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  • Daniel Rothschild
    Senior Principal, CEO
    AIA, LEED AP

    Daniel Rothschild

    Senior Principal, CEO
    AIA, LEED AP

    Daniel Rothschild

    Senior Principal, CEO
    AIA, LEED AP

    danr@rdcollab.com

    Daniel Rothschild is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm located in Pittsburgh. He provides design, graphic, and communication leadership through the use of the firm’s Design Sketchbook process and active participation in architecture and urban design projects. Dan creates design solutions that are artful, meaningful, and pragmatic, and that bring together divergent interests.

    Dan received his Bachelor of Environmental Design at Miami University and studied at the Architectural Association in London. He pursued his Master of Architecture at North Carolina State, where he received the American Institute of Architects School Medal.

    Dan’s commitment to the design narrative has helped to form the collaborative environment of the firm. Dan has extended his leadership to the architectural community with the Regent Square Civic Association, the Pittsburgh Executives Association, and through eight years of service to the American Institute of Architecture Pittsburgh chapter including the role of President. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon in the Urban Lab, and has lectured at local universities.  Recently, Dan served as President of Temple Emanuel.  He is Co-Founder and Facilitator of AIA Pittsburgh Foundation’s Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals.

  • Ken Doyno
    Senior Principal, President
    AIA, LEED AP

    Ken Doyno

    Senior Principal, President
    AIA, LEED AP

    "...
    The path to heaven doesn't lay down in flat miles
    It is in the imagination
    With which you perceive this world
    And the gestures with which you honor it
    ..."

    -excerpt from poet Mary Oliver

    Ken Doyno

    Senior Principal, President
    AIA, LEED AP

    kend@rdcollab.com

    Ken Doyno is President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm focused on creating meaningful design solutions and using collaborative processes with clients and communities. Ken provides leadership in how architecture, community planning, and property development simultaneously increase economic, social, and physical value of our communities. Ken advances projects and innovation by aligning and challenging people to create shared visions that connect and serve clients while making the world a better place.

    In addition to thirty-two years of professional practice, Ken has advanced regional change through participation in civic, academic, and cultural activities. Ken worked extensively with Dr. Mindy Fullilove in developing the book Urban Alchemy; Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for multiple years in the fifth year architecture “Urban Lab” studio and the first-year architecture studio.  

    Ken is currently serving on the Board for the Saturday Light Brigade, which has been internationally recognized for using radio and audio to encourage, amplify, and share ideas, stories, and feelings of children, youth, families, and communities. Prior community work includes service as Chair of the Design Center of Pittsburgh, as Co-Chair of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Community Vision Days, and as an Advisory Board member of Chatham University’s Landscape Architecture program. Ken also served as an advisory board member to the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. 

  • Geoff Campbell
    Principal, Director of Operations and Services
    AIA, LEED AP

    Geoff Campbell

    Principal, Director of Operations and Services
    AIA, LEED AP

    Geoff Campbell

    Principal, Director of Operations and Services
    AIA, LEED AP

    geoffc@rdcollab.com

    Geoff Campbell is a Principal and Director of Operations and Services at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. The breadth of his leadership capacity is evidenced through his ability to operate across multiple scales, while deftly balancing each client’s long-term goals with immediate needs. He has developed tools and techniques to facilitate active communication and guide clients to the achievement of successful project outcomes. Geoff consistently leads project teams to deliver exemplary professional services that span architecture, community urbanism, and planning.

    Working with a diverse set of clients across an extensive range of buildings and sites, Geoff’s multi-faceted expertise maximizes the potential of every project. His deep understanding of the alignment between rapidly shifting marketplace conditions with design and placemaking goals allows him to comprehensively address design challenges in a way that promotes economic, social, and physical sustainability.

    Through his leadership, the firm has redefined its approach to operations, elevated its capacity to provide exceptional design services, enriched delivery outcomes, and put into place systems to guide future growth. Geoff has introduced a systems-thinking approach to the operational framework of the firm that allows the office to operate with great clarity of purpose.

    Geoff is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and is an advocate for his community, recently having served as President of the Greenfield Community Association. He has been active in the Housing Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania, has served as a graphic facilitator for the Sprout Fund, has contributed to various committees for NAIOP, and he continues to donate his time to numerous local organizations.

    Geoff earned his Master of Architecture from The University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered architect, member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a LEED-accredited professional.

