The Board of Directors has promoted Derek Dinkeloo, AIA from Vice President to Partner. Derek originally began with TMP in 1994, returning in 2019 to lead K–12, college/university, and other projects throughout southeast Michigan. His clients include Plymouth-Canton Community Schools ($214 million bond program), Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Oakland Community College, among others.
Derek is an active and dedicated member of multiple professional organizations including NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, Michigan Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Athletic Business Show, and others. He regularly presents topics of importance to the architecture profession – most recently gender-neutral locker room and restroom facility design. Additionally, he serves on the American Institute of Architects Michigan Committee on Architecture for Education.
TMP President Gail Allevato shared:
“In recognition of his exceptional dedication, visionary leadership, and tireless work ethic, we are proud to promote Derek to Partner of the firm. His steadfast commitment to excellence, both in guiding team members and overseeing projects, exemplifies the values that define our success. We applaud Derek for his outstanding contributions and solid commitment, and we warmly welcome him to his new role as Partner.”
Derek inherited a passion for architecture from his grandfather, John Dinkeloo, an internationally known architect who developed the first architectural mirror glass with Kevin Roche while working for Eero Saarinen. One of the founders of TMP, Glen Paulsen, worked with the duo at Saarinen before opening his private practice in 1957. Both Dinkeloos and Paulsen are tied to University of Michigan, where TMP and Derek still work today.
Among Derek’s many architectural achievements are the following projects: Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, which received multiple accolades and LEED certification; Michigan State University School of Packaging; St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Fieldhouse; University of Michigan Soccer Stadium; and Willie Thompson Middle School in Saginaw, MI.