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Do You Have What it Takes for ROSSETTI?

ROSSETTI is a diverse team of passionate architects, designers, planners and project managers with decades of experience solving design challenges. Because we believe work should be fun, we strive to create a collaborative community through flexible, responsive and enjoyable interaction.  

Matt Rossetti, FAIA, LEED AP

Matt Rossetti, FAIA, LEED AP

Chief Architect of Serious Fun

Matt is the firm’s visionary and dare devil. A third-generation architect, Matt became president of ROSSETTI in 1999 and has grown the 46-year-old company into an internationally-recognized design and planning firm.
As President, Matt leads the firm’s framework for innovative thinking. He believes that architecture must have a third dimension beyond form and function in order to meet our client’s vision and provide value. To further this goal, Matt founded Return on Design™, ROSSETTI’s unique approach for generating value through design solutions. His passion for urban revitalization has driven the firm’s methodology to integrate sports with commercial mixed use to create sports anchored developments. He was elevated to the College of Fellows by the AIA for his expertise, study and work in the field of sports and entertainment. A graduate from University of Michigan, Matt regularly lectures on the convergence of sports, economics and civic design.

Matt gets his
game on
daring nature while going as fast as he can.
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David Richards, FAIA, PMP, LEED AP

David Richards, FAIA, PMP, LEED AP

Chief Operating Officer, Principal, Project Manager

David runs a tight ship. More than three decades ago David started his career as a junior draftsman at ROSSETTI and today is responsible for management of all major architectural projects and the firm’s day-to-day operations. As the firm’s veteran, he’s ROSSETTI’s sage, storyteller and go-to guy. David manages the firm’s most complex, large-scale projects. He’s especially adept at steering project design teams toward execution of the client’s design goals, on time and on budget. David’s technical knowledge has resulted in countless innovative solutions both in facility design and in methodology and process. For example, David worked with the City of Detroit to streamline entitlement processes to condense the time from 36 months to three.
David shares his extensive knowledge about architectural practice management to others in the field to help their firms be profitable and successful. David was elevated to the College of Fellows by the AIA for his expertise and knowledge in Practice Management.

David gets his
game on
sipping wine in the Italian countryside.
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Jim Renne, AIA
Jim Renne, AIA
Sports Principal

Jim knows sports. He’s designed venues for every type of sport and at every level, from Olympic to recreational. Jim’s passion is to create outstanding experiences for fans, like at DAYTONA Rising, where new fan amenities, sponsor activation and customer hospitality are game changers for NASCAR and the Daytona 500. He accomplishes this by guiding his client’s vision to develop the unique characteristic of each sports project, and ultimately, deliver the value metrics. In addition, Jim has a background in retail development which informs his knowledge about commercial mixed use and sports anchored developments. A citizen of the world, Jim is leading ROSSETTI's design effort in Asia.

Jim gets his
game on
connecting with big nature through canyon lands, Caribbean shipwrecks and national forests.
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Kelly Deines, IIDA, LEED AP
Kelly Deines, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal, Creative Director

Kelly is the firm's creative conscience. He dares ROSSETTI's designers, consultants and our clients to release their inner swagger. Kelly's imaginative interior architecture is found in the firm’s sports, hospitality and commercial projects. Using ROSSETTI’s Return on DesignTM approach, he creates hospitality that is vibrant, activated and relevant to patrons. He has a deep understanding of how culture affects brand, and seamlessly integrates art, context and messaging into cohesive design themes.

Kelly engages passionately with the worlds of art, academia and design. He’s a natural teacher and has been a mentor and teacher to students at Detroit-area universities for two decades. Kelly generously gives his ideas back to the community through design services for the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym and co-chairing the annual Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA) in Detroit for three years.

Kelly gets his
game on
as a weekend Bull Rider.
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Denise Drach
Denise Drach
Director of Business Development + Marketing, Associate

Denise has a 360 degree view of marketing and BD from twenty years of working on international events, national brand advertising campaigns, video production and municipal programs. At ROSSETTI, she heads up the firm’s BD, marketing, PR and Client for Life initiatives. She is also a graduate of ULI Michigan’s Larson Center for Leadership.

Denise gets her
game on
Kayaking the open waters of Pure Michigan.
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Mike McGlynn, CPA, LEED AP, CFE
Mike McGlynn, CPA, LEED AP, CFE
Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, Associate

Mike and his team are the enablers of serious fun at ROSSETTI. They are the resources for office-wide solutions, setting the financial and benefits foundation for the firm, maintaining operations and keeping designers wired with leading edge technology and information systems. Mike integrates all of ROSSETTI’s departments to create a fun, lively environment for our staff to interact during social events inside and outside the office. His nickname is ‘Switzerland’ for his ability to see both sides of any issue and broker solutions.

