June 08, 2009

Robert Stempien, AIA, Barton Malow Director, Reappointed to State Board

Southfield, MI – June 8, 2009 – Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has reappointed Robert L. Stempien, AIA, to the State Board of Architects and as architect representative to the State Board of Professional Engineers. Stempien, senior director of business development for Barton Malow Company, will serve through March 31, 2013.

The Board reviews and proposes revisions to Michigan laws that regulate the practice of architecture. In addition, it investigates possible violations of the occupational code and recommends further actions.

A registered architect and 27-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Stempien provides business development leadership for numerous operational groups and offices throughout Barton Malow. Based at corporate headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, he joined the company in 1998. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University.

“The monumental issues facing our industry require a different brand of leadership; Robert’s continued presence on the Board will provide such guidance, advancing and strengthening the industry,” said Mike Stobak, vice president, Education Group.

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and rigging services throughout North America. The ISO (quality) certified company has LEED™ Accredited Professionals on staff and is an industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader. Niche market specialties include sports and special event, healthcare, educational, federal, industrial and energy facilities. Barton Malow has a staff of 1,300 employees in 13 offices in the United States and Mexico and is headquartered in Southfield, MI. Annual firm revenues exceed $1.5 billion. For additional information, visit