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Professional Experience

  • PRINCIPAL
  • JADE Architects llc, Northfield, MN 1998-present
  • Provides cutting-edge design services specializing in medical facilities, restaurant and retail, multi-family projects, and a broad spectrum of professional commercial buildings. Develops unique solutions to complex regulatory constraints, maximizing site potential, use and density.
  • Commitment to innovative solutions is evident in several local projects, including the Schilling Business Park - a collection of individually designed professional buildings within a 5+ acre commercial condominium. A total of 8 building sites currently provide over 40,000 sqft of local medical, professional, and light fabrication business uses.
  • Most recently, JADE Architects completed MOSAIC - a $5.5M, 76,000 sqft, 45 unit luxury apartment project. MOSAIC serves as the threshold, phase one of a mixed-use master plan with the potential of providing over 500,000 sqft of residential, commercial and professional business space to the local economy.
  • Notable Northfield projects:
  • Clinton Heights - 17,000 sqft + 5 acre master plan
  • Community Action Center of Northfield -Transitional Housing Tri-Plex
  • Northfield Veteran’s Memorial - Architect of Record
  • PARTNER
  • LOCUST Development LLP, Northfield, MN 2001-present
  • Primary role in site assessment, acquisition, master planning, and coordination with government agencies to final construction. Comprehensive understanding of all phases of development; works seamlessly, resulting in successful projects, fresh in feeling and form.
  • Our philosophy is to pursue unique site opportunities with sensitivity to their transformation within the local environment. Our local history, knowledge and expertise are unparalleled. Projects range from 20+ acre mixed-use developments to several acre multi-family unit properties.
  • Cuningham Group, Minneapolis, MN - 1991-1998 Project Designer, HOTEL Studio
  • James+Snow Architects, Minneapolis, MN - 1991 Intern Architect
  • Education
  • University of Minnesota, Master of Architecture
  • + SPQR Award Recipient
  • St. Olaf College, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Philosophy and Art
  • + Awarded Departmental distinction Wood, Clay and Bronze Sculpture
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Exchange Program
  • Community Service
  • JADE Architects is committed to active service within our community, including:
  • + Northfield Planning Commission Member
  • + Northfield Industrial Park Steering Committee
  • + Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
  • + Northfield Land Development Code - Developer/Stakeholder’s Committee
  • + City of Northfield Land Development Code Steering Committee