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Firm Profile

Teamwork is our cornerstone.

The progressive vision our three founding partners shared over years of working together is manifest in MKSD. Our success is drawn from our team of highly qualified professionals practicing in the range of disciplines required to build well-designed, efficient, beautiful spaces in our constantly changing industry.

We provide comprehensive services for all phases of planning, design, and construction for new buildings, additions, and renovations. Our experience spans from educational, municipal and healthcare facilities, commercial retail and office buildings, to recreational spaces, and places ofworship for a client base that is expanding across the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.


Established in January of 2005, MKSD, LLC (MKSD architects) is located in Allentown, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an architectural firm.  Our firm is owned by three partners; Silvia Hoffman, AIA, LEED AP; Todd O. Chambers, AIA, NCARB; and Jill P. Hewes, RA, LEED AP BD+C.  MKSD architects is also licensed to perform architecture in New Jersey and Delaware and is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services and the City of Philadelphia as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firm.

Our firm features eight Pennsylvania-registered architects, five LEED accredited professionals, and two NCARB licensed architects. MKSD also offers construction administrators, drafters, interiors specialists, specification writers, and administrative nd support personnel. MKSD is unique in the way that our firm is managed. Our Partners lead our client contact and oversee full project management of a project—our Partners actually remain involved with our projects. They are not just figureheads, which you typically find with bigger architectural/engineering firms—MKSD’s Partners actually do design work and oversee the day-to-day management and oversight of our projects.