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OUR TEAM

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PRINCIPAL

Steven Schneemann

Steven received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and his Masters in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.  He has worked on hundreds of projects in dozens of states and across 4 continents. His extensive experience includes secondary and higher education, commercial, institutional, retail, and corporate work, as well as single and multi-family residential projects.  He has also worked as a Professor of Architectural design at Lawrence Technological University for sixteen years. He is a former mayor and has continued his involvement in the city government through his role on City Council.  On the weekends he enjoys sailing and spending time with his family. He may also be seen shredding the slopes on his snowboard in the colder months. 

SENIOR ADVISOR

RON CIESLAK

Ron received his Bachelors of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He has been involved in hundreds of public and private institutional projects throughout the state of Michigan, with a focus on libraries and churches.  His exceptional insight into the programming and functionality of institutional projects provides a firm foundation that allows him to turn his clients dreams into reality.  His extensive experience has allowed him to stay ahead of design trends as a design leader who understands current and future design trajectories.  Ron’s approach to design is centered around helping each client understand and define its wants and needs and then, together, then transforming those perimeters into successful parameters into successful designs.

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER 

MARY CAY LANCASTER

Mary Cay received her Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Illinois and her Masters in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. With over 25 years of experience in the public, private and municipal sectors, Mary Cay Lancaster brings a wealth of design, technical, and administrative knowledge and experience to the MCD Team. Mary Cay is a licensed architect in Michigan and New York and has worked on hundreds of design projects throughout the United States and Canada. She has also worked  as a Professor of Architectural Design at Lawrence Technological University as well a Professor of Interior Architecture at Wayne State University. Mary Cay enjoys golf, running, bicycling, and helping with disaster relief through  the DRAW program. 

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ARCHITECTUAL AND INTERIOR DESIGNER

Dianne Schurg

Dianne received her Bachelor's of Interior Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. In addition to architectural design and engineering, Dianne’s work has included space planning, furniture specifications, and finish selections for private and public sector projects, including over a dozen public libraries and numerous office, health care, educational facilities, as well as single family residential projects. She also provides master planning, programming and space analysis for many of MCD's clients. She is an allied member of ASID, and is currently taking examinations for NCIDQ certification.  She takes a more holistic approach to design and carefully orchestrates balanced solutions by understanding the importance of functionality when approaching a project, while also considering variables such as social, cultural and environmental influences.  She was born and raised in the metro Detroit area and is involved in her local church community. Dianne enjoys traveling and most recently spent time visiting Japan. She loves spending quality time with her family, taking her dog on adventures, and exploring the outdoors.

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ARCHITECTUAL DESIGNER

Griffin Angeliu

Griffin Angeliu received his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and is currently pursuing his Masters of architecture. Griffin takes a client and context focused approach to design, considering the needs of the client as well as the enhancement of the surrounding community and environment. His projects have included work with the Farmington Downtown Development Authority to design various municipal and commercial projects within the downtown area. His commercial work also extends to the surrounding cities in the metro Detroit area.  He enjoys mastering various new skills and snowboarding in the colder months.  

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DESIGN ENGINEER

Genevieve Schneemann

Genevieve Schneemann received her Bachelor's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before coming to MCD, she worked as a municipal engineer reviewing commercial and industrial building plans and designing on road and water main projects. In her time at MCD, she has worked on many commercial and residential projects, a majority of which are in and around the Metro Detroit area. Her approach to design is highly personalized for each client, drawing from their needs and stylistic wants with influence from her own architectural and engineering experience. In her free time, Genevieve enjoys staying active with activities such as pickleball, swimming, snowboarding, tennis, and lifting weights.  

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DESIGNER

JACOB LAMPI

Jacob Lampi is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Architecture with a Minor in Leadership at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan.  Jacob is a detail oriented designer, focusing on creating genuine, rich spaces that allow for natural flow.  He is a proud member of the Knights of Equity, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization.  And was frontrunner for the University of Detroit Mercy Portfolio competition of 2022.  When he is able to find free time he enjoys practicing culinary arts and rock climbing. 

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