Who We Are

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

Our Story

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


The firm was founded in 2000 by Rick Renschen 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 complement the other and offer cutting-edge 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.

Meet Our Team

Rick Renschen
President | Founder

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Franklin Ng
Partner | Architect

AIA, NCARB

Jeff Clark
Principal | Architect

AIA, ICC, AAHA

Adela Groth
Vice President of Operations

AIA

Michael Schornack
Vice President of Construction

CDT

Brian Jones
Director of People Operations
Breanna Morse
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, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

Brooke Heckenberg
Marketing Manager
Allison Ball
Indianapolis Office Manager

AIA

Victoria Wood
Seattle Office Manager
Kim Richardson
Construction Management
Synetha Robinson
Construction Management
Steve Aldrich
Project Manager

AIA, AAHA, LEED AP, NCARB

alyssa Hall
Architecture
Brian Wilson
Architecture

M.Arch

Dewey Dufour
Architecture

ALA, NCARB, NT

Haritha Ravada
Architecture

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Jeff Strycker
Architecture

B.Arch

Kayleigh Timmons
Architecture

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Kiona Casarez
Architecture

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Matt Collins
Architecture

B.Arch, LEED AP

Mike Eversten
Architecture

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Nick Reno
Architecture

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Paula Mastbrook
Architecture

AIA

Preston Welch
Architecture
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

B.Arch

Victoria Bell
Architecture

M.Arch, Associate AIA

Andrea Skinner
Interior Design

RID, NCIDQ

Brittany Brown
Interior Design

NCIDQ

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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Xuanxu Chen
Interior Design

LEED AP, NCIDQ

Justin Heiser
Intern
Lily Winegar
Intern

“Each and every person on our team is important and contributes to the overall success and work we do as a firm. Building and maintaining a positive culture for them isn’t something we just talk about, we’re strong believers in taking action to prioritize endless learning and a healthy work-life balance.”

Franklin Ng, Partner | Architect

Studio

Pets

Alice
Indianapolis Studio

Pug

Atlas
Seattle Studio

Persian

Auto
Seattle Studio

Landseer

Baker
Seattle Studio
Cash
Indianapolis Studio

Red Lab

Chunk
Indianapolis Studio

Orange Tabby

Cinnamon
Seattle Studio

Cinnamon

Crimson
Indianapolis Studio

Golden Retriever

Dot & Dash
Indianapolis Studio
Duke
Indianapolis Studio
Elfie
Indianapolis Studio
Finn
Indianapolis Studio

Golden Retriever

Gary
Indianapolis Studio

Poodle

Kepler
Seattle Studio

Kepler

Lily
Indianapolis Studio

Poodle

Louie
Indianapolis Studio

Great Dane

Loki
Indianapolis Studio

Great Dane & Labrador Retriever

Lucy
Indianapolis Studio

West Highland White Terrier

Max
Indianapolis Studio
Miss LeeLoo
Seattle Studio

Leonberger

Moxie
Indianapolis Studio
Pepper
Seattle Studio

Persian

Rocket
Seattle Studio

Himalayan

Roger
Indianapolis Studio

Australian Sheperd

Roxy
Indianapolis Studio

Boston Terrier

Scarlett
Indianapolis Studio

Catahoula Leopard

Tippy
Indianapolis Studio

Russian Blue

Xena
Indianapolis Studio

Great Dane & Labrador Retriever

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