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Trossen Wright Architects was founded in 1967 with a primary focus on healthcare and senior housing architecture. Michael Trossen merged with Alan Plutowski in 2006 to form Trossen Wright Plutowski Architects. In 2018 Amy Schwabe joined the ownership team, and in 2020 we transformed our name to become TWP Architects. The team specializes in the senior care, multifamily housing, and retail/commercial sectors. Over the past 55+ years, design concepts have changed but our unwavering commitment to our clients’ success has remained steadfast. In 2022 we proudly became a certified women-owned business. 

Our History


As a firm, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients' needs, provide personal service to all of our clients, and our philosophy of smart design for our clients' projects. 

Team Personality






  • When faced with difficult decisions we strive to do the right thing  
  • We do not negotiate our values 
  • We treat our clients, industry partners, and employees with the utmost respect 
  • We value relationships and the trust that is formed through them 
  • We do what we say we will 

Core Values


  • We partner with the right consultants for the project 
  • We continually look for creative solutions  
  • We have refined personal service by offering principal involvement from start to finish on every project 
  • We look to provide value to Client and every project 
  • We strive to exceed client expectations


Hard Working 

  • We get the job done on time and correctly 
  • We are team players and collaborate well 
  • We are humble with everything we approach 
  • We are committed to every project as if it's our only project
  • Teamwork is our mantra 

Meet Our Principals

Alan Plutowski


Pragmatic, diligent and creative are the characteristics that define my personality, yet I have a commonsense, practical work style and strive to deliver the best product for each client. My role as project principal is to leverage my 30+ years of experience to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients by providing creative and cost-effective solutions. I spent the first 10 of my working years in the construction industry and that information base has helped to shape my building knowledge. In my free time I enjoy combining my construction and design skills to remodel and renovate homes. I also enjoy being in nature and am a part-time hobby farmer, focusing on conservation projects such as forestry and animal habitat improvements.

Amy Schwabe


A rewarding part of my career has been the privilege of hearing people's stories. I have been able to listen to many individuals and diverse groups tell me about their hopes to create beautiful and purposeful places where they gather, work, care for, and make safe homes for others. Practice of the art of listening has allowed me to help others achieve these goals. I believe that the foundation of a successful design and project partnership is interactive dialogue--asking questions, listening, and really hearing what owners and users need from the spaces that they inhabit and then helping to make it a reality.

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