Diverse expertise drives better outcomes.


Pure Architects is comprised of dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds who believe in working together. We center human beings in our design efforts — within our office and within our communities.

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“As a JUST Company, we put people first—our team members, and our communities. Every project makes an impact beyond its walls, and we design for that.”

Our Team

Zachary Verhulst

Founder + CEO

Nicholas Wallis

Studio Director - Grand Rapids

Marques King

Studio Director - Detroit

Jeni Panars

Director of Project Leadership

Aaron Taylor

Director of Design

Heather Harrington Duthler

Director of Interior Experience

Andrew Queenan

Director of Sustainability

Michael Verhulst

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Emily Bancino

Operations Manager

Julia Daihl

Business Development Manager

Brooke Barense-Whyte

Assistant Project Lead

Sheridan Britney

Emerging Interior Design Professional

Bryce Brown


Lydia Irving

Architectural Designer

Karl Kinkema

Senior Architect

Ciera Klanderman


Deanna Klopcic

Senior Interior Designer

Philip Lyzenga

Project Lead + Architect

Monica Mathie

Interior Experience Designer

Long Nguyen


Anna Pettinga


Hayden Prillwitz

Architectural Designer

Quent Rauch

Architectural Designer

Libby Slaski

Architectural Designer

Brian Swem

Project Lead + Senior Architect

Kirk Welsh

Project Lead + Architect

Blaine Westerlund

Architectural Designer