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Who We Are

Collaboration is at the heart of every great design.

About us

Making a positive impact for many generations to come.

Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC was founded in 2012 and is a Tribally-Owned, 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone business that is wholly owned by Mno-Bmadsen. Mno-Bmadsen is the investment enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The principals of Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering have more than 75 years of combined experience in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Planning, and Construction. The firm specializes in the Federal, State, Municipal, Commercial and Tribal markets and is skilled at completing projects on time and at or under budget. Every service is provided with a singular dedication to environmental stewardship.

Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Est.

2012

Tribally
Owned

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Mno-Bmadsen Owned

Established to support the growing need for design and construction services for Tribes.

Mno-Bmadsen established Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering to support its growing need for design and construction services within the Tribe’s geographic and economically controlled land development. The motivation went well beyond the concept of design and engineering as form and function, and incorporates the firm’s core value of Seven Generation Sustainability — an ecological concept that urges the current generation of humans to live sustainability and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future.

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Achieving great things.

Quality
of Life Award

2012

ASCE Michigan Section

Quality of Life Award

2014

ASCE Michigan Section

Honor Award For Health & Wellness Center

2015

AIA Southwest Michigan

Honor Award For Native Justice Center

2017

AIA Southwest Michigan

Meet The Seven Generations Team

Many disciplines, one focus.

Jeremy Berg

President
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture | State University of New York at Buffalo

Jeremy Berg

President

Jeremy is an active leader in all phases of the practice of architecture, including master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. He has experience leading multi-discipline teams for new healthcare facilities, additions, and renovations of existing healthcare facilities. He has worked as an architectural medical subject matter expert on behalf of the Department of Defense for the US government, and has completed over 35 distinct medical and laboratory projects for Tribal, Federal, and private clients.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural Licenses
  • Michigan #1301058502
  • Maryland #15061
  • Virginia # 041016320
  • Florida #96284
  • Delaware #7850
  • Alabama #7184
Interior Design License
  • NCIDQ #30928
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Steve VandenBussche

Vice President of Practice | Senior Healthcare Architect
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture | University of Michigan

Steve VandenBussche

Vice President of Practice | Senior Healthcare Architect

Steve is the Vice President of Practice at Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering and leads the Healthcare Architecture and Planning for the company. Steve has provided high level design and professional services to a wide range of client types in the Healthcare and Higher Education market sectors. His goal on every project is to provide superior service by utilizing the latest tools in technology to assist in communicating and visualizing our client’s desires. His role is to assist with the visualization and implementation of the program and design approach for the project.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural License
  • Michigan #1301053051
Professional Credentials
  • LEED Accredited Professional
Project
Pokagon Band Tribal Courts/Peacemaking
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David Soloff

Vice President of Operations
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Arts - History | Vassar College

David Soloff

Vice President of Operations

David is a registered architect and construction manager with over 30 years of progressive responsibility and varied experience. As VP of Operations, he is responsible for the financial management of the office, as well as providing overall direction for client service activities and providing leadership to staff. He oversees project managers to ensure that production of design and contact drawings are produced in a timely manner and ensures that standards for project quality are maintained.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural License
  • Pennsylvania # RA-011920-X
  • Kansas #6798
  • Michigan #1301068746
  • Texas #16799
  • Connecticut #ARI-9374
  • Florida #AR-016479
  • Florida #04310
  • New York #28817
  • Oregon #4827
Professional Credentials
  • AIA
  • LEED AP, BD+C
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Scott Winchester

Project Manager | Tribal Liaison
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EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Architecture | University of Notre Dame

Scott Winchester

Project Manager | Tribal Liaison

Scott is responsible for tribal client relations, planning, business development and project management.  He is an enrolled member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and has over 35 years of architectural experience specializing in design of Tribal healthcare, educational and justice facilities.

Scott’s strengths include a collaborative approach that links the vision of the client with the expectations of the larger community in order to create facilities that benefit everyone, focusing on sustainability.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural Licenses
  • Michigan #130103189
  • Indiana #AR00860109
  • Wisconsin #5185-005
  • Illinois #001-009957
  • NCARB #31971

 

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Meredith Hutton

Administrative Assistant
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EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing | Western Michigan University

Meredith Hutton

Administrative Assistant

Meredith Hutton graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Marketing. Originally from Chicago, Meredith worked for advertising agencies. After sixteen years of taking off work to be with her family, she became the Administrative Assistant at Seven Generations where she creates invoices, assists the company’s President, coordinates travel arrangements, maintains records and assists with accounting. Meredith feels the creative environment, great location, and flexibility make Seven Generations a great place to work.

