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Keith Rittenger

Keith Rittenger

Rockford, MI, US

 

About 

Specialists in community design and improvement.

Taking your Community to the next Frontier and beyond.

20 years as licensed Architect in Ohio, Michigan, and Alaska.

Specialties: Church Design Educational Facility Planning, Public Libraries, Higher Education Projects, Community Planning, Urban Design, and Federal Government/Millitary Projects.

Employment 

Frontiers Architecture, Rockford, MI, US, Owner/Principal

Architectural Consulting Services for
Hooker DeJong Inc., Muskegon/Grand Rapids, Michigan
Little River Band of Indians – New Governmental Center, Manistee, Michigan
55,000 square foot building – plan review services
Muskegon County Road Commission Salt Storage, Muskegon, Michigan
Specification writing
WODA – USDA Single Family Housing, New Forge, Pennsylvania
Specification writing
WODA –Bridgeview USDA Single Family Housing, St. Ignace, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Charters Cove USDA Senior Housing, St. Ignace, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Windjammer USDA Single Family Housing, Munising, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Wood Creek USDA Senior Housing, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Cheboygan Shores USDA Senior Housing, Cheboygan, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Crooked River USDA Single Family Housing, Alanson, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Olde Mill USDA Single Family Housing, Saugatuck, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
WODA –Manistee USDA Single Family Housing, Manistee, Michigan
Construction Administration oversight
Muskegon Intermediate School District, Muskegon, Michigan
Career Center Expansion
15,500 square foot addition to existing 55,000 square foot career center
Project Management/Project Architecture
Oversee all project phases

Wasilla Christian Church, Wasilla, Alaska
1,800 square foot Youth Center Addition to 65,000 square foot church

New Caswell Lakes Fire Equipment Storage Building, Wasilla, Alaska
2,400 square foot storage building

Special Events Alaska Party Store, Wasilla, Alaska
10,400 square foot storage/mercantile store for large events

Anchorage Missionary Baptist Church, Anchorage, Alaska
New 400 person church

The Birth Place, Wasilla, Alaska
Complete Design
Midwife Clinic

Fazekas Residence, Hillsdale, Michigan
1880’s era house addition and total remodeling

Charlotte Public Schools, Charlotte, Michigan
Project Management Assistance

Wasilla Office Building, Wasilla, Alaska
4 Story Office Building

Journey Christian Church, Fairbanks, Alaska
Church Planning and Cost Estimate

Private House on Harding Lake, Harding Lake, Alaska
New post and beam cedar home.

Rental Home on Harding Lake, Harding Lake, Alaska
Expand and replan existing one bedroom seasonal home into 2 bedroom home.

Oct 2009 - current
 

Booz Allen Hamilton, Eielson AFB, AK, Housing Privatization Project Manager

Contract with Eielson AFB to oversee new MILCON Housing Construction and future Housing Privatization of all housing units at Eielson AFB.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009
 

USKH, Inc, Fairbanks, AK, US, Architectural Project Manager

Princess Lodges, Denali Park, Alaska
Master Planning Options for Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
New Lodge and Remodeling of Existing Hotel and Lodge Buildings for Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
New Wastewater Treatment Plant for Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Boys and Girls Home of Iowa/Alaska Family Centered Services, Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks Boys and Girls Home
$27 million
Main School Building
(4) Cottages for Students

Galena City School District, Galena, Alaska
Galena High School
$20 million
Combine City High School with Galena Learning Academy to create
Consolidated High School at Galena Air Force Base
Remodel existing air base buildings into school buildings
Submitted for State Funding September 2007
New Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler System at Ptarmigan Dorm
$2 million

Delta Greely School District, Delta Junction, Alaska
Delta High School Remodeling
$40 million
85,000 square feet
Submitted for State Funding September 2007
Building Envelope, Mechanical, and Electrical Upgrades
$20 million

Alaska Works Partnership, Fairbanks, Alaska
Pipeline Training Center
$15 million
New training site
New training facility for all Alaska Trades Unions in preparation for new natural gas
Pipeline
$30 million

Bureau of Land Management, Douglas, Alaska
John Rishell Mineral Center
$3 million Addition to historic building

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Alaska
Ketchikan New Sand and Chemical Storage Building
$15 million
Nome New Sand and Chemical Storage Building
$15 million
Kotzebue New Sand and Chemical Storage Building
$15 million

USACE Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska
Dormitory Building 4054 – remodeling
Information Systems Building
New Building
$7 million

United States Air Force Civil Engineering Division, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Remodel existing water treatment plant and surrounding containment ponds
$20 million

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Visitor Center and Visitor Parking Area
Conceptual Master planning Study for Funding
Fisheries Sciences – Classroom Remodeling

The Sports Authority, Fairbanks, Alaska
New Store
50,000 SF
$20 million

New Salvation Army Family Center, Fairbanks, Alaska
Preliminary cost study and fee

