About Us

MW Studios is a national architectural firm specializing in the design of public safety and community-driven buildings.

Since our inception, designing community-centric buildings, like police and fire stations, libraries, and community centers, to name a few, has been our practice’s cornerstone. Over the years, the firm’s leadership has been directly responsible for the successful design of many projects that have created wide-reaching positive impacts on our communities in ways that improve the quality of life.

Principal architects Robert Manns, AIA and David Woodward, AIA formally established MW Studios with a strict focus on providing one-on-one affordable design services to organizations with a specific mission of strengthening and reinforcing our communities’ values. Since that time, MWS has worked with a multitude of clients and agencies to design countless purpose-driven facilities.

MW Studios is dedicated to providing exceptional, personal service and meaningful solutions that meet our clients’ specific needs, the context of their community, and their budget. Additionally, MW Studios possesses a solid understanding of spatial relationships and standards associated with each type of facility. Our depth of experience and project management style, coupled with our cutting-edge technology, ensures every building is tailored to the people and their surrounding community.

Studio Culture

Our team operates from a collaborative office environment in Baltimore, Maryland. We are conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 95. Our studio houses the industry’s cutting-edge technology such as state of the art workstations, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, large format scanners, 3D printers, and laser plotters.

Our virtual reality suite is an integral part of our design process. We are organized to facilitate collaborative and interactive experiences for all project stakeholders.

Our small size and investment in technology ensure that the principal staff is directly involved in all aspects of the design process, making sure every project gets the skilled and affordable attention it deserves.

We encourage the discussion and banter that comes with an open studio environment. Everyone has the chance to be heard and give their input. Regular crit and pin-up sessions are as common as our extracurricular activities that range from happy hour axe-throwing to paintball to multi-day hikes. We embrace the passions of our employees and endeavor to richen our culture with a diverse and dynamic team of people. We have a saying here…“we take everything seriously except ourselves.”

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The design, their professionalism and dedication to our community has far exceeded our expectation. Their services have been instrumental in providing our members with an attractive, safe and well equipped facility. It’s a building that will truly serve our community for the next 50 years.

Kevin Shiloh, President, Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department