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  • Daniel Rothschild
    Senior Principal, CEO
    FAIA, LEED AP

    Daniel Rothschild

    Senior Principal, CEO
    FAIA, LEED AP

    Daniel Rothschild

    Senior Principal, CEO
    FAIA, LEED AP

    danr@rdcollab.com

    Daniel Rothschild is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm 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, bringing 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.

    In 2022 Dan was inducted into the AIA’s College of Fellows, the AIA’s highest membership honor, for his exceptional work and contribution to architecture and society. Only 3% of AIA members nationally have this distinction. He was recognized for creating an equitable graphic storytelling method that expands the number of diverse voices included in the design process to create more inclusive and meaningful design outcomes. His commitment to the design narrative has helped form the firm’s collaborative environment, and his passion for engagement carries over to his leadership in the firm’s equitable workplace.

    Dan has extended his leadership to many communities with his leadership in the Regent Square Civic Association, the Pittsburgh Executives Association, and through six 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 in the Pittsburgh region. Recently, Dan served as President of Temple Emanuel of the South Hills. He is currently Co-Founder and Facilitator of AIA Pittsburgh Foundation’s Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals, which in its five-year history has trained 98 professionals from 32 different firms.

  • 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 using collaborative processes with clients and communities. Ken provides leadership in how architecture, community planning, and property development simultaneously increase the economic, social, and physical value of our commonwealth. Ken advances projects and innovation by aligning people and articulating purpose to create shared visions that serve clients and communities to make the world a better place.

    In addition to thirty-five years of professional practice, Ken has advanced regional change through participation in civic, academic, and cultural activities.  Ken recently initiated the AIA PA Housing and Community Development task force of the Government Affairs Committee, which Ken now chairs.  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 also leads Community Vision programs for Leadership Pittsburgh and serves on the Board of the Green Building Alliance of Pittsburgh, one of the charter members of the US Green Building Council.  Ken also serves on the board of Saturday Light Brigade, which is internationally recognized for using radio and audio to amplify and share ideas and stories.  Prior community work includes chairing the Design Center of Pittsburgh, being an advisory board member for Chatham University’s Landscape Architecture program, and being on the Remaking Cities Institute advisory board at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • 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 Communications at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm in Pittsburgh. 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 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 has spoken at the American Planning Association’s National Convention to share her experiences in meaningful community engagement. With a dedication to community service, Kate is the co-chair of Industrial Arts Workshop, a non-profit that teaches youth welding skills through the creation of public art. She is a past member of the City of Pittsburgh Contextual Design Advisory Panel and the Strip District Neighbors.

    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.

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

    Geoff Campbell

    Principal, Director of Operations and Services
    AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

    Geoff Campbell

    Principal, Director of Operations and Services
    AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

    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 implemented 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 Leadership Pittsburgh graduate and a passionate community advocate. He has previously held the position of President at the Greenfield Community Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Strip District Neighbors. 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 continues to volunteer his time with many 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, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED-accredited professional.

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

    Mike Gwin

    Principal, Director of Design
    AIA, LEED AP

    Mike Gwin

    Principal, Director of Design
    AIA, LEED AP

    mikeg@rdcollab.com

    Mike Gwin is a principal with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm committed to a collaborative process with its clients that increases the value of the built environment through meaningful design solutions.

    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.

    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.

    Mike continues to work to advance our professional organization’s mission as a 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.

  • 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, an architecture and urban design firm in Pittsburgh.

    As a principal and registered architect, Melanie focuses on the end user’s experience 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.

    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 Pittsburgh’s Young Architect Forum and Associate Director of the AIA Pittsburgh Board.

  • Robert Tuñón
    Principal
    AIA, NOMA

    Robert Tuñón

    Principal
    AIA, NOMA

    Robert Tuñón

    Principal
    AIA, NOMA

    robertt@rdcollab.com

    Robert Tuñón is a Partner and Principal at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm in Pittsburgh.

    As a Principal and registered architect, Robert supports clients and communities as they improve their organizations, reimagine their properties, and have positive impacts in their neighborhoods. As a project team leader, Robert promotes collaborative environments where team members and stakeholders can meaningfully contribute to the design process. His emphasis on sustainability, resiliency, and social equity helps individuals and groups as they seek to envision a better future where all can thrive.

