As we embark on another promising year at MSA Design, I am honored to reflect on our journey since our inception in 1985, when Mike Schuster laid the foundation for what has become a nationally-renowned architecture, interior design, graphic design, and historic preservation firm. At the core of our identity is an unwavering commitment to being a premier design practice, where innovation and excellence intersect seamlessly.
Design is not just a part of what we do – it is our DNA, infusing vitality into every project we undertake. From architecture to interior design, graphic design, and historic preservation, our multidisciplinary approach allows us to create spaces that transcend the ordinary, earning us over 100 design awards from local, state, and national organizations. These accolades, while cherished, never distract us from our primary goal: always doing what’s right. Honesty and open communication are the cornerstones of our success.
Our diverse practice base is a testament to our ability to cross-pollinate ideas across markets. While some may associate MSA primarily with sports design, we are nationally renowned in Education, Civic, Corporate, Lifestyle, Interiors, Graphic Design, and Preservation projects. We are more than a specialized firm – we are a design firm first and foremost.
Doing business the right way, valuing honesty and integrity, and treating our team members, consultants, friends, and clients with the utmost respect are non-negotiable principles for us. As we enter this new year, I am filled with excitement witnessing the incredible work of our team members across the Midwest and beyond, spanning the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
From the completion of a state-of-the-art housing tower at the University of Cincinnati to cutting-edge locker rooms for NCAA institutions, our commitment to excellence in design is unwavering. Our influence extends to professional sports venues, with ongoing improvements across major leagues and sports in America. State-of-the-art training facilities are in the pipeline, designed to fast-track athletes from rookies to professionals.
Our historic preservation practice continues to transform underutilized historic places into modern marvels, navigating the intricate processes of permits, tax credits, and development approvals. Our interior design team stands as a paragon of creativity, sensitivity, and sustainability, while our graphic designers seamlessly integrate branding and environmental design solutions into our projects nationwide.
Research and exploration are the lifeblood of our profession, with our teams delving into architectural forms, shapes, details, and systems to stay at the forefront of innovation. Our Columbus team, contributing to over $100 million of new recreation and civic campus projects, remains a driving force for positive change in Central Ohio.
In this exciting time for our practice, our team, our clients, and our communities, we eagerly anticipate the unfolding of new challenges and triumphs. Design remains our guiding star, and the golden rule continues to govern our relationships. As we navigate the year ahead, we remain dedicated to our founding principles, ensuring that every project we undertake reflects the passion and commitment that define MSA Design.
Here’s to a year of transformative designs and enduring relationships.