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History of DiClemente Siegel Design

DiClemente Siegel Design – Company History

In 1967, Mr. Gino DiClemente formed DiClemente Engineering Inc., a consulting mechanical and electrical engineering company.  General Motors and Ford Motor Company were main clients of the firm.  In 1969 DiClemente Siegel was formed as the result of a merger with Ed Siegel’s mechanical and electrical engineering firm.  In 1983 DiClemente Siegel opened a branch office in Flint, Michigan.  The Flint office oversaw design work for the General Motors Buick facility in Flint.  

In 1990, Mr. Louis A. Trama joined DiClemente Siegel as its Executive Vice President.  Gunnar Birkerts Associates merged architectural services with DiClemente Siegel in 1996, allowing the company to offer comprehensive architecture and engineering services to clients.  That same year Ford Motor Company recognized DiClemente Siegel as a preferred supplier with Q1 status.

In 1997, the company changed its name to its current name of DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. (DSD), two years later the company gained ISO 9001 Registration.  In 2000, DSD merged with Steele Engineering Associates; President Ralph Steele became Senior Vice President for DiClemente Siegel Design Inc.

Currently, Mr. Louis A. Trama is President & CEO of DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. which has a staff of over 68 employees.  DSD headquarters are located in Southfield, Michigan. DSD provides full-service architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering design services for clients in K-12 schools, colleges/universities, automotive markets, research and laboratory facilities, industrial facilities, hospitals and medical centers, federal, state and local governments, corporations, religious facilities, recreational facilities and site infrastructure evaluations. DSD offers specialized services of Arc Flash documentation and labeling, GIS programming services, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).  We are a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and have numerous LEED Accredited Professionals on our staff.