    In addition to his role at the firm, Robert is the Mayor of Etna, PA and serves as the Board Chair of the Etna Community Organization. As a mixed-race Hispanic person and a dual citizen of the US and Panamá, he is proud to be contributing to a more diverse architectural profession in Pittsburgh. He is a Co-founder and Board member of the Minority Architects of Pittsburgh Scholarship (MAPS) and an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

  • Jeff Kalina
    Associate Principal,
    Director of Construction and Technology

    Jeff Kalina

    Associate Principal,
    Director of Construction and Technology

    Jeff Kalina

    Associate Principal,
    Director of Construction and Technology

    jeffk@rdcollab.com

    Jeff Kalina is an Associate Principal and Director of Construction and Technology at Rothchild Doyno Collaborative.

    Jeff is committed to the realization of meaningful design as a leader in our construction documentation and construction administration. Whether it is working with contractors to problem solve in the field or mentoring staff in the technical aspects of the design documentation, Jeff brings a collaborative spirit and a depth of knowledge to each project.

    With nearly three decades in the architectural field, Jeff utilizes a team approach and a strong background in drafting and CAD to partner seamlessly with clients and collaborators and realize meaningful design outcomes.

    Jeff enjoys his time “down in the weeds” of a project. His grasp of detail allows him to communicate a project’s goals from the design development phase through completion. In addition to his project work, Jeff is a leader for the firm’s IT systems and software management, overseeing office-wide computing systems and coordinating with software vendors.

    His interest in technology, drafting, and construction laid the foundation for the firm’s construction document standards and construction administration practices.

    Jeff is dedicated to elevating others through his generous side-by-side mentorship of staff and his willingness to lend a helping hand. His positivity and leadership have made him an invaluable member of the firm.

    Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Point Park University and an Associate Degree from Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

  • 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.

  • Jen Matthews
    Associate

    Jen Matthews

    Associate

    Jen Matthews

    Associate

    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.

  • Nick Rebeck
    AIA, LFA

    Nick Rebeck

    AIA, LFA

    Nick Rebeck

    AIA, LFA

    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.

  • Kim Rullo
    Associate
    Communications Manager

    Kim Rullo

    Associate
    Communications Manager

    "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

    Associate
    Communications Manager

    kimr@rdcollab.com

    Kim Rullo is Communications Manager at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.

    Kim plays a vital role in communicating the story of our firm. Kim joined Rothschild Doyno Collaborative in 2015 as a graphic designer. She now manages all aspects of the firm’s communications, including digital storytelling, publications, and awards submissions. Her design sensibility and technical graphic skills have been invaluable in elevating the firm’s story and promoting our office culture through our communications. Her alignment with the firm’s mission and guiding principles are evident in the excellence in her work and her support and mentorship of others.

    Kim’s leadership through mentorship strives to provide others with the ability to harness their potential and create successful teams. She believes that architecture and design can make the world better and focuses her efforts both inside and outside of the office in service of social justice and equity.

    Kim is critical in shaping many internal office initiatives and supports teams in many capacities. As a past exhibition curator, she understands the need to manage fast-paced timelines and collections of artistic voices while exploring, through art, the role of identity in society today.

    A storyteller at heart, when Kim isn’t in the office, she is an avid photographer. Her images explore uncomfortable feelings and craft narratives that capture dialogue without obvious meaning. Her background in journalism informs her photos with questions that challenge typical perceptions of the world.

    She currently serves on the advisory council for Dormont Arts, a community-based arts program dedicated to building a sustainable arts initiative in Dormont, including the recent implementation of a community garden. She is a member of the Communications Team at Temple Emanuel of South Hills and is involved in several other community initiatives.

    Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Communications from Point Park University with a minor in Photography.

  • Bryan Thompson
    AIA

    Bryan Thompson

    AIA

    Bryan Thompson

    AIA

    bryant@rdcollab.com

    Rothschild Doyno Collaborative project architect Bryan Thompson has returned to Pittsburgh after exploring design, construction, and the rivers of the Pacific Northwest for two decades.

    Thompson spent his time in Oregon as a whitewater raft guide, a graduate student at Portland State University, and working for design firms dedicated to healthy positive outcomes. Bryan led rafting crews on overnight expeditions, joined design-build and maker projects at Portland State University, and worked to achieve district goals for public school clients. These adventures and accomplishments came with lessons of resiliency, sustainability, leadership, materiality, social engagement, teamwork, and cultural meaning that have become his professional foundation.

