The two principal partners of our firm, John Isch and Michael Mauch, are joined by a qualified staff of architects and designers. We cooperate closely and derive true enjoyment from the architectural process.

The hallmark of RWA’s work is integrity. Professional integrity means knowing the difference between impractical dreaming and creative solution-seeking. It includes knowing how to balance tradition with new solutions.

In order to maintain the high level of satisfaction our clients enjoy, we begin and end our design process with the focus clearly on them.

We work with our clients directly, so there are no intermediaries to confuse communication. Personal attention, collaborative spirit, active communication, integrity and professional growth motivate our services.


Located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Hyde Park, RWA Architects has been providing the highest level of quality, custom residential architecture since 1989.

We offer architectural and design excellence locally and nationally. We provide top-quality service to both the client and the contractor. Over the years, some clients have returned to us five or more times because we’ve built such strong, trusting relationships.


John J. Isch

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Homes, Principal

John draws from his 33 years of experience and from his passion for design in contributing to the work of RWA Architects, where he is a founding partner and principal. His responsibilities include the management, design, and administration of projects. In addition to being a Registered Architect, John is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is LEED AP + Homes and NCARB certified. He was also a founding member of the AIA National CRAN Knowledge Community and AIA Cincinnati CRAN Committee. He also loves art history, is a docent at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and loves visiting art museums around the world.

Michael R. Mauch

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal

Mike is a Founding Partner and Principal at RWA Architects, Inc., which was started in 1989. His responsibilities include the management, design, and administration of projects. In addition to being a Registered Architect, Mike is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is LEED AP and NCARB certified. He contributes time and expertise to various organizations around Cincinnati.

Andy Corn


Andy is a Registered Architect in the state of Ohio and has spent over 17 years at RWA as a project architect. He is active in the Cincinnati Chapter of the AIA and has been an integral part of the area’s green building community for many years. Andy has also been involved in several city and volunteer historic preservation organizations in his town where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Douglas E. Burkey


Doug is a Registered Architect in the state of Ohio and has been with RWA since 2001. He is active in the Cincinnati Chapter of the AIA and is also involved in several city and volunteer organizations in the small community where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Todd M. Lang


Todd earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1987. He joined RWA in January of 2020. Prior to that he spent 32 years in custom residential design, as well as small-scale commercial projects focusing on restaurants and bars. He has been involved with various AIA Cincinnati and AIA CRAN committees. Outside of architecture, he is a long-time member of Cincinnati’s running and cycling communities, always ``in training`` for a race. He also loves spending time at home with his family.

Karen S. Planet


Karen is a registered architect in the state of Ohio and Indiana with thirty years experience including the last twenty years focused on single family custom residential and private commercial projects in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, is NCARB certified and maintains a LEED AP BD+C credential. Karen’s design abilities have been recognized by numerous architectural design awards, strengthening RWA’s bench of very experienced and talented Architects.

Throughout her career, Karen has contributed her time and talent to both professional and community organizations. She is a Past President of AIA Dayton, is currently the President of AIA Ohio and will serve as President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2021.

Karen enjoys traveling to new places, experiencing the culture, and seeing the local architecture. Highlights of her travels include studying architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, backpacking through Europe, and finally making it to all fifty states with a recent trip to Alaska. When not working or traveling, you can find Karen training with her masters swimming and cycling teams.

Mitch S. Curtis


Mitch received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 2018, and is set to graduate with his Master of Architecture from UC in the Spring of 2021. He has been working with RWA since the summer of 2017; starting as a co-op, working full-time in between undergrad and grad school, as well as part-time while working toward his degree. Mitch has completed NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP), and is now working towards licensure. His passion for custom residential architecture was brought to fruition at the young age of five, when he was gifted his first set of Lincoln Logs… and he can’t imagine a better place to carry out his dream job. When he’s not doing something architecture related, you could find him playing or watching sports.

Alice Leetch


Alice is a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio. She began her residential architecture career with RWA in 2016, prior to that she spent 26 years in a more commercial design environment, in architect and business manager roles. Outside the office, Alice hopes to once again enjoy travel, attending music festivals, concerts, live theatre and movies with her family/friends.

Graham W. Tedder

Born and raised in South Africa, Graham received his degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2002. With 15+ years in residential architecture and project management, Graham his wife (a Cincinnati native) and three children immigrated to the USA in March 2020 and joined RWA Architects in June. He believes excellent and intentionally designed spaces can radically and positively transform all aspects of life, catalyzing freedom and vitality where there wasn’t before. Graham loves the outdoors. Although he’s had to pack away his surfboard, he’s picked up running on the beautiful backroads of the Midwest instead; alternatively, you will find him cooking and enjoying time with his incredible family.

Jordyn L. Elliott

John N. Edwards


John grew up in Springfield, Illinois. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He began at RWA upon graduation in 2016. John is registered to practice architecture in the state of Ohio and is NCARB certified. Outside the office, John enjoys running, drawing and is an amateur astronomer and loves to stargaze. John is a member of the Cincinnati Observatory. John’s photography was featured in the Cincinnati Observatory 2018 calendar.

Adele G. Bischel

Adele earned her Bachelor degree of Arts in Architecture from Benedictine College. She began her career in Residential Architecture at RWA upon graduation. Half French, she has been able to spend much of her time in France where her love for architecture first began. When she is not working, Adele enjoys drawing and painting, but most of all traveling and spending time with her large family.