Whitney was founded by Mark Stenftenagel in 1984 as an interior design firm. Mark's objective was to form a diverse group of architects and interior design professionals into multi-disciplinary teams. This vision created an organization based on a studio model instead of a departmentalized structure. The studio approach embraces a collaboration of disciplines, expertise, and experience. The staff is challenged to grow within all segments of architecture and design. The longer staff tenure yielded from this collaborative approach has provided continuity of project teams for our clients.

In 1995, Whitney Architects Inc. was established to expand Whitney's ability to deliver a full range of design and architectural professional services in multiple states. Owned by John Burjek, AIA and Melissa Bogusch, AIA, both licensed architects and principals of Whitney Inc., Whitney Architects Inc. serves as the licensed professional design firm for all of Whitney's projects.