Who We Are

MD Architects is a place where passion for architecture, design, and animals meet. 

Our Story

MD Architects is a full-service, relationship-based architecture firm dedicated to providing superior planning, design, specifications, and construction guidance for the animal care, human healthcare, and commercial industries.

Rick Renschen founded the firm in 2000 to design and develop human medical facilities, specifically oncology and outpatient surgery centers. In 2006, we were approached by a national animal hospital client to construct a facility that would expand our niche into animal centric spaces. Decades of experience and hundreds of projects later, we’ve found that both human healthcare and animal care markets reflect similar design considerations and needs, allowing our work in the individual fields to compliment the other and offer cutting edge, functional solutions.

In 2023, we joined forces with the renowned Seattle-based design firm Architectural Werks, Inc. (AWI). Together, we are one of the most experienced architecture firms of its kind.

MDA has studio locations in Seattle, Indianapolis, and Boston – allowing us to bring an unrivaled depth of expertise and personalized service from coast to coast and beyond.

Our Team

Richard Renschen
President | Founder

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Franklin Ng
Partner | Architect

AIA, NCARB

Janet Monda
Principal | Architect

AIA

Jeff Clark
Principal | Architect

AIA, ICC, AAHA

Adela Groth
Vice President of Operations

AIA

Michael Schornack
Vice President of Construction

CDT

Breanna England
Studio Director

Associate IIDA

Charles Fox
Studio Director

IID

Dave Russell
Studio Director

AIA

Hannah Richardson
Studio Director

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Jennifer Phang
Studio Director

AIA, NCARB

Johanna McManus
Studio Director

IIDA, NCIDQ

Katie Mohr
Studio Director

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Suri Aveja-DeBethune
Studio Director

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Erin Shultz
Controller

AIA

Allison Ball
Office Manager

AIA

Victoria Wood
Office Manager
Brooke Heckenberg
Marketing Manager
Kim Richardson
Construction Project Management
Steve Aldrich
Project Manager

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Brian Wilson
Architecture

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Dewey Dufour
Architecture

ALA, NCARB, NT

Haritha Ravada
Architecture

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Jeff Strycker
Architecture

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Kayleigh Timmons
Architecture

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Kiona Casarez
Architecture

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Matt Collins
Architecture

BS ARCH, LEED AP

Mike Eversten
Architecture

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Nick Reno
Architecture

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Paula Mastbrook
Architecture

AIA

Rene Atkinson
Architecture
Ryan Ivie
Architecture

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Shabnam Shaheed
Architecture

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Shivani Patel
Architecture

LEED AP

Tyler Renschen
Architecture

BARCH

Victoria Bell
Architecture

MARCH, AIA

Andrea Skinner
Interior Design

RID, NCIDQ

Brittany Brown
Interior Design

NCIDQ, IIDA

Brittany Parksey
Interior Design

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Brittany Valentine
Interior Design

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Christa Nielsen
Interior Design

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Haylee Moscato
Interior Design

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Katie McCauley
Interior Design

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Madison Hornung-Speckman
Interior Design
Maurice Lacy
Interior Design

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Megan Davis
Interior Design

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Taylor Jester
Interior Design

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Synetha Robinson
Construction Management
Xuanxu Chen
Interior Design

LEED AP, NCIDQ

Justin Heiser
Intern

Our Studio Pets

Alice
Indianapolis Studio

Pug

Auto
Seattle Studio

Landseer

Baker
Seattle Studio
Cash
Indianapolis Studio

Red Lab

Chunk
Indianapolis Studio

Orange Tabby

Finn
Indianapolis Studio

Golden Retriever

Gary
Indianapolis Studio

Poodle

Kepler
Seattle Studio
Louie
Indianapolis Studio

Great Dane

Roger
Indianapolis Studio

Australian Sheperd

Roxy
Indianapolis Studio

Boston Terrier

Scarlett
Indianapolis Studio

Catahoula Leopard

Loki
Indianapolis Studio

Great Dane & Labrador Retriever

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