213 1/2 S Sixth St, Springfield, IL 62701   •  M-F 8am - 5pm

Studio

About Us

Melotte Morse Leonatti Parker, Ltd. (MMLP) provides architectural and environmental building planning and interior design services to institutions, public agencies and private clients. MMLP is two divisions with a single mission – to improve the built environment. The architectural group, MMLP provides our clients with comprehensively thought-through problem solving and innovative solutions to difficult design and planning problems. MMLP are school architects in Illinois, providing clients with dependable planning and design services from the most mundane repair and maintenance projects to state-of-the-art new facilities. MMLP are housing architects in Illinois, assisting clients to spend their shrinking maintenance dollars to the greatest effect. MMLP are commercial architects in Illinois, providing Interior Design services to create healthful and productive workspaces. MMLP are historic architects in Illinois, using our experience in the products and building techniques of the past to move historic buildings into the future. The Analytical Design Group (ADG) division specializes in environmental issues in buildings: mold, asbestos, lead-containing paint and indoor air quality. MMLP and ADG emphasize close and continuing communications with clients on each unique project whether remodeling, new construction, historic renovation or green and sustainable design. All projects receive personal management by a MMLP principal architect to assure a responsive and well-managed project from start to finish. We will take the time to understand you and your design needs. Instead of imposing an aesthetic on you, we start by listening and incorporate your style and tastes into the design concept to enhance the functionality of the space. MMLP’s architectural services are comprehensive and cost effective.

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Dave Leonatti

Principal

Dave Leonatti provides complete planning and architectural design services to school district, college, commercial, governmental and institutional clients. Dave's consulting services include master facilities plans, space plans, new and renovated building designs, historic restorations and adaptations and urban design solutions. He is experienced in school planning and consensus building as well as Life Safety and historic restoration work. Dave is the liaison for MMLP’s relationship with the nationally recognized school and college design firm of Fanning and Howey.

Qualifications:

Bachelors of Architecture, University of Illinois School of Architecture

Registered: Architect in Illinois and Missouri: American Institute of Architects www.aiail.org

Representative Projects

School Districts: LeRoy #2, Peoria Heights #325, Heyworth #4, Springfield #186

Urban & Historic: Lincoln’s Tomb Restoration - Springfield, Old State Capitol Plaza - Springfield, Governor Oglesby Mansion - Decatur

Offices: Illinois Association of Realtors, Springfield

Churches: Chatham Presbyterian Church

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T. David Parker, AIA

Principal

Dave Leonatti provides complete planning and architectural design services to school district, university, commercial, governmental and institutional clients. Dave's consulting services include master facilities plans, space plans, new and renovated building designs, historic restorations and adaptive reuse and urban design solutions. He is experienced in school planning and consensus building as well providing Health Life-Safety and Historic Restoration services.  Dave is the liaison for MMLP’s associate relationship with the nationally recognized K-12 educational design firm of Fanning and Howey.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois School of Architecture

Registered Architect in Illinois

Licensed Asbestos Project Designer, Asbestos Project manager, and Asbestos Inspector

Representative Projects

Housing:  New Holland Historic Apartments (LEED Gold/Historic), Danville, Renovate 140 units, Taylorville, 504 and Modernization projects for multiple authorities, Toledo Estates new HUD replacement housing.

Residential:  Over 400 units of low-income Tax Credit housing,

Commercial Office:  IMEA Headquarters (LEED Silver), Bank of Springfield 

Religious:  Faith Lutheran Church Addition, Decatur First Presbyterian Renovation, Chatham Presbyterian Sanctuary

Historic:  State house windows restoration/ replacement, Eldred House Planning, Lincoln-Herndon Law Office Exterior Restoration.

Ralls Melotte

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Principal

Mr. Melotte is a registered architect in Illinois.  His 47 years of experience includes all phases of planning and design for institutional, residential and governmental clients:  feasibility studies and master planning, new building design, historic restoration, rehabilitation, additions and modernization throughout Central Illinois. In addition, Ralls is a licensed Asbestos Designer & Lead-Based Paint Inspector/Risk Assessor, has extensive training and experience in moisture damage, moisture damage avoidance and mold remediation.   Ralls directs MMLP’s environmental services division, Analytical Design Group (ADG).  These services address environmental issues in existing buildings:  Asbestos, lead-based paint, indoor air quality, mold remediation and abatement when those issues must be addressed in the course of architectural design.

Education

University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Bachelor’s of Architecture

Registered: Architect in Illinois: American Institute of Architects www.aiail.org

Illinois Licenses

Registered Illinois Architect, Asbestos Abatement Design Professional,
Management Planner, Project Manager, Inspector, Air Sampling Professional, Abestos Analysts Registry-Qualified Asbestos Analyst in Phase Contrast
Microscopy; Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor;
Certified Operator for NITON XRF Spectrum Analyzer for Lead-Based Paint Field Analysis

Richard R. (Dick) Morse

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Principal (1944-2013)

Melotte Morse Leonatti Parker, Ltd., Architects and Environmental Designers, is sorry to say goodbye to founding partner and long-time community leader Dick Morse.  Dick began independent practice in 1978 with Ralls Melotte, creating a firm  committed to “improving the built environment”.  Dick was not only a talented designer and visionary, but worked tirelessly in the community with organizations such as the Springfield Art Association, Rotary Sunrise, Habitat for Humanity, the Heritage Foundation, First Presbyterian Church and many others.

Dick was also committed to advancing the profession of Architecture toward being leaders for sustainable living.   He was a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) and Energy Star Partner.

We at MMLP will miss Dick mostly for his creative energy and humor and for the family atmosphere he fostered.  We are committed to continuing the work he loved, donating time and energy to the community, furthering the practice of sustainable architecture, and striving to provide beautiful and functional spaces for people to work and live.

Lisa Williams, IIDA

NCIDQ Certificate No. 28969
Registered Interior Designer; Revit Modeler; Project Manager
Email: lwilliams@mmlpltd.com

Anita Gonzalo, AIA

Intern Architect; Project Manager; Revit Modeler
Email: agonzalo@mmlpltd.com

Ken Evans

Environmental Services Project Manager; APM/ASP; Lead Inspector
Email: kevans@mmlpltd.com

Steve Friedman

Environmental Services Project Manager; APM/ASP; Lead Inspector
Email: sfriedman@mmlpltd.com

Todd Behnke

Technology Coordinator; Production Manager; Revit Modeler
Email: tbehnke@mmlpltd.com

Suzanne Gardner

Office Manager; Comptroller
Email: sgardner@mmlpltd.com