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About Us2018-12-18T08:08:08+00:00

At ArchiVerde Design, LLC, architecture is about more than design. It’s collaboration. It’s innovation. It’s communicating with each client until their vision comes to life, reflecting their own style and personality while maintaining optimal functionality.

David Keyser and Don Koster founded the firm in 2010 with a goal of offering Michigan businesses and residents high-quality design services. They built the business on a foundation of sustainable, creative architecture and have remained rooted in their commitment to achieving client goals. Whether a new build or renovation, a large commercial endeavor or intimate residential project, ArchiVerde will advocate for your vision and align the right resources to bring your goals to fruition at a competitive cost.

David Keyser, RA, LEED AP
David Keyser is a registered architect with the State of Michigan who has been providing innovative design solutions for clients in the mitten state for over 30 years. Born and raised in Midland, his passion for architecture began as a teenager while building a family cabin with his dad on Lake George.

Throughout his career, David has drawn inspiration from the work of fellow Midland native Alden B. Dow and eventually worked at the renowned architect’s firm, Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc., for over 13 years. This experience instilled in him a commitment to environmentally responsible design, conserving resources and integrating nature into every project. Naturally, when the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program came about, David sought accreditation to reinforce his commitment which continues to influence his work.

David has always enjoyed working for small, agile firms that allow him to be involved in every part of the process, from conception to construction. This way, he can ensure consistency throughout the project and advocate for his clients every step of the way.

A proud Midland resident, David still enjoys spending summers with his family at the cabin on Lake George and stays involved in the community by volunteering for local non-profit organizations. He currently lives with his wife Laurie and dog Bailey, as his three children pursue careers of their own.

EDUCATION
University of Michigan
Master of Architecture, 1988
B.S. in Architecture, 1986
Delta College
Associates in Arts, 1984

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
ArchiVerde Design, LLC • Midland, MI
Principal 2010 – present
Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc. • Midland, MI
Director of Architectural Technology and Quality Control 2006 – 2010
Dow Howell Gilmore Associates, Inc. • Midland, MI
Associate 1997 – 2006
Stuckey Vitale Architects, Inc.• Royal Oak, MI
Associate 1990 – 1997
Mitchell Associates Architects • Ann Arbor, MI
Intern 1987 – 1989

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