Mike gets his
game on
stepping on a playing field of any kind and doing what it takes to win.
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Greg Sweeney, AIA, LEED AP
Greg Sweeney, AIA, LEED AP
Technical Director, Associate

Greg is no-nonsense when it comes to transforming design into reality. As ROSSETTI’s Technical Director, he leans toward the serious side of ROSSETTI’s ‘”Serious Fun” core value. His comprehensive understanding of the design and construction process, and his passion for quality control guide the firm's technical design acumen. His diverse background ranges from large-scale sports venues and renovations to multi-family residential and workplace interiors.
Greg has been a driving force behind the firm’s use of emerging technologies, including adopting BIM through the use of Revit and Navisworks. He also embraces Bluebeam, 3D printing, fabrication and proto-typing as a means of better communication and information sharing with clients, consultants, contractors, and our internal team members.
He has worked to develop integrated systems that allow for transparency in working environments and enabled digital exchanges of information, like collaborative on-line design reviews, submittal reviews and BIM model reviews, which has resulted in projects that have better coordinated construction documents and more information for clients and consultants.

Greg gets his
game on
enjoying a finely crafted “plain” hamburger and a refreshing Coke!
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Jon Disbrow, AIA, NCARB
Jon Disbrow, AIA, NCARB
Principal, Architectural Lead

Jon is a right and left brained architect. He’s both an award winning designer and accomplished technical architect. Jon’s projects span from macro to micro, including sports, hospitality, residential, mixed-use and civic projects. Over the past twenty plus years, Jon designed some of SE Michigan’s most notable restaurant and hotel projects. As a technical architect at ROSSETTI, Jon relies on his comprehensive knowledge of construction types and methodologies to implement design concepts and solve the firm’s most challenging technical projects, such as the retractable roof for the USTAs Arthur Ashe Stadium. Jon shares his architectural knowledge by volunteering on his community’s planning and historical commissions, as well as the AIA board of directors.

Jon gets his
game on
Riding the slippery slopes of the Iceman Cometh Challenge.
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Deena Fox, PMP, LEED AP
Deena Fox, PMP, LEED AP
Principal, Director of Project Leadership

Deena is deeply interested in the positive impact that real estate developments can have on their communities, particularly in Detroit. Her collaborative approach combines two decades of experience in project management, creative industries program administration and real estate. Her calm demeanor allows her to manage diverse stakeholders while driving project momentum forward. Deena leads ROSSETTI’s multidisciplinary A/E teams in Detroit and New York on efforts from planning through construction. These projects range in scale from sports campus master planning, such as the USTA’s 20-year Strategic Vision, to built development in the professional sports and hospitality market sectors. Her belief in the value of shared vision and community participation has led her to work with regional groups on transit advocacy and urban development. She serves on the Board of Directors of Transportation Riders United, has worked as a literacy volunteer in Detroit Public Schools and is a graduate of ULI Michigan’s Larson Center for Leadership.

Deena gets her
game on
during creative collaboration with other professional musicians writing music, arranging and performing.
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Matt Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Matt Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Design Lead, Associate

Matt is responsible for making the magic happen for ROSSETTI’s sports clients. He leads teams to visualize and define design concepts and seeks innovative design solutions to renovate and create sports areas. He has developed the technical skills to work out project details while maintaining the design intent and client vision. His creative problem solving process, provides concepts for highly functional and aesthetically exciting design solutions, particularly with the firm’s collegiate arena projects. Matt has been an adjunct professor at area universities and regularly gives back to the community by donating his design services.

Matt gets his
game on
pounding the pavement through Detroit’s urban landscape.
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Christine Pitcole, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Christine Pitcole, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Project Manager, Associate

Christine has a broad range of experience in project management, planning and design construction documentation, with a special focus on corporate architecture and interiors.  She worked for ROSSETTI twelve years on notable Detroit projects, such as Greektown Casino + Hotel and the Palace of Auburn Hills, then relocated to Italy for four years with her family. She returned to the U.S. and ROSSETTI two years ago and has resumed her project management role for ROSSETTI’s sports and entertainment projects. Detail-oriented and collaborative, Christine, works closely with clients, consultants and staff to keep projects on budget and on schedule.

Christine gets her
game on
cooking Italian recipes she learned while in Italy.
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Douglas Woodward, AIA, LEED AP
Douglas Woodward, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Technical Architect, Associate

The entirety of Doug’s career as an architect can be summed up when naming ROSSETTI’s top ten sports projects. Doug’s technical skills have helped enhance ROSSETTI’s quality control and assurance in order to produce accurate, error-free and code compliant construction documents. He spends most of his time cross-checking documents with Navisworks and clash detection to ensure the design is fully functional and coordinated. Doug also works on project code compliance issues.

Douglas gets his
game on
as the leader of the band No Lines Drawn….ROSSETTI’s house band.
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Doug McLean, AIA, LEED AP
Doug McLean, AIA, LEED AP
Construction Administrator, Associate

Doug is a ‘jack of all architectural trades’ and a master as ROSSETTI’s construction administrator. He has 35 years of experience serving as designer, project architect, project manager and construction administrator for ROSSETTI’s sports and entertainment projects. As a construction administrator, or field architect, Doug is responsible for relationship management of owners, general contractors, consultants, and trades people while he collaborates to solve design issues in real time on the job site. His attention in observing construction processes and detailed documentation is critically important to overall project success.

