Deepak Wadhwani

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

Deepak Wadhwani, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

Deepak Wadhwani is a founding Principal of R3A Architecture and guides the firm’s strategic direction with respect to markets, new business development, financial and administrative matters. Deepak’s involvement in the early phases of projects for academic, institutional and corporate clients seeks to bring a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach to design thinking – one that is based on a lateral analysis of organization culture, community impact, spatial dynamics, historical precedents, economic modeling and user behavior.  This allows for a thoughtful reframing of a design problem from a multidimensional perspective, while setting the framework for the analytical research and rapid prototyping that have become the hallmark of R3A’s inspired and methodical approach.

In his role as Principal at R3A, Deepak has helped grow the firm’s practice in project types that lie at the intersection of higher education, science and technology, and workplace innovation, and that recognize the important role that community input and public stakeholders play in any successful project.  R3A has also collaborated with many national consultants and design practices on larger scale projects, integrating local knowledge and strategy with national expertise.

Deepak has served on several boards and committees of local professional, community and cultural organizations including AIA Pittsburgh and is on the board and strategic planning committees of City Theatre, Pittsburgh’s most cutting-edge theatre company, as well as the Indian Nationality Classroom Committee at the University of Pittsburgh.

Registered Architect in PA

University of Pittsburgh, Master of Business Administration
State University of New York, Master of Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Bachelor of Architecture

James A. Sheehan

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

James A. Sheehan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

Jim is a Principal at R3A and a LEED Accredited Professional. His responsibilities at the firm include business development, programming, conceptual design, site utilization analysis, as well as the management of project teams. Throughout his thirty years in practice, Jim has developed a specialty in integrated project administration and has been responsible for the delivery of complex commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Prior to joining R3A in 1999, Jim was a founding Principal of Sheehan & Holler Architects, Inc., Pittsburgh, from 1989 to 1997. In addition to maintaining a license to practice architecture in eight states, Jim is licensed to practice real estate in the state of Pennsylvania. He provides development management and analysis to clients who require expanded services in addition to traditional architectural and engineering expertise.

Registered Architect in PA, FL, MI, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV

Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Architecture
Temple University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Naomi Williams

AIA

Associate | Architecture

Naomi Williams, AIA

Associate | Architecture

Naomi is an Associate and an Architect with R3A. As a Project Manager Naomi’s responsibilities include overall project administration and coordination of the R3A and Consultant team. She oversees the validation process, lead design and document production efforts, and coordinates project construction administration. Naomi brings a wealth of experience in the design of new construction, renovations, and additions to various project types and clients including non-profits, higher education, commercial, office, and healthcare.

Registered Architect in PA

Temple University, Bachelor of Architecture

Jon Williams

AIA

Associate | Architecture

Jon Williams, AIA

Associate | Architecture

Jon is an Associate and an Architect with R3A and a LEED Green Associate who has been with the firm since 2016. His responsibilities include schematic design, programming, design development, construction document preparation and 3D modeling and rendering as well as acts as a conduit of communication for the various project team members from conception to completion of a project. He brings a wealth of experience in the design of renovations and additions to facilities at numerous institutions of higher education as well as across industries like K-12 education, multi-family housing, food service/hospitality, and office/commercial with projects of all sizes.

Registered Architect in PA

Temple University, Bachelor of Architecture

Barbara Pschirer

NCIDQ, IIDA, WELL AP

Associate | Interior Architecture

Barbara Pschirer, NCIDQ, IIDA, WELL AP

Associate | Interior Architecture

Barbara is an Associate and a Senior-Level Interior Designer and WELL accredited professional who joined R3A in 2015. Barbara is an energetic and passionate multidisciplinary designer with a human-centric design philosophy. This approach invites clients to engage in a fun, co-creative design process that shapes spaces into holistic design solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs.

Her passion for creating distinctive interior environments is fueled by challenging conventional design solutions and influenced by evidence-based research and design practices for built environments. She strives to create a multi-faceted sensory experience using balanced materiality, furniture selection, and layered lighting to create thoughtful and meaningful spatial experiences in all project types. As a WELL accredited professional, her expertise delivers value and guidance for decision making that supports physical and mental health through informed design choices. Her background spans a wide variety of industries, project types, and sizes including commercial offices, university spaces, libraries, healthcare, food service, laboratory, and K-12 buildings.

