Designed for Sport.
Constructed for Community.

 

Foresite Design, Inc is primarily focused on the design & implementation of sports and recreational facilities. Foresite ensures that every project is constructed to meet stringent requirements, high expectations and client satisfaction.


The team at Foresite Design has in-depth knowledge, on-site experience and proven expertise in landscape architecture and facility design. The team’s fusion of design strategy with creativity unlock an unparalleled value for sports and recreation facility projects.


 
RLA, President, Foresite Design, Inc.
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION
    Registered Landscape Architecture, Michigan
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    Advisory Board, Synthetic Turf Council
    American Sports Builders Association
    Sports Turf Manager’s Association
    American Society for Testing and Materials, F08 Sub-Committee: Sports Equipment and Facilities
  • Mr. Lemons has extensive experience in all facets of Landscape Architecture. Currently, his primary emphasis is in outdoor athletic and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, running tracks with the associated field events, football, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball, baseball, basketball, in-line hockey and playgrounds. His knowledge of the design of synthetic and natural turf fields has proved him to be unsurpassed in the local area by many owners.

    Mr. Lemons has a demonstrated record of providing significant cost savings to his clients through conservative and functional design, quality control and continual field inspections. He has worked on projects as small as tot-lot playgrounds up to stadium renovations with synthetic turf. Construction budgets for such projects range from $50,000 to over $3 million. Mr. Lemons’ knowledge and experience in these fields has allowed him to serve as an expert witness in a court of law.

    In 2001, Mr. Lemons was asked to participate, along with other design professionals, independent testing laboratories, and industry experts from around the country, to create a document to improve the quality and performance of the newest synthetic turf systems. This document, and resulting discussions over a nine month period, eventually led to the formation of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) in 2003. As a founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council, Mr. Lemons had the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board and is currently an active Board Member on the Business Practices Task Force of the Synthetic Turf Council.

    Mr. Lemons is also an active member of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), and has been published in their newsletters and appeared as a speaker at numerous Technical Meetings and also for the Michigan School Business Officials Conferences. He has also co-authored articles published in the “Athletic Business” magazine with regards to track design and all-weather synthetic surfacing, and has been a guest speaker at the Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association technical meeting(s).

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    Project Manager, Foresite Design, Inc.
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION
    Registered Landscape Architecture, Michigan
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    Advisory Board, Synthetic Turf Council
    American Sports Builders Association
    Sports Turf Manager’s Association
    American Society for Testing and Materials, F08 Sub-Committee: Sports Equipment and Facilities
  • Mr. Sims attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business management and finance. Presently, his primary focus is on site planning and landscape design for recreational and athletic projects in Southeast Michigan, including football stadiums (synthetic turf and natural turf fields) soccer, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and track facilities.

    With nearly 10 years of design and project management experience, Mr. Sims’ insight and attention to detail makes him an integral part of the Foresite Design team. With His knowledge of design and athletic facility construction, Mr. Sims ensures that projects are designed and constructed suitably and on time.

    Mr. Sims has displayed great ingenuity in athletic facility design, project management, site research and product research. While with Foresite Design, Mr. Sims has been actively involved with many projects in Southeast Michigan which include: Dearborn Public Schools Synthetic Turf Renovations at Dearborn, Edsel Ford, and Fordson High Schools, Ortonville Brandon Athletic Facility Renovations, Plymouth Educational Facility, Clarenceville High School Track Renovations, and playground renovations with Roseville Community Schools. Some projects in Western Michigan and outside of Michigan include Battle Creek Central High School New Athletic Facility, Plainwell High School Athletic Renovations, and Robbinsdale Area Schools (Minnesota) Athletic Improvements.

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    LEED AP, Project Manager, Foresite Design, Inc.
  • REGISTRATIONS
    U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Accredited Professional
  • Ms. Durchik attended Lawrence Technological University and graduated in 2006 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Interior Architecture. Currently, her primary emphasis lies in site planning and landscape design for recreational and athletic projects in West Michigan, including, football stadiums (synthetic turf and sand based natural turf fields), soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and track facilities.

    With over 15 years of design experience and 6 years of project management experience, Ms. Durchik's knowledge of the industry’s current tools makes her a versatile and integral part of the Foresite Design team.

    During the conceptual planning phase, Ms. Durchik aspires to design a user experience that allows her clients to envision their future recreational and athletic facility. With her design education, work experience and endless pursuit of perfection, Ms. Durchik sets new standards in detail with every project completed.

    Ms. Durchik has demonstrated great ability in athletic facility design, project management, site research and product research. While with Foresite Design, Ms. Durchik has been involved with many projects including a Curb Appeal Project for the Detroit Public Schools, which involved 256 sites, as well as the subsequent playground and athletic facility projects within the school district that followed. Some collegiate projects she has worked on in Michigan include: Albion College Athletic Facility Improvements, Albion College Athletic Facility Master Plan, and Kalamazoo College Athletic Fields.

    Notable high school projects include: Lakeshore-Stevensville High School Athletic Field Renovations, Rockford High School Stadium Renovation, Battle Creek Central High School New Athletic Facility, Tecumseh High School New Athletic Stadium, and Traverse City Area Public Schools New Synthetic Turf Field at the historic Thirlby Field.

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