As a collaborative firm, we carefully build our team for each project based on the specific needs of the project. We have relationships with local engineers, planners and designers to build a strong team for any type of project.
See the qualifications of our in-house team members:
Steven S. Hassevoort, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Steve’s passion is making old buildings and building sites useful once again. After 24 years with firms in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, he ventured out and founded InForm Architecture to allow him to pursue this passion full-time.
Steve enjoys delving into a client’s organization to make sure that each project fits that organization’s culture and really meets its long-term needs. With degrees in architecture and business administration (and a couple of years as a music major), he is a true generalist and relishes all aspects of a project from needs assessment, design and detailing to financing, tax credits and technology.
The best part of his job is getting a group of people really excited about their project!
Eric Hackman, AIA, NCARB
Eric approaches architecture and design as a thinker / solver and less as an artist seeking self expression; akin to a tailor finely tuning a suit to emphasize and express the client’s values and character. The joy of the “ah ha” moments fuel his desire to learn from others, share knowledge and discover what is possible. After 22 years with a corporate firm leading large scale project teams Eric turned his attention and expertise to personally serve clients at a smaller scale.
Eric’s faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ guides his life and is evident in the energy and passion he pours into those he serves. It is the foundation of his confidence, humility and lighthearted nature.
Amy is an interior designer who strives to complete her clients’ vision by building a relationship with them, listening to their ideas, and utilizing her expertise. Her past work experience includes residential design and wood studio design. These aid Amy in understanding how small details in a project can largely impact the end result. Possessing creative but logical thinking in the design process allows her zeal for design to show through well-organized proposals.
Amy is full of energy and her ambition is driven by her clients’ satisfaction and confidence in her. Her passion is to be personally involved in projects and envision beyond her clients’ desires, creating a result that exceeds their expectations.
Whether a project is big or small, Amy loves to see design and function come together to make a desirable space that is useable and unique.
New to Inform, Shaun enjoys helping wherever he can on a project to meet the needs of the team. His interests include developing design ideas and using 3d visuals to help communicate the vision of the project. This helps relay expectations for the client while creating a positive experience. He is always willing to explore new ideas and concepts as the needs of the client are constantly changing. Shaun’s experience in Architecture ranges from educational, healthcare and commercial.
Janet Puvogel, AIA
Janet’s desire to impact the community by enhancing the built environment fuels her enthusiasm for design. She has a passion for renovating, restoring, and repurposing existing spaces and structures, and designing new, sustainable, and enduring ones. Having worked in the Architecture field for over 20 years, Janet finds that bringing her attention to detail and interest in creative problem solving to InForm Architecture is energizing and rewarding. Her favorite aspects of architecture are organizing client’s program needs into a pleasing solution, collaborating with the design team to create innovative solutions and producing a well-ordered, quality set of documents.
Janet’s great pleasure of the workday is being part of a team that has a similar love of art, creativity, and community improvement through architecture. When the workday is done, she expresses her creative skills with gardening, drawing, working with fiber and enjoying her family and the outdoors.
Sherry works behind the scenes on all things drawing-related. An achiever to the core, Sherry is motivated to produce documents that are timely and precise. Sherry brings 5 years of service to Inform and 15 years of commercial architectural design experience from other firms. Sherry is observant and likes to do code and ordinance research.
When she is not at work, you can find Sherry at antiquing, working on her home, crafting or volunteering at one of her children’s school events.
With decades of AutoCAD experience, an eagerness to take on new challenges, and a commitment to efficiency, Sherry is there to help get the work done wherever she is needed.
From field checks to punch lists, Sherry helps keep us on track!
Hannah handles a variety of the nitty-gritty tasks involved in projects—drawing up base plans, assembling construction documents or whatever else needs to be done. She knows details can make or break a project and is happy working behind the scenes to get everything in order.
Hannah’s also an artist (because that’s what you do with a physics degree) using acrylic painting, photography and furniture design/sculpture to examine how the structure of our physical surroundings shape human interactions and define our communities (and how communities reciprocally shape their environments). She’s also experienced in organizing and facilitating community-based art and arts-related projects, which she greatly enjoys.
Working collaboratively with others to shape and create spaces of connection within the built environment is what truly motivates her!
Sarah’s background in Interior Design and Marketing allows her to use her design skills in a variety of ways. Having worked on both residential and commercial projects along with custom cabinetry design, she appreciates the variety of projects that InForm acquires and is always excited to learn something new. She knows that things not only need to look great, but they need to make sense. Her love of technology and hard-lined details aid in her design by helping her to think logically through a project. Along with design, Sarah has a passion for photography and has spent several years as a freelance photographer creating beautiful images. With her creative mind, she works diligently to bring her client’s visions to life.
Fueled by a passion for space planning and creative thinking, she delivers results based on client-driven solutions. She is always eager to learn more and approaches any challenge with enthusiasm and an open mind to support her client’s needs and see a project through to completion.
Leah Goodman, AIA
Leah brings 13 plus years of experience in the industry to our firm. She has worked on a wide range of projects, including commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, government and residential. She especially appreciates seeing a project the whole way through — creating initial designs to help clients visualize their dreams, executing the documents, then managing the construction to completion. Her keen eye for design and her artistic vision, combined with her unique ability to connect with clients to make their ideas come to life, are what make her a valuable addition to our staff. Leah also brings an extensive knowledge of 3D software, which aids in the visualization and creation phase of architectural planning.
Leah has an active personal life, along with her husband and three young children! As a former college athlete, Leah now prefers being involved in her kids’ activities. She is actively involved in their elementary school as a volunteer and serves on the Alamo Little League board. Her family also enjoys attending all sporting events, including at her alma mater, The University of Michigan!
Mitchell first joined the InForm team as an intern during the summers while he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture at the University of Michigan, and has since rejoined as an Architectural Technician. He applies an acute eye for detail and strong spatial reasoning in every project he undertakes. For Mitchell, finding creative solutions to architectural problems is similar to his other great passion: games. Mitchell is a player, leader, and creator of all kinds of games; tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, social party games, and creative-management video games are all among his favorites. For Mitchell, the cycle of establishing the framework of rules (whether it’s a building code or a Player’s Handbook) and creatively solving problems within those rules are his greatest skill and joy.
Lillian joined the InForm Architecture team as an Interior Designer and Administrative Associate where she collaborates with the other Interior Designer’s and Architecture team on projects. She’s a support person for projects in Auto CADD and SketchUp. Lillian manages office information and the materials library information ensuring that it is organized, as well as, making media and marketing platform updates. Lillian enjoys helping and learning in various capacities.
She loves all aspects of design and occasionally participates in local art exhibitions. The interior designer in her strives to increase safety, function, sustainability and elevating the aesthetics of interior spaces.
Mary Whittaker Duncan
Mary is devoted to engaging with groups and organizations who make a difference in the communities in which they work. She works diligently to understand their needs, their limitations and their opportunities. Her involvement often begins well before a project is envisioned, and she works to bring the right people (consultants, experts, other collaborators) to the table to encourage collaboration.
A problem-solver at heart, Mary has a knack for working with diverse groups to reach consensus. Through careful listening and thoughtful questions, she strives to uncover the core values and goals that can be embraced by all. Very much a team player, she thoroughly enjoys collaboration with our team and our clients.
Contributing to projects that improve people’s lives is what makes Mary tick!
Mary retired in June of 2022 and is looking forward to traveling and spending time with family.