WHO WE ARE

Manske Dieckmann Thompson, is a professional design firm registered in the State of Illinois. We have extensive experience in all phases of practice, design, and construction. Projects have ranged in scale from small-scale renovations to multi-million dollar new construction. We have frequently collaborated with and are now the successor firm to Manske Architects of St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1927.

M•D•T is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.


WHAT WE DO

  • MODERN BUILDINGS
  • OFFICES
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS
  • SINGLE-FAMILY BUILDINGS
  • PUBLIC USE PROJECTS
  • SHOPS

The Team

Larry Dieckmann, AIA

LEED-AP and partner


Larry Dieckmann, AIA, is a LEED-AP and partner in M•D•T. He was a principal in the Hawkweed Group and a co-author of The Hawkweed Passive Solar House Book. Over the course of his career as a principal or employee of prominent Chicago-area firms he has gained wide experience in a broad range of building types and sizes, from single-family homes to high-rise housing to large institutional projects. Larry has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was an instructor in the Energy Professional Development Program of the American Institute of Architects and participated in an evaluation of PC-based CAD software, also for the AIA, for a series of articles in Architecture magazine. He has served as a Technical Assistance Consultant for the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Patrick Thompson, AIA

LEED-AP BD+C and partner


Patrick Thompson, AIA, is a LEED-AP BD+C and partner in M•D•T and has been a principal or employee of prominent Chicago-area firms since 1984. He has extensive experience with health-care and not-for profit clients and has served as a Technical Assistance Consultant for the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is partner in charge for PCC’s Austin Family Health Center, a LEED-Gold, 18,000+ square foot community health center on Chicago’s west side. The project includes geothermal heating/cooling, green roof, solar hot water heating, and stormwater control via a constructed wetland.

Zach Hoffman, AIA

Architect


Zach Hoffman, AIA, NCARB has a Masters of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago (2009). He is an avid Chicago sports fan and is interested in urbanism, transportation, and the architecture of infrastructure.

Varunee Vichaikul

Interior Designer


Varunee Vichaikul has a BFA in Interior Architecture from Columbia College of Chicago (2012). Interested in color and its psychological aspect, loves traveling, and great with all animals- except our office cat, Ping Pong.

Thomas Wall

Intern Architect


Thomas received his Bachelor of Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. For the past four years he has been practicing as a freelance designer within the realms of Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Furniture & Graphic Design. When he’s not designing you can find him exploring Chicago & the great outdoors, writing music / playing guitar and working on his ‘82 minarelli moped.

Tony Perry

Intern Architect


Anthony Perry (Tony) is in his final stages of completing his Masters of Architecture from the University of Miami, and has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago (2009). He is a self proclaimed roller coaster enthusiast who enjoys spending his free time in the great outdoors, longing for warm weather and palm trees.