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LIVE BETTER.

Shelter projects are approachable, livable, responsible, and of course beautiful environments in which to live and work better.

Minnesota Women’s Care

Minnesota Women’s Care

Architecture, Commercial, On the Boards

Modest Midcentury

Modest Midcentury

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Graphically Modern

Graphically Modern

Interiors, Residential

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Architecture, Commercial

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Interiors, Residential

Dwan Maintenance Building

Dwan Maintenance Building

Architecture, Commercial

Icehouse

Icehouse

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Meditation Room

Meditation Room

Interiors, Residential

5ive

5ive

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Pattern Home

Pattern Home

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Cedarwood

Cedarwood

Architecture, Interiors

Hotel Donaldson

Hotel Donaldson

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Secret Room

Secret Room

Interiors, Residential

Harriet

Harriet

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Burgess

Burgess

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Tricker Hess

Tricker Hess

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones

Interiors, Residential

Carson Bay

Carson Bay

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Silver Lake Park

Silver Lake Park

Architecture, Commercial

Science House

Science House

Architecture

Como Park Conservatory

Como Park Conservatory

Architecture, Commercial

Light Rail Transit Stations

Light Rail Transit Stations

Architecture, Commercial

Hella

Hella

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Paris

Paris

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Carriage House

Carriage House

Architecture, Residential

Vesuvius Pizza

Vesuvius Pizza

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Dodge Nature Center

Dodge Nature Center

Architecture, Commercial

Family of Five

Family of Five

Architecture, Residential

Tiles That Bind

Tiles That Bind

Interiors, Residential

The Nicollet

The Nicollet

Architecture, Commercial

Bearden Place

Bearden Place

Architecture, Commercial

Clearwater Forest

Clearwater Forest

Architecture, Commercial

Saddlebag

Saddlebag

About Us

Shelter is a regional design firm located in Minneapolis. Our multi-disciplined process draws on our clients' ideals and our expertise to develop cutting-edge solutions and sustainable systems.

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Jackie Millea

Founding Partner

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Kurt Gough

Founding Partner

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F. John Barbour

Partner

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Lisa Antenucci

Interior Designer

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Beth Halstenson

Designer

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Benjamin Olsen

Marketing Associate

Otis

Otis

Clients

Microsoft
Apple
BMW Group USA
DELL Computer
Envato Pty Ltd
Coca-Cola Beverages
Samsung

Blog

2015 AIA-Minneapolis Merit Award

Shelter • July 1, 2015

The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minneapolis) awarded five Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a…

Size

Shelter • June 29, 2015 T-Mass-panels

Architecture is about the perception of space. As we move through architectural structures, we are aware of the spaces above, around, below, and beyond us….

Dwan Maintenance Building Wins AIA-Minneapolis Merit Award

Shelter • June 9, 2015 dwan golf course

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minneapolis) awarded five Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects…

Where Do We Fit?

Shelter • June 3, 2015 Bauhaus07

Let’s say your dream is to open a restaurant. You probably have a few questions like “where will my restaurant be located?” “how do I…

Is Sustainable Living Gaining Momentum or Losing Steam?

Shelter • May 29, 2015 RecycleSymbol

Sustainable living is the foundation of our company. Over the years, it’s been integrated more and more into our culture and designs. The industry is…

Serendipity

Shelter • May 20, 2015 FishGraphic1

Once in a great while we and our clients are so in tune that we think of the same idea at the same time —…

MSP Magazine Covers ASID-MN Awards

Shelter • May 4, 2015

MSP Magazine is showcasing the 19 projects that won 2015 ASID-MN Awards, including Shelter Architecture’s “Graphically Modern” (formerly “Heirloom Redux”).  It is featured in the…

2015 Home of the Month

Shelter • April 22, 2015 Home of the Month Plaque

April 21, 2015: One of Shelter Architecture’s residential projects, “Modest Midcentury,” will be featured as a 2015 Home of the Month in the Star Tribune. …

2015 AIA-Star Tribune Home of the Month

Shelter • April 21, 2015

One of Shelter Architecture’s residential projects, “Modest Midcentury,” will be featured as a 2015 Home of the Month in the Star Tribune.  The selection was…

Brand Support

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Commercial projects represent about half of Shelter’s design work and they are typically driven by very different ideas than our residential projects. More often than…

Contact

1229 Tyler St. NE | Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN 55413

E-Mail: info@shelterarchitecture.com
Phone: 612.870.4081
Fax: 612.870.4084

Opportunities

Employment and internship opportunities are posted here as they arise.

