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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 Rossetti, FAIA, LEED AP
Matt Rossetti, FAIA, LEED AP
President

Matt is the firm’s visionary and dare devil. A third-generation architect, Matt became president of ROSSETTI in 1999 and has grown the 50-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.

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David Richards, FAIA, PMP, LEED AP
David Richards, FAIA, PMP, LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Mike McGlynn, CPA, LEED AP, CFE
Mike McGlynn, CPA, LEED AP, CFE
Chief Financial Officer

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.

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Greg Sweeney, AIA, LEED AP
Greg Sweeney, AIA, LEED AP
Principal

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.

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Matt Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Matt Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Architecture Design Principal

Matt leads project teams toward innovative solutions ranging from large sports campuses and facilities to commercial properties and interiors. He is passionate about designing outstanding environments, and is especially sensitive to the user’s progression from the exterior to the interior of buildings and the programmatic requirements to create unique and seamless experiences. He has the technical skills to work out project details while maintaining the design intent and client vision. Matt is particularly knowledgeable and has an extensive background in collegiate sports design.

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Amy Chesterton, RLA, AICP
Amy Chesterton, RLA, AICP
Urban Planning Principal

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.

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Kirk Phillips, NCARB
Kirk Phillips, NCARB
Architecture Design Principal

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.

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Sande Frisen, AIA
Sande Frisen, AIA
Principal

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.

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