Colleen McDonough

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.