We’re thrilled to announce that MSP Design now offers Interior Design as a dedicated service!

Kathlene Kidwell and Victoria Graves

As a leading firm in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, and surveying, we’re expanding our services to include interior design. Our goal is to meet our clients’ diverse needs even more effectively. This new service offering further strengthens our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions. It helps us provide a thorough start-to-finish service, crafting spaces that…

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Welcome Fall 2023 Co-ops!

We’re excited to formally introduce our fall architecture co-op students! Christian Drummond and Kylee Arvidson, both third-year students at the University of Cincinnati, are actively pursuing their bachelor of science degrees in architecture. It’s our pleasure to have them join us at MSP this semester.

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Farewell to our Summer Co-ops!

summer 2023 co-ops

Yesterday we celebrated our summer co-ops with a fun-filled day. From the Panda Express/sushi lunch with send-off gifts to a late afternoon happy hour at Sonder Brewing, we made sure they had a memorable farewell! As Logan, Jessica, Callie, and Justin head back to school for fall semester, we wish them the best of luck. Their hard work…

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MSP Contributes Time and Expertise to Girl Scout Camp

ACI’s Workforce Development She Builds committee spent the week of July 17-21 with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio at Camp Whip Poor Will. Volunteers from ACI member companies led the girls through STEAM activities that included welding, plumbing, electric, engineering projects. The highlight of the week was building a stage as a legacy project…

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Anneke Hoskins Wins CREW Network Foundation Scholarship

MSP’s Anneke Hoskins has been honored as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2023 CREW Network – Home Foundation scholarship! She will receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and books, a 24 month membership to CREW and more. Read full article here: https://tinyurl.com/4sak7n9b Congratulations Anneke!

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MSP Welcomes Victoria Graves

MSP is pleased to welcome Victoria Graves, designer for MSP’s Interior Design Department. Her day-to-day activities include drafting, Revit modeling, and project conceptualization/imagery. What she enjoys most about being a designer is having the opportunity to unleash her creativity in her everyday tasks and projects.  Victoria recently graduated from Miami University, earning her bachelor’s degree…

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Kathlene Kidwell Joins MSP as Senior Interior Designer

We are thrilled to introduce Kathlene Kidwell, NCIDQ, as our senior interior designer and the head of our interior design department. With her extensive experience and expertise in the field, Kathlene brings a unique perspective to every project, embracing the design challenges that arise and celebrating their individuality. In her 20+ years of experience, one…

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Welcome Summer Co-ops

We are thrilled to have Justin, Callie, Logan and Jessica on board as our summer co-ops! We look forward to supporting them in developing their skills and gaining experience in their chosen fields. We truly value the fresh perspective, knowledge and innovative approach that they bring to the table.  

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Welcome Tom Streiff, Project Engineer

MSP is pleased to welcome Tom Streiff, project engineer. Tom’s responsibilities include creating site plans and working on drainage projects for subdivision design in MSP’s Civil Engineering Department. What Tom enjoys most about civil engineering is seeing the finished product based on his designs. Tom has worked in the engineering industry for 30 years and…

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Rick Nichols Named IRWA Professional of the Year

Congratulations to MSP’s Rick Nichols for being honored with the IRWA Professional of the Year Award! The award was presented to Rick during the general membership meeting at Der Dutchmen in Plain City, Ohio, as part of the Appraisal Day Seminar, held on May 9. The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) is a global,…

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MSP Participates in ACI’s Construction Career Days

MSP participated in our first-ever Allied Construction Industries Construction Career Days (CCD) event as an exhibitor. Held at the Butler County Fairgrounds, the annual event hosts high school, elementary students, and adults from around the region and exposes them to careers in construction. Exhibitors actively interact with students through booths equipped with engaging hands-on activities…

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MSP Welcomes Adam Kress

Adam Kress, instrument operator

MSP is excited to welcome Adam Kress, Instrument Operator/Field Crew for MSP’s Surveying Department. Adam is responsible for providing field support as an instrument man. New to surveying, he is looking forward to exploring the profession and learning new skills. What he enjoys most about surveying is that accuracy and professionalism are benchmarks for the…

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Anneke Hoskins Path from American Heritage Girls to MSP Employee

And the Family Connection That Led to Our New Front Desk Coordinator The Early Years It all started when Anneke was an American Heritage Girl (AHG) working on her architecture merit badge. She was 17 years old and already interested in pursuing architecture as a profession. Her mother, Gretchen Hoskins, was the troop leader. Gretchen…

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MSP Welcomes Justin Hamilton

Please join us in welcoming our Spring architecture co-op, Justin Hamilton. Justin is responsible for providing drafting support for various architecture projects. Based on his experience in various co-op positions, he has described the addition to a US congressman’s home as the most interesting project he has worked on. Justin is currently enrolled in the…

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Ready to elevate your survey game with our drone services?

