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Kevin Hart

At an early age, Kevin Hart developed his passion for architecture, growing up and living in Southeast Michigan.

The works of Saarinen, Yamasaki and Wallace Frost provided valuable insight to the importance of placemaking, harmony and subtle detail. He studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame, where he balanced the rigorous demands of the Beaux Arts tradition with the pressures of college football. His teams compiled three post-season bowl victories from 1975 through 1979, including a national championship in the 1977 Cotton Bowl. (Kevin’s father, Leon Hart, was the 1949 Heisman Trophy Award Winner and  a 3 time NFL All Pro Player for the Detroit Lions World Champion Teams.) Kevin’s thesis work at Notre Dame studied an Environic riverfront development in the city of Detroit ending with his degree in Architectural Engineering in May of 1980. He became a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1992 and was elected as a fellow of Great Britain’s Royal Society for the Advancement of Arts & Sciences (RSA) in 2007.

Kevin Hart has worked in the construction industry for over 38 years and as an engineer, designer and construction manager, his firm has designed and coordinated the construction of several key residential, educational, commercial industrial and institutional projects in the region. Kevin has directed a team of talented engineers, architects and designers. While devoted to historic preservation and more traditional architectural themes, the firm has performed exceptionally well in the contemporary field.

Project experience:

Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria, Northville Township, Michigan. Architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering for the design and construction documentation of the 50,000 square foot facility. The building features an open mezzanine overlooking a grand concourse within the building. A five star restaurant opens out to an inviting exterior garden court. The contemporary glass steel and stone building cost $13,500,000. (2013-2015)

Joe’s Produce-Joe’s Meat and Seafood, Livonia, Michigan. Soaring open web steel rafters celebrate the dramatic vaulted structure with low energy lighting and natural lighting captured throughout the building. Produce from all over the country is displayed beautifully with wide aisles and easy access to freshly prepared meals. Project cost $8,500,000. (2007-2014)

Ducati of Detroit, Birmingham, Michigan. European styling state-of-the-art equipment is the back bone of this Italian motorcycle dealership. Led lighting and full height glass fenestration provides drama to the interior geometry of the exposed steel structure. A high speed dynamometer is housed within a sound proof wall casing inside the showroom area allowing precision tuning of the Ducati equipment at ultra high speeds. Construction Cost: $4,080,000. (2013-2014)

The Sardine Room Restaurant and Lounge, Plymouth, Michigan. Cool, sleek lines and ultra contemporary millwork adorn the diminutive restaurant lounge in the heart of Plymouth, Michigan. Interior furnishings compliment the exposed masonry of the historic structure housing the gourmet seafood establishment. (2013)

Ultimate Soccer Arenas, Pontiac, Michigan. Climate controlled full field sports including soccer, football, field hockey and LaCrosse are at home in this magnificent facility. Prescription turf, high intensity discharge lighting, arena seating, full locker rooms, full-service restaurant and auditorium/conference spaces are provided within this 100,000 square foot indoor facility. Ample parking and outdoor fields are also provided on the five acre campus. Construction Cost: $6,3000,000. (2014)

Wells Fargo Building, Birmingham, Michigan. Interior finishes and work station layout were selected by our firm along with a comprehensive exterior design theme repurposing the existing three story building. Over 120,000 square feet of office and computer room facilities were effectively planned. Renovation cost: $8,180,000. (2011)

Dunlap Design Group Interiors Building, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. Adaptive Re-use of the three story historic building located at the Woodward Avenue-I-696 junction. Exterior facade renovation and total interior re-fitting provides an excellent creative environment for designers and planners. Construction Cost: $2,350,000. (2015)

Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas: space planning, industrial building addition and renovation design, clean room and microchip assembly factory design and executive building design at the company headquarters. Responsible for over one million square feet of industrial operations at the expressway site in Richardson, Texas.
(1980-1984)

Texas Instruments, Colorado Springs: Planning and engineering director responsible for a team of planners, engineers, maintenance and construction professionals to head up the establishment of the new building complex in Colorado.
(1984-1989)

Chrysler Jeffcon Assembly Plant, Detroit, Michigan: Engineering manager for the site preparation of the new Chrysler site on the riverfront. Responsible for the preservation of key infrastructure elements and mass demolition of the site.
(1989)

Nissan Research and Development Technical Headquarters, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Engineering manager for the design and construction of the $85,000,000 facility.
(1993)

Professional Veterinary Hospitals of America, inc., Southf1eld, Michigan: Architectural and construction manager for the design and construction of twenty five $1.3 million clinics throughout the southeastern Michigan area.
(1991)

Strand Theater, Pontiac, Michigan: Provided design and drafting effort for the documentation, preservation and renovation of the historic building in downtown Pontiac. Worked on the design team of the Pontiac Revitalization Company.
(1994)

