Growth Continues for Wightman

George Kacan has joined the leadership team at Wightman. In his role with the company, Kacan will focus on business development centered around architectural and planning services for the education sector. Additionally, he is serving as the regional director for a new Royal Oak office, the firm is in the process of opening.

Kacan has more than 30 years of planning and architectural experience coupled with extensive leadership and management expertise. He comes to Wightman from Sidock Group, Architects where he was responsible for the company’s design studio in Novi, Michigan.

To Kacan’s credit are projects with a collective construction value of more than $1 billion. Among his notable Michigan-based projects are Northville High School, Novi Highschool Addition and Renovation, Stockbridge Elementary School, Milan High School, Ridge Wood Elementary School, Rochester Hills Fire Station #4, Livonia Fire Station #1, Livonia DPW, the Brandywine Public Schools addition in Niles, Orchard Lake Schools Polish Mission Galeria in Orchard Lake, Wayne County Community College District mechanical upgrades in Wayne County, Van Buren Schools McBride Middle School and Owen Intermediate School renovations in Belleville, and the study to convert Harrison High School into a city recreation center in Farmington Hills. He also led work on the Detroit Public School’s successful $500 million bond proposal in 2009 and subsequent program management.

Kacan holds a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science degree from Ryerson University, a Certificate in Architectural Design Studies from the University of Copenhagen, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. He also holds Recognized Educational Facility Planner designation from the Association for Learning Environments and is LEED AP.

Wightman is in the process of opening a new Royal Oak office located inside the Washington Square Office Building located at 306 S. Washington Ave., Suite 200. The official grand opening will take place in early 2020.

Wightman President Matt Davis said, “We are very pleased to have George as a part of our team and are excited to be adding an additional location to be able to serve current and future clients. This addition helps us continue our growth pattern into being a firm that serves the Great Lakes Region versus just serving southwest Michigan.”