ABOUT US

 

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.

HISTORY

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.

OUR TEAM

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.

Douglas E. Burkey

AIA, LEED AP

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.

Andy Corn

AIA, LEED AP

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.

John N. Edwards

AIA

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. He is a Member of AIA Cincinnati Golf Committee 2021-Present; was Committee Co-Chair 2023, and Committee Chair 2024. He is a Member of AIA Cincinnati Early Professionals Committee and Co-Leader of ARE study sessions 2022-Present. Additionally, John is Co-Leader of the Building Commission Team at University Christian Church 2022-Present.

Mitchell S. Curtis

Associate AIA

Adele G. O'Toole

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.

Todd M. Lang

AIA

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.

Karen S. Planet

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Jordyn L. Mardis

Drew A. Ousley

Associate AIA, LEED Green Assoc., Certified Remote Pilot

Drew was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and currently lives there with his family. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Kentucky and his Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Drew began working at RWA in 2023 upon graduation. He is currently a LEED Green Associate, a licensed drone pilot, and is working toward his licensure in architecture. Outside of work he greatly enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and son. He loves sharing meals, conversation, music, and walks with his family. His passion for his home life is the source of his love for residential design and inspires the spaces he creates for clients.

Kelli M. Eiselt

Kelli received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.