  • Mike Gwin
    Principal, Director of Design
    AIA, LEED AP, CPHC

    Mike Gwin

    Principal, Director of Design
    AIA, LEED AP, CPHC

    Mike Gwin

    Principal, Director of Design
    AIA, LEED AP, CPHC

    mikeg@rdcollab.com

    Mike Gwin is a principal with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. In his role as Director of Design, Mike not only leads projects that deliver innovative design solutions but also fosters a collaborative culture in the design process that encourages the integration of both technical and inspirational goals from initial concept through technical detailing and construction.

    In his 20 years of experience, Mike has consistently received architectural and sustainable design merit for successful project outcomes, including over 40 design awards at the local, state, and national level including an AIA national honor award for a net zero community center and a team member for 2 AIA-COTE national top ten green design awards. On numerous accounts, projects have included the adaptive reuse of existing structures into meaningful design solutions that align with clients’ unique visions.

    Mike continues to work to advance our professional organization’s mission as the immediate past president of the AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors. In the community, he has been a leader in the integration of Pittsburgh’s local maker movement into architectural design projects advancing local craft in architecture.  He is also a committee member with the Pittsburgh Materials Hub of the International Living Futures Institute advocating for and advancing healthy materials in our built environment. He has been an adjunct studio instructor and guest reviewer at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture for a number of years and has participated on many design juries.

  • Kate Tunney
    Principal, Director of Urban Design and Communication
    AICP, LEED AP

    Kate Tunney

    Principal, Director of Urban Design and Communication
    AICP, LEED AP

    Kate Tunney

    Principal, Director of Urban Design and Communication
    AICP, LEED AP

    katet@rdcollab.com

    Kate Tunney is a Principal and Director of Urban Design and Communication at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She leads the firm’s efforts in urban design and communication, and she works with clients to establish a vision for their site or building. Her work focuses on the design at a neighborhood and building program scale, shaping the interaction between sites and buildings. Kate also manages design projects focused on the adaptive reuse of existing structures, creating building designs that connect a building’s history with the client’s current needs.

    Kate has helped to advance the role of the Design Sketchbook to communicate both design goals and aspirations in an accessible manner. She recently spoke at the American Planning Association’s National Convention to share her experiences in meaningful community engagement. She currently serves on the City of Pittsburgh Contextual Design Advisory Panel. She is the Co-Chair of the Strip District Neighbors Community Development Committee and serves on the Buildings and Grounds Committee for the Winchester Thurston School.

    She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in architecture from Parsons School of Design, a division of New School University. Kate is a certified planner, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED-accredited professional.

  • Melanie Buzgan Dower
    Principal, Director of Culture
    AIA, LEED AP

    Melanie Buzgan Dower

    Principal, Director of Culture
    AIA, LEED AP

    Melanie Buzgan Dower

    Principal, Director of Culture
    AIA, LEED AP

    melbd@rdcollab.com

    Melanie Buzgan Dower is a Principal and Director of Culture at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.

    As a Project Manager and Project Architect, Melanie focuses on the experience of the end-user to create meaningful places that respond to a client’s individual and unique needs.  This approach embodies her belief that people are at the heart of design.

    With her focus and prioritization on our shared humanity, Melanie has guided the open and supportive culture of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She fosters an environment built on trust and mutual respect for all living things.  Melanie has helped grow a supportive network within the office that allows each individual to flourish and thrive, prioritizing mentorship and collaboration.  Melanie is a steward of creative problem solving that harnesses the expertise and perspective of all stakeholder voices.

    “What inspires and motivates me is allowing everyone to have a story like mine, where one can figure out who they are as an architect and become the best version of themselves here.”

    Melanie joined Rothschild Doyno Collaborative in 2006, after receiving a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Design from Kent State University. She currently serves on the advisory board for the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  She is a past chair of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Pittsburgh’s Young Architect Forum and Associate Director of the AIA Pittsburgh Board. She currently serves on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee for AIA Pittsburgh, and has been involved in the Women+ in Design Pittsburgh community.

  • Jeff Kalina
    Director of Construction and Technology

    Jeff Kalina

    Director of Construction and Technology

    Jeff Kalina

    Director of Construction and Technology

    jeffk@rdcollab.com

    Jeff Kalina holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from
    Point Park University in addition to an Associate Degree from Pittsburgh Technical Institute. A member of the firm since 2000, he is now an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Jeff provides leadership
    in construction documentation, construction administration, project management, and information technology systems.

    Jeff has worked on a broad range of projects from design to completion including retail, religious, and multi-family senior housing. Recently, he has provided leadership for The Legacy Senior Housing, Benet Woods Housing, and Paramont Senior Living at Bethel Park. Jeff is currently pursuing architectural licensure.