May 2006 - Feb 2009
 

Legat & Kingscott, LLC, Columbus, OH, US, Project Manager/Office Leader

Newark City Schools, Newark, Ohio
$150 million total bond issue amount.
16 total buildings.
13 buildings when project is complete
9 buildings to be retired
2 New Middle Schools
4 New Elementary Schools
Newark High School –Additions and Remodeling
$30 million
New Middle School Prototype – North – Evans Complex
$12 million
New Middle School Prototype - South
$12 million
Not yet started
New Elementary School Prototype – Evans Complex
$8 million
New Elementary School Prototype – Cherry Valley
$8 million
New Elementary School Prototype – Horns Hill
$8 million
New Elementary School Prototype – Carson Field
$8 million
Renovations/Additions to Wilson Middle School
$7.2 million
Renovations/Additions to Roosevelt Middle School
$9.7 million
Renovations/Additions to Ben Franklin Elementary School
$5.5 million
Renovations/Additions to John Clem Elementary School
$7.2 million
Renovations/Additions to McGuffy Elementary School
$5.9 million
Renovations/Additions to Miller Elementary School
$5.3 million

May 2005 - May 2006
 

KDR Architecture, Lowell, MI, US, Owner/Principal

Blackbird Condominium Development, Union, West Virginia
Multi-unit, single family condominium development. - 2005

Restroom Building, West Virginia, State Fair Grounds
New restroom building.- 2005

Vineyard North Church of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Feasibility study for new community center. - 2003

Lansing Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Okemos, Michigan
Feasibility studies for purchase of property – 1997 to current
Feasibility study for purchase of existing building – 2004
Feasibility study/budget analysis to remodel existing building - 2004

Nov 2004 - May 2005
 

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, and Huber Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, US, Project Manager/Architect

Douglas Rittenger Residence, Jackson, Michigan
Complete home remodel

Rittenger Residence, Lowell, Michigan
New Custom Home

General Services Administration, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Office of Hearings and Appeals – Campau Square Building
Third Floor Remodeling
$600,000

Waters Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Waters Circle Office Park – Buildings 1231 and 1241
Remodeling of Tennant Spaces
$500,000

Priority Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
New Office Building Study for Holland Office
$1.8 million potential project size
Ongoing Remodeling Projects at Waters Circle Office Park
New Corporate Data Center at 1231 Waters Circle Office Park
Remodeling of Basement
$2 million
Remodeling of First Floor at 1231 Waters Circle Office Park
$500,000

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
New Parking Deck on Grand River Avenue
850 Cars
$20 million
NMR Building addition to Existing RCE Building
7,000 square feet
$1.6 million

Bay County Library System, Bay County, Michigan
New Central Library, Bay City, Michigan
64,000 square feet
$10.8 million
New Pinconning Branch Library, Pinconning, Michigan
11,800 square feet
$1.8 million
Remodel/Addition to Sage Branch Library, Bay City, Michigan
3,800 square feet – new
14,000 square feet – remodel
$3.1 million
Remodel/Addition to Auburn Branch Library, Midland, Michigan
8,482 square feet – new
5,448 square feet – remodel
$1.7 million
Remodel South Side Branch Library, Bay City, Michigan
7,500 square feet – remodel
$1.0 million

The Hertz Corporation, Des Plaines, Illinois
Building Demolition and Asbestos Removal Project

The Hertz Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Wayne County Metropolitan Airport – Car Wash Building
$500,000

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
A/E Services Proposal for Remodeling of 3 campus buildings

Jul 2002 - Oct 2004
 

Fanning and Howey Associates, Inc. - Architects and Engineers, Williamston, MI, US, Project Manager/Architectural Department Head

Shay Residence, Haslett, Michigan
New 3,500 SF Custom Lakefront Home

Trosper Residence, St. Johns, Michigan
New 2,500 SF Custom Home

Rittenger Residence, Okemos, Michigan
Complete remodel of 1950’s ranch home

Stockbridge Community Schools, Stockbridge, Michigan
New Elementary School
$10.5 million
450 Students Grades 3-5
Addition/Remodeling to Smith Elementary School
$7.5 million – currently in design development phase
450 Students Grades PK-2

Charlotte Public Schools, Charlotte, Michigan
Charlotte High School – Auditorium Addition and Remodeling
$15.8 million
New Middle School Pool Addition
$6.3 million
New Middle School
$21.2 million
700 Students Grades 5-8
Charlotte High School/Middle School Site Development
$4.4 million
New Football Stadium/Track
New Soccer Fields
New Parking/Walks/Drives
New Baseball/Softball Fields
Renovations/Additions to Elementary Schools
$4.0 million
Galewood Elementary School
Parkview Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Weymouth Elementary School

Whiteford Agricultural Schools, Ottawa Lake, Michigan
Renovations/Addition to Elementary School
$2.4 million
Renovations to High School/Middle School
$5.7 million

Potterville Public Schools, Potterville, Michigan
Potterville High School
$11.8 million
500 Students Grades 5-12
Renovations/Additions to Potterville Elementary School
$1.2 million
Potterville Track and Field
$2.0 million

