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.
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.
Meet The Seven Generations Team
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.
As President of Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, Karl is accountable for overseeing 7GAE’s operations and working with the team to ensure each team member finds his or her path to success. Karl is responsible for providing strong leadership for the company by working with the board and other executives to establish short and long-term goals, plans and strategies. Karl has focused his career on developing performance-driven healthcare solutions that improve outcomes, serve communities, and fit clients.
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.
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.
Dean has done many things over the course of his +30-year career – from advertising and marketing communications, to digital and business strategy, to positioning and purpose visioning – and the common thread is his passion for understanding the human-centered perspective. As the Creative Director at Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, Dean directs and determines marketing content, channel strategy, and business growth while simultaneously contributing to design ideation and the cultural identity of 7GAE.Load More
Ryan is a Professional Engineer with over 19 years of experience in mechanical design, management, and maintenance and reliability engineering. He also brings consulting experience in multiple industries, providing invaluable mechanical expertise for overall project quality at 7GAE. Ryan embraces safe, durable, fit-for-purpose design solutions, timely project delivery, cost optimization, and maximizing client satisfaction. As VP of Engineering, he is responsible for managing, supporting, and providing leadership to the MEP group and is actively involved in defining the group’s vision, strategies, and goals.
Ivan McPherson oversees 7GAE field staff agents across the country and is responsible for the coordination, direction, and completion of contracts with the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Ivan is also tasked with contributing to company strategy and helping to lead the growth of Seven Generations A+E.
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.
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.
Sarah has experience in all phases of project design and documentation. Trained in architecture at the University of Michigan, she also brings a strong background in writing and communication as well as a passion for healthy and environmentally responsible design and construction.
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.
Justin is a Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection design and engineering. Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Experiences gained in a variety of sectors including healthcare, nuclear power, and parking structures, will assist in providing in-house engineering support to 7GAE’s projects. Justin has a keen interest in streamlining processes between architects, designers, and engineers to promote project efficiencies.
Outside of work, Justin spends time with his family: his wife, Chelsea, and daughters, Belle and Mae. He also enjoys attending sporting events, playing ice hockey, and participating in many different outdoor activities year-round.
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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.Next
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.Next
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.Next
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.Next