La Roche University, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

Patrick Russell

AIA

Associate | Architecture

Patrick Russell, AIA

Associate | Architecture

Patrick is an Associate and an Architect at R3A and has been with the firm since 2014. His responsibilities include schematic design, programming, design development, construction document preparation and 3-D modeling and rendering. He has extensive experience working on a variety of projects, including multi-family housing, higher education, science and technology, and community buildings. As R3A’s resident historic architecture specialist, Patrick’s experience in design and construction administration on nationally and locally designated historic buildings meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications standards. He has experience with both the Section 106 review process and working with the City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission.

Registered Architect in PA

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture

John Michaels

Autodesk Certified Professional, Certificated Remote Pilot (FAA Part 107 drone licensed)

Director of Technology

John Michaels, Autodesk Certified Professional, Certificated Remote Pilot

Director of Technology

John Michaels is Director of Technology at R3A. Since joining the firm in 2002, his dedication to technological innovation and maintenance has been a great asset. He is an Autodesk AutoCAD & Revit Certified Professional. His main responsibilities include the oversight and implementation of all CAD / BIM / PIM and information technologies. John is also a licensed drone pilot.

Triangle Tech,  Associate in Specialized Technology, Architectural/Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Luke Treskovich

AIA, NCARB

Architecture

Luke Treskovich, AIA, NCARB

Architecture

Luke is an Architect with R3A and has been with the firm since 2017. He began his career in 2010 working at well-known architectural firms in Ohio, focusing on design of higher education, large-scale shopping centers and government buildings. After Ohio, Luke worked on the design of large-scale mixed-use and residential projects in the middle east, specifically the city of Dubai, UAE.  Luke brings a wealth of experience from the construction industry, working as a project manager for a nationally-known general contractor for five years, which enhances his role at R3A in project estimating and construction administration.  His project experience includes higher educational facilities, k-12 education, laboratories, healthcare facilities, residential housing and mixed-use, exterior building envelopment surveying and design improvements, and higher end private residences. At R3A, his responsibilities include estimating, schematic design, programming, design development, construction document preparation, 3D modeling and construction administration.

Registered Architect in PA

Kent State University, Masters in Architecture

Sho Sugimoto

Architecture

Sho Sugimoto

Architecture

Sho is an Architectural Designer with R3A. Sho began his time at R3A as an intern and returned as a full-time staff member in 2018. In addition to experience with all four phases of project development, Sho brings expertise in 3-D modeling and printing, he is a fierce asset to R3A’s fabrication and design detailing procedures. Recently, his work was featured in the ACH Clear Pathways renovation and Robert E. Williams Memorial Park Building projects.

University of Cincinnati, Masters of Architecture
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

Tyler Rosas

RA, AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, LEED GA

Architecture

Tyler Rosas, RA, AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, LEED GA

Architecture

Tyler started his career at a small firm in Chicago focusing on grocery stores and warehouses. In 2018 he relocated to Pittsburgh and has worked in a variety of projects including K-12 additions and renovations, multi-phase community projects, and municipal buildings. He took a leading role in all phases from feasibility studies through construction administration. Tyler brings a practical and thoughtful approach to detailing and design and has a passion for building and visualizing how things can be built.

Registered Architect in PA
Illinois Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture with a specialization in Design/Build

Trevor Wischerman

Architecture

Trevor Wischerman

Architecture

Trevor is an Architectural Designer at R3A. His experience includes work on residential and commercial projects of varying scales. His approach is technology-forward, with a particular interest in the intersection of visualization, programming, and architecture. Trevor brings experience in advanced digital modeling techniques, 3-D printing, and virtual reality. As a designer, he strives to create impactful spaces that are human-centered, accessible, and grounded in sustainable design practices throughout every scale of the built environment.

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Nick Oriss

Assoc. AIA, Assoc. ASLA

Architecture

Nick Oriss, Assoc. AIA, Assoc. ASLA

Architecture

Nick began his professional career working part-time at a firm in St. Louis, Missouri in 2019 while studying to complete his graduate coursework, and after completing his studies in late 2021, he joined on as a member of the full-time staff. His work in Missouri involved several different market sectors, but focused primarily on both K-12 and higher education facilities, where he developed a particular specialty in both tornado saferooms and master planning services. After moving back home to Pittsburgh and joining R3A in early 2023, Nick’s focus shifted towards developing his skillset of being able to provide a comprehensive list of services from the perspectives of both exterior and interior design considerations, and enjoys the challenges of pairing both architectural and landscape design in a symbiotic manner. Nick is deeply passionate about considering the opportunities of a project’s interaction with its surrounding context, and strives for his work to consistently be reflective of the wants and needs of the users who will eventually inhabit his projects.

Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Landscape Architecture
Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Alex Smith

RA

Architecture

Alex Smith, RA

Architecture

Alex is a Project Architect at R3A and joined the firm in 2023. His responsibilities include programming and pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction document preparation, consultant coordination and construction administration. He brings experience in the design and construction of Fire Stations and Emergency Service projects, Hospitality, and Breweries. He follows an analytical approach to design to achieve complex project goals while also focusing on building performance, detailing, and materials.

Registered Architect in PA
Kent State University, Masters in Architecture

Tara Gangwar

LEED AP B D+C, NCIDQ, IIDA

Interior Architecture

Tara Gangwar, LEED AP B D+C, NCIDQ, IIDA

Interior Architecture

Tara is an interior designer who joined R3A in 2022. Tara employs a holistic and proactive approach to working on multidisciplinary project teams – by engaging with stakeholders early and often, and analyzing the client’s functional, aesthetic, and financial goals. Tara’s design strategy involves identifying what the critical “jewel box” moments of visual impact in each project will be and establishing cohesion throughout the interior space to create a unique, balanced, and on-brand user experience. Beyond the visual experience, Tara carefully considers the acoustic and tactile performance of interior spaces to ensure occupant comfort and operational success. Her experience includes projects serving the healthcare, life sciences, workplace, and education sectors, from Programming through Construction Administration.

Drexel University, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; Minor in Sustainability in the Built Environment

 

Angelica Campano

Interior Architecture

Angelica Campano

Interior Architecture

Angelica’s experiences include working on commercial and residential design projects. She strives to create an environment that is accessible and enjoyable for all through proper space planning and evidence-based design. Her past research fuels her passion for providing restorative spaces through the implementation of biophilic design which has been found to boost users’ comfort in the built environment. She wishes to create an unforgettable interior experience that the users will feel both inspired and appreciated by.

Chatham University, Masters Degree, Interior Architecture

Elizabeth Kowalski

Interior Architecture

Elizabeth Kowalski

Interior Architecture

Elizabeth worked on Commercial, Residential and Hospitality projects in school. During her internship, she focused mainly on furniture layouts. Psychology in the built environment and how that effects the user and the way they interact with the space have been her focus throughout her design projects. She also enjoys incorporating green space, color theory, and natural light into spaces in order to create an environment that works for the user.  Her goal is to provide an enjoyable space that meets the user’s needs and optimizes their performance, no matter the use.

Chatham University, Bachelor’s Degree, Interior Architecture

Cora Nairn

LEED GA

Interior Architecture

Cora Nairn, LEED GA

Interior Architecture

Cora’s experience includes commercial and residential design projects. She has a passion for color theory and spatial planning. Her goal is to create unique spaces that are functional and host a positive experience for the user. Cora is not only interested in interior design but also architecture and plans to explore both routes in the future. She looks forward to continuing to grow in these aligning fields at R3A.

West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science, Interior Architecture; Minors in Sustainable Design and Event Planning

Samantha Rayl

Interior Architecture

Samantha Rayl

Interior Architecture

Samantha joins R3A with 12 years of experience spanning multiple sectors of interior design including higher education, workplace, and hospitality. She is fueled with creative inspiration, driven for excellence in projects of all scales, and centered on collaboration. With a high level of knowledge for cabinetry and attention to detail, Samantha thrives mentoring others and furthering personal growth.

Masters of Science in Interior Architecture, Chatham University
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Columbus College of Art and Design

Abbey Bartkowski

Interior Architecture

Abbey Bartkowski

Interior Architecture

Abbey is an interior designer finishing her Masters degree at Chatham University. She previously received an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Nutrition and Dietetics and worked as a registered dietitian in various healthcare settings for 5 years. During this time, she felt a pull towards her passions of design and architecture and decided to make a career change. She has used her knowledge working as a registered dietitian to inspire many of her projects while at Chatham. She is currently working on her masters thesis that focuses on how interior design can enhance feelings of dignity, inclusivity, and provide a sense of community for food aid users in an urban setting.