Hillsdale Intermediate School District, Hillsdale, Michigan
Renovations/Additions to Greenfield School
$500,000

Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, Michigan
Renovations/Additions to Battle Creek Central High School
$8.6 million
1,500 Students Grades 9-12
Historic Preservation/Remodeling

Fowler Public Schools, Fowler, Michigan
Fowler High School Athletic Fields
$1.5 million
Renovations/Additions:
Fowler High School
$250,000
Waldron Elementary/Middle School
$250,000

DeWitt Public Schools, DeWitt, Michigan
New High School
$20.0 million
Renovations/Additions:
DeWitt Middle School
Schavey Road Elementary School
Scott Elementary School
Fuerstenau Kindergarten Center
Conversion of existing High School to Middle School
$5.6 million
540 Students in Grades 7-8; 136,300 S.F.

Leslie Public Schools, Leslie, Michigan
New High School
$15.0 million
Conversion of Existing High School to Middle School (Site Layout)
$800,000
450 Students in Grades 5-8; 82,000 SF Minor Renovation/Remodeling

St. Johns Public Schools, St. Johns, Michigan
New North Elementary School
$7.0 million
New South Elementary School
$7.0 million
New Middle School
$14.0 million
Rodney B. Wilson Community Education Facility
$2.0 Million

Mason Public Schools, Mason, Michigan
High School Weight Room Addition as part of renovation of High School
$9.1 million
1,084 Students in Grades 9-12; 60,984 New SF; 149,137 Existing SF

Chippewa Valley Schools, Clinton Township, Michigan
Fox Elementary School Addition/Renovation
Mohawk Elementary School Addition/Renovation

Spring Lake Public Schools, Spring Lake, Michigan
Spring Lake New High School
$12 million
Spring Lake High School to Middle School Conversion
$1.8 million

Athens Public Schools, Athens, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance

Bentley Community Schools, Bentley, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance

New Haven Community Schools, New Haven, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance
New Elementary School
Bond Issue Passed 2002

Olivet Community Schools, Olivet, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance
Performing Arts Addition to High School
Bond Issue Passed 2002

Webberville Community Schools, Webberville, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance
Various small additions
Bond Issue Passed 2002

Jul 1997 - Jul 2002
 

Hobbs + Black Associates, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, US, Project Architect/Intern Architect

South Lyon Public Schools, South Lyon, Michigan
South Lyon High School Academic Wing Addition
Bond Assistance

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Hannah Hall of Science – Science Classroom and Specialty Labs Renovation
$1.0 million
Animal Care Facility
$4.0 million

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Kelly Shorts Stadium Renovation
$65 million
Indoor Practice Facility

Talon Development Corporation, Inc., Okemos, Michigan
Meridian Pointe Retail Mall

Sep 1996 - Jul 1997
 

Dabbert and Fleming Architects, Inc., Jackson, MI, US, Intern Architect

Rollins Residence, Jackson, Michigan
New 3,500 SF Custom Lakefront Home

Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, Michigan
McCulloch Elementary School, New Playground/Basketball Court
Jackson High School, New Front Walk System

Western Public Schools, Parma, Michigan
$15 million total bond issue
Bean Elementary School
Parma Elementary School
Warner Elementary School
Western Middle School
Western High School

Hanover Horton Schools, Horton, Michigan
$8.7 million total bond issue
Hanover Elementary School
Horton Elementary School
Hanover-Horton Middle School
Hanover-Horton High School
Bus Garage

Vandercook Lake Public Schools, Vandercook Lake, Michigan
Bond Issue Assistance

Stockbridge Community Schools, Stockbridge, Michigan
Bond Issue - $4 million

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Charlotte, Michigan
School Addition

Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan
Daycare Center

Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor Michigan
New Library

City of Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
Various Projects

Jackson County, Jackson, Michigan
Jackson County Courthouse Reorganization/Renovation/Remodeling

Act Laboratories, Inc., Hillsdale, Michigan
Office Lobby Addition

Apr 1995 - Aug 1996
 

New Horizons Technologies, Inc, Jackson, MI, US, Intern Architect

East Lansing Public Schools, East Lansing, Michigan
Hannah Elementary School
Historic Preservation and Masonry Restoration
East Lansing High School
Service Center and Maintenance Building

State of Michigan – 30 buildings various Locations across Michigan
Renovation/Additions/New Buildings
Department of Management and Budget
Department of Social Services

Jul 1994 - Apr 1995
 

Education 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Cold Regions Engineering

Required for Alaska Architecture License

Mar 2006 - Mar 2006
 

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1994 - Jun 1996
 

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1990 - Jun 1994
 

Awards 

American School and University Magazine – July 2003, Other

Charlotte Middle School,
Architectural Portfolio – Featured Building

2003
 

American School and University Magazine – July 2001, Other

Battle Creek Central High School Media Center
Battle Creek, Michigan
Silver Citation – Best Media Center

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 



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