Lars Peterssen, AIA, PRINCIPAL
With over twenty years of experience, architect Lars Peterssen has worked at such firms as Meyer, Scherer, and Rockcastle, The Cuningham Group, and Domain Architecture & Design, where he was a founding partner. He has also been an adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, where he taught design and digital technology and served for a year as Assistant Head of the Department of Architecture. At the 2000 University of Minnesota CALA (now College of Design) commencement ceremony he received the Frederick Mann Award for Disciplinary Service.
Lars has worked on a number of institutional and commercial projects as well as a wide variety of residential projects, from new homes and custom apartments to complete renovations of large historic residences. He has won numerous awards, been featured on national television, and appeared in a variety of publications including Architecture Minnesota, House Beautiful, Renovation Style, MplsStPaul, Midwest Home, Trends, and the StarTribune.
Lars is an NCARB Certified architect, licensed in both Minnesota and New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics, magna cum laude, from Carleton College, and holds his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Medal for graduating at the top of his class. He has lived in Uptown, Minneapolis for over 30 years.
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GABRIEL KELLER, PRINCIPAL
Gabriel has a passion for finding simple and elegant solutions to difficult design challenges. With his eye for detail, each of his projects synthesizes a palette of authentic and sustainable materials to create designs that live and grow with their homeowners. Gabriel has designed and managed numerous award-winning homes, lofts and cabins throughout the United States, and his work has been widely published.
Prior to founding Peterssen/Keller Architecture, Gabriel was an associate with Domain Architecture & Design, where he developed a collaborative and client-focused design process with Principal Lars Peterssen. He started his career in New York City, with a focus on designing restaurants, hotels and distinctive Hamptons residences.
Gabriel studied architecture at Cornell University in New York and Rome. A native Minneapolitan, he continues to travel extensively in search of new inspiration and adventure.
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KRISTINE ANDERSON, ASSOCIATE
Kristine Anderson is an associate with Peterssen/Keller architecture. In this role, Kristine brings an attention to detail seen through projects she has managed and led; from a small and seamless traditional home addition, to a modern grain elevator condo remodel, or a new north shore cabin. No matter what the project entails, she strongly believes in thoroughly exploring the connection between client and environment, and how that begins to inform design.
Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller, Kristine worked as a project manager and designer at Domain Architecture & Design. While at Domain, she worked on several custom lofts, residential remodels and renovations of small and large scale, as well as new houses and cabins. During and after graduate school, Kristine worked as an architectural intern at LTD! Designs, a residential design firm, and in the design studio of Choice Wood Design/Build.
Kristine received a Master of Architecture and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Since 2005, Kristine has taught at the University of Minnesota's College of Design as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture. Kristine is an avid amateur photographer, and has received national and regional photography awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Ryan Fish, AIA, LEED AP
Ryan brings more than 15 years of experience to Peterssen/Keller, with extensive experience in residential design. His projects have been widely published and have received numerous awards, including Home of the Month, RAVE Awards and AIA Minnesota Honor Awards.
Whether he’s working on a small kitchen remodel, a cabin renovation, or a new home, Ryan has a keen interest in seamlessly integrating sustainable practices into the design. He feels it is a great privilege to be entrusted by his clients to design their home, and he is passionate about making the design process a positive and collaborative experience between architect and client.
Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller Ryan worked at several award winning residential firms, including U+B Architecture & Design and Albertsson Hansen Architecture. Ryan studied architecture at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin and is a LEED AP-certified, licensed architect in the state of Minnesota.
Ryan grew up in the cabin country of northern Wisconsin, and many of his hobbies revolve around the outdoors. He loves getting his children outside to camp, fish, and experience the Northwoods.
ANDREW EDWINS, ASSOCIATE AIA
Andrew completed his graduate work in architecture at the University of Minnesota, earning a M.Arch in 2008 and a M.S. in Architecture and Sustainable Design in 2009. Andrew focused his academic work on how architecture, buildings, and sites fit within the larger societal, infrastructural, and ecological systems that define our world. Professionally, Andrew is interested in how technology, both past and present, can be used to fully integrate environmental and ecological thinking into outstanding design.
Andrew came to architecture through his undergraduate work at Carleton College in Northfield, MN where, in 2005, he earned a B.A. in Studio Art. While his undergraduate work was focused on Studio Art, Andrew took courses across many subjects as well as studying in Norway, Australia and New Zealand, and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Boston, feeding his natural curiosity.
When not working, Andrew continues to develop his artistic talents, with sketching, photography, and printmaking, as well as a growing interest in digital art and drawing—all while listening to copious amounts of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
CARL OLSON, ASSOCIATE AIA
Carl has 10 years of experience in residential design, including projects that have won RAVE Awards, a P/A Award, and Minnesota AIA Honor Awards. Before coming to Peterssen/Keller Architecture, he spent eight years at ALTUS Architecture + Design, where he worked on projects of virtually every scale – from garage build-outs to concepts for skyscrapers that exceeded 200 stories. He brings a critical eye for understanding the context of every project, and he cares deeply about the individual personality of each client. He believes that environmental responsibility is a fundamental starting point to any project, but that good architecture must be the end point. He sees light as the creator of space.
Carl initially studied chemical engineering and advanced biology at the University of Minnesota. In 2004, he returned to the U’s College of Design for a Master’s Degree in Architecture. During his studies, he lived and studied in Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona and Venice. His award-winning thesis, Plant Squared – An Urban Farm, looked at bringing agricultural production into urban centers.