  • Tara Earnest
    Associate
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Tara Earnest

    Associate
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Tara Earnest

    Associate
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    tarae@rdcollab.com

    Tara Earnest is an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She implements a rigorous approach to understanding the unique context of each project and guides teams through the reconciliation of diverse codes and guidelines. Her commitment to the articulation of strategic solutions to complex problems provides a framework that helps projects to thrive.

    Tara is a champion for the advancement of knowledge surrounding accessible and universal design to support equitable access to the built environment. She is adept at linking the intricacies of technical knowledge with a compassionate understanding of the people who will be inhabiting the finished spaces. She is a steadfast advocate for empathetic design resolutions and leads the development of standards that continuously build this capacity.

    Within the office, Tara works collaboratively to identify opportunities for cross-mentoring through the implementation of knowledge sharing systems and processes. These initiatives bring clarity to the synergies that elevate individual professional growth and celebrate the unique strengths of every member of the collaborative.

    Tara earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh.

  • Kevin Kunak
    Associate
    AICP, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    Kevin Kunak

    Associate
    AICP, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    Kevin Kunak

    Associate
    AICP, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

    kevink@rdcollab.com

    Kevin received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Miami. He worked for a number of years in Florida focusing on residential projects until moving to Pittsburgh in 2005. He joined Rothschild Doyno Collaborative in 2012.

    During his time in Miami, Kevin learned to approach architecture as the art of making inclusive cities. This perspective has been developed through a range and scale of architectural and urban projects that contribute to the culture of placemaking in meaningful and responsible ways.

    Kevin actively participates in Pittsburgh’s design and civic communities, serving on committees of the Shadyside Action Coalition, PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh, and AIA Pittsburgh. He’s past board member of the Young Preservationist’s Association of Pittsburgh.

  • Lou Markovic
    Associate
    AIA, CPHC

    Lou Markovic

    Associate
    AIA, CPHC

    Lou Markovic

    Associate
    AIA, CPHC

    loum@rdcollab.com

    Lou Markovic received his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and his Master’s of Architecture from Clemson University. While at Clemson, he had the opportunity to spend his thesis year in Charleston where he studied architectural interventions within the historic city fabric.

    Lou is the father of two boys and he and his wife are currently renovating their home in historic Highland Park. Lou is an avid bicycle commuter and in his spare time enjoys playing goaltender in his ice hockey leagues as well as riding / working on his Vespa. He is a registered Architect and will be pursuing LEED accreditation.

  • Joann Mosley
    Associate
    Financial Manager

    Joann Mosley

    Associate
    Financial Manager

    "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

    - John F. Kennedy

    Joann Mosley

    Associate
    Financial Manager

    joannm@rdcollab.com

    Joann Mosley is an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative who is a leader for the firm’s operations and financial management. Her focus on continuous improvement has played an important role in developing scalable systems as the firm has grown.  Joann’s collaborative approach engages all staff members in the financial operations of the firm to build a healthy, connected financial ecosystem.  This work ranges from mentoring staff in the financial management of projects to providing vital tools and resources for managing data and evaluating industry trends.

    Joann also brings a high degree of passion and knowledge for technology and software development to her position. She works closely with the firm’s technology team, providing insight on software, hardware, and contracting processes.

    Her diverse background includes providing financial management support for small businesses, conducting accounting software training classes, implementing accounting software systems and developing software applications. Joann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania – School of Business, Concentration in Accounting. Joann’s interests include travel and pursuing an ecologically friendly lifestyle.

  • Brenna Shaffer
    Associate
    AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

    Brenna Shaffer

    Associate
    AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

    Brenna Shaffer

    Associate
    AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

    brennas@rdcollab.com

    Brenna Shaffer is an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She is leading the advancement of integrated sustainable design and development strategies that balance a human-centric focus with the goals of the built environment. She is an advocate for a transdisciplinary approach that leverages evidence-based design to empower and advance stewardship of the environment.

    Brenna nurtures a culture of curiosity that seeks to create meaningful connections between knowledge communities spanning diverse areas of practice. This conscientious exploration seeks to forge partnerships and sustain dynamic networks of exchange that elevate the dialogue surrounding architecture and design and its role within a broader context.

    In collaboration with others, Brenna is expanding materials research initiatives within the office that cultivate a practice of exploration and experimentation. She enriches projects through the intentional integration of purpose-driven solutions with innovative architectural solutions.

