Design that Enhances the Community for Generations
Founded in 2004, SCHRADERGROUP (SG) is a full-service architecture and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Lancaster. With a focus on academic, public safety, mission critical, and athletic building design, SG creates enhanced environments for the people who use them.
At its core, our work is not just about the buildings. It’s about the students, instructors, and staff who will utilize the buildings every day for learning, growing, and mentoring. It’s about the first responders, public safety employees, and mission critical personnel who secure the community.
To support this mission, SG employs a thorough, consensus-based planning and design process to focus on the unique needs of each community and user experience. SG engages both key stakeholders and members of the public at every level through information sessions, brainstorming sessions, and planning and design workshops.
The result? Innovative academic, public safety, and mission critical facilities specifically tailored to each community and user.
Meet the Team
As Managing Partner of SCHRADERGROUP, David is responsible for the firm’s leadership, including design, management and business development. For over two decades his professional experience has been focused on the design of facilities of public interest. David has led design teams for all modes of projects including K-12 education, higher education, public safety facilities, municipal and court facilities, laboratories, 9-1-1/emergency facilities, commercial facilities and residential projects. His ability to create a vision with his clients has fostered significant success for all involved including the client, the design team and the public-at-large. David believes that partnership in design is a key focus of creating a better designed environment for each client.
Throughout his career, Bruce has fulfilled the roles of Project Manager and Project Architect for major projects that include both new construction as well as additions and alterations. His project management experience combined with his commitment to maintaining long-term client relationships serve SCHRADERGROUP (SG)’s clientele well.
Bruce has been recognized for his expertise in the management and design of complex projects from inception through to the construction administration phase. Ultimately, maintaining cost control, schedule control, and design quality for all SG projects is his goal. He has a wide range of experience in the educational, institutional, healthcare, and public safety markets. Also, as a SG firm partner, he is committed to the highest standards of architectural professional practice and design.
Harry brings to the firm over 20 years of professional architectural and construction experience in the public, private and education sectors. Throughout his diverse and extensive career, he has focused primarily on strategic planning, marketing and business development, educational programming, planning, project development and sustainable design.
Harry is a Recognized Educational Facility Professional (REFP) by the Council for Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), and is a past officer of the Northeast Region, focusing on improving educational facilities by creating 21st century, healthy environments for students, faculty and staff. He is also an active member of many organizations and presents at numerous seminars, workshops and forums on various topics throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
In his role as principal, Harry focuses primarily on project management and business development.
From project inception through design and construction oversight, Mr. Forsberg’s structural design experience includes a wide array of new buildings, additions and alterations, feasibility studies and condition assessments. He is responsible for structural system optimization, multi-discipline coordination, and quality control.
He is well-versed in the design and evaluation of concrete, masonry, steel and wood structures. During more than 20 years of professional practice, Mr. Forsberg has developed extensive expertise in the design and evaluation of masonry buildings and systems, forensic investigations, diagnostics, and problem resolution. Additionally, his expertise includes building surveys, code analyses, structural load ratings, reinforcement and restoration design, and investigative reports.
Mr. Forsberg has written and published technical articles and delivered lectures on the subjects of structural assessment, forensic investigation, masonry restoration, and structural masonry design.
As a SCHRADERGROUP Principal and a Licensed Professional Engineer he is committed to upholding the highest standards of professional practice and design.
Danielle V. Hoffer brings to SCHRADERGROUP excellent leadership and communication skills gained over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of markets. For the past 20 years, Danielle has been dedicated to programming, planning and design of K-12 schools. Embracing a holistic approach that considers the school’s academic needs and goals as well as how the space influences learning and affects the social and emotional growth of students. Specific experience includes feasibility studies, analysis of demographic studies and enrollment projects, and the development of educational specifications. Danielle additionally works closely with clients to establish program, schedule and budget for projects, and maintains oversight of the entire project team to maintain quality assurance and client satisfaction.
Danielle is a registered architect in the Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami.
