John J. Recny, AIA

As President and Principal of Helbing Lipp Recny Architects, John is responsible for the firm’s design quality, project development, staffing and corporate finances. 

 John has dedicated over 35 years of his professional career toward helping religious, educational, and institutional communities realize their building goals. In addition, John has designed offices, restaurants, commercial facilities, and other types of facilities during his career.

He has the ability to lead a school board, building committee, or other decision-making group through the myriad of decisions necessary to make a building project successful. John’s ability to create beautiful yet budget-conscious designs, his ability to use technology to improve the quality and efficiency of drawings and specifications, and his fair enforcement of construction contracts have resulted in a good rapport with local contractors and institutional building committees, and the completion of many successful building projects


Bachelor of Architecture, 1981
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


Commonwealth of Virginia, Architect
District of Columbia, Architect
State of Maryland, Architect
State of West Virginia, Architect
State of Ohio, Architect
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Architect
NCARB Certified

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA)
International Code Council – Building Safety Professional (ICC)
Rotary International