What We Do

MD Architects is a full-service, relationship-based firm dedicated to providing superior planning, design, specifications, and construction guidance throughout each project.

Planning and Consultation

The first step in any project is to understand your goals and planning needs. Each project is unique, and we’re here to create a plan that’s strategically tailored to your business. Planning and consultation services include site development, architectural space planning, ergonomic and flow analysis, and industry specific research.

Workflow Analysis

Process optimization is critical to providing the best care and service possible. We use our architectural and design expertise from numerous industries to ask the right questions and create a space that accommodates efficient movement and maximizes workflow. The process of building new, remodeling, or expanding isn’t a one size fits all, and we’re prepared to help navigate how design can solve your specific challenges.

Preliminary Design

Understanding how you work and interact is the main goal of our preliminary design efforts. We use this knowledge to inform floor plan schemes, building size and massing, and any other programmatic requirements.

Design Development

In design development, your vision comes to life through finish and material selection as we flush out the design concept. We continue to work through architectural detailing while focusing on coordination with all consultants to ensure form meets function in HVAC, electrical, plumbing and structural designs.

Schematic Design

From the preliminary design we can begin to develop site layout, review code analysis and dive deeper into the layout of interior spaces. Working closely with the end user we begin to explore casework, equipment and furniture needs.

Construction Documentation

Once the design has been refined, our team moves into completing the drawing sets for construction, permitting and bid pricing. Our experience and expertise in this area helps ensure your project is detailed and specified for success in construction. During this phase we focus on specifications, plans, elevations, wall sections, finishes and any necessary details.

Construction Administration

When construction is ready to begin, we walk alongside you and support the project to completion. Our project teams review shop drawings and submittals, attend contractor coordination and budget meetings, and are available for any request of information services.

Specifications And Submissions

As an advocate for you,
we're prepared to handle all specification and submission needs. This includes applications and coordination for permitting, preparation of bid packages, invitations, and advertisements, question periods, as well as the receiving of bids along with reviewing and advising selection.

I can’t overstate how easy the MDA team made this project for us. From the initial packet we received that solicited our input on general themes and color schemes, through design and build, they were extremely organized, efficient, and responsive to all of our questions and any concerns or adaptations we had throughout the project. I’ve done a lot of building projects and was prepared to do a lot of micromanaging and endure disruptions – we experienced none of that.


MDA’s coordination with our builder was excellent. The site supervisor for our builder commented on several occasions how much he appreciated working with them and that they had superior response time to his needs and queries. They have my unqualified recommendation… We couldn’t be happier with our new facility, both functionally and aesthetically.

Kate Crippen, Hospital Manager of VCA Delta Oaks Animal Hospital

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