KNOW OUR STORY

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. Our 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  by Larry's grandfather. We offer architectural, interior design, and planning services, with consulting engineering services provided by experienced consultants with whom we have long standing relationships.


Our work ranges in type from modest residential renovations to large scale industrial projects. We delight in collaborating with a diverse group of clients to realize their design goals. From the beginning we have emphasized service to not-for-profits, particularly in community healthcare.

 

MDT has worked on numerous projects in Chicago and the surrounding area, as well as a number of projects across the United States. Our firm has lead projects in several states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Practice Focus:

  • COMMUNITY

  • SERVICE

  • SUSTAINABILITY

  • WELLBEING

Responsive.
Collaborative.
Inventive.
Genuine.
Fun.

MEET OUR TEAM

PARTNER

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LARRY DIECKMANN

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.

PARTNER

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PATRICK THOMPSON

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.

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