Hall, Rose, Smith and Waldrop Named Department Leaders at TMP Architecture

The Board of Directors of TMP Architecture, Inc. is pleased to announce four individuals have been named to department leadership positions: Melanie Hall, David Rose, Greg Smith, and John Waldrop. These individuals engage as a team with other department leaders to help drive TMP’s vision of collaborative design practices forward, adding value to our clients’ projects.

Melanie Hall, AIA, Principal, Director of Operations, is known for her focus on project management and team leadership. She has the ability to see the big picture and to understand what it takes to get projects completed successfully. This stems from her background in a variety of markets, including K–12, college/university, science + technology, healthcare, workplace, and retail. Melanie has over 20 years of industry experience and received her Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University. Beyond her technical and business skills is a joy for human connection, which is evident in her thoughtful approach to relationships with clients and colleagues. Recently, she has been working on projects for East China School District, Livonia Public Schools, and Oakland University.

David Rose, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Director of Design, rejoined TMP in 2021, bringing decades of knowledge in all phases of project development. This experience, together with his commitment to sustainable architecture and making a positive impact on society, led to his advancement in the firm. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Lawrence Technological University and is a licensed Architect in the State of Michigan. He continues to elevate the profession and his personal growth through affiliation with American Institute of Architects (AIA), Society of College and University Planning, and American Society of Media Photographers. His career has been focused on educational architecture, where he has led major projects on campuses across the country. Dave is committed to a collaborative and client-focused planning and design process. Currently, Dave is involved with projects for the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Huron Valley Schools, Wayne-Westland Community Schools, Taylor School District, and Saginaw United High School.

Greg Smith, AIA, Principal, Director of Special Projects built a successful foundation of technical expertise over the past three decades by serving as a construction field representative, architectural job captain, and project architect. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture, plus a Merit Award, from Lawrence Technological University. In his new role as Director of Special Projects, Greg will oversee a wide gamut of work to maintain and improve older K–12 school projects using modified delivery systems. These Special Projects are often smaller, more numerous, and accelerated compared to larger-scale bond work. Greg is uniquely suited to lead this department given his ability to perform all management, design, technical documentation, and construction administration tasks on his own for a variety of project types.

John Waldrop, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Director of Architecture, is a skilled senior project manager in all phases of project delivery, particularly for K–12 districts. He enjoys working with schools and educators to transform their spaces and provide enhanced learning and teaching environments. John’s recent work includes Troy’s transformative $555M bond, Saginaw’s new $60M united downtown high school, and multiple projects for Royal Oak Schools. Clients value his ability to resolve issues and support their projects from bond and conception through closeout and ribbon cutting. John is a LEED Accredited Professional and has been a registered architect for 32 years – the last 9 with TMP.

Please join us in congratulating these stellar individuals!