BRENT MATHER
Principal

As firm Principal, Brent provides direct client support on every project, coordinating the needs of each funding partner to produce a single cohesive project. He works with communities to develop housing, revitalize existing sites, strengthen small businesses, and adapt existing structures to new sustainable uses. Brent facilitated the funding to revitalize 15 Litch applications since 2012 and has been instrumental with seven Stellar Grant finalists.

Brent gives back to several historic preservation, arts, and other non-profit organizations. His community efforts have won numerous distinctions including: IN Main Street Project of the Year (2009), DNR Historical Preservationist, and a participant in the 1%, a pro bono design program of public architecture.

Brent co-founded R&B in 2012. Prior to that he worked in Architecture Firms in Indiana for 14 years, Woolen Molzan and Partners Architects, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Mather Design, and Brenner Design Incorporated. He has a BS in Architecture from Univ. of Illinois.

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JAMES DOUGLAS SMITH, AIA
Senior Project Architect

James is licensed to practice in 7 states, and is a DNR certified historic architect. As a Project Architect at R&B, he brings success to conceptual designs, project programming, graphic presentations, construction documents, owner representation, construction management, and design-build services. James moved to Indianapolis in 2014 from Crown Point, where he owned his own firm and served as adjunct professor at Purdue Calumet for 14 years prior to joining R&B.

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JERFERY COWSERT
Architect

As a former small business owner, Jeff has a clear understanding of the importance of listening and understanding to find out what a client needs in a product. He also has years of technical education and construction experience. The combination of these abilities guide him through the process of planning a complex project, coordinating the client’s needs and creating the detailed documents that are passed on to contractors for construction. Jeff’s ingenuity and unyielding approach to outcomes helps him deliver design solutions to clients that have measurable results. Jeff has known Principal Brent Mather since their days together at the Univeristy of Illinois.

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STEPHEN SCHOTT
Field Project Manager

Stephen has been a friend and Landscape Contractor to R&B Architects for years. He will continue as a part of the team, taking on additional properties around several projects in Historic downtown Indianapolis neighborhoods.

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