Who We Are

As the firm has grown, the concept of “balance” has come to define its staff. Due to the diversity of its work, Eckenhoff Saunders architects and designers are versatile and highly experienced in every aspect of realizing a building. Moreover, as a mid-sized firm, the distance between clients and individual members of a project team is very short.

Our size ensures responsive service and direct principal involvement on every project. This has created a climate in which young designers work closely with seasoned professionals and gain direct exposure to the nuts and bolts of a project.

150 design professionals have passed through our doors over the last 36 years. In 2001, Walt and Steve instituted a comprehensive ownership transition plan to take the firm beyond Eckenhoff and Saunders.

Our firm principals include Greg Trzupek, Jeff Conner, Mark Nichols, Michael Vinci, Matthew Wylie, and Craig Smith. This second generation of leadership has taken an active role in managing the firm and planning for the next quarter century.

Walt Eckenhoff FAIA

Founding Principal

Asha Patil

Associate | Healthcare Planner

Greg Trzupek AIA

Managing Principal

Nicole Anders NCIDQ

Senior Interior Designer

Chris Nikkel

Associate Principal

Mark Nichols AIA

Principal

Shundi Zhan

Architectural Designer

Tracey Pieczonka NCARB

Associate

Jacob Wahler AIA

Associate Principal

Douglas Smoot

Accountant

Jeff Conner AIA

Principal

Matthew Wylie AIA

Principal

Lindell Roberson

Architectural Designer

Mike Vinci AIA

Principal

Ripal Patel AIA

Associate

Avel Bustamante

Senior Architectural Designer

Kelly Alter LEED AP

Architect

Travis Rich

Associate

Nikki Manno

Interior Designer

Brian Arnt

Architect

Krista Neerdaels

Interior Designer

Samantha Rich AIA

Architect

Colleen Miller

Project Manager

Matt Scott

Architect

Hannah Davenport

Senior Architectural Designer

Patrick Fedewa

Senior Architectural Designer

Rose Lugo

Project Manager

Kenton Rehmer AIA

Associate

Nathaniel Welsh CPSM

Marketing Manager

Mark Parrucci AIA

Associate

Steve Saunders

Emeritus Principal

Robert Plebanski AIA

Senior Associate

Tau Ma

Architect

Mark Pomnitz AIA

Senior Associate

Ewa Hally

Senior Architectural Designer

Jack Ratza AIA

Associate

Alan James AIA

Associate

Nathan Cox

Architect

Craig Smith AIA

Principal

Roderick Winn

Associate

Susan Whittaker

Office Manager

Kristen Tobicoe

Receptionist