You have been in a magical space and want one of your own. You recognize that light-filled spaces with pleasing proportions, delightful details and sensual textures stir your emotions and lift your spirits. You care about the intangible as much as the perceptible.
You are unique - shouldn’t your home be, too? You need a residential architect and interior designer with the ideas and imagination to make your home stand apart from the crowd. All of our homes are singular expressions of our clients. Like true works of art, they are never alike.
You want the architect on the letterhead to create your home. Residential architect and designer, Tim Bjella, designs all of our homes and will design yours.
You need someone on your side. We are your architect and advocate, overseeing the contractor and the construction on your behalf. We inspect your home during construction to ensure it is built properly, facilitate bidding, administer changes, and review the contractor’s payment requests. We are on your side.
You expect value for your money. Our design and competitive bidding process significantly lowers the cost of your home, while increasing its worth.
You believe a home should be ‘of’ the land. We create thoughtful, site-specific mountain homes, desert villas, urban lofts, beach houses, prairie homes, lake cottages, suburban estates and everything in between - each a discrete response to climate, sunlight, views, terrain, flora, and local context.
You know that not all architects are created equal. Most architects are technically proficient. Many are eminently capable. Some share your own aesthetic sensibility. Only a few understand the difference between a house and a home. We create homes.
You wish to live in art, not merely look at it. Our modern house architecture is based on a simple idea: create art to live in. Let’s face it, anyone can develop a functional home that doesn’t leak. Fashioning a home into a work of art, on the other hand, takes an architect with a rare combination of creativity, experience, and vision.
You value unified interiors, exteriors and landscapes. Most interior and landscape architecture is performed as an afterthought to an architect’s work. We create interiors, landscapes and architecture simultaneously, allowing each to influence the others. The result of this holistic approach is a balanced and cohesive custom home design where the interior design transcends mere decoration, and the landscape melds, inseparably, with the architecture.
You care about the environment and wish to minimize your impact upon it. Sensitive integration of house and site, sustainable technologies, energy efficiency, and renewable, healthy materials are fundamental elements of our architectural work.
You desire a home worthy of a magazine. Our contemporary designs are consistently published in prominent magazines such as Architectural Digest and Trends International.
You can live anywhere... we design homes everywhere. From our architectural studios in Minneapolis and San Francisco, we create signature homes across the United States.