DETROIT — With a growing number of sports, entertainment, and community projects, Rossetti, a global architectural design and planning firm, has focused the past year on strengthening its senior and management staff. Among the changes:
Jerry Attia, of Birmingham, has been hired as a principal, and brings two decades of management, design, and financial experience. He returns to Detroit after eight years in Washington, D.C. where he was a principal and project manager working on convention centers, airports, and U.S. Embassy projects on five continents. Most recently, Attia worked as project manager for the LA Lakers headquarters and training facility. Attia graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Kirk Phillips, of Grosse Pointe Park, has more than 20 years of architectural design experience includes a Master of Architecture and extensive background in master planning, concept and program development, branding, and retail design. Specializing in hospitality and entertainment planning, Phillips’ out-of-the-box thinking has led to innovative solutions for A-list mixed-use, sports, educational, and commercial developments in Detroit and Las Vegas. Since joining Rosetta, Phillips has played an integral role in strengthening the firm’s hospitality portfolio, both in the sports realm with new premium spaces at Canadian Tire Centre, and in the Detroit market with several restaurants and bars currently under construction.
Mike Shea, of Royal Oak, was introduced to the A/E industry with a background in marketing, journalism and business development. His research and communication background allows him to bridge the gap between client and architect, and the flexibility to adapt to a range of project types from complex tech to high-design hospitality. Shea is managing the master planning of several confidential mixed-use development projects, renovations at TD Garden, and the new luxury tennis facility, The Center Court at Greenbrier, opening in June.