Select an Architect / Landscape Architect

A consultation with a licensed architect is required for all homeowners who apply for the Home for Generations II program. This consultation, in your home, will help to ensure that all aspects of your project have been considered and that your remodeling project will fit seamlessly with your existing home.

AIA Minnesota A Society of the American Institute of Architects

Information regarding each of the participating architects is listed below.  Feel free to call or email any of the architects to ask further questions about their work before making your selection. Once you have selected your architect, call them to schedule your 2-hour at-home consultation. You will be required to pay $25 directly to the architect at the time of the consultation. The Coon Rapids Home Improvement Foundation will cover the remaining cost

Carlsen and Frank Architects

Carlsen & Frank Architects LLC is a Minnesota company established in 1983 by architects Peter Carlsen, AIA and Sylvia Frank, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Working with our clients, we provide ideas and design options to explore, refine and develop their projects in a collaborative process. Your project will be designed to fit comfortably into its surroundings, be environmentally responsible, serve your functional needs and reflect your values. Our projects are creatively designed, well executed and have a spirit of integrity and delight. We seek to achieve a balance between project scope and budget. A well designed and successfully executed project requires attention to detail, commitment to quality and understanding of the construction process. Our success in achieving this has been recognized in a number of design awards and in appreciative repeat clients.

Contact Information

Sylvia Frank
524 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-227-4576
Email Sylvia Frank

Carlsen and Frank Architects Website

Project photos

Interior of hallway
Dining room leading into living area


 CITYDESKSTUDIO believes good design involves a thoughtful response to the specific desires and requirements of each individual homeowner. Our design style is to reflect our client's values and goals with a unique response that is tailored for each specific home. Our goal is to deliver a design that not only meets but exceeds expectations and that makes the most out of the homeowner's construction dollars.

Contact Information

Ben Awes, AIA
550 Vandalia Street
Number 101
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 612-802-1485
Email Ben Awes



FIRM GROUND architects & engineers

We do not categorize our work by style – we work with many structures, each with a unique style born of the age in which it was constructed. By using our "Visual Listening" tool we establish the style our client prefers, and tempering that within the constraints of the existing structure, design to meet the expectations of our client.

Contact Information

Tom Wasmoen, AIA
275 Market Street
Suite 368
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Phone: 612-819-1835
Email Tom Wasmoen



J.Sweitzer - Architects LLC

We understand that you have decided to undertake a significant investment in time and in the quality of your home life. Our responsibility as your Architect / Service Provider is to listen to you, assess your goals and objectives, be creative and informative and assist you with creating and shaping physical and emotional solutions that provide visual and functional delight! "As a simplified design philosophy I try to address the project's program with artful and well-crafted solutions while at the same time providing direct and personal service to each client as quickly as possible

Contact Information

Jeffery R. Sweitzer
4514 Arden Avenue South
Edina, MN 55424

Phone: 612-220-3283
Email Jeffery Sweitzer

J.Sweitzer's Website

Exterior of one story grey home
Kitchen with dark cabinets

McMonigal Architects

At McMonigal Architects, our mission is to collaborate with homeowners to create architecture that enhances their lives. We do this by taking on our client’s vision as our own. Our process is based on listening, building trust, and thinking together to create thoughtful and unique designs. We do not specialize in a particular architectural style. Our designs are contextual, responding directly to a home’s site, history, current place in time and the personal style that each homeowner brings to their project.

Contact Information

Rosemary McMonigal, Principal
1227 Tyler Street NE
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-331-1244
Email Rosemary McMonigal

McMonigal Architects Website

Grey kitchen with U shape conter top
Dining area with steel appliances and red accents

Jeff Westendorf Landscape Architect

A Landscape Architect company.

Contact Information

Jeff Westendorf

Phone: 612-709-3943
Email Jeff Westendorf

Rock Solid Landscape and Irrigation
Rock Solid Landscape and Irrigation - Building