I.S.K. Reeves V, FAIA
Chief Executive Officer
I.S.K. Reeves, V founded Architects Design Group in 1971. As CEO and the Principal Designer of the firm, his career spans three decades, and his awarded-winning work results from an international perspective fostered by a culturally diverse staff and well-traveled life.
As the son of a naval officer, Keith has lived, worked and traveled around the world. In 1964, he earned his degree in Architecture from the University of Florida. Soon there after, he was selected as one of 32 graduating architectural students from across the United States to serve in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida, School of Architecture, "In recognition of exceptional contribution to the architectural education and professional practice."
Through his research and lecture series on color, building survivability, and design excellence, Keith has been a featured guest speaker at numerous architectural schools, design conferences, and professional organizations. His work, and that of ADG, has been published both nationally and internationally, recognized with design awards on the local, state and national level.
Keith has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects' prestigious College of Fellows and is also the recipient of the Florida American Institute of Architects Award of Honor for Design, "....given annually to an architect whose body of work speaks to the premise of design excellence...."
ADG, under his leadership, was selected as the Florida American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year, for 2002-2003, in recognition "of outstanding achievement in design, community service, education, and service to the profession and the AIA..."
Ian A. Reeves, AIA, IALEP
Ian Reeves is the President and Principal of Architects Design Group. He has 17 years of experience in design and strategic planning of projects with a defined area of specialization in the survivability of critical infrastructure facilities.
Ian returned to ADG in 1994 after working with ADG during multiple internships. As a Principal, he is very involved with the marketing and design of the Firm's Public Safety projects, often serving as the Principal in Charge or Project Manager of projects on a wide variety of law enforcement, public safety, emergency operations centers, municipal complexes, public works complexes and cultural facilities, as are all three of ADG's Principles. Ian's broad knowledge of the Law Enforcement Accreditation standards, as well as being a standing member of the International Association of Law Enofrcement Planners (IALEP), and of the ICA (International CPTED Association) affords ADG with an in-house expert on these design and planning principles. Ian has become a consistent lecturer at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) where he speaks on the planning and design fundamentals of public safety architecture.
His academic credentials include a Master of Architecture from the University of Florida and a Bachelor Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico. He also was the recipient of a scholarship award from the Pratt Institute for his award-winning design (un-built) for the revitalization of Coney Island during a summer design program held at the Institute.
Ian is now also a certified Post-Disaster Facility Safety Assessor, and has twice served as a committee member of the Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on its design awards program.
Kevin Ratigan, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Vice PresidentBiographical Sketch
Kevin Ratigan is Senior Vice President and Principal of Architects Design Group. He has nearly three decades of experience in master and strategic planning of projects. The result is a portfolio diverse in project scope and type with areas of specialization in environmental sustainability.
Kevin joined ADG in 1990 after working as the lead architect for the Energy Conservation and Research Group of the Smith Group in Detroit, Michigan and at several Central Florida architectural firms. As a Design Studio Director, he is responsible for the management of projects and often serves as the Project Architect on a wide variety of law enforcement, public safety, fire stations, emergency operations centers, municipal complexes, public works complexes and cultural facilities. The focus of these projects often includes the integration of sustainable ("green") architectural design strategies.
His academic credentials include a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Detroit and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. His research on energy conservation building technologies resulted in invitations to lecture at the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit as well as several published articles. He has also co-authored research on sustainable architecture while a teaching fellow at the University of Detroit, School of Architecture.
Kevin has served as the Past President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has served as a Director of Florida / American Institute of Architects.
Chief Administrative OfficerBiographical Sketch
Tonya Cronin is the Chief Administrative Officer and Partner for Architects Design Group. Her responsibility to the firm includes providing comprehensive guidance and support to the Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology Departments, and thus ensures that the firm remains profitable and productive. She represents the firm at trade shows and other business development functions, oversees the production of proposals and collateral marketing materials as well as the design and updating of the firm's web site, provides oversight to the accounting department, handles all technology needs, and is in charge of the day to day management of the firm's personnel resources.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida, a family history in the industry, and many years experience managing the Small Business Department of a regional accounting firm Tonya provides ADG with a diversified knowledge base.
Sergio Baca has been with Architects Design Group longer than any other employee. He brings an international perspective to the design process having worked under some of Mexico's more distinguished architects and has been exposed to a wide range of building types. In 1985 he joined the ADG staff and was promoted to Associate in 2000 . Prior to this promotion, he served as a Quality Control Manager, Special Projects Director and Production Director.
He is a team leader and co-designer of multiple projects including award-winning nationally and internationally published projects. Sergio's leadership skills allow his team to successfully exceed the client expectations while at the same time meeting ADG's architectural standards for design excellence. His multi task team is concurrently involved on diverse projects which are in various stages of development, from master planning and programming to construction.
He has developed specialized areas of expertise including public safety, judicial, municipal, transportation, and cultural designs. As a graduate of University National Autonomous of Mexico with a Bachelor of Architecture, Mr. Baca's architectural experience began while working full-time for architectural firms while attending school.
David Crabtree, Associate AIA
After working for Architects Design Group during several internships through college, David Crabtree rejoined the ADG staff in 2006 and was promoted to Associate in 2007. Throughout his schooling and career, he has focused on design tactics and coastal research and additionally is a licensed contractor. The result is a unique perspective that he brings to the firm as well as an award-winning research and design portfolio.
David leads his team through research, project development, management and coordination on many of ADG's law enforcement and public safety projects. He is also tasked with coordinating the firm's successful awards and competition development.
His academic credentials include a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida where he graduated with honors and was a Top Ten Architectural Undergraduate.
Susan Gantt, AIA, LEED AP
Susan Gantt has been practicing architecture for more than two decades and in 2007 was promoted Associate with Architects Design Group. She manages the programming, master planning, and design for a wide variety of building types including municipal, law enforcement, public safety, communications / dispatch and fire facilities. Working with the overall team, Susan establishes a program and design strategies that are easily and logically implemented, under budget and on time.
Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). In addition to being a licensed architect, she also maintains her general contractor's license in the state of Florida. Susan regularly speaks at educational seminars related to planning and design of public safety facilities. She also is affiliated with many community action committees including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board. Prior to joining the staff of ADG, Susan, along with her husband, Edmund, had a successful architectural firm, The Gantt Partnership / Architects, P.A.
Selene Ramirez-Barragan, Associate AIA
After working for Architects Design Group for nearly 13 years, Selene Ramirez was promoted to Associate in 2004. With a background in development and urban planning, she acts as the Project Manager on a variety of building types including public works, law enforcement, public safety, fire and municipal facilities. Selene works very closely with the client, ensuring that the "Participatory Planning Process" that ADG utilizes results in a product that exemplifies design excellence while solving all program requirements.
Selene received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of the Americas, Puebla-Mexico in 1995 and is a registered architect in Mexico. Prior to joining ADG, she was the Project Architect with Grupo Diarq, S.A. de C.V. and also an interim professor at Universidad Loyola del Pacifico-Mexico (Loyola University of the Pacific). She also served as the Design Department Manager for one of the largest housing development and project companies in Latin America where her responsibilities included research, marketing, promotion and design of various prototype facilities.