Michael J. Lubbers has been promoted to creative director, a new position at Wight & Co., an integrated architecture, engineering and construction solutions company. Lubbers joined the firm in 2008 as senior designer in Wight's Chicago office. He has been instrumental in Wight projects, including the College of DuPage Student Resource Center, Seaton Computing Center, The Adler Planetarium Sky Theater transformation and UNO Charter Schools. Before joining Wight, Lubbers was a managing associate and senior designer at OKW Architects, where he functioned as a design lead for mixed-use projects such as The New City for Structured Development and Uptown Redevelopment for PRC Partners LLC. Earlier in his career, Lubbers was a design architect for the Chicago Office of CUH2A Inc., where he worked clients such as Comcast, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pfizer and the National Institutes of Health. Lubbers design career began in Michigan, where he worked on projects such as Herman Miller's "Greenhouse" manufacturing facility and office, designed by William McDonough + Partners, and VerBurg & Associates Architects. In addition to being a LEED-accredited professional, Lubbers is a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has a B.A. in studio art from Calvin College and an M.A. degree from the U. of I. Urbana-Champaign.
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