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Michael McMILLAN 


Michael is a seasoned computer aided design (CAD) professional + structural designer. Growing up on a cotton and soybean farm in Laurinburg, NC, Michael was first introduced to CAD in a drafting class he took his senior year of high school and immediately knew it was what he wanted to do. Recognizing that he had a unique ability to visualize a project in 3D and beyond the drafted pages, he studied at Sandhills Community College and East Carolina University before beginning his career as an entry-level engineer at Crestline Modular Homes in Laurinburg.

With almost 20 years of home-design knowledge and experience under his belt, Michael moved to Raleigh in 2001 where he worked for a number of local design and architectural firms. He designed everything from apartment buildings to churches to residences and was able to pay close attention to structural detailing based on his keen understanding of construction engineering. Michael has made it his goal to stay ahead of housing trends and continues to produce innovative designs that win awards year after year.



Rick is a native of Durham, NC but grew up in the small town of Mount Airy, NC (which was the inspiration for the town of Mayberry featured on the popular 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show). As a young boy, Rick was captivated by architecture + design. A graduate of UNC-Charlotte, he has worked for various architectural firms in Charlotte, Asheville, + Pinehurst, NC and is now a Partner at IDS Architecture, PA. Rick brings 30 years of extensive architectural experience in all areas of commercial design as well as high-end custom home design to IDS Architecture, PA. Although he is highly skilled with Computer Aided Drafting and Design technologies such as AutoCAD and SketchUp software, he has never lost touch with his hand drafting and design skills.


When he finds time to step away from the drafting board, Rick enjoys cycling and swimming.

Teresa VEGA 


Born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, Teresa is a 2016 graduate of Wake Technical Community College with an A.A.S Degree in Interior Design.  She brings two years of residential lighting experience to McMillan Design, as well as experience working with a national design firm to furnish luxury model homes in Apex.

Teresa enjoys being with her family and watching movies. She also enjoys visiting new places to discover new architecture and experience different cultures.



Chris, a native of Boston, MA, is McMillan Design and IDS Architecture’s first intern and the newest member of our team. Before joining IDS Architecture, Chris studied at North Raleigh Christian Academy and later worked with the talented team at Thomas Valls Architecture in Barcelona, Spain. He’s also worked for custom boat building companies in Apex (Winter Custom Yachts) and Beaufort, NC (Jarret Bay). In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling to new places and chasing every opportunity to meet new people.


Through his internship with IDS Architecture, Chris hopes to gain a better understanding of what a day in the life of an architect looks like.