Headquartered in Truckee, CA. MWA is an experienced firm with youthful energy and a proven track record of over 2,500 projects since our inception in 1985. We take pride in maintaining a professional presence while operating as a casual, down to earth company with a sense of humor. Our office is a fun think tank environment with dogs asleep on the floor and music thumping. We play hooky on powder days. We choose to live in the mountains for a high quality of life. Our happiness shows in our work.

We listen to what our clients say, educate them and help them weigh-off the multitude of options, factoring aesthetics, function, environment, long-term vs short-term costs, marketability, flexibility, and user satisfaction through the ages. We create a synthesis of concepts generated by our clients and ideas garnered from careful consideration of the potential. Our goal for any project is responsibility to the community, the environment, the user, and the soul.

When we decided to build on our lot at Lahontan we wondered how to choose the best architect for our needs and desires. We decided to interview and pay three architects for preliminary designs, designs based on what we stated we wanted. All three architects were personally recommended and came with excellent references.

After meeting with Kurt Reinken and seeing his plans and hearing his ideas, we knew he was the person to design our house. He incorporated our every wish into his design. He heard everything we said. He created excitement for us.

Working with Kurt has been a pleasure. He is responsive, always available for meetings, willing to accommodate changes and look into new ways of solving problems. He has a sense of humor. He conveys a sense of integrity in his work….that it be honest to the Tahoe-Truckee Sierra setting and sensitive to that environment.

-- John & Glennis Jones