ZHA Principals

Rick Mellin

Frederick J. Mellin, Jr.

CEO & President

Mr. Mellin has more than 40 years of experience in design, development and construction of various kinds of projects. He has served as Project executive, project manager or planner for schools, medical facilities, entertainment complexes, aviation facilities, government buildings and military bases. He has directed real estate development activities for health care facility providers across the country.

Mr. Mellin is a Florida licensed real estate broker with a Bachelor of Science in Design from the College of Architecture at Clemson University.

Andy Brooks

Andrew L. Brooks, P.E., LEED® AP

Treasurer & Executive Vice President

With more than 41 years of engineering, construction and management experience, Mr. Brooks has supervised all facets of large multidisciplinary, fast-paced, diverse projects, including project planning, programming, design, construction, occupancy, and contract administration. Mr. Brooks has a proven track record of successfully managing, coordinating and communicating with all members of the project teams, focusing on meeting the expectations of owners by completing projects on time, within budget and without claims.

Mr. Brooks is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED AP. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

Darrel Brostrom

Darrel J. Brostrom, AIA, LEED® AP

Vice President

Mr. Brostrom has over 40 years of experience providing project planning, management, design, construction administration, and building evaluation services to various government agencies and private clients. This experience includes asset development, management and the analysis of over 500 structures considering factors such as current conditions, damage, life expectancy, energy use, ADA code requirements, and adaptability to alternate uses. His experience is based on a well-rounded background of education and training in Design, Construction and Management. He was selected to be a Peer Reviewer by the American Institute of Architects and American Consulting Engineers Council to evaluate the professional practices and procedures of their members.

Mr. Brostrom earned degrees in Architecture and Construction Engineering from the Iowa State University and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. He is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB Certified, and is a LEED AP. He holds licenses in multiple states.