    Brenna earned a Master of Architecture from The University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Dance from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Robert Tuñón
    Associate
    AIA, EcoDistricts AP

    Robert Tuñón

    Associate
    AIA, EcoDistricts AP

    Robert Tuñón

    Associate
    AIA, EcoDistricts AP

    robertt@rdcollab.com

    Robert Tuñón is an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.  He provides leadership to the design sketchbook process through the artful construction of narratives that connect clients, collaborators, and communities with purpose.  His keen mastery of the intricacies of the storytelling process adds value throughout the development of a project and encourages the emergence of aspirational project goals.

    Robert recognizes the capacity of architects to provide a high level of social leadership and serve as advocates on behalf of communities and the environment. With this clarity of purpose he coordinates the annual, office-wide Day of Service that organizes pro bono architectural services to select organizations in order to create positive change within our local community.

    Within the firm, Robert promotes a culture of material experimentation and application through project work, education, and the curation of information. He contributes to the ongoing exploration of innovative material resources that support the advancement of excellence in projects.

    Robert earned a Bachelor of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Rebecca Baierwick

    Rebecca Baierwick

    Rebecca Baierwick

    rebeccab@rdcollab.com

    Rebecca is passionate about context-sensitive, environmentally conscious interventions which put people at the center of practice.

    She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018. At CMU, she enjoyed participating in the Sustainable Earth Club, Habitat for Humanity, and several other student clubs and organizations. During her fifth year, she studied at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona.

    Prior to joining the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative team, Rebecca worked in large and mid-sized architecture firms in Hartford, Manhattan, and Pittsburgh.

    She is looking forward to exploring every park in Pittsburgh; becoming a registered architect and earning LEED accreditation; and learning more about this vibrant and historically rich city.

  • Nickie Cheung

    Nickie Cheung

    Nickie Cheung

    nickiec@rdcollab.com

    Nickie recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture and minors in Intelligent Environments and Architectural History. His curiosity in everything around him culminated in a year-long thesis project studying non-traditional methods to engage in collaborative and inclusive architectural design processes.

    Outside of his academic studies, Nickie is most excited by his work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Carnegie Mellon’s 1000 plus Day of Service. While being engaged in the Pittsburgh community over the past few years, he often thinks of his family and friends in Boston, MA and their continual support throughout his journey.

    Nickie is in the process of pursuing his path to architectural licensure. His aspiration is to empower those around him to follow their dreams and understand the vital role they play in shaping the world we inhabit. This passion for people has led him to interesting conversations and the desire to provide space for everybody to share their story.

  • Eli Gutierrez

    Eli Gutierrez

    Eli Gutierrez

    elig@rdcollab.com

    Eli is driven by the challenge of designing holistically. She continues to appreciate and apply the necessary components to create both functional and beautiful architecture. She uses her design sensibilities and visualization capabilities for lasting impact on projects. Eli believes that all designs should clearly convey messages and tell stories. She looks to excel her sketching, rendering, and modeling skills in order to increase communication and understanding.

    Her upbringing in Mexico, her Texan background, and her European travels have molded Eli in a unique way. Through her travels, she learned the effect urban design has in shaping society, both physically and mentally.

    Eli is committed to minimizing the negative effects architecture has on the natural environment. She constantly explores creative ways to integrate sustainable practices into building design. Eli looks for these opportunities at all scales, knowing that even smaller endeavors can result in substantial improvements.

    Eli earned a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Environmental Design, and a Minor in Art and Design from North Carolina State University.

  • Walt Haim
    Associate AIA, YAF Communications Chair

    Walt Haim

    Associate AIA, YAF Communications Chair

    Walt Haim

    Associate AIA, YAF Communications Chair

    walth@rdcollab.com

    Walt joined the office in 2017 after graduating with a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He completed a thesis that investigated the design of buildings in residual sites created by infrastructure whose architecture is inspired by the most enduring elements of Pittsburgh’s built environment.

    Additionally, Walt was involved with Virginia Tech’s FutureHaus design-build research project that proposed factory-built modular ‘cartridge’ components integrated with smart-home technology, which could be packed, shipped, and arranged to create space inside a home.

    Walt earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University in 2015. The highlight was an opportunity to spend the Spring, 2014 semester in Florence, where he studied and experienced Italian and European architecture and urbanism.

    Walt is passionate about bicycling as a means of recreation and as transportation. During his time at Kent State and Virginia Tech, he was active in serving in a church. As he settles back into life in Pittsburgh, Walt is interested in finding ways to get involved in the community both personally and professionally.