Dawlen Corporation, Jackson, Michigan: Architect for the design and construction management of the $3.5 million employee staffing and conference hall building at the corporate headquarters site.
(1993)

Nagle Industries, Clawson, Michigan: Architect for the new $2.4 million research and prototype building placed in a strict residential setting.
(1997)

Flex Ben Building, Troy, Michigan: Architect for the new 8,300 square foot, $3.0 million office building near the Somerset Collection retail section in Troy.
(1995)

Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan: Architect and construction manager for the school stadium renovation, health and fitness facility and the village campus building renovation.
(1992)

Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Engineer, architect and construction manager for the new activities center wing and the science wing.
(2000)

Kinnie Annex Cartage Company, Warren, Michigan: Architect and engineer for the new 12,000 square foot, $3.4 million facility.
(1998)

Barista Café, Birmingham, Michigan: Architect for the new restaurant in the historic district in downtown Birmingham.
(1995)

Chrysler Stamping Plant-Employee Fitness Center, Warren, Michigan: Architect for the Corporate Health and Fitness Facility inside the factory compound.
(1999)

Angelo Office Center Building, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Engineer and architect for the new 13,000 square foot atrium office building. The construction cost was $2.6 million.
(2001)

Dandy Oil Company, Troy, Michigan: Architect for several new and remodeled gas station and food market projects throughout Southeastern Michigan.
(1992-2002)

Saint James Christian Baptist church, Pontiac, Michigan: Architect for the design of the New Church and Fellowship Hall in the city of Pontiac revitalization area.
(1998)

Mastercraft Leather Office Building, Rochester Hills, Michigan: Architect and engineer for the 18,000 square foot office facility at the main factory and distribution center. (1997)
Daimler-Chrysler Pilot Building, Sterling Heights, Michigan: Architect for the new 6,000 square foot prototype assembly building.
(1998)

Michigan Multi-King, Troy, Michigan: Architect and engineer for the new design of five Burger King atrium buildings in the Detroit area.
(1996)

Old Church Square Historic Retail Center, Northville, Michigan: Engineer and architect for the planning, design and current construction coordination of the 23,000 square foot facility adjacent to the historic church building in downtown Northville. Incorporates traditional design elements in a state of the art retail and office setting. Work has included civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Design work has been nominated for several design awards.
(2003)

Hare Express Trucking, Troy, Michigan: Engineer, architect, interior designer and planning consultant for the construction of the new $3.5 million terminal building at the corporate headquarters. The new office building was designed in the “prairie school” tradition.
(2003)

Saint Vincent Ferrer Catholic Community Center, Madison Heights, Michigan: Architect for the remodeling and renovation of the church fellowship hall and the elementary school building.
(2001)

Sears Retail Centers: Architect for the renovation and remodeling of several sears stores throughout Michigan and Ohio.
(2002)

Rite-Aid Pharmacies: Architect for the renovation and remodeling of several facilities throughout Michigan and Ohio.
(2002)

Premium Electric Building, Ferndale, Michigan: Architect and engineer for the design and construction coordination of the new company $1.0 million warehouse and office structure.
(1999)

Miller Office Building, Royal Oak, Michigan: Architect for the renovation and addition to the Terrance Miller building in the main business district in Royal Oak. The facility received the city of Royal Oak design award for 1996.
(1996)

Quality Petroleum, Waterford, Michigan: Architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering for the design and construction coordination of two Shell Oil company multi-service gas stations and food markets in the Detroit area. The construction cost for each facility was $1.8 million.
(1999)

Maresca Residences-Damela Enterprises, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan: Architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering for nine new high end, historically accurate residences in the Birmingham/Bloomfield hills area. Construction cost for each home was $1.4 million.
(1997-2005)

Sheltering Pines Condominiums-Lewenz Development, LLC: Architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering for a 23 unit condo project in Westland, Michigan. Construction cost budget was $2.2 million,
(2003)

Mathews Residences-A. and L. Building, LLC: Architect and construction manager for six new historical residential structures in Birmingham, Michigan. Construction cost for each residence was $1.0 million.
(2002)

Towne and Country Animal Hospital, Brighton, Michigan: Architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineer for the design and construction coordination of the new 13,000 square foot state of the art veterinary clinic. The construction cost for the facility was $3.2 million.
(2004)

Balmoral Center, Royal Oak, Michigan: Architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering for the design and construction of the five-story office building in Royal Oak, Michigan. The construction cost for the 25,000 square foot building was $9.7 million.
(2005)

Mainstreet Courtyard, Northville, Michigan: Architectural, structural and electrical engineering for the exterior and interior renovation of the old T.A.G.S. building in the heart of downtown Northville. The 61,000 square foot building has a construction budget of $4.0 million.
(2006)

MCM Management, Troy, Michigan: Architectural, electrical, mechanical and structural engineer for the renovation of the old 25,000 square foot federal express building. The interior and exterior has a construction budget of $1.8 million.
(2006)

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