    Thompson plans to get involved with volunteer opportunities at local parks and river conservation groups and to engage in opportunities on his community planning or sustainability commission board to support resilient, productive community goals.

    Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Architecture from Portland State University.

  • 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.

  • Drew Mosher
    Associate
    AIA

    Drew Mosher

    Associate
    AIA

    Drew Mosher

    Associate
    AIA

    drewm@rdcollab.com

    Drew Mosher is an Associate 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.

  • Jason Andrews
    AIA

    Jason Andrews

    AIA

    Jason Andrews

    AIA

    jasona@rdcollab.com

    Jason was initially drawn to Pittsburgh because of its vibrant historical architecture and its profound ties to the geography of the region. Every project he works on offers insight into how Pittsburgh evolved and how architecture can shape its future.

    Jason appreciates how his past has helped influence how he practices architecture at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Jason fostered a passion for woodworking from an early age, which has given him an appreciation for craftsmanship and design. As a student at Virginia Tech, he learned how to use analog and digital tools to enhance the design process, which he now incorporates into his work. His time in the studio environment helped him cultivate a collaborative spirit, sharing critiques and debating architectural concepts with his peers. These experiences have helped Jason better meet the goals of each project. Rather than imposing ideas, he is attentive to those ideas which naturally emerge through the design process.

    In his free time, Jason uses his sketchbook and camera to study how the built environment interacts with Pittsburgh’s topography. He also enjoys trail running and biking to connect with Pittsburgh’s natural beauty. As a music lover, Jason frequently attends the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Banjo Night at the Elks Lodge.

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

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

    Rebecca Griffith

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

    Rebecca Griffith

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

    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.

  • Eli Gutierrez
    RA

    Eli Gutierrez

    RA

    Eli Gutierrez

    RA

    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.

    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. Seeing the contrast between the car-dominated American lifestyle and European lifestyles has focused Eli’s attention on living and working in more pedestrian-oriented communities. As an advocate for bikeable, walkable, and healthy communities, Eli seeks to utilize her personal experiences to support her passion for great design.

    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, a 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.

  • Katie Johnson

    Katie Johnson

    Katie Johnson

    katiej@rdcollab.com

    Guided by the concept that nature informs and inspires successful architecture, Katie Johnson believes that the built environment should enhance people’s lives and that good design pushes the boundaries of sustainability to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

    Katie learned the value of a collaborative work environment and the importance of on-site experience to understand building details and systems through the architecture program at North Carolina State. While studying in Prague, she participated in a studio focused on how urban design influences public space.

    She enjoys exploring other creative mediums such as pottery and weaving and spending her time outdoors to understand better how the built environment is influenced by nature.

    Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture.

  • Colleen McDonough
    AIA, LEED Green Associate

    Colleen McDonough

    AIA, LEED Green Associate

    Colleen McDonough

    AIA, LEED Green Associate

    colleenm@rdcollab.com

    Colleen works to design with empathy, collaborating with project partners to meet the needs of the owner and the overall project goals. She believes that good design is a right, not a privilege, and should be incorporated into each phase of the project process, from conception to completion.  

    Having joined Rothschild Doyno Collaborative in 2016, she has since gained valuable experience working on client-focused, community-based projects such as the Church of the Ascension expansion and Kelly Hamilton Homes. This work has allowed her to develop strong collaborative relationships with the contractors involved throughout the vision planning process to contract administration. 

    As a part of Colleen’s current project work, she is focusing on designing inclusive environments. She has connected this with her participation in Pittsburgh’s Women+ in Design chapter. Women+ in Design seeks to represent the concerns of women in the design process and better accommodate women in the professions of architecture, engineering, and construction. 

    Colleen earned a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from The Pennsylvania State University and Schreyer Honors College. After graduation, Colleen spent time in the Kyrgyz Republic as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English as a foreign language.  

  • Amy Misencik
    Business Operations Manager

    Amy Misencik

    Business Operations Manager

    Amy Misencik

    Business Operations Manager

    amym@rdcollab.com

    As Business Operations Manager at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, Amy Misencik plays a leading role in overseeing how the firm operates. Her passion for continuously improving our systems, policies, and procedures keeps the firm on the path of effectively delivering meaningful design solutions for our clients.