William joins the SG team with extensive knowledge in various sectors of design as he has years of experience as a Senior Building Designer with other architectural firms. He is well-versed in the design, coordination, and production of multi-discipline contract documents for educational, municipal, public safety, recreational/sports facilities and more.
William holds a CSI Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification, providing SG with credible construction document management knowledge and excels in total CADD design environments utilizing AutoCAD and Revit software.
William’s background and expertise in new construction and renovations for K-12, Public Safety and Judicial/Municipal facilities make William a valuable asset to SG’s projects.
Brian has extensive experience with various sectors of design. His responsibilities include surveying, design, equipment, and material research, construction documentation, as well as coordination with clients, consultants, and contractors. Brian has a wealth of experience from preliminary design through construction administration.
Brian is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.
Project Manager Mark Hitchcock contributes over 25 years of experience in all facets of professional architectural practice gained from his tenure with a number of architectural firms as well as with a development company. Skilled at working through all phases of services from programming and needs assessments to project completion, Mark’s experience encompasses small- and large-scale projects in a variety of markets, including educational, institutional, mission critical, and public safety work. A seasoned leader, he contributes a strong attention to detail as well as the ability to provide practical and economical design solutions for his clients.
Mark is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Design from Clemson University, as well as an Associates Degree in Applied Science and Architectural Technology from SUNY.
As project manager, Dan D’Amico brings to the team proficiency in both design sense as well technical skills. Dan contributes a strong working knowledge of BIM and uses his skills in Revit to improve design solution appropriateness, workflow, and efficiency. He excels at developing graphic representations of evolving designs to assist clients in visualizing the solution. Additionally, as a LEED Accredited Professional, Dan works to instill sustainable materials and technologies into every project.
Dan is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University.
Devin Bradbury came to SCHRADERGROUP with professional experience spanning a variety of markets and covering all phases of design from schematic design and site planning to construction documentation and construction administration. A problem solver and critical thinker, Devin is interested in finding unique solutions that will improve design solutions. He thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with clients as well as the project team. Also interested in contributing to the community through design, Devin is an active volunteer for the Community Design Collaborative in Philadelphia, and has completed two successful projects with the CDC over the past few years with sights set on contributing to more in the future.
Devin is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University along with a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from Lehigh University.
Mark joins the SG team with experience specializing in academic and healthcare design. His prior experience consists of all phases of the process from design and documentation through construction administration. Mark’s projects have included academic as well as Healthcare projects. Mark participated as a guest instructor for five semesters teaching architecture to high school level students through Architecture in School (AIS) programs with AIA. He exemplifies the SG goal of continuing this cycle of teaching the next generation about good design.
Mark’s passion and dedication to both architecture and education provides SG with new perspectives and solutions so valuable to our projects and our clientele as well.
Mark holds a Master of Architecture and Planning from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering, with a minor in Architecture from Lafayette College. The SG team looks forward to Mark’s contribution to new learning environments.
Eric came to SCHRADERGROUP with multiple years of experience working primarily with institutional and residential project types. His experience with graphic presentation programs combined with his excellent skills as a photographer serve as valuable assets for helping to visually communicate ideas and concepts to clients. Eric additionally contributes a strong working knowledge of BIM and uses his skills in Revit to improve design solution appropriateness, workflow, and efficiency in projects.
Eric received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Charlotte is an NCIDQ-certified interior designer with over 11 years of professional experience in various sectors. She is a resourceful designer with the ability to coordinate services and meet deadlines. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she is also committed to incorporating aspects of sustainable practices into all projects. Charlotte enjoys working closely with clients to achieve solutions for the best final product that supports programming objectives.
Charlotte received her Bachelor of Arts from Lebanon Valley College and her Associate of Specialized Technology, Interior and Environmental Design, Magna Cum Laude, from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.
