on custom residential, hospitality and commercial office spaces makes me a perfect fit for the Northern Michigan interior design market.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love to bike, hike, camp and explore the outdoors and new places with my family.

What groups are you part of inside and outside of work?

I have been active within my church youth ministry and served as a board member for a home for abused girls for many years. I look forward to getting involved in the Petoskey community.

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I love meeting new people and offering solutions to each client’s unique project. The variety of project types ie: residential and commercial keeps me motivated and focused on exceeding the client’s vision and expectations.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

I love homemade, Italian food. I eat it as often as my husband cooks it! (a few times a year)

What is your favorite adult beverage?

Red Wine. I enjoy trying new wines and sharing a bottle over a charcuterie plate with friends and family.

Architects In Northern Michigan

Bryan Lindfors, PE, Structural Engineer

Phone: 231-348-0497 | bryan@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Washington State University, 1990.
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1989

Employment History

  • Redi-Rock International, LLC., Charlevoix, MI December 2012 — May 2016.
  • Performance Engineers, Inc., Charlevoix, MI November 1998 — December 2012.
  • Carl Walker, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI January 1991 — November 1998.

Registrations & Associations

  • Michigan Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers: Northwestern Branch President.
  • Northern Michigan Code Officials Association.

What do you bring to the table?

Over 25 years of structural engineering experience designing many different types of buildings and the foundations upon which they are supported. Extensive experience designing, creating construction documents and inspecting the construction of prestressed and reinforced concrete, stnictural steel, dimensional and heavy timber framing, and bloclc masonry superstructures that are supported on conventional spread footings and various pile foundations. Most recently, assisting consulting engineers throughout the country designing precast modular bloclc retaining walls using both the gravity weight of the blocks and mechanically stabilized earth.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I seem to have more hobbies than time to enjoy them all. Living on a small inland lake, I enjoy nature and the outdoors paddling or chasing furs, feathers, and fins. I have been active with Boy Scouts, especially when my two sons were involved, helping them both earn their Eagle Scout rank. There are several woodwor1‹ing and construction projects around the house that I am either working on or have completed. Mostly, I enjoy spending time with my wife and boys traveling, exploring, and getting stuff done!

What Groups Are You Part Of Inside and Outside Of Work?

  • The associations listed above, plus.
  • Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce.
  • Charlevoix Boy Scout Troop 11, former Scoutmaster.
  • Wood Badge, Boy Scouts of America, C2-274-12.

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I really enjoy figuring out the best way to solve structural framing problems or figure out what went wrong, there are always competing interests: efficiency, constructability, durability, and budget. Secondly, I like explaining and teaching other consultants and owners about structural engineering solutions — basically why we do what we do.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

My absolute favorite is seafood, and I don’t cook it often enough! Seafood is probably not the most favorite meal in my house so I’m usually limited there to once a week, but nearly every time at a restaurant it’s a pretty safe bet what I’m ordering!

What is your favorite adult beverage?

I have recently started exploring the nuanced flavors of dark red wines, and there are way too many choices to pick a favorite.

What is your favorite song and why?

Boston — "Don’t look back," because I can’t say that I know a better song played at excessive volume with the top down on the open road? I also like a full spectrum of music, from swings and waltzes to jazz and classic rock.

Remodeling Architects Michigan

Kevin Burns, Designer & Drafting

Phone: 231-348-0497 | kevin@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI, BS Architecture 1995

Employment History

  • MBDS Architects, Lansing MI
  • Fuller Nichols Architects, Harbor Springs, MI
  • Town & Country Cedar Homes, Inc., Petoskey MI
  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC, Petoskey MI

What do you bring to the table?

I hope to provide appealing design from a functional and practical standpoint.

What are your hobbies and interests?

Time with family, soccer, snowboarding, XC-skiing, biking, and many other outdoor activities.

What groups are you part of inside and outside of work?

100 Men Campaign, Violence Prevention Team at the Women's Resource Center of Northern MI, Harbor Soccer, Inc. Board member

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

Happy clients.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

Wafels & Dinges! Once, while visiting New York City.

What is your favorite adult beverage?

An occasional coffee is about as adult as I get.

What is your favorite song and why?

So many! It's too hard to choose just one!

Commercial Architects Petoskey, Michigan

Michelle Musser, Designer & Drafting

Phone: 231-348-0497 | mmusser@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Lansing Community College, Lansing MI
  • North Central Michigan College, Petoskey MI, Associate of Applied Science in Drafting Technology 1994

Employment History

  • GBKB & Associates, Traverse City MI
  • Fuller Nicholas Architects, Harbor Springs MI
  • Town & Country Cedar Homes, Inc., Petoskey MI
  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC, Petoskey MI

What do you bring to the table?

I have been working in the Architectural Design field for over 20 years and still truly love what I do. My father was a builder and I spent many days with him on site. This was my first introduction to the industry which grew into a passion for design and building! Drafting allows me to get into a project at ground level and work through development and completion. Every stage is exciting and I love being challenged on a daily basis!

