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MDA designgroup is a design firm known for delivering finely-honed design solutions, responsive to the client’s programmatic needs and to the project’s unique context. MDA delivers innovative planning, architecture and interiors services to institutions, corporations and individuals. Founded in 2003, MDA is organized into collaborative studio teams which advance individual projects. The size of the firm permits its two principals to remain actively immersed in each project, leading the work of the studio teams and working collaboratively with the client throughout the course of each project.

MDA designgroup’s passion for excellence is evident in their projects. The firm’s work is distinguished by its design clarity – in innovative problem solving, in materials selection and in attention to detail and proportion – to produce timeless and responsive solutions. They approach each project anew with creative investigation of its unique potential. Throughout their work, integrated solutions maximize the use of space, marrying form and function synergistically, to deliver more than focus on either could deliver alone. MDA designgroup has served clients with a broad array of project types in both the private and public realm. Whether for private clients or public entities, their inspiration springs from architecture’s potential to engage and serve people and the way in which the design of our environment shapes the world we live in.

The background of principals, Elisabeth Martin and Michael Duddy, in planning, teaching, architecture and interiors, and their specialized track record of experience in public library planning and design, prepares them to deliver design excellence in projects that must balance the competing goals of both form and function with care to respond to the clients’ stated vision and budget. Their use of keen space planning strategies and creative design services deliver a product that promotes synergies among the varied program elements to create a whole that is greater than the individual parts. During the design process, MDA strives to maximize overall program and individual client goals; their responsive approach and penchant for quality design discovers opportunities amid constraints and delivers projects of exceptional quality.