grant jeffries // principal, architect
Grant's methodical approach to design is the both thoughtful and distinctive, and is at the forefront of the 5/8ths design language. He is a licensed architect in the state of Michigan. Before launching 5/8ths, Grant spent the previous four years at G.H. Forbes Associates Architects in Royal Oak, MI working as a project manager on a variety of projects. He received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
bradley de Vries // principal, licesend builder
Bradley's decisive decision making pushes the boundaries of the design and construction of the 5/8ths projects. He is a licensed builder in the state of Michigan. Prior to starting 5/8ths, Brad was located in Los Angeles, California, where he was working as a project manager at Marmol Radziner, specializing in custom high-end residential. He received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
isabelle leysens // architectural designer
Isabelle is the newest addition to the 5/8ths team, joining in October of 2017. She brings a unique perspective on materiality, developed through practice and education. She formerly worked for Neumann Monson Architects in Iowa and received a Bachelor's in Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Architectural Research from University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
dylan masko // architectural intern
Dylan joined 5/8ths in June of 2017 and has become a valuable member of the team, working simultaneously on architecture and construction projects. He is currently in the final semester of Lawrence Tech's College of Architecture and Design's Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies program.
leah siewert // landscape architect
Leah has been practicing since 2013, and joined 5/8ths as a consultant in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree from Michigan State University's School of Planning, Design and Construction. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects
kayla jeffries // office administrator
Kayla keeps the office moving, with experience in web-marketing, branding, and bookkeeping all honed while at Kopke Remodeling & Design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.