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.
Lou Markovic is an Associate with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Lou is dedicated to the advancement of performance-based sustainable building concepts and methods. He aims to further sustainable goals by researching innovations in building assembly science.
He believes in collaboration with project team members through exploration in order to inform sustainable design solutions and disseminate information. Both within our own office and for our projects, Lou seeks ways to implement sustainable practice and enhance the workplace environment. One such way is through integration of energy modeling into the building design process.
Lou is a registered architect and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC). His experience helps him to mentor staff in the development of project specifications, understanding the importance of this integral part of design. Lou expands the application of Revit software to align with the unique passions of individual staff members. He strives to advance techniques and standards to produce accurate and well-coordinated construction documents. Lou incorporates what he learns from investigation of building performance to advance documentation convention and detail.
Lou has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He continued his studies at Clemson University, where he received a Master of Architecture.
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.
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.
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.