What are your hobbies and interests?

My biggest hobbies and interests at this point revolve around my daughter, Gabby. She is active in several sports so I enjoy spending many hours watching her and cheering her on. We also enjoy cooking and shopping (of course) together and she is the absolute light of my life! The other member of our family is our Yellow Lab, Cooper, and we spend lots of time taking him on walks, hikes and swimming.

What groups are you part of inside and outside of work?

At this point, all my free time revolves around Gabby, Cooper and a very large extended family. I have 5 sisters and many nieces and nephews. And as they all get older, the family continues to grow with lots of opportunities for family gatherings!

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I love many aspects of my job but would have to say that seeing a project that I've worked on actually come to life is the best part. I enjoy working with clients from beginning to end and especially like site visits, at any and every stage. Spending so much time with my father on construction sites, I feel very at home there.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

I have far too many favorite foods but the first thing that comes to mind is Ice Cream. There is never a day when it doesn't sound or taste good - no matter the season or the time!

What is your favorite adult beverage?

On a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than an ice cold beer. However, when the winter winds are blowing and you are cozy inside, it's a nice glass of wine that I prefer.

What is your favorite song and why?

I'm not sure I could pick a favorite song. I love many types of music and listen to several as well. As my daughter likes the "new" stuff I listen to lots of that but we typically listen to the Contemporary Christian Radio Station and I have many favorites at the time. We also enjoy listening to many of the "older" tunes and especially love the Beatles, Eagles and Jackson Five.

Builder Architects Petoskey, MI

Lexi Szymoniak, Designer & Drafting

Phone: (231) 348-0497 | lexi@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI, BS Architecture 2019

Employment History

  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC, Petoskey, MI
  • Larson Construction & Painting, Onaway, MI
  • Wilson Design Associates, Troy, MI
  • Porter’s Survey, Onaway, MI

What do you bring to the table?

Being fresh out of college, I feel I bring a new perspective on design problems, and a great teamoriented mindset. My previous employment opportunities have given me a good baseline of knowledge to help me begin understanding the elements that surround the field of architecture and design.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love to be outdoors, so things such as fishing and boating are always fun. I am always ready to pick up a volleyball or watch a movie as well. Animals always bring me joy, especially cats and dogs.

What groups are you part of inside and outside of work?

I have been a member of Joy Community Church of Onaway for many years now. I also enjoy helping out with the local sports teams whenever time allows.

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I enjoy that every opportunity is a chance to gain knowledge and grow. I am especially excited to be able to work in an area that is near and dear to my heart. Getting to work and see the projects and lives of the people who share the love for this area is awesome.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

Mexican food is my go-to. You cannot beat good chips and salsa with a giant burrito. I probably have it at least once a week.

What is your favorite adult beverage?

I really enjoy Stella Artois. Their beer and ciders are both good.

What is your favorite song and why?

I have an eclectic taste in music, so it is hard to narrow down to just one favorite, but anything Maroon 5 is always good. They have been my favorite band since I was in high school.

Design Architects Michigan

Lindsey Bur, Business / Marketing Manager

Phone: (231) 348-0497 | lindsey@edgewaterdesigngroup.com

Education

  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Hospitality Service Administration/Marketing 2007

Employment History

  • Stafford’s Hospitality, Petoskey MI
  • Edgewater Design Group, LLC, Petoskey MI

What do you bring to the table?

I bring ten years of business management experience and I think my hospitality background lends itself well to client relations. You always have to remember that you can hear a smile over the phone.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I enjoy running, camping, gardening, basically anything that allows me to be outside. Spending time with my family and friends is always a priority and good for the soul.

What is your favorite thing about your job, working with clients or types of projects?

I enjoy the variety it offers. I get the opportunity to meet clients, handle administrative details and marketing. It is always different and my co-workers are great people to work with everyday.

What is your favorite food and how often do you eat it?

My homemade gumbo! It is one of my favorite things to make and oh so good. I probably make this close to every week.

What is your favorite adult beverage?

If I’m drinking a non-alcoholic beverage LaCroix Tangerine or any of their citrus flavors are my favorite. When it comes to adult beverages, I’m a beer and wine girl.

What is your favorite song and why?

I like too much music to pick a favorite song! The Eagles have been my favorite band since I was little and I would have to say "Last Resort" is one of my favorites from them.

Current Job Openings

Full-Time Architect

Northern Michigan architecture & engineering firm is seeking an experienced full time architect to join our expanding team. We specialize in the design of custom homes & commercial facilities in northern MI and throughout the US. We offer a broad range of architectural styles which fit the needs of our clients. We are seeking an architect with a strong design background, excellent ArchiCAD skills, SketchUp skills, and experience to help produce necessary design & construction documents as well as construction administration. Must be enthusiastic, energetic, have great communication skills and be professional. Applicants must be licensed in the State of Michigan. Let us know if you can add value to our team.

Please send resume & examples of work to Lindsey Bur at Lindsey@edgewaterdesigngroup.com