Architecture

Architecture
The MWA, Inc. Architecture team is headed by Principal Architects, Kurt Reinkens and Kristi Thompson.

On staff we have four licensed Architects with licenses in California, Nevada, and Idaho.


Kurt Reinkens
Kurt Reinkens
Principal Architect

Principal, President and CEO

Education: Bachelor of Arts, College of Environmental Design with a degree in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley.

Registrations: California Architect 1993 and Nevada Residential Designer 2009, lapsed in Hawaii and Colorado.

Over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction.

Mr. Reinkens' responsibilities as President and CEO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, marketing, human resources, and project manager.

In 2009 Mr. Reinkens received the "Professional of the Year" award from the Contractors Association of Truckee T
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Kristi Thompson
Kristi Thompson
Principal Architect

Principal, Vice President and COO

Education: 5 year Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 1992

Registrations: California Architect 1995, Nevada Architect 2005, Idaho Architect 2019, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2004.

Experience: since 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area and since 2000 in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Ms. Thompson's responsibilities as Vice President and COO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, operations, quality control, standa
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Eli Meyer
Eli Meyer
Principal Project Manager

Principal and Project Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Experience: Eli comes from a diverse background working in design, engineering and technology development.

Eli joined MWA in 2006 and has been a partner in the firm since 2018. He started his career working in aerospace while concurrently receiving his bachelor’s degree. Eli enjoys challenging projects where he can borrowing from his studies in aeronautical architecture with modern computer modeling tools to create unique structures.

Outside of work, Eli is act
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Lindy Winter
Lindy Winter
Architect/ Senior Project Manager

Always drawn to design and ski communities, Lindy has been working in the Tahoe-Truckee architecture/engineering industry since 2002. She grew up in Boulder, CO, studied at Washington University in St. Louis (BA Arch '95), and obtained her master's degree in architecture from the University of Washi... more
Michael "MJ" Johnson
Michael "MJ" Johnson
Senior Project Manager

Originally from New Hampshire, MJ has been involved in Architecture since college, working in his Fathers Design Studio and also building the firms projects to put himself through School. Following Graduation (BS-Industrial Tech from Keene State College, MA-Education from UNM) and a successful NCAA... more
Renee Elsdon
Renee Elsdon
Structural Engineer/ Project Manager

Renee spent nearly eight years studying both architecture and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by almost a decade of work in the San Francisco Bay Area, which included a bit of everything - single-family and multi-family residences, commercial projects, schools, and ev... more
Morgan Shoemaker
Morgan Shoemaker
Architect/ Interior Designer/ Associate Project Manager

NCIDQ, CID, LEED Green Associate, NCARB, ASID, & AIA

Morgan is originally from the greater Los Angeles area and spent almost five years living in historic Savannah, GA. She joined MWA in early 2014 after spending time working with two interior design firms in the Los Angeles area and growing up in
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George Mock
George Mock
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

George joined MWA shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado - Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. His background focuses on sustainable building, renewable energy, social sustainability, and wildlife rehabilitation/habitat restoration - volunteering with organizations su... more
Rebecca Skelin
Rebecca Skelin
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Rebecca is originally from the Monterey Peninsula, and has been interested in architecture ever since she saw her first blueprint. Her interest only grew when she helped build a home for a family in Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Fran... more
Karin Johnson
Karin Johnson
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Karin was originally drawn to architecture for its seemingly broad scope in understanding systems and synergy at both a macro and micro level. She is fascinated by the interdependence of all relationships, behaviors, influences and motivations within the social, political, environmental and individu... more
Rebecca "Becky" Thayer
Rebecca "Becky" Thayer
Associate Project Manager/ Designer

Becky grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to Michigan as a young adult where she met her husband. After working as a baker for many years, it was time to pursue new opportunities. She worked as a realtor for a while; then decided to go back to school.

Becky earned an Associate of Architectural Technol
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Keaton Kiraly
Keaton Kiraly
Drafting Technician

Keaton is originally from Southern California. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Manufacturing Technologies with a Drafting Emphasis from Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV as well as a Certificate of Achievement in Drafting Technologies. Keaton brings several years of ... more
Courtney Wedel
Courtney Wedel
Designer/ Drafter

Courtney grew up in Denver, Colorado and then traded the snow for the sea when she obtained her 5 year Bachelor of Architecture and a Sustainable Environments minor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Design brought her around the world where she studied in Switzerland, Ugan... more


Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson - Principal Architects
Donavan Rae, PE - Principal Engineer
Eli Meyer - Principal Project Manager
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
voice 530.587.6257 - fax 530-587-0761
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