Carl is passionate about fishing, woodworking, playing bass in a local band and traveling around the world with his wife.
Denise is the Controller/Office Administrator, handling the firm’s accounting and human resource activities. She has provided accounting support in the architecture/design field for the past six years. Prior to that her experience was in the food industry in Minneapolis with Pillsbury and in the medical industry with Medtronic in Minneapolis as well as a business unit in San Diego, a sales office in Stockholm, Sweden supporting the financial activities in all of the Scandinavian countries, and in the Netherlands assisting in the establishment of a European financial shared service center.
Denise moved to Minneapolis after graduating in Accounting from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. After working a number of years, she went to graduate school at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and completed an MBA in Finance. She lives in the Minneapolis Lakes area.
Jason Briles, Associate AIA
Jason brings more than 16 years of residential design and drafting experience to Peterssen/Keller, including extensive experience in residential detailing. He has worked on a diverse set of award winning projects, including two Home of the Month homes, Heritage Preservation Award office restoration, and a LEED Platinum home.
Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller, Jason worked as a project drafter and designer at Domain Architecture & Design. There he worked on custom lofts, numerous renovations and small commercial projects. He also worked as a drafter/designer at both Friedell Architects & Builders, as well as McMonigal Architects.
Jason is an avid outdoorsman, spending many weekends in the woods enjoying nature and occasionally in pursuit of grouse. His appreciation of good design extends to areas outside of architecture, including a passion for classic cars and outdoor photography.
TOMMY EVERSON, ASSOCIATE AIA
Tommy comes to Peterssen/Keller Architecture with an educational focus on sustainability and urban design. His thesis project—titled Bridgescape: Re-envisioning the Washington Avenue Bridge—proposed a dynamic and inhabitable public space that would enhance the urban fabric of the University of Minnesota campus.
Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller, Tommy spent several summers as a residential drafting intern at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. In addition to teaching him building construction techniques and graphic standards, the experience reinforced for him the notion that good design doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. Tommy is drawn to simple and elegant designs in all realms, from architecture and furniture to apparel and graphics. He believes that good design depends on, above all else, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.
Tommy received a Master of Architecture and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He was born and raised in the Twin Cities area and currently resides near Uptown. As a proud Minnesotan, he appreciates the changing seasons, enjoys spending time on the lakes, and embraces the long, cold winters. Tommy is an avid hockey player and disc golfer.
Brent Nelson, Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate
After a youth of Lego and building block construction, Brent refined his craft at North Dakota State University where he completed a Master of Architecture degree. Upon graduation he moved back to his hometown, Bismarck ND, to help open a family owned architectural practice, Leaf Design Studio. There he developed experience in a wide range of work from community centers, to multifamily housing and mixed-use developments. In all his projects he carefully considered how each individual building helped form a community fabric.
Brent comes to Peterssen/Keller with advanced 3d modeling and design communication skills. His work offers clients real-time design walk-throughs that help team members engage design conversation. Brent finds joy in helping clients more easily understand design options and the excitement they have when a solution is found. On a nice day, Brent can be found slowly cycling Minneapolis's many trails and cycle lanes. While an urbanite at heart, Brent makes frequent trips back to the grasslands of Western North Dakota to find solace in the endless horizons and subtle landscape.
Molly Reichert, Associate AIA
Molly comes to Peterssen/Keller with extensive experience in digital design and fabrication. She also has the unique skill set of design+build practice, with several years of experience in rough and finish carpentry. Professionally, Molly seeks to further integrate digital modeling processes in the production of construction documents.
Prior to Peterssen/Keller, Molly worked with Coen+Partners in Minneapolis, MN, Rael San Fratello Architects in Oakland, CA, and MADE in Brooklyn, NY.
Molly received her M.Arch from UC Berkeley and her BA from Smith College. Molly has taught digital design and fabrication courses at UC Berkeley, San Jose State, and now teaches at the University of Minnesota, College of Design. Molly is a maker, an avid gardener, and throws a great dinner party.
Peter is a Student Intern for Peterssen/Keller, assisting the firm in its administrative and marketing operations. While he is interested in all facets of architecture, Peter is particularly intrigued by the intensified relationship between occupant and space found in residential design.
Peter graduated from Carleton College in the spring of 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While his studies at Carleton focused on Comparative Political Economy and Political Philosophy, Peter also took courses in Art History and studied abroad in Spain and the Netherlands. Prior to joining Peterssen/Keller, Peter completed the Introduction to Architecture Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. Peter plans to take time off before applying to M.Arch Programs, hoping to start his graduate career in the fall of 2014.
Hailing from the Champlain Valley of Vermont, Peter enjoys cycling, swimming, fondly missing mountains, and listening to a healthy dose of Miles Davis and Radiohead.
Sarah has been a residential designer/drafter for over 10 years. During this time she has worked on numerous Luxury Home Tour and Parade of Home houses, including Midwest Living Magazine's 2008 Idea Home, which received the Silver Star Certification from the Minnesota Green Star Program. She also worked on the Locust Hills development in Wayzata, MN, including the conversion of the 1941 horse stable into the Community Center, and the 2009 Luxury Tour home.
As the daughter of a builder, Sarah grew up on the construction site and aspired from a young age to one day design homes. Sarah believes that beautiful design & quality construction starts with paying attention to the details and impeccable craftsmanship. Sarah lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, sons, and a stable of pets—one dog, two cats and a leopard gecko.