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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.