A 40-Year Legacy—Just A Beginning

A Message from MOA Leadership on the firm’s 40th Anniversary Our longevity as a firm is a testament to the guidance and vision of past and current leadership, the strength and talents...

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Rapid City Area Schools breaks ground on new South Middle School

MOA team members joined Rapid City Area Schools administrators and personnel to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new 135,000-SF South Middle School. Located southwest of the city’s historic downtown district, the $68.5...

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MOA announces new round of hires and promotions

Over the past several months, MOA has continued to add team members. We are excited to welcome Stephan Umierski as an Architectural Designer, Melissa Knesal as Project Architect, Tina Kivalu as Senior...

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Joy Spatz joins MOA as Director | Interiors

Joy Spatz joins MOA as Director | Interiors, leading the firm’s diverse Interiors  team and workplace business development. With over three decades of experience and a national portfolio of clients, Joy will...

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thought leadership

A solution to the code challenges facing more inclusive restrooms

By Chris Schilling

Senior Project Architect

Over the past decade, several of MOA’s PK-12 school clients have considered more inclusive, gender-neutral restrooms in their projects. A major driver of the interest in gender-neutral restrooms lies in the growing...

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6 Questions to Ask about an Office to Laboratory Conversion

By Brian M. Konczak

Director of Science + Technology

By Paul Gibson

Senior Project Manager

When clients ask us whether they can turn an existing office space into a laboratory, we always tell them the same thing: It depends. The truth is that we can’t offer a...

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How MOA Designs Prototype Schools

By Jack Mousseau


By Jessica Blanford


It should come as no surprise that school clients consider the prototype approach when developing multiple facilities for the same school program. Prototype designs offer a host of benefits to districts: saving...

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Making Mothers’ Rooms a Part of Every Workplace

By Kasia Bulkowski

Senior Associate

Over the next 12-18 months, as workplaces transition back to in-person work from remote work, we will have the opportunity to rethink our workplaces. One thing that employers should consider is adding...

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