     

    Amy manages the firm’s operations by supervising our project management systems, office policies, staff recruitment, and retention initiatives. She also oversees the firm’s data analysis and reporting, which informs our project management process and the firm operationally.

     

    Amy’s leadership also supports staff in achieving their professional goals and career growth, including improving our mentorship program, staff development processes, annual reviews, and onboarding.

     

     Amy joined the firm in 2018 as Office Administrator and has grown into this newly created position as she has led numerous initiatives to advance the firm’s operations. Amy graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture with a minor in History. Amy enjoys film, tv, pop culture, reading, and exploring the walkable neighborhoods of Pittsburgh with her dog Wyatt.

  • Michael Sweterlitsch
    AIA

    Michael Sweterlitsch

    AIA

    Michael Sweterlitsch

    AIA

    mikes@rdcollab.com

    Michael is passionate about well-crafted objects and designing solutions at the human scale. He is deeply interested in the visualization of design ideas. He believes that representing an architectural vision is as meaningful as the built work associated with that vision.

    Architecture has been on Michael’s periphery since a young age.  His curiosity developed further when he participated in the ACE Mentor program in high school, where he explored professional careers in architecture, construction, and engineering. As a professional, Michael considers mentorship and youth outreach a priority, currently serving as the lead mentor at ACE.

    With technology advancing rapidly, Michael is constantly exploring new rendering and visualization capabilities. He is also intrigued by the design and fabrication of furniture and its contribution to the spatial experience.

    In line with his passion for mentorship, Michael leads the youth outreach program at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Additionally, he chairs the Young Architects Forum.

    Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University in 2016 and continued to study at Kent State University, graduating in 2017 with a Master of Architecture.

  • 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.

  • Emily Mathes

    Emily Mathes

    Emily Mathes

    emilyu@rdcollab.com

    Emily developed her passion for community-centered design and the unique conditions of the urban fabric throughout her graduate studies as she focused her studies in urban design. While she pursues architectural licensure, she aspires to create work that not only transforms the physical environment through the design process, but also the lives of the clients and those who live in the surrounding communities. She believes that designers have a unique role and responsibility to create positive change and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard in the design process.

    Outside of the office, Emily enjoys biking, drawing (if with colored pencils she will be using Prismacolor pencils, the supreme colored pencil), and spending time with her family and friends.

    Emily Mathes graduated with a Master of Architecture and a focus in urban design from the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative branch of Kent State University. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Kent State with a minor in construction management, aiming better to understand her collaborators on the construction side of design.

  • Alek Kirchmann
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Alek Kirchmann

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Alek Kirchmann

    AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    alekk@rdcollab.com

    Alek is fueled by a relentless optimism and is convinced that problems can be solved with enough multidisciplinary cooperation, rational effort, and design thinking That optimism is tempered by a sober pragmatism regarding the inherent challenges in any project, along with the mixed and sometimes challenging history of architecture’s impact on society. He approaches architecture with humility, always considering the effect a design will have on a community. Alek is dedicated to designing and delivering creative projects with high-quality documentation.

    Choosing Pittsburgh as his adopted home, Alek is eager to collaborate with community partners and to contribute locally. In his free time, Alek enjoys reading books, watching movies and TV shows, playing video and board games, pushing the pace on runs through Schenley Park, and exploring Pittsburgh’s breweries. He also relishes traveling to visit friends and family across the country and the globe.

    Alek has previously concentrated his efforts in healthcare and workplace design. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture.

  • Katelyn Eng

    Katelyn Eng

    Katelyn Eng

    Katelyne@rdcollab.com

    Katelyn Eng joins Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in Political Science. While at Kent State, she developed an interest in architecture’s political, social, and cultural implications, stemming from her belief that architecture and political science have people and human interaction at their core.

    She considers architecture the convergence of logic and creativity, serving a clear and pragmatic purpose while evoking an emotional response. This confluence of thought leads to purpose-driven design and provides a unique opportunity for social change.

    An influential part of her time as an undergrad was working with one of her professors to explore architectural elements in places of power and influence, resulting in a gallery exhibit displaying the fruits of her research. This work significantly influenced her passion for equitable design and the further exploration of how architecture and the built environment can positively impact society in a lasting way.

    Katelyn intends to pursue a master’s degree in architecture, expanding on her areas of design interest, and will continue working towards becoming licensed.

