MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.) is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm committed to excellence. Since 1981, our firm has produced work of enduring value: buildings that are expressly right for their time and place and that culturally and physically age gracefully. Our projects are diverse in type, size, and location, with specific depth of experience serving library, office, cultural, higher education, and residential clients. The firm has earned a national reputation for both designing exceptional new spaces and, through preservation, adaptive reuse, and renovation, designing innovative ways to reuse buildings.
The firm employs approximately 40 individuals in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Hyattsville, Maryland. The firm is led by founding principals Thomas Meyer, FAIA; Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA; and Garth Rockcastle, FAIA; and principals Jack Poling, AIA, LEED AP; Josh Stowers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Matthew Kruntorád, AIA, LEED AP; Paul C.N. Mellblom, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Traci Engel Lesneski, CID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C. Throughout the firm’s history, the founders and many of the principals and staff have taught in professional academic programs and served on various boards. These commitments have helped us foster an active learning environment and make us better thinkers.
We are proud to have more than 50% of our professional staff be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited and to have designed many buildings that meet, or exceed, LEED certification standards. In 2007, MSR became the first Minnesota firm to commit to the 2030 Challenge, which advocates for architects to design buildings to meet an aggressive schedule of carbon emission and energy reduction goals.
We practice architecture as a collaborative art. We actively engage our clients to understand the needs of the users, the opportunities of the site, and the budget, while considering the social, cultural, and environmental constraints and goals of each project. We work as a team with highly qualified consultants in engineering, construction, cost analysis, landscape architecture, and environmental issues to ensure the best solutions. Our goal is to create comprehensively high performing buildings: economically, environmentally, socially, and culturally.