Attention to environmental concerns and historic, cultural, and architectural contexts are the hallmarks of our firm.

Regardless of the project size, we listen to our clients’ goals and translate them into appropriately sustainable solutions for each building and site, combining respect for the environment with design excellence, cost effectiveness and attention to detail.

We offer a full range of architectural design services for new construction and renovation projects including master planning, site planning, feasibility studies, programming, historic preservation, restoration, adaptive reuse, space planning, and interior design. We measure our success by the level of satisfaction expressed by our clients and by the performance of our designs over time.

Our Team

David Ade, AIA, LEED AP
David leads many of the firm's large, interdisciplinary project teams for institutional and academic projects where user engagement with environmental strategies is a key goal. He also manages the firm's human resources and in his free time enjoys fitness, urban gardening, and pop culture.
Todd Woodward, AIA, LEED AP
Todd works with a diverse clientele including universities, government agencies, and nonprofits, and challenges each to make environmentally responsible decisions. He teaches a course in Ecological Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the board of Mount Airy Baseball.
Scott Ritchie
Megan Strenski, RA, LEED AP
Jane Rath, AIA
Senior Architect
Missy Maxwell, AIA
Senior Consultant
Jennifer Gajewski-Heon
Andrew Bilyeu
Emily Doris
Gwen Super

SMP Architects was a pleasure to work with on this project [the Visitor Center at Ohiopyle State Park] as they have been on a number of previous DCNR project efforts. They bring the utmost professionalism and positive outlook to each project. The project successfully accomplished [initial goals], in many ways exceeding many expectations and winning over doubters.

James Kalp
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Project Recognition


  • SMP Architects, 2007 – Present
  • Susan Maxman & Partners, 1998 – 2007
  • Susan Maxman Architects, 1985 – 1998
  • Maxman / Sutphin, 1980 – 1985