Rick founded MD Architects in 2000. Before doing so, he graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design degree. Although he began the firm to focus on human health care facilities, its grown and expanded into designing and planning animal-centric facilities and a variety of commercial spaces. His architectural work can be found across the country spanning a wide range of project styles and sizes.
Supplementary to serving as President and Founder, Rick's focus lies on business and project management, feasibility, and schematics. He remains closely tied in overseeing the development and design process of each project. As a member of the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, AAHA, and AAWA, Rick is also an active participant and leader in the architecture industry.
When Rick isn't running the business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, downhill skiing, wake surfing, and mountain biking.
“The Architect who combines in his being the powers of vision, of imagination, of intellect, of sympathy with human need and the power to interpret them in a language vernacular and true – is he who shall create poems in stone.”