Timber & Stone is named for two of the original building materials used by humans to shape their environment.


Timber & Stone Architecture + Design is an architecture firm in Manhattan, KS.  We take on projects including commercial, residential, office and work space design, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.  Timber & Stone Architecture + Design was founded by Michael Mecseri in 2000 and Joe Stock joined as partner in 2013. 



We seek handcrafted solutions reflecting the highest expression of each trade and the nature of each material.


We believe a great team beats a lone rockstar every time, and you are invited to join.


Every line we draw on paper represents a resource being used - we treat your resources as we would our own.


We desire to grow each day as individuals and as a team - seeking  to learn at every opportunity.


We believe in the power of design to improve our world - this passion is the rocket fuel driving us everyday. 


We find joy in what we do and hope it is contagious. 


Michael Mecseri


Design Principal

Mike graduated with his degree in Architecture from Kansas State University in 1994. Originally from Colorado, Mike felt the draw of Manhattan during his education at K-State. After working as an architectural intern for Bruce McMillan Architects as well as gaining extensive construction experience with Borst Restoration, Mike formed Timber & Stone Design Build in Manhattan, KS.  Mike lives with his wife Judine and daughter Olivia in their renovated historic Victorian home in Manhattan, KS.


Joe Stock


Managing Principal


Joe is a licensed architect in Kansas and Missouri. After graduating from Kansas State University in 2008 with his Masters Degree in Architecture, Joe worked for 5 years with River Bluff Architects in his hometown of St. Joseph, MO. Joe gained construction experience both prior to and during his architectural education, and is happy to incorporate this experience into his design process. Joe and his wife Bethany have three children, Kael, Remi, and Milo and enjoy their adopted hometown of Manhattan, KS.


Chris Chamberlin
Project Manager


Chris also attended Kansas State University, graduating in 2009 with a Masters Degree in Architecture.  Chris has had varied professional experiences, working as a paraeducator in Manhattan with Special Education classrooms and as a Graphic Designer before joining the Timber & Stone team in 2014.  Chris and his wife, Emmy, live in their Craftsman Bungalow with their son, Parker.


Ian Hartsook
Project Manager


Ian comes to us from Emporia where he gained considerable design and construction experience through 4 years at a design-build firm. A graduate of Kansas State University, Ian is excited to be back in Manhattan. His skills and passions include drawing, woodworking, powerlifting, cooking, working on their American Foursquare home with his wife Gretchen, and playing with their two Yellow Lab buddies Finnegan and Fiona. His skills and personality have already proved to be a great fit the Timber & Stone culture office.


Amy Lindahl
Client Coordinator,


Marketing Director


Amy graduated from K-State in 2011. She loves talking to people and hearing their stories. She is affectionately known as the 'resident human' as her teamwork oriented personality brings an extroversion to the team. Amy and her husband, Logan, love to travel and explore new towns. They also have a golden retriever named Lady Arwen who you will often see with them as they go walking or biking around town.

Interested in Joining the Team?

Timber & Stone is always willing to talk with talented architects and designers.  Submit a resume, cover letter, and other relevant information (like your favorite viral Youtube video) that might help us know you better.

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Education Engagement

Architecture is a profession that must be passed on. We are happy to accommodate students that are interested in the profession who want to see first-hand the non-stop-action-packed-adventure of what architects actually do all day. We are also happy to speak in the classroom or elsewhere about the profession and bring samples of drawings, materials, and design software for students to get some hands on experience. 


Pro Bono Work

Timber & Stone generally takes on several pro bono projects a year, depending on their size and complexity. These are generally non-profit community based projects. If you have a project that you feel could benefit from our design and consulting work, we'd be happy to discuss it with you.

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