Kayla joins the SG team as a recent graduate of Jefferson University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture. During her experience at Jefferson University, she completed an Interior Architecture internship where she renovated interiors of exhibits, museums, community wellness centers, hospitals, homes and more.
She previously taught as an elementary teacher for three years educating first, fifth and Special Education students. Her passion for education has shifted to enhancing the learning environments she once taught in. Kayla also brings a wealth of knowledge developing sustainable energy solutions for facilities. During her internship she designed interiors for environmental centers, where she utilized Photovoltaic Panels and Rainwater cisterns for her projects. Her environmentally friendly strategies provide SG with insight for projects pursuing LEED Certification standards.
Jeremy is a Pennsylvania State University graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture. While earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree, Jeremy had developed valuable experience and expertise through architectural internships with professional firms including SCHRADERGROUP (SG). Jeremy continues to apply his expertise in producing models and graphic representation for SG in both the educational and public safety sectors.
Selby is a Pennsylvania State University graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture as well as three minors: Architectural History, Environmental Inquiry, and Residential Construction. During his pursuit of his Bachelor of Architecture degree, Selby has gained invaluable practical expertise through architectural internships completed with professional firms. As an Architectural Designer at SCHRADERGROUP, Selby will apply his skills in 3D modelling and graphic representation to projects for the academic and public safety markets.
Ms. Geldrich is a Pennsylvania State University graduate. She began her contributions to SCHRADERGROUP (SG) as a summer intern and currently serves as one of SG’s architectural Designers. Ms. Geldrich will focus her efforts on academic design as an extension of her thesis work in college. Coordinating with our Project Managers and Project Architects, Ms. Geldrich will collaborate with consultants and owners as a valuable part of the SG team.
During Tyler’s time at PSU, he was a teaching assistant educating architectural engineering students on concepts such as site analysis, digital drawing, modeling, program analysis, code analysis, precedent analysis, and design.
Tyler is passionate about creating new learning environments for schools, including his former school district, Council Rock School District, whom SG has programmed, planned and designed multiple facilities for.
Christopher brings four years of experience as an architectural designer to our team. His experience includes managing Revit models and AutoCAD for large scale academic projects (Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Private Schools, and Libraries.) Chris also has experience on site, where he performed a variety of labor tasks and duties, gaining a thorough understanding of job site culture. Christopher is skilled in a wide array of project documentation for different phases of the architectural process. Christopher’s wide range of experience in Architecture makes him a valuable asset to SG’s academic project team.
Jeffrey joins our team with a decade of structural engineering design experience in various markets—from residential to commercial, K-12 to higher education, and public safety facilities and institutions. He is well-versed with structural steel, concrete, wood, metals, glazing, railing, and many other types of design. His desire for professional growth and an expansion of knowledge makes him a great asset to our team.
Jeffrey has his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Structural option, and an integrated Master of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
David comes to the firm with a strong history of involvement in educational work. His professional experience includes all stages of projects, from schematic design through to construction documentation and administration. He is adept at facilitating coordination between the architectural group and all involved sub-consultants. Well-versed in BIM technology, Mr. Johnson also is proficient in all aspects of drafting and modeling. David’s extensive skills and experience serve as an excellent support for the entire project team.
David has an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
With strong team-working and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work independently, Ms. Jean-Claude makes a valuable contribution to our Construction Administration process. Highly motivated and meticulous, Ms. Jean-Claude is a detailed-oriented professional with a proven track record of successfully completing projects efficiently and accurately within time and budget constraints. Ms. Jean-Claude contributes to SCHRADERGROUP her extensive background in accounting, having held various positions as accountant and controller within different organizations.
Christina has fulfilled the roles of a graphic designer, administrator, marketing coordinator, data organizer, and project team member in her previous experiences in the last 15 years. Her project execution and experience combined with her commitment to maintaining quality in her attention to detail continues to serve the firm’s marketing opportunities well.
Christina has studied Interior Design and Architecture at the Art Institute of Philadelphia as well as Accounting at Western Governors University.