About Kaas Wilson Architects

Our role is more than drawings plans and elevations; it is to take a client’s ideas and, from them, crafting a well-designed architectural solution.

Kaas Wilson Architects is a unique Architectural design firm that uses a team approach to better understand specialized environments for work, home and health. The team is exceptional in its ability to create positive solutions to complex buildings and interiors. KWA thrives in early and constant collaboration with Clients and General Contractors, creating a team approach that generates unmatched successes in the end. This process has produced award winning projects in Senior Living, Market Rate Rental, Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation, and Rehabilitation.

Services

Site/Master Planning
Entitlement
Fiscal Feasibility Studies
Project Programming
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
Property Acquisition Reports & Improvement Plans
Construction Documentation
Construction Administration
Construction Consulting
Inspecting Architectural Services
Sustainable Design/LEED Consulting
Web & Graphic Design

Teamwork

Architecture is a collaborative profession so our casual studio-like office environment is designed to facilitate better teamwork and a stronger focus on the projects.

Meet The Team

Our team consists of experienced architects, project managers, interior designers, and interns who develop the projects starting from a sketch with an idea and following it through construction.

Team


Chief Morale Officers


Link Wilson, AIA, CSI, LEED AP


Collin Kaas, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP


Petro Megits, AIA, CID, NCARB


Ryan DuPuis


JIM SCHLOEMER, LEED AP


ANGELA KAAS


Enrico Williams


KIM BEHRENS


MINDY MICHAEL, AIA, LEED AP


TONI RESCIGNO


PETER COSTANZO


GRIFFIN JAMESON, AIA


NICK CONNIFF, CDT


BEN DELWICHE, AIA


CHRISTIAN BORGAN


GREG THOMPSEN, AIA, NCARB


SARAH STANKE, NCIDQ, LEED GREEN ASSOC.


BRIAN JOHNSON


KAITLYN RODMAN


BRIAN PETERECK


MEGAN BLANCHETTE


ALEX FAUDSKAR


PAYMAN SALEHISHAFA


HAYDEN RENSCH


ROYE ARIE


TERRY DINELLA


JUSTINE CURRIN


BETH KOEPPEL


KORY KERBER


CAITLIN CARTER


CHRIS ROHR


LUKE MURPHY


STEVEN WILLIAMS


JARED EICHBERGER


DEVYN SMOTER


JORGEN BRANDT


COLLIN ALLEN


ISHANKA WIMALADHARMA

Culture and Values

Shared Studio

Architecture is a collaborative profession so our casual open studio-like office environment is designed to facilitate better teamwork and a stronger focus on the projects.

WE Value our People

Our strength is in our people—they are our number one asset. We value and invest in each of our employees. Our benefits and perks are designed to let our employees focus on what they love, both inside and outside of work.

INSISTENCE ON QUALITY

Our clients appreciate our drive, our creativity, our
resourcefulness, and our partnership. But most of all, they appreciate our insistence on quality.

collaboration with contractors

We are proactive in creating and maintaining a strong working relationship with general contractors. Not only does this solve problems quickly and avoid delays, it also has yielded referrals of new clients and projects to our company.

Love DOgs. Love 'em.

As a dog-friendly office, you're bound to see at least one pup on any given day.

Our Clients

We’re fortunate to have worked with some amazing clients.

 

AWARDS

2017 Award of Excellence, Special Purpose: Zvago Glen Lake
NAIOP Minnesota

2017 AIA St. Paul Heritage Award, Adaptive Reuse Award: Rayette Lofts
St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and AIA St. Paul

2017 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards: 700 Central
AIA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, and Preserve Minneapolis

2016 Top Project: 700 Central
Finance & Commerce

2015 Award of Excellence, Multifamily Apartments / Condos: Grainbelt Apartments and Grainbelt Office Building
NAIOP Minnesota

2015 Impact Award: Rayette Lofts
Minnesota Preservation Awards, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

2015 MADACS (5 Categories): Rayette LoftsThe Flats at Cedar GroveThe Cosmopolitan, The Bryant
Minnesota Multi Housing Association

2015 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards: Grainbelt Office Building
AIA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, and Preserve Minnesota

2014 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award: City Place Lofts
AIA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, and Preserve Minnesota

2014 Top Project: Rayette Lofts
Finance & Commerce

2014 Honor Awards for Excellence in Masonry Design & Construction: Oaks Station Place
Minnesota Concrete and Masonry Contractors Association

2013 MADACS for Partial/Project Remodel or Addition and Cosmetic Upgrade: The Fremont
Minnesota Multi Housing Association

2012 Best in Real Estate Award - Senior Housing Development Finalist: TowerLight
St. Paul Business Journal

2011 Best in Real Estate Award - Senior Housing Development Winner: Seasons at Apple Valley
St. Paul Business Journal

2010 Best In Real Estate Award - Senior Housing Development Winner: Seasons at Maplewood
St. Paul Business Journal

2010 Young Entrepreneurs Award: Collin Kaas
St. Paul Business Journal