  • Jen Matthews

    Jen Matthews

    Jen Matthews

    jenm@rdcollab.com

    Jennifer Matthews is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree. As a student she spent a semester studying architecture and culture in Rome. She also participated in a program in Panama to collaborate with students from the Isthmus School of Architecture and Design for an urban planning study in the Explanada.

    Since joining Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, Jennifer has worked on a number of projects, including Chatham Mellon Center,The Riverbend House, and work for the Newark Housing Authority, participating in a variety of stages from design through construction. She has been a leader in the development and expansion of the firm’s three-dimensional computer modeling.

    Jennifer is active on the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative Softball Team, and is currently pursuing her registration as an Architect and as a LEED accredited professional.

  • Colleen McDonough
    RA, LEED Green Associate

    Colleen McDonough

    RA, LEED Green Associate

    Colleen McDonough

    RA, LEED Green Associate

    colleenm@rdcollab.com

    Colleen received a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from The Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2012. While at Penn State she studied for a semester in Rome. Colleen completed her senior thesis on the psychological effects of temporary housing during disaster relief which has influenced her interest in resiliency and the developing world.

    After college, Colleen spent time in the Kyrgyz Republic, serving as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Volunteer with the Peace Corps. She has also collaborated with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on several initiatives and looks forward to continuing to grow the positive impact of her work within the community.

  • Amy Misencik
    Office Administrator

    Amy Misencik

    Office Administrator

    Amy Misencik

    Office Administrator

    amym@rdcollab.com

    Amy Misencik is the Office Administrator with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She works across all levels of the firm to support ongoing project needs and to coordinate both daily planning and long-term initiatives within the office.

    Her administrative experience has supported business development and has included building the scope of work for new and potential clients, while developing opportunities for business on-boarding and integration. Her ability to work across multiple scales and connect people around common causes has made her an integral part of the operations of the firm.

    Amy earned a Bachelor Degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University with a minor in History. Her other interests include art, history, and film.

  • Drew Mosher
    AIA

    Drew Mosher

    AIA

    Drew Mosher

    AIA

    drewm@rdcollab.com

    Drew Mosher is a Project Architect with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.  He is a design leader within the office and community where he actively promotes the elevation of human experience through careful contemplation of the built environment. His focus on meaningful design solutions facilitates an innovative approach that promotes social and environmental equity across multiple scales.

    Drew considers each design challenge through the lens of a maker and actively pursues the emergence of architecture through detail, craft, and material honesty. This perspective allows him to challenge conventional applications of materiality and explore new methodologies for creative architectural design strategies.

    Working collaboratively, Drew seeks to enhance the level of integrated design through the construction documentation process. He is actively engaged in the identification of opportunities during the design process to facilitate positive construction sequencing and improved project outcomes.

    Drew earned a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College.

  • Michael Sweterlitsch

    Michael Sweterlitsch

    Michael Sweterlitsch

    mikes@rdcollab.com

    Michael received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Architecture from Kent State University. During his time at Kent State he had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy, where he fostered an interest in sketching and illustration.

    Originally from the South Hills, Michael has started to get involved in the Pittsburgh community through organizations such as the Young Architects Forum and A.C.E Mentor. A.C.E. Mentor is a program which gives high school students the opportunity to explore careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering through related activities facilitated by professionals working in related fields. Michael pursued architecture because of his participation in the program as a high school student, and is now involved as a mentor. Michael looks forward to furthering his commitment to the community and the city, as he reacquaints himself with Pittsburgh.

    Besides sketching, Michael enjoys seeing the world through photography, an interest he has had since a young age. This love of photography and an appreciation for composition has led to an interest in digital renderings. He also enjoys wood working and furniture making, a hobby he hopes to further explore in the future.

  • Rebecca Griffith
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD

    Rebecca Griffith

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD

    Rebecca Griffith

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD

    rebeccag@rdcollab.com

    Rebecca Griffith is a project architect with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. She is passionate about finding design solutions for cultural and social issues that are thoughtful, economical, and environmentally responsible. She is an advocate of using resources wisely and exploring ways to reuse the existing buildings of Pittsburgh.

    Before joining Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, Rebecca worked on one of the first projects in the country for seniors using Passive House criteria, the world’s leading standard in energy-efficient construction. She has spoken at several Passive House conferences about the challenges of the project. She brings experience in Passive House and multi-family design, drawing on her varied academic backgrounds, studies abroad, and a thirst for life-long learning to develop design solutions responsive to the individual, community, and environment.