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Sara Tripp

Project Manager
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | Lawrence Technological University
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture | Lawrence Technological University

Sara Tripp

Project Manager

Sara is a Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in Federal, Education, Healthcare, Institutional and Municipal Markets. Transforming ideas into reality while building positive relationships with clients, design teams, and contractors are her top priorities. As a Lead Architectural Designer and Project Manager for large scale projects she brings exceptional delivery to the Seven Generations team from conceptual design to technical detailing.
Registrations/Certifications:

Architectural License

  • Michigan #1301064628

Professional Credentials

  • AIA
  • LEED AP
Project
Dowagiac Union High School Renovation
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Brian Kwekel

Project Manager
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture | University of Michigan

Brian Kwekel

Project Manager

Brian’s professional experience in both the private and public sectors has produced a variety of projects including multi-family, corporate, custom residential and alternative energy. Guided by modern design sensibilities, his skill is re-interpreting regional vernaculars with natural materials while coupling these with a respect for the environment. These abilities have generated numerous sustainable and innovative design solutions.

His thorough understanding of regulatory processes governing all development and his ability to communicate with municipal agencies has been instrumental in securing project approvals.

Raised in West Michigan, Brian received his Bachelors of Science and Master of Architecture Degrees from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He has been practicing architecture in Michigan and Colorado for the past 15 years.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural License
  • Michigan #1301058186
Professional Credentials
  • AIA
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Mno-Bmadsen / Chi Ishobak Corporate Center
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Dan Heaton

Senior Project Architect
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EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Architecture | Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design | Ball State University

Dan Heaton

Senior Project Architect

Dan has over 34 years of architectural experience in complex and innovative military, laboratory, educational and senior living projects.  He graduated from Ball State University and has practiced in Indiana and Ohio before joining our team in Michigan.

Registrations/Certifications:
Architectural License
  • Ohio #0614025
  • NCARB #117062
Professional Credentials
  • LEED Accredited Professional
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Michael Hawarny

Project Architect
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EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture | University of Detroit Mercy

Michael Hawarny

Project Architect

Michael Hawarny graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Masters of Architecture and  has 6 years of industry experience.  Michael is a Project Architect for Seven Generations a+e and has experience in all phases of the design process.

While well versed in all phases of design, Michael’s passion lies in the technical detailing side of the design process which includes management of the design documents and systems integration coordination.

Registrations/Certifications:
Professional Credentials
  • AIA
Architectural License
  • Michigan #1301068531
Project
Mille Lacs Band District 1 Health Clinic
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Rick Slone

Senior Architectural Technical Manager
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EDUCATION
  • A.A.S. Architectural Technology | Ferris State University

Rick Slone

Senior Architectural Technical Manager

Rick has over 40 years of architectural experience in a variety of project roles. As a part of the architectural team, Rick oversees the preparation of construction drawings, working closely with the design team to clearly document the defined scope of work. His strength is in the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what we do and his variety of experience gives him a unique perspective on the big picture.

Registrations/Certifications:
Professional Credentials
  • Kalamazoo County Education for Employment Advisory Committee
  • Western Michigan University – Adjunct Faculty
Project
Pokagon Band Tribal Courts/Peacemaking
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Stephanie Sokolowski

Interior Designer
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EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design | Michigan State University

Stephanie Sokolowski

Interior Designer

Stephanie heads the Interior Design department and has over eight years’ experience in commercial interior architecture and design. Her experience includes all phases of the design process for renovations, additions, and new construction. She has practiced primarily in the healthcare design market for both private and government owned facilities. Stephanie finds value in building meaningful client relationships while utilizing her expertise to enhance built environments.

Registrations/Certifications:
Interior Design License
  • National Certificate #31547
Professional Credentials
  • LEED Green Associate
Project
Pokagon Band Tribal Courts/Peacemaking
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Veronika Gaska

Designer
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EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science | Western Michigan University

Veronika Gaska

Designer

Veronika recently graduated from the Interior Design Program at Western Michigan University. She is involved in interior finish selections, redline work in construction documents, specifications and submittals, completion of finish binders, and assisting in anything else that is needed.

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Join The Team

We are always looking for individuals that are excited about the future of the built environment.

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Partner With Us

We are continuously seeking multi-disciplinary engineering and construction teaming partners for our work.

If you are interested in teaming up with us, download and fill out our RFQ.

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Tribal partners, help us identify synergies and contact you if applicable.

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Tribally Owned

As a tribally-owned company, working with indigenous people is our passion at Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering.  We understand that these projects not only add to the services a tribe can offer its citizens, but in many cases are the culmination of years of effort by passionate tribal citizens.

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8(a) Certified (2/2023)

SBA (8a) is an ownership/diversity certification sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA) of the United States government. The 8(a) program is a nine-year business development program that provides  business training, counseling, marketing and technical assistance to small businesses that have been certified.

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HUBZone Certified

HUBZone is a company level diversity certification referring to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program that helps small businesses located in distressed areas gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

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SDB

Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) is an ownership/ diversity self-certification recognized by the Small Business Association (SBA) of the United States government. This certification is for organizations that are owned (at least 51%) by one or more disadvantaged persons. SDB status makes a company eligible for bidding and contracting benefit programs involved with federal procurement.

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