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  • Peter  Hugo Baldwin
  • Martin  Cervantes, mcervantes@amdgarchitects.com
  • Dru  Chapman Lewis
  • Donald A. Cok
  • Christie   Doty
  • Ellen   Duperon
  • Brent R. Dykstra
  • Sheri Lynn Helmer
  • Debra  Hobson
  • Richard   Jaeger
  • Michael   Jen
  • Brenda  Lamfers
  • Todd   Palmer
  • Michael   Paul
  • Stacy  Rorick
  • Sarah  Rowse
  • Thomas J. Sinke
  • Sue  Soper
  • Adam J. Westmaas
  • John  Whitten
  • Travis   Williams
  • Rick  Willinger
  • Mark  Wrona
  • Nancy K. Zeilstra
Brent R. Dykstra

Brent R. Dykstra

Senior Architect / Associate / LEED APĀ®

STATEMENT OF PASSION: Brent loves design, and is passionate about collaborating with team members to deliver architecturally durable, functional, and delightful solutions responsive to client values and priorities. He derives satisfaction from good work and creative delight as an act of service, as an endeavor of the human spirit, and as honoring to the creative attributes of his Creator.

Professional Experience

AMDG Architects, Incorporated
Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 1997 - Present
Senior Architect

Engineering Ministries International
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Summer 1997
Volunteer Intern Architect

Integrated Architecture, P.C.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Summer 1996
Intern Architect

Craig A. Podalak Architects
Palos Heights, Illinois
Summers 1994, 1995
Intern Architect

 

Interests and Hobbies

Travel, camping, and spending time with family
Design
Collecting antique toy trains
Boston whaler boats
Woodworking

Education

Rice University
School of Architecture
Houston, Texas
Master of Architecture - 1997

The University of Michigan
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Architecture - 1994

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Liberal Arts Studies - 1990 - 1992

 

Registrations/Distinctions

LEED AP®, 2009-present
Registered Architect - State of Michigan
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Chapter
     University of Michigan, 1994
James B. Angell Scholar
    University of Michigan, 1994
Albert Kahn Undergraduate Scholarship
     University of Michigan, 1993
Calvin College Presidential Scholarship, 1992 - 1994

 

Commitment to Learning and Sharing

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Architectural Communication / Eng103A, 1997 - 1999

 

Commitment to Community

Building Committee Member - Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 2008 - present
Secretary of Elders - Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 2009 - 2012
Worship Committee Member - Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 2007 - 2008
Deacon / Food Pantry Coordinator - Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 2006 - 2009

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