The Design Retreat Committee

The Design Retreat Committee is tasked with coordinating speakers and presentations that are interesting and creative to present to a wide range of audience members. In a rural, scenic setting on Torch Lake, attendees learn about design innovations in groups filled with students, emerging professionals and industry veterans. The retreat is a unique opportunity to discuss design with your peers while enjoying nature and making new connections. Learn more about the Design Retreat at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha here.

If you would like to help to enhance the Design Retreat, please contact the office at!


Art Smith, FAIA


Angelo Torcolacci, AIA
NSA Architects, Engineers & Planners

Christopher Zahorec
Oakland Community College

Edward Francis, FAIA
Resendes Design Group

Ellen Moore, Assoc. AIA
NSA Architects, Engineers & Planners

Evelyn Dougherty, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan

Matt Guinta, AIA
TMP Architecture

Danielle O’Neal, AIA
TMP Architecture

John Danckaert, RA

Richard Fry, FAIAE
Fry Architecture, PLLC

Robert Veresan, AIA
DTE Energy

Sam Bayne, FAIA
Harley Ellis Devereaux

Tracy Sweeney, AIA
Harley Ellis Devereaux

William Ahlstrom, AIAE

Jonathan Tull
Harley Ellis Devereaux