    Rebecca has a Master of Architecture and a Master of Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in German and minors in Anthropology and Linguistics from Wake Forest University. She enjoys volleyball, biking, farmer’s markets, and rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions, Steelers, and Pirates.

  • Kim Rullo
    Marketing and Communications

    Kim Rullo

    Marketing and Communications

    "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there."

    -Jim Henson

    Kim Rullo

    Marketing and Communications

    kimr@rdcollab.com

    Kim brings an eclectic blend of two decades of experience in both office management and creative design by working in publishing houses, construction sites, and children’s entertainment companies.

    In addition to her skills in both a production and an administrative capacity, she is a prolific conceptual artist and designer. Her photography and conceptual films have been featured in several galleries throughout the Pittsburgh region, including the Andy Warhol Museum and the UFVA Conference (University Film and Video Association) held in Boston.

    She enjoys spending her free time mentoring children in the arts and design and has curated gallery shows featuring children in the 6 to 10 year age range.

  • Nick Rebeck
    AIA

    Nick Rebeck

    AIA

    Nick Rebeck

    AIA

    nickr@rdcollab.com

    Nick found his way to architecture via a winding path: studying physics as an undergraduate at Creighton University, working in commercial construction, spending a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in a nonprofit afterschool program, and working on hazardous waste issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    After earning a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, Nick joined a nonprofit design collaborative in Omaha, Nebraska, where he designed and built a seasonal streetscape project, helped conceptualize and throw a 500-person food and design event on a bridge over the interstate, and participated in NEA-funded research looking at the land use history of the suburban-rural edge of Omaha. He also worked as a freelance designer, providing graphic design services and producing creative reuse products.

    These experiences each represent Nick’s varied interests—technical, social, creative, and environmental—which he believes are equally important considerations in the design and construction of our built environment.

  • Daniel Tse

    Daniel Tse

    Daniel Tse

    danielt@rdcollab.com

    Daniel Tse received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2007 from Carnegie Mellon University. As a student, he explored many graphic communication techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and carpentry. He developed a passion for urban design, wanting to serve his community and profession outside of the typical realm of a single structure. From his travels to Europe, South America, China, Hong Kong and Japan, he has explored the culture and design of many cities.

    Since joining Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, he has been part of award winning design teams where he offered design input and used his artistic talents for several project renderings. He is pursuing registration as an Architect and LEED accredited professional.

  • Joe Wahy

    Joe Wahy

    Joe Wahy

    joew@rdcollab.com

    Joe Wahy is a 2014 graduate of the Marywood University School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and was part of the school’s inaugural class. During his studies, he has made several trips to Florence, Italy, including a semester studying urban culture and architecture within the city. Joe was also a strong presence in his school culture, spending much time working with his professors and fellow students on projects outside of the curriculum including a house for pigs for a non-profit animal sanctuary. His efforts were honored by the school in the form of a service award in his name that was presented to future graduating architecture students.

    Joe just started his journey with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative and is looking towards achieving his registration as an Architect and becoming LEED accredited. Joe’s other interests include playing keyboards in his band, Houdini’s Psychic Theatre, and photography.

  • Julia Wattick
    RA, LEED Green Associate

    Julia Wattick

    RA, LEED Green Associate

    Julia Wattick

    RA, LEED Green Associate

    juliaw@rdcollab.com

    Julia understands the unique influence of architecture to create connections between history, culture, and the environment to enhance the human experience through design. Her curiosity and desire to learn from the existing environment informs a creative process that seeks to propose new, thoughtful solutions.

    Her expanded range of studies broadened her worldview and shaped her into the designer she is today. During her time at Penn State University, Julia was recognized with several distinctions and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe during her semester abroad program based in Rome, Italy. Julia’s involvement in her community and region has always been a priority: from repairing homes in the Appalachian Region to volunteering at local food banks and parks.

    Her previous work experience at small firms in Pittsburgh and New York City have accelerated the growth of her knowledge and interests. She has a passion for increasing awareness of sustainable practices and development. Julia is a licensed architect in the state of Pennsylvania and a LEED Green Associate.

    Julia earned a Bachelor of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University, with minors in Architectural History, Anthropology, and Environmental Inquiry.

  • Nadia Voynova
    Associate AIA, YAF Fellowship Chair

    Nadia Voynova

    Associate AIA, YAF Fellowship Chair

    Nadia Voynova

    Associate AIA, YAF Fellowship Chair

    nadiav@rdcollab.com

    Nadia joined our office in 2018 after receiving her masters from Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. Her thesis focused on the changing role of the architect within the constantly evolving digital technologies that change the way we occupy space.

