Our Team

ThinkForm Architects is a Veteran Owned Architecture and Interior Design firm specializing in “total environments”.

Michael A. Crackel & Russell DiNardo Michael A. Crackel & Russell DiNardo

Russell DiNardo, AIA

President & Founder

Russell DiNardo is a registered architect and certified interior designer whose professional design career began in 1989. He is also a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout his architectural career, Russell has had the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of building types ranging from healthcare, hospitality, restaurant, office, museum, government, to multi-family housing and custom residential, to name a few. Russell has obtained numerous certifications that reinforce his belief that design is all-encompassing; from the master plan and exterior architecture to the interior architecture and textile design. Prior to founding ThinkForm, among other architectural experiences, Russell was an Associate with Michael Graves & Associates for over 10 years.

Michael A. Crackel, AIA


Michael A. Crackel’s design and technical career began in the United States Army which preceded his formal training that culminated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia. Mr. Crackel has a wide range of skills and interests that have allowed him to design and manage many domestic and international projects. Mr. Crackel has completed a number of master plans and architectural works for many different entities, including Temple University, all of whom were seeking a strong sense of place achieved through design excellence. Prior to joining ThinkForm, Mr. Crackel was a Partner with Michael Graves and Associates and held other positions during his 25+ years tenure.

We are passionate about Design, Art, and Architecture and apply our passion with rigor to add value through design to client’s whom we have the opportunity to collaborate.