What is Reality Capture? Reality Capture is simply the activity of quickly and cost-effectively collecting the best, most accurate data about real-world conditions. Methods of Reality Capture UAV* photogrammetry UAV lidar Terrestrial laser scanning (Buildings) *UAV – unmanned aerial vehicle What is Photogrammetry? Photogrammetry is the science of measuring from images. The primary input is…

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MSP’s Ben Wing Elected PLSO President

We’re proud to announce that Ben Wing, SI, MSP field crew chief and CADD technician, has been elected as the 2023 president of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio (PLSO) Cincinnati chapter. PLSO is a nonprofit professional membership association that focuses on networking, continuing education, and local surveying issues. Ben joined PLSO in 2021 and…

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Welcome David Ricketts, Job Captain, Architecture

Please join us in welcoming David Ricketts, job captain with MSP Architecture. His responsibilities include the production of architectural drawings and project management. The most interesting project he has worked on was the Over the Rhine Market Square development. A graduate of Tuskegee University, David holds a bachelor of science in architecture degree. Outside of…

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Welcome Zoë Gizara, Senior Project Manager, Architecture

Please join us in welcoming Zoë Gizara, senior project manager with MSP Architecture. Her responsibilities include leading a wide range of commercial projects across multiple market sectors. The most interesting project she has worked on in the past was the MadTree 2.0 expansion in Oakley. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Zoë holds a…

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Butler Tech Natural Science Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Butler Tech Natural Science Center ribbon cutting

Ceremony Butler Tech Natural Science Center (BTNSC) held its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The event started with a meet-and-greet inside the building. Later, Superintendent/CEO, Jon Graft gave a welcome speech and recognized the Matson family for their generous donation of the land that BTNSC sits on. Comments from students and local…

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Welcome Brent Gavin, landscape architecture co-op

Brent Gavin, co-op

Please join us in welcoming Brent Gavin, MSP Landscape Architecture co-op. Brent’s responsibilities include working on landscape architecture drawings, planning, and research for the department. After working on many projects throughout his school and co-op experiences, he says the most exciting project was a site planning project designing a new neighborhood plan for the English…

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Gretchen Hoskins Joins MSP as Front Desk Coordinator

MSP welcomes Gretchen Hoskins, our new front desk coordinator. Gretchen’s primary duties are greeting clients, facilitating shipping, assisting our financial manager, and scheduling meetings. She appreciates that this position allows her to meet new people and learn new things. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Gretchen holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree.…

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Welcome Cara Morman, CADD technician/field crew chief

Cara Morman

Please join us in welcoming Cara Morman, CADD technician/field crew chief for MSP’s Surveying Department. Cara’s primary duty is to provide support for a variety of surveying projects. She enjoys that surveying is constantly evolving and changing so she is always learning new things and working in new locations. A graduate of Cincinnati State Technical…

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Beavercreek holds ribbon cutting for Wartinger Barn

The City of Beavercreek held a ribbon cutting for Wartinger Barn, a replica of a 150-year-old historic barn destroyed by a tornado in 2019.  MSP architects worked in collaboration with the city and historical society to maintain the integrity of the former barn design. The new barn has a modern foundation that will provide stability…

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Changes in Leadership at MSP Design

Sharonville, Ohio, June 24, 2022 – McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. (MSP) announced today the retirement of MSP President, Steve Roat after 48 years with the company. Roat will remain on MSP’s board of directors serving as chairman of the board. “My last 14 years as president have been filled with many challenges, to be sure”…

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PITT OHIO Cleveland Terminal Wins Green Building Challenge Award

We’re proud to announce that the PITT OHIO Terminal project in Parma, Ohio recently won the Green Building Challenge Award for Overall Exemplary Project. The Challenge is a competition presented by the Cleveland 2030 District and USGBC Ohio’s Northeast Region. This LEED certified project has also won awards from the USGBC and NAIOP Northern Ohio.…

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Welcome Krista and Deena!