    While at Knowlton, Nadia participated in a collaborative research studio that examined the afterlife and re-adaptation of American office buildings, which culminated in a research trip to the Netherlands. Along with traveling to the Netherlands, Nadia also studied abroad in Rome, examining the effects of contemporary development on the urban fabric of the ancient city.

    Nadia has worked closely with the director and curators of the Banvard Gallery at Knowlton to assist in fabricating and installing various architectural exhibitions.

    Growing up in Russia has given Nadia a lifelong affinity for snow and winter sports, particularly ice skating. She also enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and kayaking in the summer months.

  • Jason Andrews

    Jason Andrews

    Jason Andrews

    jasona@rdcollab.com

    Jason is interested in the relationship between the aesthetic form of our built environment and the way in which we inhabit the world. He believes beautiful buildings can make us aware of our experiences within a certain place and time.

    At a young age, Jason was mentored by his neighbor in woodworking, developing a deep respect for craftsmanship and design. In college, he was particularly interested in how both analog and digital tools could aid him in the design process. Jason’s immersion in the studio environment helped him develop a collaborative spirit, sharing critiques and debating architectural concepts with his peers. In addition to his studies, he provided design leadership as the Chair of Graphic Design for the American Institute of Architecture Students.

    In his free time, Jason uses his sketchbook and camera as tools to study the world he occupies. He enjoys watching films in order to gain new perspectives on how ordinary people interact with architectural spaces. Driven by his love for architecture and design, Jason looks forward to expanding his interests as an active member of Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts community.

    Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2019 where he was a finalist for the highest honor awarded by his school, the Thesis Prize.

  • Carolyn Kerr

    Carolyn Kerr

    Carolyn Kerr

    carolynk@rdcollab.com

    Believing the interaction between humanity and the built environment can be a beautiful experience, Carolyn Kerr has a deep appreciation for the way architecture builds communities. She has a heart for increasing awareness of sustainable practices and development in the design and construction world.

    Coming from a studio environment at Virginia Tech, Carolyn looks forward to being immersed in a collaborative culture. She has an interest in the interaction between digital and analog tools in the design process.

    During her time as a student, she has had the opportunity to study in San Francisco and sketch her way across Europe. While not in class, Carolyn is a member of Virginia Tech’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students and volunteers with VT Engage, Habitat for Humanity and Freedom by Design.

    Carolyn enjoys photography, sketching and listening to stories in her free time. She looks forward to learning about Pittsburgh and becoming an active member of its running and arts communities.

    She will return to Blacksburg in the fall to complete her thesis for the Bachelor of Architecture program.

  • Melanie Domzalski

    Melanie Domzalski

    Melanie Domzalski

    melanied@rdcollab.com

    Melanie Domzalski graduated from Kent State University with a Master of Architecture and focus in urban design. Prior to studying architecture, Melanie majored in psychology and minored in fine arts. She believes that both contribute to her perspective within architecture.

    Throughout her education, Melanie has assisted and executed research within the fields of psychology and architecture.  Some of the topics she assisted with were judgments of learning within cognitive psychology and proxemics between humans and ecology.  Her independent research topics explored the relationship between psychology and architecture, along with how designers can develop supportive environments for domestic abuse survivors.

    During her free time, you can find Melanie either holding a book or a paintbrush.  She enjoys performing as a live painter and serving the community as both a painting instructor and muralist.

  • Our Collaborators

    Our Collaborators

    We value the insight of each person that we work with as Collaborators in our design process. Through dialogue and exchange we create better solution together.

    Clients

    Affirmative Investments
    A.M. Rodriguez Associates
    AR Building Company
    Blueroof Technologies
    Bradley Center
    Brooks & Blair Development
    Central Northside Neighborhood Council
    Chatham University
    Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    Coury Financial Group
    Crazy Mocha
    Dymun & Company
    East Liberty Development Inc.
    ECHO Real Estate Services
    Friendship Development Associates
    Gateway Rehabilitation Center
    Giant Eagle
    Graciano Corporation
    Grane Healthcare
    Hazelwood Initiative
    Health Care REIT, Inc.
    Heinz Endowments
    Hillel Jewish University Center
    Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh
    Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh
    Kollel Jewish Learning Center
    Master Builders Association
    McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
    Mon Valley Initiative
    Mt. Lebanon Municipality
    National Church Residences
    Nationall Council of Jewish Women
    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
    New Perspectives
    Newark Housing Authority
    Oakland Planning and Development
    Paramount Health Resources Inc
    Presbyterian SeniorCare
    Ralph A. Falbo, Inc.
    Robert Morris University
    S & A Homes
    Samuel Land Company
    Sarah Heinz House
    Storm Systems
    Temple Emanuel
    Temple Ohav Shalom
    Temple Sinai
    Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
    Tree of Life Congregation
    Trek Development Group
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Wayne Co.
    Universalist Church of North Hills
    University of Pittsburgh
    Veteran’s Administration
    World Vision Relief & Development

