Brent Dykstra Residential Studio Leader

Senior Architect

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.

More About Brent

“Jill and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Brent and greatly appreciate his expertise, attention to detail and most of all he was always focused on what we like.  As a result we ended up with the home we hoped for and look forward to spending many summers there with our family.”

Dan and Jill, homeowners

Professional Experience

AMDG Architects, Incorporated
Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 1997 – Present
Senior Architect / Senior Associate

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


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, Certifications, Awards, Distinctions

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

Interests and Hobbies

  • Travel
  • Camping
  • Spending time with family
  • Design
  • Collecting antique toy trains
  • Boston whaler boats
  • Woodworking

Fun Fact!

Brent and his dad have been designing and building an O-gauge train layout since 2009.