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Our Team

You wouldn’t invite just anyone into your home, why would you invite strangers to work with you on the design? At RDS, we’re proud of the depth and breadth of experience our team brings to every project. We’re even more proud of them as individuals. Moms and dads, husbands and wives – members of the community and people who just plain care. We’d like you to meet a few of them:

Jim_RDS2014-1James A. Wright

Founder, President & Principal Designer

Jim is all over the place – serving on national and local boards and committees throughout the building industry, and collecting many awards for the excellence of his design work. Jim says his proudest moment is seeing in the client’s eyes that they love the result RDS has delivered. We’re proud to have him as our founder and leader.

  • Certified Professional Building Designer 1992
  • American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) (two-time National President)
  • American Institute of Building Design Fellow 2014 (FAIBD)
  • MasterWork of Design on-site competition winner, 2004 Remodelers Show
  • Board of Directors, Central Ohio Chapter, National Association of the Building     Industry (NARI) (Director, Treasurer and Vice President)
  • Building Industry Association (BIA) member since 1988
  • BIA Distinguished Service Award in Architecture 2005
  • American Institute of Building Design National Designer of the Year 2004
  • NARI Central Ohio Chapter Orla Coakly Award for Industry Advancement 2011
  • NARI Central Ohio Chapter Presidents Award 2010

Dominic_RDS2014-2Dominic Luppino

Production Coordinator & Project Manager

Dominic has seen it all. After years of both the office and the field side of construction management under his belt there isn’t much in this business that he hasn’t been into at least knee deep. CAD drafting and design, code analysis, cost estimating and on site project management, he truly understands managing the details and the construction process. He also has a real passion for sustainable design and the value it brings to the homes.

Born and raised a Buckeye, Dominic enjoys spending time with family, hiking, biking and travel to experience new places and cultures.

Branden PiksBranden Piks

Construction Documentation Specialist

Branden brings energy and a perfectionist spirit to every project. He is a sports enthusiast and thrill seeker with a passion for traveling, all the while remaining grounded by his caring nature and family oriented values.

He is a recent graduate of Miami University with a B.A. in Architecture and we expect his growth will be rapid as he is exposed to home construction on a regular basis. He also has a vision of one day being involved in buying and restoring historical residential properties.

Branden is all about the details on each project and developing the very best designs and construction documents possible.

Michelle_RDS2014-4Michelle Bush

Construction Documentation Specialist

As a recent architectural graduate, Michelle has been immersed in residential design since a very young age. Her mother would share home design magazines with her and point out all of the things she liked about each featured house. Now she's pointing out details she likes to everyone in the office.

For many years her time was spent at the barre, learning and mastering ballet and jazz. We're fortunate that she brings her dancers discipline to all of her work and projects. With her husband, their dog Dr. Watson, and friends she loves exploring new places around the city in her free time. If not out and about, you'll find her pursuing her passion for crafts such as knitting, sewing and cake decorating.

Barb_RDS2014-2Barbara Marquis

Administrative Manager

When you call the office, chances are you’ll hear Barb’s friendly greeting. With her 20+ years of experience in finance and administration, chances are even better she’ll be able to answer any question you can throw at her.

Outside the office, Barb keeps busy with volunteer work and is often on the road visiting her five children and 15 grandchildren, with husband Larry and Maggie, their Tibetan terrier.