Chatham University, Masters Degree, Interior Architecture

Sanela Rebholz

Associate IIDA, WELL AP

Business Development

Sanela Rebholz, Associate IIDA, WELL AP

Business Development

Currently heading Business Development and managing strategic partnerships for R3A, Sanela has been an integral part of the firm since 2001.  Prior to shifting to the Business Development world, she was a leading Associate Interior Designer, and in this capacity has built over two decades experience in interior architecture in the Pittsburgh region, as well as a robust knowledge of client needs and best practices.  Sanela has built a solid group of R3A’s client base in that time, and her influence can be seen in public and educational institutions across the region.

La Roche University, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

Reiko Becker

Marketing Specialist

Reiko Becker

Marketing Specialist

Reiko is a Marketing Specialist at R3A. With over two decades of design and management experience, Reiko brings a keen aesthetic eye and business savvy to the firm’s marketing and business development efforts. In this role, she engages in strategic planning, proposal preparation and submission, and supports all internal and external marketing efforts. Before joining R3A, Reiko worked in various directoral and design roles with organizations such as Allegheny General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Anusha Thompson

Architecture Intern

Anusha Thompson

Architecture Intern

Anusha is an Architectural Intern with R3A finishing her degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anusha was drawn to Pittsburgh’s historic environment and decided to carry out her education in the city. Her design approach stems from utilizing artistic forms aiming to create interactive and captivating conditions in the built environment. Anusha brings a versatile range of digital design experience across many different software platforms that are crucial to architectural planning and the design process. As an intern, she seeks to strengthen her digital design skills, apply her artistic creativity, and dive deeper into architectural design.

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Architecture; Minor in Studio Arts

Twanda Johnson

Office Administrator

Twanda Johnson

Office Administrator

Before joining R3A, Twanda worked in various Administration roles over the past 10 years. She served on several local and professional boards and committees, including UPMC as a member, Lifestone Church as a director of Staffing, and Vice President of the South Side Athletic Association.

Twanda loves spending time with her grandchildren, creative cooking, painting, crafting; and coordinating and hosting events. She is driven by a sense of gratitude and kindness, and is eager to share her love and passion for unity with those around her.

Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
National Notary Association

License
Notary Public

Education
Community College of Allegheny County
Certificate in Business Management
Associate degree of Science in Business Administration.

Dorinda Bugos

Financial Manager

Dorinda Bugos

Financial Manager

Dorinda is the Financial Manager at R3A. She started her career working in the Accounting Departments of 3 different law firms for many years. She then joined an Urban Design company as the Assistant to the Controller for  3+ years. She then joined an Architecture firm as the Controller and Business Manager for over 12 years. She enjoys the many facets of Accounting that she does on a daily basis, as well as the interaction with clients, vendors, consultants and many others that she has contact with.

She likes to read, cook and attend her son’s soccer games.

Dorinda graduated from the Bradford Business School’s Accounting program.

Bethann Eyth

Accounting

Bethann Eyth

Accounting

Bethann conducts Accounting services for R3A.

Robert P. Murray

AIA, LEED AP

Principal Emeritus | Architecture

Robert P. Murray, AIA, LEED AP

Principal Emeritus | Architecture

Bob Murray is a Principal Emeritus of R3A. In 1966, Bob established the architectural firm of Robert P. Murray, Architect, which changed its name to Murray Associates in 1971. He established Renaissance 3 Architects, P.C. with his partners 20 years ago and has watched the firm grow to a team of talented designers and architects.

Mark S. Weber

Late Principal 1954-2011

Mark S. Weber

Late Principal 1954-2011

Mark  S. Weber was one of the founding Principals of R3A. Mark started his first design firm in 1978 in Colorado and moved to Pittsburgh in 1986, where he rose to the level of Associate at a large architectural firm prior to establishing R3A with his partners. Mark’s dedication and commitment as a partner of the firm has been an integral part of our success and growth at R3A. His passion for sustainable design impacted and shaped the way that we, at R3A approach every aspect of our work. His ideas, dreams and concerns will live on in the philosophy of our firm and its impact, on the lives he touched.