Contact

1229 Tyler St. NE | Studio 202 | Minneapolis, MN 55413

E-Mail: info@shelterarchitecture.com | Phone: 612.870.4081 | Fax: 612.870.4084

Or use our contact form.

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Your needs, our help. Live better.

Shelter Architecture + Design brings an award-winning record of environmental sensitivity and beautiful design to your project. We are a holistic design firm offering full architectural, interior and landscape design services. Shelter's collaborative approach places the right people on your project team to produce a unique outcome that is tailored to you.

Your project will come together as a complete thought, flowing effortlessly from the inside to the outside. From boutique hotels that welcome guests and restaurants that capture the spirit of food and drink to contemporary and traditional homes that provide comfort and style, Shelter delights in creating unique and inspired projects for our clients. No project is too big or small for our design team.

We are homeowners and family members.

Our residential group does everything from new homes, additions and renovations to single bathrooms, kitchens, and basement build-outs. Residential projects draw on perspectives we have gained as homeowners, gardeners, cooks, cleaners, hosts and hostesses, and family members.

We are entrepreneurs and engaged citizens.

Our commercial group works with entrepreneurs, business owners, and developers to create projects that include restaurants, breweries, boutique hotels, athletic facilities, and museums. Commercial projects call on skills we have learned as entrepreneurs, consumers, entertainers, and engaged citizens.

Architecture

  • Concept Development
  • Building Layout
  • Creative Renovation & Reuse
  • Brand Integration & Support
  • 3D Visualization
  • Zoning & Code Research
  • Master Planning & Phasing
  • Site Documentation
  • Engineering Integration
  • Construction Details
  • Drafting & Construction Specifications
  • Project Oversight

Interior Design

  • Space Planning
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Finishes Selection
  • Lighting Design & Selection
  • Fixture Selection
  • Furniture Selection
  • Color Selections
  • Window Treatments
  • Custom Cabinet Design & Coordination
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Product Sourcing & Ordering
  • Art Sourcing & Selection

Landscape

  • Site Evaluation
  • Site Planning
  • Rendering & Illustrations
  • Planting Plans
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design
  • Patio & Deck Design
  • Public Plazas & Parks
  • Public Art Coordination
  • Corporate Campus Design
  • Education & Interpretive Trails
  • Rain Garden Design
  • Site Detailing

Fees

Our fees are completive within our industry with pricing ranging from 8-12% of construction costs. Although this is a good base point to consider for architectural fees, we always provide a fee estimate before beginning a project. This estimate is determined after meeting with you at your project site, reviewing your project goals, and discussing any of your issues and concerns regarding the project.

Reality Check

Reality Check

If you want to see what we can do, try our Reality Check service. It allows you to meet with one of our experts in either architecture or interior design to find practical, sustainable, and inspiring solutions to specific design problems.

You give us your thoughts on your potential project and we give you our undivided attention and expert advice. The Reality Check is an on-site consultation service that unleashes the power of Shelter's design process in an affordable, condensed form.

To schedule your Reality Check, just call us at 612-870-4081 or email us at realitycheck@shelterarchitecture.com and tell us what you want.

Tier 1

2 hour on-site consultation
$300
for residential feasibility, landscape assessment, kitchen and bathroom layout, and small addition/renovation layout and ballpark pricing.

Tier 2

2 hour on-site consult + 4 hour studio time + 1 hour follow up
$850
for commercial feasibility, initial scoping, zoning evaluation, and large addition/renovation layout and ballpark pricing