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Improving lives and affecting change through the built environment

Diekema Hamann | Architecture & Engineering
About Us

A reputation built on more than 100 years of excellence

Diekema Hamann | Architecture & Engineering

Established in 1916, Diekema Hamann draws from a century of experience providing the highest level of professional design and engineering services.

Our reputation for thoughtful design, innovative solutions, and reliable delivery is built on decades of success servicing clients in the healthcare, education, and government sectors. These core markets, realized through both new construction and complex renovation projects, are the foundation of our firm.

With expertise in both architecture and engineering, DHAE offers a unique combination of passion and experience. We take pride in offering comprehensive design and engineering services focused on finding the right solution for every challenge.

Disciplines

As an architecture firm, our core services include:

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Building Rehabilitation
  • Existing Condition Survey
  • Development Strategies
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Furniture Fixtures & Equipment Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Master Planning
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Site Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Visioning

Mechanical Expertise:

  • Energy Modeling and Analysis
  • Central Utility Plant Design and Optimization
  • Dust Collection Systems
  • Lab Hazardous Exhaust Systems
  • Ice Storage Systems
  • Functional Testing and Commissioning

Electrical Expertise:

  • Normal, Standby, and Mission Critical Power
  • Isolated Power
  • Fault Current and Arc Flash
  • Selective Coordination Studies
  • Low Voltage Design
  • Lighting Controls
  • Specialty Lighting Design

Plumbing Expertise:

  • Medical Gas and Bulk Storage
  • Purified Water Systems
  • Legionella Prevention

We offer the following comprehensive services:

  • Campus Infrastructure Master Planning and Assessments
  • Construction Coordination Drawings
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Philosophy

Diverse ideas brought together for a common objective

At Diekema Hamann, we are driven by a shared culture of creativity, accountability, and advocacy for our clients. We embrace complex challenges and work tirelessly to improve our communities through design.

Our process is built on an integrated approach to architecture and engineering. We don't believe in closed doors, nor do we allow ego to dictate design solutions. We believe, simply, that great results can only be achieved through interdisciplinary collaboration that responds honestly to the needs of our clients.

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Our People
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Our studio sits comfortably at the intersection of large and small: large enough to deftly manage complex, multi-use projects, small enough to provide every client with personal service through dedicated project teams.

Each member of our team brings their unique personality and expertise to the firm on a daily basis. We are highly adventurous, meticulously detail-oriented, thoroughly talented, and extremely knowledgeable about our craft.

Meet the team
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & Engineering
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & Engineering
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringGabe AlveyAIA, LEED AP BD+CPrincipal & Senior Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringAndy BeckerPE, HFDP, LEED APEngineering President
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringSteve DickersonAIAPrincipal & Senior Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringNorman Hamann, Jr.AIA, LEED APArchitecture President
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJon MulderPE, LEED APPrincipal & Senior Professional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringPhillip NicholsonPE, LEED APPrincipal & Senior Professional Electrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringValerie WrightLEED AP ID+CPrincipal & Senior Interior Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringKate AcostaBIM/CAD Technician
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJordan BarrPEProfessional Electrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringChet BerkimerPESenior Professional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringRod BoermanPESenior Professional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringRaymond BurtzloffProject Technician
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringShawn CencerAIAProject Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMeg FeldmanEITMechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringTim FerrisSenior Project Coordinator
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringNichelle FlynnAdministrative Support
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMatt GoerlichMechanical Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringBrian GoheenLEED APSenior Project Coordinator
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJeff HammondAIASenior Project Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringSteve HennigsausenElectrical Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringChelsea JonesInterior Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringDieneke KniffinAIAProject Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJamey LoganProject Technician
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMatt McGinnisLEED APSenior Project Coordinator
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringBrent MeyerPE, LEED APSenior Professional Electrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringHans MorganElectrical Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMax MurrayEITElectrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringTodd PattonProject Technician
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJake PetersonEITMechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJudy PolegaEngineering Executive Assistant
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJustina PotoczakNCIDQInterior Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringKatie PottsAIA Project Designer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringPaul RamseyerPEProfessional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringChris SjoquistPE, LEED APSenior Professional Electrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMark StauferPE, LEED APSenior Professional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMarcia StrangeAIA, LEED APProject Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMike TownsendPEProfessional Mechanical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringRich TracySenior Project Coordinator
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringMary WalshAIAProject Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJenny WangAIAProject Architect
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringNuthanael WatkinsPEProfessional Electrical Engineer
Diekema Hamann | Architecture & EngineeringJulie WheatonMarketing Coordinator
Selected Awards
Year
Award
Project
2018AIA Southwest Michigan Honor Award
Charron Family CommonsUniversity of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
2018AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award
Origami FieldhouseOrigami Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Mason, MI
2018AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award
The Bovid ResidenceKalamazoo, MI
2017AIA Southwest Michigan Honor Award
Bronson Battle Creek Family MedicineBattle Creek, MI
2015AIA Southwest Michigan Honor Award
Old Mill PubPlainwell, MI
2015AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award
East Jackson Elementary SchoolJackson, MI
2015 Consumer's Energy Large Commercial Project
East Jackson Elementary SchoolJackson, MI
2009 LEED Certification
Bronson Advanced Radiology ServicesKalamazoo, MI
2009 LEED Certification
Ebeid Hospice ResidenceSylvania, OH
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Bronson Advanced Radiology ServicesKalamazoo, MI
2007Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Western Michigan Chapter Harbor HospiceMuskegon, Michigan
2006Associated Builders Award Medical Construction over $3 Million
Southwest Regional Rehabilitation CenterBattle Creek, Michigan
2006Associated Builders Award Medical Construction under $3 Million
Lifespan HospiceBattle Creek, Michigan
2005 AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
St. Joseph Catholic ChurchKalamazoo, Michigan
2004Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation
Escanaba Middle SchoolEscanaba, Michigan
2003AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
Camp Merrie WoodPrairieville Twp, Michigan
2003AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
Kalamazoo Center for the Healing ArtsKalamazoo, Michigan
2003AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Merit Award
St. Thomas More Student ParishKalamazoo, Michigan
2002AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Merit Award
Fassler ResidenceKalamazoo, Michigan
2002 Historic Preservation Commission Commercial Preservation Merit Award
Rehabilitation of the Former Grace Christian Reformed Church Kalamazoo, Michigan
2002Michigan Historic Preservation Network Building Award
Rehabilitation of the former Grace Christian Reformed Church as DHA officesKalamazoo, Michigan
2001Engineering Society Outstanding Achievement Award for Building Design & Construction
Bronson Methodist Hospital
2001AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Merit Award
Southwest Regional Rehabilitation CenterBattle Creek, Michigan
2001AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
Diekema Hamann OfficesKalamazoo, Michigan
2001Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Western Michigan Chapter
Diekema Hamann OfficesKalamazoo, Michigan
2001BSA/AIA/Healthcare Assembly Honor Award for Design
Bronson Methodist Hospital South Campus RedevelopmentKalamazoo, Michigan
1999 Design ’99 New Construction Best in Category
Rose Arbor HospiceKalamazoo, Michigan
1998AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
Midwest Energy CooperativeCassopolis, Michigan
1998AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter Honor Award
Rose Arbor HospiceKalamazoo, Michigan

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