Krista Walterbush Deena AyshiAy

Welcome to our 2022 Spring co-ops Krista Walterbusch and Deena Ayshi! Krista Walterbush – Landscape Architecture Co-op Krista is a fourth-year student pursuing a landscape architecture degree at Ball State University. This semester, she is working with our Landscape Architecture Department. Her responsibilities include landscape architecture drawings, models, and planning. Two of the most interesting/coolest…

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MSP Wins USGBC Leadership Award

The USGBC Ohio recently announced the winners of its 2021 Leadership Awards. We’re proud to announce that the PITT OHIO Parma Shop project received an honorable mention for Green Building of the Year Award: New Construction. The PITT OHIO Parma shop is part of the PITT OHIO Cleveland Terminal. It features five large maintenance bays…

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Jose Castrejon honored with HBA award

Congratulations to MSP’s VP of Landscape Architecture & Planning, Jose Castrejon. He was awarded the Presidential Service Recognition 2021 Industry Advocate Award by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. Jose served as president of the Ohio Valley Development Association for 2021. The award was presented at the HBA’s annual holiday party.

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MSP Wins Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award

Randy Merrill and Jack Willard with awards

On December 2, MSP Design won a 2021 Excellence In Masonry Architectural Award for the Rumpke Corporate Headquarters. Presented by the Tri-tate Masonry Institute, designers and TMI members were honored for their excellence in masonry, installation, material manufacturing, project support and professional work ethic. Recognized along with MSP were Rumpke Waste & Recycling and J.Construction. The…

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PITT Ohio Cleveland Terminal Wins Three Awards

On November 10, the NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter announced that the PITT OHIO Cleveland Terminal project won three awards at its annual Awards of Excellence event. Architectural Design of the Year (MSP Design) Industrial Construction Project of the Year (Rycon Construction, Inc.) Innovation Project of the Year (Rycon Construction, Inc.) We are honored to be…

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Butler CDL Testing Site Now Open

Butler testing site ribbon cutting

The Butler Tech Liberty Township Campus Public Safety Education Complex held a ribbon cutting today for the new Butler CDL Testing Site. Students can now complete classroom training, behind-the-wheel training, and testing at the same location! With the addition of the onsite testing site, students can schedule tests less than three days after completing CDL training.…

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Emily Lubbers Promoted to Senior Project Manager/BIM Manager

Emily Lubbers senior project manager

MSP Design is happy to announce that Emily Lubbers was recently promoted to senior project manager/BIM manager. Emily started her career with MSP in 2016 as a project architect. She is currently working on The Commons at Springfield (Ken Anderson Alliance), GE Credit Union (multiple new branches) and a new office building for Sohan and…

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The Ridge Ohio Addition Celebrates with Open House

The Ridge Ohio addition

The Ridge Ohio celebrated its $3 million, 7,500 sq. ft. addition today with an open house! The residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in Clermont County provides individualized care with the goal of long-term sobriety. MSP was proud to provide architectural, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying and master planning services to the new building which allows…

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Jake Rosenzweig Joins MSP as Planning Technician

Please join us in welcoming Jake Rosenzweig, planning technician for MSP’s Landscape Architecture Department. Jake’s responsibilities include providing overall design support in landscape architecture, residential subdivision developments, cemetery design and private landscape design. He enjoys having the opportunity to learn and grow as a designer by working on a variety of projects. Jake is a…

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MSP Welcomes Robert LaDuke as Senior Project Manager

Robert LaDuke, project manager

MSP is pleased to announce that Robert LaDuke has joined our Civil Engineering Department as senior project manager. In his new role, Robert provides leadership and project design from start to completion. He specializes in water mains, force mains and site developments. Problem solving and creative design are what he enjoys most about his job.…

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Cincinnati Scholar House Wins National USGBC 2021 LEED Homes Awards

USGBC LEED Award Outstanding Affordable Project

MSP Design is excited to announce that the Cincinnati Scholar House (CSC) project has won TWO awards from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) at the 2021 LEED Homes Awards on July 14, 2021. CSC won for Outstanding Affordable Project category and received an honorable mention for the Project of the Year category. “Cincinnati Scholar…

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Sam Sketch Joins MSP Design as Field Crew Chief

Sam Sketch Field Crew Chief

We’re excited to announce the hiring of Sam Sketch, field crew chief and CADD technician for MSP’s Surveying Department. Sam’s primary duty is providing construction layout for residential developments. He enjoys the wide variety and complexity of surveys he’s involved in on any given week. Sam has seven years’ experience as a surveying and is…