    Outside of architecture, she enjoys coffee reading, cross-stitching, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. She also enjoys traveling, with Italy, Greece, and Australia being three of her favorite places to visit.

  • 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.

  • Tina Han
    Summer Fellow

    Tina Han

    Summer Fellow

    Tina Han

    Summer Fellow

    tinah@rdcollab.com

    Tina is a rising fourth year student at Carnegie Mellon University, joining RDCollab as a summer fellow in 2024. She is pursuing the B.Arch program and an additional major in Human Computer Interaction, and she is interested in combining interactive design with architectural design, making spaces more human-centered and innovative.

    In her studio projects, Tina has explored affordable housing, adaptive re-use, and is driven towards creating flexible, mobile spaces. Tina also enjoys design-build projects and has participated in the construction of CMU’s Spring Carnival pavilions and is currently working on the Sankofa Bamboo Greenhouse as project manager. Tina believes that design should always serve the community and this is also the primary reason for her to join RDCollab.

    Outside academic studies, Tina loves books, debate, photography, and creating watercolor and digital art.

  • Your Name Here

    Your Name Here

    Your Name Here

    We are seeking applicants for the following positions:

    Architect I / Designer I

    Licensed professional or non-licensed architectural staff with generative design skills, capable of self directing the advancement of projects to achieve meaningful designs. Candidates will have skills in conventional aspects of architectural designs for projects of moderate size and complexity. Experience or interest in urban design and early project development is preferred.

     

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with interest or knowledge in urban design
    • 3+ years of post-college work experience
    • Experience as a design leader in a collaborative environment
    • Experience as a project manager leading a team through all phases of a project
    • Experience with the application of high-performance and sustainable design

     

    Architect II / Designer II

    Licensed professional or non-licensed architectural with generative design skills capable of advancing and directing a team in pursuit of meaningful design. Candidates will have technical skills in the planning, design, and coordination of complex projects including pursuit of new or improved techniques and procedures. Candidates will have mentorship experience in providing technical guidance to less experienced architects.

     

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with interest or knowledge in urban design
    • 6+ years of post-college work experience
    • Experience as a design leader in a collaborative environment
    • High-level Revit skills, and experience using Adobe Suite is highly preferred
    • Interest with the application of high performance and sustainable design
    • Experience providing mentorship and direction to fellow collaborators

     

    Architectural Staff

    Full-time position for recent graduates looking to build a strong foundation as they begin their architectural career.  Mentorship will be provided as you grow to apply architectural and technical knowledge in practice.  This position includes daily collaboration as all staff members are expected to contribute to generative and meaningful design ideas.

     

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with interest or knowledge in urban design
    • 0-3 years of post-college work experience
    • Excellent design, graphic, organization, and communication skills
    • Experience with Revit is preferred
    • Demonstration of collaborative skills

     

    We offer: 

    • Award-winning and meaningful design focus
    • A meaningful and collaborative design process on a diverse portfolio of projects
    • A comprehensive benefit package
    • Licensure reimbursement, office-provided industry memberships and a multitude of continuing education (CE) resources and opportunities
    • A culture built on trust, empathy, respect, and fun
    • Professional development and mentorship support
    • A commitment to workplace excellence focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
    • A flexible hybrid work schedule
    • A beautiful, bright, open-concept office in the Strip District

     

    If you are interested in joining our team please email a cover letter, resume, and work sample (file-share link or PDF under 5 MB preferred) to personnel@rdcollab.com. All inquiries are confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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    About Our Collaborative: 

    Rothschild Doyno Collaborative is 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 outcomes.

    We advance our mission by elevating unique design opportunities across all of our projects. We believe that our best work happens through an open design process that fosters dialog and collaboration. We seek opportunities to make the world a better place through the work that we do, through leadership in our profession and community, and through fostering leadership within our collaborative office culture. 

     

    One of our most valuable tools to facilitate collaboration is our Design Sketchbook process: 

     

    Our Culture is one of our greatest assets. We promote leadership development in our staff to advance areas of interest that support the collaborative, serve our clients and communities, and advance our mission. We have a strong mentorship program at all staff levels and provide opportunities for continuous learning and leadership training. We are committed to promoting a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. To learn more about who we are, check out the link below: 

    To review our wide range of project types and scales, please visit our Places page.