Architect in Minneapolis, MN
Since our establishment in 1979 we currently have diligently pursued the finest designs and the finest quality construction possible for all of our customers. We bring 28 years of knowledge to each project that we do - helping our customers realize their dreams with projects that not only have a timeless feel - but are built to last that way as well. Majority of our service is in the Minnesota and Wisconsin area but we currently have projects in Idaho, Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Washington, British Columbia, Montana, Colorado and Texas.
read moreIf you've seen a TEA2 home, you know how remarkable it is. But what you cannot see is the process that begins with what if and ends with wow. A process that ensures more value for your investment, and a positive, less stressful experience. Let's create the home you've always wanted.
read moreWe're a residential architecture firm located in historic Fire Station 28 in Linden Hills - a vibrant southwest Minneapolis neighborhood. Originally known as TEA - Tom Ellison Architects - we're the second generation of one of the oldest, most experienced residential firms in Minnesota. Since our start 40 years ago, our focus has been on the creation of custom homes and renovations: exquisitely designed, thoroughly detailed, beautifully livable custom homes and renovations. We've created sought-after homes for clients across North America, with projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and British Columbia.
read moreResources. When you're investing so much of your life in a new home or a major renovation, you want to be absolutely sure you're on the right path. Choosing the right partner is a crucial first step. Initial Consultation - We get to know each other. What do you envision? What challenges do you have? What is important to you in the process of creating your home, and how might we fit in? You bring your thoughts, scraps and photos. We listen and ask questions. Many questions. We share examples of TEA2 projects that might be relevant or inspiring.
read moreUpdating this 1970s-built condo was a challenge due to sagging infrastructure, low ceilings, unmovable plumbing, limited layout options and a demanding timeline. To address the claustrophobic feeling, it needed more than refinishing. Removing kitchen walls and opening the space set the tone for the rest of the unit. We kept the material palette quiet so as not to compete with the homeowners' own color palette and spectacular views of ocean, harbor, skyline and mountains. A thin, elegant soffit was the magic trick for concealing the ductwork, sprinkler system, recessed lights, and motorized shades.