Thanks for visiting my site. I started Ross Street Design after moving to Wisconsin and selling my Atlanta GA based mid-size firm, Richard Wittschiebe Hand . I am now focusing on designing homes and small commercial projects. I use a great software program called ArchiCAD that allows me to design in 3d. One of my passions is green design and this program allows me to do energy analyses so that together we can make smart decisions about how your building is designed.
As a registered architect, registered interior designer and LEED accredited professional, I bring a wide range of abilities and understanding to my projects. I have been a part of all phases of design, project and consultant coordination, construction documents, and contract administration for commercial and residential projects for over thirty-five years. I am registered to practice Architecture in Wisconsin, New York, Georgia and Florida.
As founder of my firm, Richard Wittschiebe Hand in Atlanta, Georgia in 1986, I found opportunities to grow my practice and meet my client’s needs through a variety of design services and market areas. In addition to my architectural experience, I led the firm in technological advances to better serve our clients. The firm first experimented with three-dimensional building modeling in 1989. The firm served as a local leader in the use of Building Information Modeling software. Richard Wittschiebe Hand merged with Stevens & Wilkinson Architects in 2014.
In addition to building one of Atlanta’s most established woman-owned architecture firms, I dedicated a significant portion of my career to the development and advancement of women in my community and within the profession. I served on the Board of Directors for the Feminist Women’s Health Center for seven years. One of my legacies in the field of architecture has been my nine-year involvement in a group called “Women in Architecture” which provided a venue where women could network and attend professional development programs in a mutually supportive environment. In 2009, I received the Visionary Award from Georgia Women in Construction.
After many years in Atlanta, I moved back to my home town of Madison, Wisconsin. This has allowed me to branch out on my own to pursue personal interests in the field of Architecture. I continue to find new ways technology can be harnessed to inform design decisions, including building energy analysis. Sustainability has been one of my core values. I now serve as secretary for the Southwest Regional Committee of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. I am also a member of Madison's Downtown Design Professionals.
Projects are designed and documented using ArchiCAD, a solid modeling software application. The software allows me to design in 3 dimensions and provides a clear communication tool for working with my clients. Together, we can study the project in depth as it progresses toward reality. ArchiCAD also supports file exchange with most other popular architectural design software.
One of my passions is green design. Starting with building orientation, I employ best practices each step of the way to create a building that has the least impact on our environment. Using ArchiCAD allows me to do energy analyses so that together we can make smart decisions about how your building is designed.