Strategic goal

To be the leading design firm that achieves inspiring, generative impacts across the board on every project by 2026.

Generative impacts begin with ideas

We are thought leaders in our profession. We seek to push the design profession to continually improve and raise the level of critical thinking, innovation, and engagement. We regularly give professional talks, write articles, blog, and give lectures in academic settings on a range of design-related topics. We host the NEXT Design forum, a series of public events that feature recognized thought leaders who exchange ideas about design and positively impacting the environment. We invite you to join the conversation.


  • MSR Design COVID-19 response

    Clients and Colleagues: To do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and welfare of everyone in all of our communities, MSR Design has made the decision to institute the following policies as we continue to operate and serve our clients: Working remotely. Effective immediately, all staff will be…

  • Traci Engel Lesneski to lead architecture firm MSR Design as new CEO and president

    Effective immediately, Traci Engel LesneskI, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, will assume the role of chief executive officer (CEO) and president of MSR Design. Following the retirement of the founders and recent move into a new studio, this leadership shift marks the beginning of the next chapter in the 39-year-old firm’s history. Jack Poling,…

  • Tulsa City-County Library’s Central Library named a New Landmark Library by Library Journal

    The third Library Journal New Landmark Libraries roundup focused on public libraries has recognized the Tulsa City-County Library’s Central Library as one of its six winners. The series focuses on libraries that successfully work with their individual communities to inform building design. This year’s jurors included Eva Poole, executive director of Virginia Beach Public Library;…