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Ximena Mellado Cuevas Becomes a US Citizen

Ximena Mellado Cuevas

We are proud to announce that Ximena Mellado Cuevas, drafting technician for MSP’s Architecture Department, is a now US citizen! The long process included residing in the US, applying for citizenship, interviewing, and passing a written and oral exam. On April 2, Ximena was one of 300 petitioners from 107 different countries to take the…

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MSP Welcomes William Harrison as Field Surveyor

William Harrison

Please join us in welcoming William Harrison, field surveyor for MSP’s Surveying Department. William is OSHA certified with six years’ experience in surveying. His responsibilities include construction staking, topographic mapping, boundary surveys, Alta and as-built surveys. A newer resident of Ohio (he moved here about a year ago), William has enjoyed exploring different parts of…

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Butler Tech Breaks Ground on New Natural Science Center

Butler Tech Natural Science Center Groundbreaking

Butler Tech Natural Science Center celebrated the groundbreaking of its new academic and lab facility yesterday at its Monroe campus. The new 26,000 SF two story building will replace an existing modular structure. This new state of the art building will provide students and instructors with enhanced opportunities for learning. We’re excited to team with…

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MSP One of Largest Engineering Firms in Cincinnati

largest engineering firm list

MSP Design is proud to be featured on the Business Courier’s Largest Engineering Firms list in the Greater Cincinnati area for 2020.  This list is published on a yearly basis with MSP consistently ranking among the top 25.  Rank is determined by 2020 total local billings. Click here to read Business Courier article. Click here…

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MSP Welcomes Back Andrew Dodds

Andrew Dodds Project Manager Civil Engineering

MSP Design is pleased to announce the return of Andrew Dodds, PE, Project Manager for our Civil Engineering Department. Andrew is responsible for managing projects from concepts through construction documents for commercial and residential projects including office, municipality, multi- and single-family housing. He enjoys the challenge of working on a diverse array of projects. Andrew…

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MSP Welcomes Jordan Weber!

Jordan Weber Project Manager Civil Engineering

Please join us in welcoming Jordan Weber, PE, Project Manager for our Civil Engineering Department. In his new role, Jordan designs and manages civil engineering and land development projects in various markets. Providing his clients with a well thought out and sound design is what he enjoys most about his job. Jordan is a University…

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MSP Welcomes Senior Landscape Architect Fred Bowling, PLA

Fred Bowling Senior Landscape Architect

MSP Design is pleased to welcome Fred Bowling, Senior Landscape Architect. Fred has 37 years’ experience as a landscape architect and land planner, most recently with a prominent Cincinnati landscape architecture firm. His vast portfolio includes projects in the commercial, municipal, hospitality, education, multi-family and sports industries. Fred enjoys creating memorable, comfortable environments that encourage…

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MSP Names Brian Craig as Associate

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Craig as our newest MSP Associate. Brian fills the dual role of civil designer and IT coordinator. He started his career with MSP as a civil designer 15 years ago and added duties as IT coordinator in 2009. He most recently led the technology relocation during…

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Groundbreaking held for Clermont County sheriff’s training facility

MSP joined Clermont County and state dignitaries for the groundbreaking of the new Clermont County Sheriff’s training facility at 4470 State Route 222 in Batavia. The new 4,585 SF training facility will provide multiple uses including a training room, kitchen, exercise room and mechanical spaces. MSP is providing architectural and engineering services to this project.…

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First Responders Park redicated after renovation

First Responders Park in Westerville, Ohio was rededicated last week after a nearly year long renovation that added a quiet space for reflection, a memorial wall for our fallen heroes and markers for all first responders. MSP Landscape Architect/Associate Dan Frank and MSP donated design services to the project in honor of Dan’s daughter-in-law’s father,…

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Groundbreaking held for Montgomery Quarter

The City of Montgomery, Ohio Government held a groundbreaking ceremony in late October to kick off the $150 million Montgomery Quarter mixed use development. MSP provided civil engineering of streets and associated infrastructure to serve 114,700 SF of office use, 9,600 SF of retail use, 15,000 SF of restaurant use, 80 room hotel use and 152…

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Compass Point Planning Team Wins APA Ohio Award

MSP is happy to announce that the APA Ohio has awarded the Compass Point Planning team (headed by Wendy Moeller and including MSP) the Ohio Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning | Small Jurisdiction for “Plan Hamilton.” The award was presented at the APA Ohio Planning Conference reception at the Ohio Theatre Playhouse Square on October…

