Our Team

The DK Design Group offers qualified staff, with a broad range of experience in design and construction.

Dean DeKryger
Principal

 

Education:        Master of Architecture

                           University of Michigan, 1991
                    

                           Master of Business Administration
                           University of Michigan, 1991

Registration:   Michigan 1994, Illinois 1999, Iowa 2002, New Hampshire 2004,
                          Indiana 2005, North Carolina 2006,  South Carolina 2007,

                          Ohio 2007, Georgia 2008, New York 2012,

                          Pennsylvannia 2012, Wisconsin 2013, Florida 2015

Experience:    The DK Design Group   April 2004 - Present
                          Birtles Hagerman DeKryger Architects   1997 - April 2004

                          Birtles & Hagerman Architects   1991 - 1997
                          Kowaleski & Associates   1988 - 1990

Kelly Taylor
Associate

 

Education:       Bachelor of Science, Architecture
                          University of Michigan, 2001                  

 

Experience:     The DK Design Group   May 2004 - Present

                           Birtles Hagerman DeKryger   March 2004 - May2004

                           MHB Paradigm Design   May 2001 - January 2004

                           True North Architecture   Jan - Aug 1999, May - Aug 2000

Ryan Westmaas
Associate

 

Education:      Bachelor of Science, Architecture

                         University of Michigan, 2011

 

                          Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Technology

                          Ferris State University, 2008

 

Experience:    The DK Design Group   April 2014 - Present

                          Wolverine Power July 2013 - April 2014                          

                          Environment Architects January 2012 - July 2013

                          Intelligent Design LLC July 2011 - January 2012

Scott Kleinsorge
Principal
Paul K. Gafke
Architect 

 

Education:       Bachelor of Architecture

                          Lawrence Technological University, 1992

Registration:   Michigan, 1995

Experience:    The DK Design Group   April 2004 - Present

                          Birtles Hagerman DeKryger  1998 - April 2004 

                          Wakely & Associates   1990 - 1998
                    
                    

 

Education:      Bachelor of Architecture (5 Yr. Professional)

                        The university of Detroit Mercy, 1995

                       Certificate of Business Administration, 1995

Registration:   Michigan 2003, Ohio 2006, Indiana 2007, North Dakota 2011

 

Experience:    The DK Design Group   May 2019 - Present

                       Pioneer Construction, Inc. August 2007 - May 2019

                       U.S. Naval Reserve (Active Duty in Afghanistan)

                              December 2007-October 2014

                       Key Designs, LLC September 2005 - August 2006

                       Birtles Hagerman DeKryger January 2001 - August 2006

                       Hobbs & Black Assoc., Inc. November 1999 - December 2000

                       Ghafari Associates, Inc. May 1997 - October 1999

                       BEI Associates, Inc. August 1995 - May 1997

David Stockton
Associate

 

Education:     Bachelor of Science, Mathematics  

                       University of Evansville, 2012

 

                         Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Technology

                         Ferris State University, 2018

 

Experience:   The DK Design Group   November 2020 - Present                         

                       

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