Site Design / Development

Tom Covert, AICP, RLA Team Leader, Land Development Services Atwell-Hicks 500 Avis Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel: 734-994-4000

With over 18 years experience in land development consulting, Mr. Covert is responsible for multiple project managers and their specialty design teams as well as cultivating client relationships, always putting his proactive management style to work on their behalf.

On a group level, Mr. Covert is able to combine his expertise as a land planner and landscape architect with his project management background to ensure that project needs are anticipated and addressed. He oversees a variety of projects including institutional, commercial, industrial, residential and mixed- use developments, and often represents clients and projects at site plan presentations and other crucial municipal and community meetings. Mr. Covert meets regularly with top clients to better understand their ongoing needs, upcoming projects and how Atwell can help them achieve their goals.


Ryan M. Stoianowski, LEED AP Director of Sustainable Construction Willis Building Co., Inc. 216 W. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Tel : 734-429-1028

Ryan Stoianowski is a LEED Accredited Professional and the Director of Sustainable Construction for WBCI, overseeing all of WBCI’s sustainable construction and consulting services. Ryan is an active member of the Detroit Regional Chapter of the US Green Building Council. He is the founder and Chair of Emerging Green Builders – Detroit, an organization consisting of young professionals and college students with an interest in sustainability. Ryan serves as the co-chair for NAIOP Developing Leaders, serving young professionals in the field of commercial real estate. He is also WBCI’s representative to the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Vice President of the City of Saline’s Business Development Association, and a private sector champion for the public transportation initiative in Washtenaw County.

Building on three generations of excellence in design/build and construction management, Willis Building Co., Inc. is leading the way in sustainable construction in Southeast Michigan. Our commitment to sustainability continues the long-standing WBCI tradition of quality, integrity, and value that is passed on to our clients. As a local company, we are particularly interested in helping our clients and the surrounding communities capture the triple-bottom-line benefits of sustainability: Environmental, economic, and cultural.


Patrich Jett, LEED AP Tenant Advisory Group Grubb & Ellis Company 26555 Evergreen Rd., Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48076
Tel: 248.357.6568

Patrich represents a variety of local and national tenants helping them implement their real estate needs. He has a successful track record for assisting corporations increase their triple bottom line of their real estate needs, economic incentives and investments. Patrich works with economic development entities, local municipalities and other relevant agencies to help nurture this process with a focus on emerging technologies.

Mr. Jett has also been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the United States Green Building Council (USBGC), becoming one of the first commercial real estate brokerage professionals in Michigan to achieve the LEED accreditation. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Jett joins a select group of real estate professionals nationwide equipped to counsel clients about the rising importance of ‘green’ building trends.

Mr. Jett has a background and education in finance and management and worked as an Executive Banker as well as a Financial Advisor prior to joining Grubb & Ellis. This prior experience has provided him a unique edge in understanding his client’s real estate needs.

Architecture and Interior Design

Daniel H. Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP Senior Principal/Director of Sustainable Design A3C Collaborative Architecture 210 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel: 734-663-1910

Dan is the founding Principal of A3C - Collaborative Architecture. He leads the firms’ sustainable design and development efforts and serves as a Project Director for the Education Work Group. He teams with the Project Mangers to facilitate planning, programming and design through an integrated design approach. His background in engineering and architecture results in facilities that integrate building systems in an efficient and effective way while creating inviting environments. Dan led the firm in the recent design and renovation of its own office to a LEED-CI registered Gold level. The firm has received several awards for its environmental design and leadership and is a 2008 recipient of the AIA/Upjohn Research Initiative studying Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings.

Dan’s role as an advocate of sustainable design dates back over 25 years and he continues to remain on the forefront of this movement. His early projects included passive/active solar design, earth tempering design and super insulation. Today he continues to practice sustainability as an extension of good, well-planned design. Dan is sought after to speak on sustainable issues, especially the value of green schools. He currently sits on the Board of the Detroit Regional Chapter of the USGBC and is the Chair of their Green School Advocacy Committee. He is Secretary of the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and is Co-Chair of AIA-MI’s Committee on the Environment (COTE).