Jennifer Christiaansen

Principal, Managing Director, Minneapolis

Growing up in a family of artists, engineers, and educators Jennifer is in many ways a product of her heritage – her interest and passion for architecture developing as a child in the space between artistic expression, logic, and an interest in serving others.

Jennifer spent her childhood moving with her family and studying globally. It was through this exposure to various people, places, and cultures that she developed her passion for architecture. This global lens along with her innate curiosity and ability to connect the dots between space, people, and ideas makes her the holistic architect she is today.

Jennifer has worked across all facets of the architecture profession – design excellence, service, research, and business practice – and she believes that architects must approach the complexity of our work with both creativity and empathy. Through her curiosity, her understanding of the architectural design and delivery process, and her clarity of purpose – design for the greater good – she has become a cultural leader in our studio and our industry.

Having grown up in both remote rural and busy urban settings, Jennifer has settled somewhere in the middle to raise her family. She enjoys learning from her children through each of their unique passions, travelling, reading, baking, winter sports and taking long walks near the beautiful lakes in Minnesota.

"Architects can have the tendency to put their heads down and create alone. Our best work comes from the balance between this and recognizing the value in the many diverse voices around us that will inevitably, make our ideas better."
Confidential Global Software Firm, Regional Office
Fargo, North Dakota
Confidential Consulting Client
Confidential Global Management Consulting Group, Regional Office
Minneapolis, Minnesota
With a strong commitment to making the world a more just and equitable place, Jennifer was awarded the AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award in 2020.

Jennifer's Featured Work

Global Management Consulting Firm Minneapolis Office
Global Management Consulting Group Regional Office
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Delta Tech Hub
Minneapolis, Minnesota