The work our firm produces is the result of a collaboration. In a studio atmosphere we research, debate and design - employing the particular talents, backgrounds, and personalities of each designer. This collaborative approach to architecture offers our clients designs that have been thoughtfully and thoroughly developed.
Michael Ross Kersting - AIA
Michael grew up in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces and came to the east coast in 1988 to complete his architectural education. After gaining professional experience in several different cities, including Albuquerque, Washington, DC, and Santa Fe, Michael and his wife Pam chose to settle and raise their two sons in Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael established Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, P.A. in 1995 and has strived to lead his firm to approach each and every project with a focus on problem solving, creative ideas and the active pursuit of high quality design. Michael has served as a judge and critic for design awards and architecture student projects.
Mark Wilson - Associate AIA
Growing up as a P.K. (preacher?s kid) I roamed around the Northeastern part of North Carolina before finally running with the NCSU Pack in Raleigh, NC. Upon completion of my Master?s degree in 2003 my interest in designing residential and commercial architecture within a specific regional setting helped me find my way back closer to sea level. When I am not pursuing the rigors of architecture, I may be found collaging the pages of my life with my beautiful wife by my side as we try to keep up with our young son (and new-born daughter), travel to see family and friends or enjoy an array of outdoor activities like hiking, biking or cross country skiing.
Toby R. Keeton
Toby hails from the steel towns near Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completing his studies at Kent State University, he took a position near Cleveland, OH, which allowed him to quickly realize several commercial projects on a national scale. In the summer of 2008, he began his search for a new opportunity which would focus on quality-driven, carefully designed structures. In the fall, he began his work here at MRKA. Toby has experience in many areas of design including architecture, ranging from graphics and branding, to furniture & industrial design.