Mr. Vander Heide has more than 40 years of experience as a registered architect in the construction industry. His professional experience includes the design of residential, commercial, and institutional and industrial facilities for public entities and private owners. During his career, Mr. Vander Heide served as architect for Philadelphia’s City Hall, overseeing planning and project management for the $200 million project. As vice president, treasurer and senior principal for an architectural-engineering firm, he managed budgets, job costing, billing systems and computer operations. Mr. Vander Heide served as director of production services for an engineering firm where he provided schematics and construction documents for projects such as office buildings, warehouses, and theaters. As a consulting architect since 1990, Mr. Vander Heide has worked with an array of clients, from retirement communities and schools to retailers and churches. He has extensive experience with architectural and engineering computer programs and is extremely knowledgeable about industry building codes and standards. Mr. Vander Heide has provided expert testimony and opinions in dozens of cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


  • Registered Architect, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  • LEED Accredited Professional, United States Green Building Council
  • MBA, Marketing, University of Michigan, 1977
  • BArch, Architecture, University of Michigan, 1971


  • ASTM International, Member
    • Committee E 06 on Performance of the Building Envelope, Technical member
  • American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania, Member
    • Board of Directors, Former Member, 1993 – 1995
  • American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia, Member
    • AIA/General Building Contractors Association Joint Committee, Member, 1996 – 2005
    • Finance Committee Chairman, 1986 – 1987, 1991 – 1993, 2002 – Present
    • Board of Directors, Former Member, 1985 – 1987, 1991 – 1997, 2000 – 2001
    • Former Treasurer, 1985 – 1987, 1991 – 1992, 2000 – 2001
  • Professional Services Management Association, Member
    • Former Vice President, Professional Development, 1987
    • President, 1989
    • Board of Directors, Former Member, 1987 – 1990
  • Professional Services Management Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Founder 
    • Board of Directors, Member, 1986 – 2005
    • Former President, 1986 – 1988

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