About MWA

MWA is the 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.

HouzzWhile most of our projects are snow country designs for Truckee and Lake Tahoe, many of our satisfied clients commission us to do additional projects around the world including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Baja, and throughout California and Nevada. Our staff currently holds Architecture licenses in California, Nevada, Idaho, and Washington, and Engineering licenses in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.

The majority of our commissions have been for high-end residential projects. We have also designed commercial buildings and centers, restaurants, multi-family housing, starter homes, industrial facilities, airport facilities, mixed-use projects, and remodels.

Our goal is to build strong relationships between the owner, builder and architect. We understand that architecture is much more than just pretty pictures. We develop builder friendly plans to ensure our client's vision is clearly delivered to the people building it.

MWA, Inc is a nuts and bolts firm with artistic talent and a strong understanding of how to create enriching places for happy people


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Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson - Principal Architects
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
Truckee 530.587.6257
info@mwa-truckee.com