Tony Layne

Principal, Design Director, Minneapolis

As Design Director, Tony brings strategic value to his teams and clients having led and delivered award-wining, high-performing spaces for nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies right here in the Twin Cities. Tony aligns values and culture with social and environmental responsibility, bringing it all together to happen where it matters the most, in the work we produce as architects.

Having helped shape the sustainability curriculum as the first graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Masters of Science in Sustainable Design program, Tony’s strategic mindset and focus foreshadowed the architectural leader he would become – co-chair of our firm’s Sustainable Design Initiative, and later one of the youngest Managing Directors in our firm’s history.

Tony’s leadership style is one of connection, alignment, and strategy. With the ability to anticipate several steps ahead he steers teams towards a clear vision for any design challenge. This foresight has led to some of the firm’s most sustainable and successful building projects.

"We are collaborating with clients to create a shared and prosperous future. Perhaps more than at any other time in history, we have the opportunity to shape the economic, social, and environmental outcomes of humanity. We should take that responsibility seriously."
Capella Tower, Building Repositioning
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tony has led some of the Twin Cities’ most prominent and successful repositioning projects including the Capella Tower transformation, which delivered a $3 / SF increase in net rent to its owners. He engages not just as a leader of the design team, but also as a part of the leasing team, helping to bring holistic value to clients and owners.

3701 Wayzata Boulevard, Building Repositioning
Minneapolis, Minnesota
RSM Plaza, Building Transformation
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tony's Featured Work

Our Minneapolis Studio
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Land O'Lakes Headquarters Entrance
Land O’Lakes Headquarters Expansion
Arden Hills, Minnesota
Martin Williams
Martin Williams Headquarters
Minneapolis, Minnesota