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. Hew 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 an architectural intern at Collage Architects, Celina helps design multi-family residential buildings in the Twin Cities. She loves figuring out architectural details crucial to the design and making them work. As a student at Dunwoody College, she is always reaching to get hands-on experience in the field, including code reviews, construction administration, design development, and team collaboration. At Collage, she has worked on a handful of multi-family housing projects, including an affordable housing project in South Minneapolis. When Celina isn’t putting together construction documents, you can find her out on the dance floor, dancing and competing in the West Coast Swing circuit!
Sara’s passion for architectural design was sparked at a very young age when she would work with her father building and remodeling homes in Wisconsin. From ages 10-18 she learned carpentry and related skills from her father, and found great personal joy in the craft of making. Also an avid sketcher and traveler, documenting the experience of new places and cultures through drawing has been a life-long hobby.Sara believes that architecture is - first and foremost - an experience of the perceptual senses, and through her experience at Collage, as well as her education at the University of Minnesota, she is learning how specific material qualities and cultural attitudes work together to create the world we experience every day.
Chelsea joined Collage Architects as an architectural associate 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.
Luke came to Minnesota from Wisconsin to begin his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota. The education, travel, and experience provided by his time at the UofM fundamentally shaped his approach to the architectural process. Luke has a great love and passion for ‘Making’ and has spent his life cultivating the capacity to ‘Make’ just about anything; from sewing and baking to construction and metal fabrication. These explorations have given him a greater understanding of the tangible aspects of architecture, while also equipping him with the knowledge to communicate between the perspectives of Owner, Contractor, Architect, and User.
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.
Candidate for Masters of Architecture. University of Minnesota. (class of 2018. Becky’s interest in architectural design stems from her experiences living and studying abroad. She is fascinated by the cultural differences in development styles yet intrigued by their similarities. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Becky moved to Shanghai, where she worked on interior design projects focusing on adaptive reuse. She believes architecture should evoke emotions, engage senses and provide value for its users. As a designer, her goal is to change the perception of architecture from a style concept to a practical design that's accessible to all.
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.