Deepak Wadhwani

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

Deepak Wadhwani, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal | Architecture

Deepak Wadhwani is a founding Principal of R3A 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 behavioral psychology, to allow 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.  Deepak has served on several boards and committees of local professional, community and cultural organizations and continues to be involved with the South Side’s City Theatre and the Nationality Classrooms 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 Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

dw@r3a.com

James A. Sheehan

AIA, 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

jas@r3a.com

Christopher Gruendl

AIA

Associate Principal | Architecture

Christopher Gruendl, AIA

Associate Principal | Architecture

Chris is an Associate Principal at R3A who has been with the firm since 2006. He began his career in the industry in 1999 designing and managing a wide range of project types with an emphasis on smart manufacturing, laboratory, and work place. With a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he has a passion for developing high quality buildings and spaces suited to each client’s needs. Chris has extensive experience researching building and life safety requirements for projects that utilize hazardous materials as well as planning and coordinating building systems. As an associate principal, Chris manages the firm’s operations.

Registered Architect in PA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelors of Architecture

ctg@r3a.com

Jozef Petrak

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Associate Principal | Architecture

Jozef Petrak, Associate AIA, LEED GA

Associate Principal | Architecture

Joe is an Associate Principal and Design Manager at R3A as well as a LEED Green Associate. His responsibilities include schematic design, programming, design development, construction document preparation and 3-D modeling / rendering. While at R3A, his leadership of design teams has gained the firm several awards for the firm and its projects, at the local and national level. Prior to joining R3A, Joe spent four years in Los Angeles where he worked with award-winning architects on projects throughout the residential and industrial sectors. During this period, he concentrated on exploring the use of digital media in architectural design. Outside of R3A, Jozef is the Design Studio Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh where he instructs three architectural design studios.

California State Polytechnic University, Master of Architecture
University of Pittsburgh, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies

jp@r3a.com

Jody Horn

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ID+C

Associate Principal | Architecture

Jody Horn, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ID+C

Associate Principal | Architecture

Jody is an Associate Principal with R3A and a LEED Accredited Professional with Interior Design + Construction specialty. She began her career in the design and construction industry in 1998 as a cooperative education student, and joined R3A in 2010. In her time with the firm, she has successfully maintained schedule and budget on projects ranging from $200,000 to $150 million dollars in construction value as a Project Manager.  Jody prioritizes proactive project management techniques, and is a timely and thorough communicator between R3A and our clients, consultants, and contractors. 

Her experience is concentrated in the market sectors of high education, science and technology, and smart workplace projects. As an Associate Principal with a focus in Firm Culture, Jody is responsible for ensuring that the studio culture is a positive, creative, and inspirational environment, so that all members of the firm can reach their highest professional and personal potential and have a rewarding work experience. In turn, this should allow them to create inspiring, memorable, and highly effective, sustainable, and functional environments for our clients. In addition, Jody also oversees all hiring efforts for the firm. In this role, she ensures that new hires are both a good cultural fit for the firm and also appreciates the responsibility for ensuring potential hires’ professional aspirations are served by their involvement with R3A.

Registered Architect in PA

University of Cincinnati, Bachelors of Architecture

jlh@r3a.com

John Michaels

Autodesk Certified Professional

Director of Technology

John Michaels, Autodesk Certified Professional

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.

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

jnm@r3a.com

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

ryb@r3a.com

Brittany Craig

WELL AP, ALLIED ASID

Interior Architecture

Brittany Craig, WELL AP, ALLIED ASID

Interior Architecture

Brittany is an Interior Designer with R3A. Beginning her career as an intern with the firm, she was hired full-time in 2019. Her specialty markets are workplace and higher ed, where she has worked as design lead for several projects including Visionet Systems Inc. Office Renovation and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science AI Makerspace. Brittany is a WELL Accredited Professional.

La Roche University, Bachelors of Interior Design

bc@r3a.com

Bethann Eyth

Accounting

Bethann Eyth

Accounting

Bethann conducts Accounting services for R3A.

be@r3a.com

Leah Lingsch

NCIDQ

Interior Architecture

Leah Lingsch, NCIDQ

Interior Architecture

Leah is an Interior Designer with R3A. In her three years with the firm, she has worked on a variety of designs for a diverse range of markets, including academic and workplace. Most recently, Leah has provided innovative solutions for the Penn State Nuclear Engineering Innovation Commons and the Nextovation Digital Foundry at Penn State New Kensington. Leah is known for her specific and rigorous furniture + finish packages that both pleasantly surprise and satisfy clients. Leah recently achieved her NCIDQ certification.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

ll@r3a.com

Julia Naumann

Office Manager

Julie Naumann

Office Manager

Julie is R3A’s Office Manager. In this role, she manages the day-to-day operation of the office environment and procedures. Previously, she worked as a manufacturing representative with CP Group and as a Project Manager at Lowes, helping clients design their dream kitchens and baths.

Fairmont State University, Bachelors of Business

Fairmont State University, Associates of Interior Design

jrn@r3a.com

Stefanie Plant

Associate | Interior Architecture

Stef Plant

Associate | Interior Architecture

Stef Plant is an Associate and Interior Designer at R3A who has been with the firm since 2008. As R3A’s resident Lab Planner, Stef is a master of spatial planning and programming. Her expertise working with clients from a variety of disciplines has made her a quick study, able to dig deep into the details of scientific and research-oriented spaces and create strong pragmatic and conceptual design solutions. While she specializes in laboratory design, she has also designed projects in the corporate, educational, nonprofit, commercial, and manufacturing markets.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

sap@r3a.com

Barbara Pschirer

NCIDQ, IIDA, WELL AP

Interior Architecture

Barbara Pschirer, NCIDQ, IIDA, WELL AP

Interior Architecture

Barbara is 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

byp@r3a.com

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

sbr@r3a.com

Jay Rush

Architecture

Jay Rush

Architecture

Jay is an Architectural Designer with R3A. Since starting as an intern five years ago, Jay has played a major role in several higher education and laboratory projects, including the School of Computer Science (SCS) AI Makerspace at Carnegie Mellon University. With skills in rendering, 3-D modeling and printing, building construction and detailing, he has a strong eye for implementing complicated design details.

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

jr@r3a.com

Patrick Russell

AIA

Architecture

Patrick Russell, AIA

Architecture

Patrick is 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

pr@r3a.com

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

lt@r3a.com

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

ss@r3a.com

Jon Williams

AIA, LEED GA

Architecture

Jon Williams, AIA, LEED GA

Architecture

Jon is 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

jpw@r3a.com

Naomi Williams

AIA

Architecture

Naomi Williams, AIA

Architecture

Naomi is an Architect with R3A.  Her responsibilities include schematic design, programming, design development, construction document preparation and 3D modeling.  She is also responsible for project permitting and maintains good communication with clients, consultants, and contractors through each phase of design and construction. 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

nw@r3a.com

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.

rpm@r3a.com

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.