About Kaas Wilson Architects

Our role is more than drawing plans and elevations: It is to listen to our client's ideas, and from them, craft 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
Reality Capture: Drone Services & 3D Scanning

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 design interns. We develop the projects starting from a sketch with an idea, and follow 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, ASSOC. AIA


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 Janisch, AIA, NCARB


BRIAN PETERECK


MEGAN BLANCHETTE, CID


ALEX FAUDSKAR


ROYE ARIE


CAITLIN CARTER


LUKE MURPHY


STEVEN WILLIAMS


DEVYN SMOTER


JORGEN BRANDT


COLLIN ALLEN


ISHANKA WIMALADHARMA


ANDJA CUNNINGHAM


Wes Sweetland


Robyn Bunnell


Tristen Zimprich


Dave MorCk, AIA


KoLE RetterATH, CDT


Logan Kern


Lori Cornwell


eli smith, NCARB, CDT


Neil Kent


Emma HAUKOM


BEN DOSCH


SARAH HAYES


Jared Johnson


Kaia Van Patten


Tyler Snell


Jackie Gibson, LEED GREEN ASSOC.


Matthew Rhein


Sarah Kern, cdt


Ethan Sullivan


Adam Schellberg


dan novak


peter schmelzer


DAMIEN LINDQUIST


JASON VERRETT


jen lavalley


Adam Carlson


Paul Olson


jared eichberger


BRYN PETERSON


jacob pfeifer


ESAU RODRIGUEZ PADILLA


John Fisher


anya porycky


Nicole finsaas-Pike

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.

AWARDS

2019

2019 Top Project: Finance & Commerce
Elevate at Southwest Station | Eden Prairie, MN
Eden Prairie Senior Living | Eden Prairie, MN

2019 Project of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
Oaks of Shorewood | Shorewood, WI

2019 NAIOP Award of Excellence: National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Minnesota Chapter
Zvago Cooperative at St. Anthony Park | Saint Paul, MN

2019 MHA’s Multi Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising & Community Award for Property Excellence Affordable
Frost English Village |Client Sherman Associates | Maplewood, MN

2019 MHA’s Multi Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising & Community Award for Property Excellence Built After 1999
Oaks Union Depot | Client Oaks Properties LLC | Saint Paul, MN

2019 MHA’s Multi Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising & Community Award for Property Excellence Best New Development, Affordable
Pike Lake Marsh | Client Steven Scott Management, Inc. | Prior Lake, MN

2019 MADACS Awards for Property Excellence Best New Development, Affordable. Pike Lake Marsh | Client Steven Scott Management, Inc. | Prior Lake, MN

2017

2017 Top Project: Finance and Commerce
Zvago at Glen Lake | Minnetonka, MN

2017 Award of Excellence, Special Purpose: NAIOP Minnesota
Zvago at Glen Lake | Minnetonka, MN

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

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

2016

2016 Top Project: Finance & Commerce
700 Central | Minneapolis, MN

2015

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

2015 Impact Award: Minnesota Preservation Awards, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Rayette Lofts | Saint Paul, MN

2015 MADACS (5 Categories): The Bryant Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Rayette Lofts | Saint Paul, MN
The Flats at Cedar Grove | Eagan, MN
The Cosmopolitan | Saint Paul, MN

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

2014

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

2014 Top Project: Finance & Commerce
Rayette Lofts | Minneapolis, MN

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

2013

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

2012

2012 Best in Real Estate Award - Senior Housing Development Finalist: St. Paul Business Journal
TowerLight | Saint Louis Park, MN

 2011

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

2010

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

2010 Young Entrepreneurs Award: St. Paul Business Journal
Collin Kaas | Kaas Wilson Architects  | Bloomington, MN