The linden group team

We are proud of the reputation we’ve achieved since 1978. This reputation is one which illustrates a responsible, flexible, and imaginative attitude in our endeavors while considering the clients needs with cost effective results. A comprehensive approach has kept Linden Group growing and diversifying in pace with our clients' needs. Today, with strong talent and continued vitality, we maintain the qualities on which the firm was founded and bring a wide range of strengths, experience, and perspectives to your project.

Grant W. Currier, AIA, NCARB, President

Grant Currier joined Linden Group in 1988. Having grown up in a family-owned lumber and construction business, Grant discovered at an early age his interest in not only designing buildings, but also building materials and the construction process. Over the last 30 years at Linden Group, Grant has worked with numerous business/private owners, regional builders, and national developers bringing diverse project types to completion. His relationships with clients are long lasting and often include the opportunity to provide architectural services for supplementary projects. Grant works to advocate a holistic design approach, thinking graphically while communicating with all members of the project team. Creating an emotional response from what we design and emphasizing the importance of every project’s scale, proportion, and design interest are the firm’s basic goals.  

Favorite Quote: “I am never bored, crave your dream…I like to be challenged.”

Grant holds licensure as an Architect in the State of Illinois since 1993, as well as licensure in: Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Maryland, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) since 2008.                                          

Michael Matthys, NCARB, LEED, Vice President

Mr. Matthys has been in the practice of architecture for the past 15 years, serving and assisting a wide variety of clients with their planning and building objectives. Michael’s experience with the LEED certification process has given him an understanding of cost-effective green building strategies that can be implemented into your project. He offers design expertise to all phases of the architectural process from early programming through construction. Having worked on a wide variety of public projects, his collaborative leadership skills are well versed. Michael is a LEED accredited professional and has participated in sustainable design forums at the University of Minnesota.

Ron Weszelits, AIA, Vice President 

Ron Weszelits has been a member of the Linden Group team since 1991. Through spending semester breaks at college building garages, Ron developed a hands-on understanding of how to build and create which helped drive his passion for architecture. Over the course of his 27 year career with Linden Group, Ron has worked on a variety of projects from single-story warehouse buildings to multi-story hotels bringing the same conviction and dedication to providing a finely-polished product each time. His attention to detail does not go unnoticed as he captures the client’s vision and brings it to reality by encompassing the feel and function of the overall design delivering a superior project.

Ron graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Architecture. He is a Registered Architect, licensed in the State of Illinois and Wisconsin.

David Rosenstein, Principal

David Rosenstein is a Principal in charge of Linden Group’s division of Healthcare Planning and Design. He oversees our expanding project base in healthcare related projects, including hospital facility renovations, medical and dental office buildings, and medical, dental, and diagnostic suite build-outs. Having joined Linden Group in 1986 as a project architect, he has over 35 years of practical experience in the Chicago area designing commercial, institutional, multi-family, mixed-use, and industrial projects.

David is also the leader of Linden Group’s production and quality assurance department. As the production team leader, he is responsible for office scheduling and the smooth transition of projects from initial design concept through design development and into construction documents. The balance of design with cost effective solutions is part of David’s formula for a successful project.

David graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Architecture and an M.A. in Architecture.  He is a Registered Architect, licensed in the State of Illinois.

steven francis, Principal

Steven has been a vital team member with the firm since the group’s inception in 1978.  Steven has had the opportunity to be involved with projects ranging from: land planning, single-family homes and townhomes, to mid-rise condominiums, commercial structures, and industrial buildings.

Steven’s background and education in engineering has enabled him to envision and design the necessary technical elements of complex projects while focusing on value for the client and end user.  He also serves as Linden Group’s head of Information Technology maintaining all electronic systems for our operations and web presence. 

Steven feels close consideration of clients’ needs, expectations, and aesthetic vision has set Linden Group apart from other firms over many decades. 

Steven is a graduate of Purdue University, School of Engineering, with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.