With over 25 years of award winning projects, Tod enjoys the exploration of boundaries of order, scale, light, rhythm, materiality, and construction. He’s a sought-after speaker and writer on the evolving roles of libraries, and he sees every project as an opportunity to define and create a unique solution which will enhance the environment. Tod’s love of architecture stems from its ability to envelop the senses and to stimulate the imagination.
Tod was a key part of the team that created the vision for the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University. Initial plans involved a robust conversation on the future of academic libraries, and now this LEED Platinum building is receiving national and international attention for its innovative design. This building acknowledges the importance of libraries to student learning even in the 21st century—and now Tod is leading a number of similar developments in libraries and science buildings.
At Western Michigan University, Tod and his team helped design an update for Sangren Hall that was instrumental in creating a new campus while providing 21st century learning environments. This project was a creation that merged sustainable building practices with stunning learning environments.
Outside of work Tod has two amazing children. He enjoys music and likes to cook, draw, and travel.