Pete is the founder and primary owner of Collage Architects, which formed in 2008. Pete was previously an owner of Landmark Community Builder Collaborative, and Collage Urban Design Studio, from June 2005 until 2008. He was also a shareholder and employee at ESG Architects from 1992 to 2005, where he was responsible for all aspects of design management, documentation, and construction.
Vice president. Associate AIA
As Design Principal and part owner at Collage Architects, Josh's responsibilities include all aspects of design, brand vision, and construction documentation. He has over 20 years of experience in a range of project types around the Twin Cities with a specific focus on mixed-used urban planning, multi-family residential, and commercial development.
Project Manager. AIA, LEED AP
As a Project Manager / Project Architect at Collage, Steve's responsibilities include all aspects of design, project development, code review, document management, writing specifications, and construction administration. Years of experience in the architectural design and construction process make Steve an invaluable resource and member of our team.
Internationally educated, multicultural designer and college level instructor. A dedicated professional with strong research and design skills. Salvador is versatile in all aspects of design, interior and exterior, while developing business direction. He became registered as an architect in Mexico and got his Master's degree at the University of Minnesota. Salvador has extensive experience in corporate interior architecture and commercial architecture. His knowledge of materials and the way he understands and manages graphics and color, make him a unique asset to this firm.
Roger's passion for 'low-carbon architecture' integrates the social and ecological benefits of walkable neighborhoods, mixed-used development, energy modeling, and building science protocols for durable and health environments. He is uniquely licensed as an architect and certified as a residential energy auditor. Roger also has extensive experience in market rate and affordable housing design with Miller Hanson Partners Architects, community planning with the Design Center for Urban Landscape, and construction as a renovation contractor before his architectural career.
Coming to Collage from the frenzied environment of architecture recruiting, Ellie is enjoying a more balanced role as an office manager. Growing up with an architect father and her proclivity for Post-It note to-do lists and Outlook calendars help her organize an office of creative minds. When she’s not busy with the crucial work of coffee and red pen inventory, she can usually be found binging on 60’s sitcoms, planning her next travel adventure, or trying to help her socially awkward dog make new friends.
Enthusiasm for architecture and the built world drive and motivate Joshua. A lifetime exploring and engaging the wonders of our diverse world has given Joshua the experience and passion needed to provide one-of-a-kind design perspectives. His goal is to “Design human spaces and places as though we only have one Earth to live on. Everything we do today gives birth to our tomorrow.” His abilities with quick answers and learning new systems help Joshua lead decisions for a better tomorrow. When Joshua is not happily engaging his work, he is spending time with his family, traveling, and mentoring Boy Scouts.
Project Architect. AIA, LEED BD+C
As a Project Architect and Designer at Collage, Annie brings 20 years of project experience in various scales from commercial and cultural to student, multi-family, and supportive housing. Annie is committed to fostering sustainable design in her work. She is a LEED Accredited professional and has led and collaborated with project teams as LEED Administrator including a Platinum Certified Science Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Annie is involved in all aspects of a project from conceptual design and detailing though construction. When obstacles arise, she is dedicated to solving design challenges though research and examination of several options from different perspectives in order to meet a Client’s expectations. Her approach to design often begins with a metaphor, her interest in nature, or a process as she seeks to find connections between the natural world and the built environment.
As a project designer at Collage Architects, Celina has her hands in all aspects of the project from beginning to end. From code reviews to drafting, from team coordination to construction administration, Celina allows her technical background to provide a methodical approach to problems. A graduate from Dunwoody College of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Celina continues to educate herself in construction methods and story-telling. At Collage, she has collaborated on multi-family housing designs, small retail projects, and an educational renovation, ultimately focusing on putting together a clean and organized drawing set. When Celina isn’t practicing architecture, you can find her on the dance floor, dancing and competing in the West Coast Swing circuit!
Chelsea joined Collage Architects as a project designer and is currently working towards licensure. She graduated with a Masters in architecture from North Dakota State University, and has since been developing a design style on platforms from hand sketches to BIM. Chelsea's passion for architecture began when she was a child and started traveling to new and exciting places, and fell in love with the buildings around her. These experiences influence her designs to think about lifestyle and experience.When not practicing architecture Chelsea loves to explore new places and travel.
In order to strategize a successful project, Harold is guided by his “Triangle” of Client, Construction, and Design. He combines a passion for design and previous work in construction to know where to draw the line and make deliberate decisions that will result in a positive outcome for his clients. Born in Honduras, educated in Costa Rica, and now working in the United States, Harold is not afraid of changes and challenges; he is always willing to run the extra mile to complete his goals and exceed expectations.
Outside the office, Harold likes to spend time with his growing family and keep up on projects around the house and in his community. But when he’s not occupied helping others, you’ll find him out on the race track with his car.
Education: Shetland Sheepdog training: Smart K-9'S beginning, intermediate and advanced obedience, majoring in agility training.
Ms. Shasta is the official office greeter at Collage. Born and bred as a herding dog, she continues to impress with her diligent work keeping the group in sight and on task. That is, when she has time during her busy schedule of napping and begging for treats.