    Consultants

    AMK Consulting
    Atlantic Engineering
    Baim Associates
    Basic Concepts Interior Inc.
    BDA Engineering, Inc
    Bert Lauble Realty
    Brace Engineering
    Brean Associates
    Caplan Engineering Co.
    CEC, Inc.
    Civil & Environmental Consultants
    Claitman Engineers
    Code.sys
    ComputerEase
    Deglau Engineering
    Design By Us
    evolve
    Exler & Company
    Fahringer, McCarty, Grey, Inc.
    Fenner & Esler
    Fortier Engineering
    Gateway Engineers
    GSP Consulting
    Houston Harbaugh
    Iams Consulting
    J.R. Gales and Associates
    Kolano Design
    Konefal & Company
    Landesberg Design
    LaQuatra Bonci Associates
    Ling Partnership
    Loftus Associates
    Lucas Land Surveying
    Marshall Tyler Rausch
    McMillen Engineers
    Morgan Property & Construction Consultants
    Olszak Management
    Pashek Associates
    Ray Engineering
    Renaissance Planning Group
    Roth Acoustical Associates
    Sitko Rodello & Bruno
    Steelcoast Creative
    Taylor Structural Engineers
    Terra Design Studios
    Studio for Spatial Practice
    The Studio I Company
    The Think Tank Group
    Trans Associates
    Trant Corporation
    William Lafe Associates
    William McDonough + Partners

    Contractors

    Aetos Construction
    A. Martini & Sons
    Beata Construction
    Bridges & Company
    Burchick Construction
    Dick Corporation
    FJ Busse Company Inc
    Flynn Construction
    Guardian Construction
    Keane Construction
    Landau Building Company
    Massaro Corporation
    Mistick Construction
    Mosites Construction
    Nello Construction
    P.J. Dick
    Reginella Construction Co.
    Repal Construction
    RYCON Construction
    Sota Construction
    Steeb Crawford Construction
    TEDCO Construction Co.
    Trade Construction

    Artists

    Arimoto Design & Woodworking
    Carol Siegel Art Services
    Concept Art Gallery
    Glen Gardner
    Glenn Greene Stained Glass
    John Walters
    Laurie Lundquist
    Massery Photography
    Red Star Ironworks
    Robert Qualters
    Robin Stanaway
    Ron Donoughe
    Tadao Arimoto
    Technique Architectural Products

    Other

    AIA Pittsburgh
    Allegheny Conference for Community Development
    Allegheny County Economic Development Department
    Artemis
    Calliope
    Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture + Urban Lab
    Community Design Center of Pittsburgh
    Green Building Alliance
    Leadership Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania Society of Architects
    Pittsburgh Executive Association
    Pittsburgh Green Government Task Force
    Society for Contemporary Craft
    Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
    US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
    Western PA Brownsfield Center

  • Your Name Here

    Your Name Here

    Your Name Here

    We are an architecture and urban design firm committed to a collaborative process with our clients that increases the value of the built environment through meaningful design solutions.

    We seek applicants who work well in a collaborative environment and have a thirst for applying and advancing their architectural skills. We are seeking talented and motivated individuals whose interests align with our Guiding Principles:

    • Commitment to Collaboration
    • Meaningful Design Solutions
    • Increasing Value
    • Social Responsibility
    • Workplace Excellence

    We are currently seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our collaborative.

    We are seeking applicants for full-time positions at a Recent Graduate and Project Architect level with the following qualifications:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with interest or knowledge in urban design
    • 0-3 years of professional experience for the Recent Graduate position
    • 3-10 years of professional experience for the Project Architect position
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Continual pursuit of architectural growth and experience
    • Applied design problem-solving experience and process
    • Experience with Revit preferred

    If you are interested in joining our team please email your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to personnel@rdcollab.com. Please submit your materials in .PDF format under 5 MB in size. Links to online portfolios are also acceptable. All inquiries are confidential.