Peter Baldwin Commercial Studio Leader

President / Principal / AIA / NCARB

Peter's passion stems from the belief that architecture is for people and has the power to build community and strengthen mission through the transformation of space. He greatly enjoys creating collaborative teams and tailored processes that are focused on client needs while leveraging the strengths of the various team members.
Peter Baldwin

More About Peter

“Peter is creative and yet down to earth – a rarity today. He is a joy to work with as he makes what could be a difficult and stressed process very enjoyable.”

Glenn Vos – Former Superintendent at Holland Christian Schools

Professional Experience

AMDG Architects, Incorporated
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Spring 2007 – present – President/Principal
1997-2007 – Senior Vice President

Integrated Architects P.C.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 1992 – 1996
Senior Designer / Project Manager

Corporate Design Group
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 1988 – August 1992
Architectural Designer / Project Architect

Albert Kahn & Associates, Inc.
Detroit, Michigan
January 1987 – December 1987
Assistant Designer

Hobbs and Black Architects, Inc.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 1985 – December 1986
Designer

Giffels Associates, Inc.
Southfield, Michigan
March 1985 – June 1985
Design Assistant

Thomas S. Monaghan, Inc.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 1983 – March 1985
Architectural Assistant

Education

The University of Michigan
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Master of Architecture, 1988
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1985

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Liberal Arts Studies
September 1981 – May 1983
Teaching Experience

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Adjunct and Visiting Professor
Architectural Communication – Eng103A
Interim: Shaping Space: An Introduction to Architectural Design

The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Teaching Assistant – Structures I and II
Instructor – Freehand Sketching

Registrations, Certifications, Awards, Distinctions

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification
Registered Architect – State of Michigan
Registered Architect – State of Kentucky
Registered Architect – State of New Mexico
Registered Architect – State of Illinois
Registered Architect – State of Florida
Registered Architect – State of Missouri
Registered Architect – State of Ohio
Registered Architect – State of Indiana
Registered Architect – State of Tennessee
Registered Architect – State of North Carolina
Registered Architect – State of Wisconsin
Member Michigan Chapter – American Institute of Architects
Member USGBC West Michigan Chapter
Member Community Sustainability Partnership, Grand Rapids

Young Architect Award, AIAGV Chapter, 2002
George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship in Architecture, 1989
Second Place – The Chicago Awards – Chicago Chapter AIA, 1989
Albert Kahn Fellow – 1988
Winner – Leonard B. Willike Competition, 1987
Winner – Architectural Design Division – Steelcase Fine Arts Competition, 1987
Member Michigan Chapter – American Institute of Architects
Member USGBC West Michigan Chapter
Member Community Sustainability Partnership, Grand Rapids

Presentations

AIA National Convention and Design Exposition – “Innovative Learning Environments That Inspire”, 2006
Joint Faculty Inservice – Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools: Facilities that Support 21st Century Learning – “Case Studies and Best Practices; Participants: West Catholic HS, Catholic Central HS”, 2012
RetNet Conference – “Lean Process for Design: a Case Study of Retina Specialists of Michigan”, 2014
The Potters House – “A Few Thoughts On Leadership”, 2015
Themes and Concepts in 21st Century Learning Vocation Day at South Christian High School – “What Does it Take?”, 2016
The Potters House – “What is Leadership?”, 2017
New Catholic Business Forum – “Growing Old or Growing in Wisdom”, 2017
Van Lunen Fellows Conference – “What We Have Learned Along the Way”,  2017
American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives Program – AAO – “Lean Design”, 2017

Interests and Hobbies

  • Travel
  • Time with family
  • Not-for-profit housing
  • Gardening

Fun Fact!

Peter is married to a classmate of his from architecture school and they now have seven children.