Three architectural and planning professionals join WAI

The Architecture Studio at Wightman & Associates, Inc. recently welcomed to its team of service providers three professionals, all based in the company’s Benton Harbor office.
Carl Baxmeyer comes to WAI from Chicago-based Fanning Howey where he was Project Executive. As a community planner, Baxmeyer has completed numerous demographic studies and strategic development plans. He has led projects involving the development of master plans, feasibility studies, park and recreation planning, industrial site plans, environmental impact studies and audits, transportation planning, and grant acquisition/management. Among his past clients are the City of Chicago, City of Louisville, Kentucky, District of Columbia Public Schools - Washington D.C., and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is a Recognized Educational Facility Planner and a Certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners. He holds a Master of Science degree, Hydrology and Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree, Environmental Science and Regional Planning from Grand Valley State University.
J. Vincent Rigg comes to WAI from the Chicago and Detroit-based architecture firm Ghafari where he was Senior Project Architect. He has 25 years of design experience in multiple disciplines, programs, and scale working for various firms in Chicago and California. Among the projects on which he has worked are the BMW Headquarters in Mexico, the 40-story McCormick Center hotel, Mennica Tower in Warsaw, Poland, the United States Coast Guard headquarters office building in Washington D.C., multiple projects for Harley-Davidson, and a number of personal residences in the Chicago and Harbor Country areas. Rigg is the recipient of multiple American Institute of Architects awards. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Andrews University and is LEED certified.
Mark R. Smith joins WAI with nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry as co-owner and president of Smith Lumber Company in Hartford, as a design-build general contractor, and most recently as a CADD manager with Nehil-Sival Structural Engineers in Kalamazoo. Smith earned a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, both from Andrews University. He also holds an Associate in Business degree from Lake Michigan College. Smith is a licensed State of Michigan building contractor and a LEED Green Associate.

Wightman & Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering, architectural, and survey firm that has been serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana since 1946 with offices in Benton Harbor, Portage, and Allegan.

Source: Wightman & Associates, Inc.
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