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McGill Smith Punshon Announces 2019 Corporate Officers and New Associates

McGill Smith Punshon Announces 2019 Corporate Officers and New Associates The Board of Directors of McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. recently announced the results of the election of its corporate officers for 2019. Elected are:  Steve Roat, President; Jim Watson, Senior Vice President; Richard Arnold, Vice President Land Development Engineering; Jose Castrejon, Vice President Landscape Architecture,…

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McGill Smith Punshon Releases 160 Year Company History Book

McGill Smith Punshon (MSP) announces the release of our company history book Looking to the Past to Build a Better Future: The History of McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. The book was commissioned during our 160 anniversary celebration in 2016. Local historian, Christopher Harris, spent the next few years researching and writing our company history and…

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MSP Supports the Sharonville Christmas Fund

The Sharonville Christmas Fund is a local nonprofit organization that helps families in need. This year, MSP employees adopted two local families and delivered the gifts to the Sharonville Fire Department this afternoon. The Fund will provide gifts to 40-60 families this year!

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Digestive Specialists, Inc. and Digestive Endoscopy Center, LLC, Holds Grand Opening

Digestive Specialists, Inc. and Digestive Endoscopy Center, LLC, recently held their grand opening at their Clyo Road location in Dayton, Ohio. MSP provided architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and interior design services to this 27,910 SF newly constructed medical office building. The project scope included site improvements, office building shell, first floor common and mechanical spaces,…

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Sheakley Center for Youth Wins AHF Reader’s Choice Award

The AHF (Affordable Housing Finance) recently named the Sheakley Center For Youth as a winner for this year’s AHF Reader’s Choice Awards in the Special Needs category. The building was formerly a vacant four-story factory and has been re-purposed as a facility providing homeless youth with housing and social services. MSP worked with The Model…

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River Center at Bicentennial Commons Opens in Middletown

Last Saturday, the ribbon was cut celebrating the opening of River Center at Bicentennial Commons, the new recreational facility along the Great Miami River Trail in Middletown. The 3,000 SF building includes kitchen facilities, conference room, restrooms, two park offices and 40 parking spaces. MSP was pleased to work with MetroParks of Butler County, SMP design, and Turnbull…

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MSP Employees Spend Saturday with Habitat for Humanity

MSP employees Reuben Blair, Josh Rexhausen, Ben Wing, and Patrick Quinn volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati in Lockland on Saturday. They spent the morning helping build the roof by hanging trusses and building and hanging the eave trusses. We’re proud to be longtime supporters and volunteers for Habitat and its mission!

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Elliott Farms Community Area Holds Grand Opening

We celebrated the grand opening for Drees Homes Elliott Farms community area last weekend. MSP had the opportunity to provide design services for this unique Deerfield Township residential development that includes an historic barn-turned-community center, pool, walking trails and community gardens. The barn is a 1930s structure that was part of the 100 acres of land purchased…

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Vintage Club Holds Groundbreaking for The Wicks

Traditions Building and Development Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wicks luxury residential development in early July. The Wicks is part of the Vintage Club mixed use community development in Montgomery, Ohio. MSP has been providing ongoing architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying services for development. Rich Arnold, MSP’s vice president of…

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MSP Awards Employees for Service Milestones

We celebrated milestone anniversaries at our mid-year meeting and service awards presentation today. Employees with five years of service: Chris Balash – Landscape Architect Julie Green – Accounts Receivable Coordinator Andy Osier – Marketing Coordinator Brian Woessner – Field Crew Leader 10 years: Patrick Quinn – Project Architect 15 years: David Clark – Project Architect…

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MSP Joins City of Sharonville 4th of July Parade

MSP has been happy to call Sharonville home for many years! We are proud to be part of this community and just participated in our first City of Sharonville Fourth of July parade in Downtown Sharonville. MSP employees Dan Frank, Chris Benjamin and Patrick Quinn decorated and drove the MSP van through the parade route…

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Cincinnati Scholar House

On Friday, June 29 we joined our partners The Model Group, Cincinnati Union Bethel, Christ Church Cathedral, and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation for the groundbreaking of the Cincinnati Scholar House project in Walnut Hills.   MSP Design provided architecture, landscape architecture, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, plumbing and interior design services to the project. Upon completion, the four-story 63,300 SF…

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