Celebrating 3 decades of MDT

1992

The seeds for what later became Manske Dieckmann Thompson were planted in 1984, when Patrick Thompson joined the office of Richard Solomon. Larry Dieckmann was at that time associated with Rick as they pursued work together and with other collaborators, in Larry’s  case with his father’s firm in St. Louis. Larry and Pat left in 1985 and 1986 respectively for other firms but remained in touch. Fast forward to 1992: both were working independently and had enough work to keep both more than busy. At the suggestion of a mutual friend Larry and Pat reconnected and, over lunch at Binyon’s, a partnership began to take shape. 

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In 1994 Pat and Larry took offices in the Uptown Bank Building, with early clients including Travelers and Immigrants Aid (later to become Heartland Alliance), Sinai Family Health Centers, and Deborah’s Place. A collaboration with Larry’s father’s company, Manske Architects of St. Louis, founded by Larry’s grandfather Walter Manske in the 1920s, was established and Manske was added to the firm name to honor the relationship.

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1994

Heartland Health Outreach Uptown

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1995

Deborah's Place

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1996

Jamestown Branch Library

with Manske Architects, St. Louis

Gary Community Health Center

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2001

2003

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Carpenter Branch Library

with Manske Architects, St. Louis

Tattoo Factory

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2005

2005

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Silver Room

Siebel House

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2006

2006

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Twisted Spoke

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Bridgeview Bank Uptown

2006

2007

MDT Office- 4619 Broadway

Assisted by Suellen Long, longtime Chair of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce and Uptown United, and executive director Joyce Dugan, and funded in part by a SBIF grant, MDT moved to a storefront office at 4619 Broadway in 2007. For most of the previous years MDT had operated as a two-person office, but following the move the firm began to grow, with Andy Bonesz and Jane Sloss joining the firm at separate times.

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Illinois Action for Children

2007

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Viet Bistro

2008

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PCC Austin

2010

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Tin House

2011

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Saint Christopher Episcopal

2012

Boelter House

2012

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PCC South

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2012

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2014

Heartland Health Centers
Devon

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NowSecure

2013

1244 Devon

2015

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2015

Brown Elephant Andersonville

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2015

Devon Apartments

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Howard Brown Health
Clark

2016

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MDT in 2017 (L to R): Carima Watkins, Patrick Thompson, Varunee Vichaikul, Zach Hoffman, Thomas Wall, Brendan Albano, Larry Dieckmann.
Later additions: Kate Barbaria, Tony Perry.
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Parkway Apartments

2017

2018

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All Saints Episcopal

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Heartland Alliance Health Englewood

2018

2018

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Howard Brown Health Counseling Center

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C4 Belle Plaine

2019

2019

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TCA Health

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HackHaus

2020

2020

MDT Office- 4629 Broadway

In 2020 Miriam Mouchtar joined just before the pandemic hit, helped in the move to a new office at 4629 North Broadway, and then returned to Germany as her internship ended. Soon a new crew grew.

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Back row (L to R): Neeti Menon, Larry Dieckmann, Kathy Guzik, Tony Perry. Front row (L to R): Patrick Thompson, Kate Lipkowitz, Olivia Yoshioka.

2020

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Heartland Health Centers Lakeview

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Rise Mundelein Dispensary

2021

2022

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PCC Pine Lake

And now it’s 2022. 30 years!

It has been a great ride, and it’s far from over. We are grateful to old clients, new clients, former and current staff, consultants, colleagues, friends, and family for past support and look forward to serving our clients and community for many years to come.