Doug gets his
game on
enjoying nature while crushing it on the golf course.
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Jerry Attia, AIA, PMP
Jerry Attia, AIA, PMP
Principal, Project Manager

Twenty plus years of playing ‘eight man’ on the rugby pitch has honed Jerry’s intuition and leadership skills, dovetailing perfectly for his role as a project manager. Jerry’s unique set of design, contracting, negotiating, schedule and team management skills have allowed him to successfully execute projects on five continents. He specializes in large scale projects with site challenges and is experienced at delivering projects in Design Build and CM@ R methods. As Project Manager, he leads multi-disciplinary teams from design to completion and uses focused logistics to maximize project schedules and budgets. Prior to joining ROSSETTI Jerry worked in the Washington DC area on government projects in the Mideast, including the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Jerry gets his
game on
bolting down BIG mountains on wooden boards with steel edges.
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Laura Bade, AIGA, SEGD
Laura Bade, AIGA, SEGD
Senior Environmental Graphic Designer, Associate

Laura weaves architecture together with graphic, interior and industrial design to create bold visual solutions for ROSSETTI’s clients. Her background in environmental graphics and wayfinding assists the design team in shaping ideas that communicate experiences, brand and legacy. Her work with the team begins immediately in order to conceptualize early for the most successful solution for each project. Laura’s knowledge of fabrication techniques and materials generates custom signage options, finishes and unique details in interior spaces.

Laura gets her
game on
Riding the trails.
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Dan Soleski, LEED AP
Dan Soleski, LEED AP
Principal + Design Lead

Dan is an award-winning designer whose project work spans sports and entertainment, hospitality, commercial, education and residential. He’s responsible for leading design and project teams through the spectrum of project realization from strategic ideation to construction. Prior to working at ROSSETTI, Dan led a variety of sports projects across the U.S. and Canada. During his time at RockwellGroup in New York, Dan also worked on a varity of hotel, casino, retail and mixed-use commercial projects

Dan gets his
game on
Channeling his inner luchadore playing vintage arcade games
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Katie Miller, AIA, PMP, LEED AP
Katie Miller, AIA, PMP, LEED AP
Associate, Project Manager, Director of Return on Design

Katie approaches design from a revenue generating angle. With a background in real estate development, she understands both the financial side of the business as well as the unique needs of design for sports facilities in an urban context. Her analysis begins with a deep dive into both the surrounding area and the facility interior to determine where revenue can be generated, including hospitality upgrades, sponsorship, and creating a unique fan experience. Katie immerses herself in cultural trends and studies human behavior as a catalyst for her design inspiration. An avid sports fan, she keeps her pulse on cutting edge sports technology and facility design, incorporating the latest, greatest and next generation innovation.

Katie gets her
game on
suited up playing wide receiver
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TONY REINER
TONY REINER
Associate, Design Lead

Tony’s passion for designing immersive environments ensures that spaces are activated, branded and integrated with their surroundings. He combines his creative talent with practical project knowledge to develop elegant, innovative solutions to any design challenge. Tony has worked on several of ROSSETTI's most successful sports projects including Daytona International Speedway and the UCLA Health Training Center - Home of the LA Lakers. As a “student of people," Tony has a deep understanding of how people experience their environments which allows him to bring a humanistic approach and scale to urban design solutions. In Detroit, he has worked extensively with Quicken Loans and Bedrock Detroit on numerous studies and ideation for Detroit streetscapes, building entries, branding and building integration into the urban fabric.

TONY gets his
game on
building wooden giraffes with his kids
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Kirk Phillips, NCARB
Kirk Phillips, NCARB
Associate, Design Lead

Kirk’s 22 years of architectural design experience includes an extensive background in master planning, concept and program development, branding, and retail design. Specializing in hospitality and entertainment planning, Kirk’s out-of-the-box thinking has led to innovative solutions for A-list mixed-use, sports, educational and commercial developments such as the 2017 renovations to Ford Field and Jim Brady's Detroit . His detailed understanding of the architectural process allows him to capture a client’s vision, develop unique, experiential concepts, and see those concepts through to the built form.

Kirk gets his
game on
hitting the pavement at dawn
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Sande Frisen, AIA
Sande Frisen, AIA
Technical Design Lead, Associate

Sande knows how to play his cards right from his extensive hospitality and gaming experience working on several casino-resorts in Las Vegas, such as the Palms and The Venetian. His technical expertise and an attention to detail enables him to bring innovative design concepts to reality. He has a unique ability to balance owner, designer, consultant and contractor needs; ensuring the design vision meets the engineering, program and code requirements. His knowledge spans all phases of the process, from concept through construction.

Sande gets his
game on
cashing in his chips playing a mean game of cards
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