MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Deena leads ROSSETTI’s multidisciplinary A/E teams on design and planning projects of built developments ranging in scale from the USTA National Tennis Center Strategic Vision Plan to community impact projects. Her collaborative approach combines two decades of experience in project management, creative industries programming, and real estate, equipping her to effectively manage diverse stakeholders while sustaining forward momentum on projects. 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. Deena is a mentor in the Challenge Detroit professional development program and also oversees ROSSETTI’s participation in the University of Michigan Architecture Prep program for high school students
Greg is no-nonsense when it comes to transforming design into reality. As ROSSETTI’s Studio 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.
Amy is a powerhouse of creative urban planning with over twenty years of experience leading large-scale strategic real estate development, mixed-use districts, urban infill, adaptive reuse, institutional and strategic planning projects. Her expertise includes urban design, stakeholder engagement, economic strategies, implementation and branding. Her creative, grounded approach ensures plans and initiatives are implementable with wide-spread community support. An inspiring team leader, Amy melds design and economic development to create plans for highly livable, vibrant, successful and sustainable communities.
Robert has 20 years of experience working on large-scale projects with an emphasis on materials technology and building systems. Robert has worked on sports and hospitality venues, academic research buildings, science laboratories, education buildings, residential and mixed-use developments. He is passionate about the design and construction process concentrating on the documentation and delivery of complex projects with challenging schedules. Robert has been the Project Architect on and led the technical design of the $100M Ford Field renovation that re-imagined the fan experience as well as the Miami Open, a game changing design featuring modular and permanent construction. Both of these projects were successfully completed despite extremely challenging schedules and scale. He is also versatile in façade assessment and building renovation.
As ROSSETTI’s Director of Sports + Entertainment, Matt is responsible for making the magic happen for the firm’s sports clients. He has extensive experience designing some of the largest and most iconic sports facilities in the world. He has developed the technical skills to work out project details while maintaining the design intent and client vision. As a Design Lead, Matt guides project teams toward innovative solutions ranging from large professional sports campuses and facilities to collegiate and community venues. For the past three years, Matt has created and led ROSSETTI’s internal Sports University Program, Sports University, teaching all aspects of sports and entertainment venue design while co-chairing the ROSSETTI sports and entertainment think tank group SET (Sports and Entertainment Team).
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
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.
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.
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.
As a technical design lead at ROSSETTI, Andrew maintains a detailed involvement in all stages of building design, beginning with conceptual planning and culminating with award and construction. He is skilled at managing project development and coordination with engineering consultants and in-house interior design staff. As demonstrated working on Louis Armstrong Stadium at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Andrew has developed long-standing working relationships with contractors and construction managers during the construction phase as well as developed and managed current office drawing standards and digital organization practices.