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Graaskamp Patron Advisory Board

Michael A. Toolis

Michael Toolis

Vice President


Michael A. Toolis, Vice President and Regional Business Leader for Stantec Architecture, provides direction and support to ensure the alignment of top-line strategy and bottom-line performance of Stantec regional business centers. In this capacity, he provides leadership in driving net revenue growth, strategic account leadership, market diversification strategy, new acquisition integration, design excellence and innovation in professional practice.

Former Chairman and CEO of VOA Associates Incorporated until the firm’s acquisition by Stantec Architecture, Mr. Toolis led the growth strategy, market diversification and reputation of the multi-disciplinary design services firm. Under his leadership, VOA amassed an impressive portfolio of award-winning national and international projects. His vision to expand the scope of design opportunities for VOA professionals led to the successful integration with Stantec Architecture.

Mr. Toolis is an active civic and industry leader who has been devoted to community philanthropy and professional mentorship throughout his career. He is an active board member on not-for-profit community organizations and foundations, and supports the University of Illinois Architecture Program and University of Wisconsin School of Business.

As an architect, Mr. Toolis has over 39 years of experience leading significant architecture and design projects. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional.