Joel is an architect and founding principal of D MET. Joel is involved in all aspects of design, and project management. Joel possesses an impressive resume of over 20 years of professional work as a lead designer and licensed architect, including experience at several award-winning design firms. His background includes employment at McIntosh Poris Associates, Brian Healy Architects, Kyu Sung Woo Architect and Bruner/Cott Associates. Joel is a registered architect in the state of Michigan and resident of Midtown Detroit. Joel holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He is a adjunct lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he has taught since 2006. His teaching focuses on integrated design and principles of advanced building construction.



Liz is an architectural designer and founding principal of D MET. Liz is involved in all aspects of design, and construction documentation. Liz enjoys envisioning space and crafting effect through drawing. (She is a good counterpoint to Joel.) Liz possesses over 8 years of professional experience as a lead designer at award winning architecture firms prior to founding D MET. Liz’s initial training in hand-drafting and a semester abroad studying architecture in Florence, Italy continues to influence her work today. Liz is currently on the Board of the Midtown Montessori, an Advisor to and member of Art Center Community Garden, and a member of the Sweet on Detroit Beekeeping Club. Liz holds a Master of Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological Institute. She also holds a certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan. Liz is a LEED accredited professional in Building Design and Construction.