History

 

  • 1968

    Clark Wold establishes the firm under the name “Wold Architects,” with a vision to specialize in public sector facilities. Offices are located in the EcoLab tower, a downtown St. Paul building designed by Clark Wold.

  • 1973

    Five Hawks Elementary (Prior Lake, MN) is designed. The facility is Wold's first new school in the Twin Cities metro area and is designed with an open school plan composed of pods and relocatable walls.

  • 1979

    Ramsey County Jail receives National AIA Honor Award.

  • 1985

    Hill City K-12 School (Hill City, MN) receives Walter Taylor Award for Excellence with its passive solar energy systems and earth sheltered design.

  • 1988

    Clark Wold retires. Kevin Sullivan, Michael Cox, and Norman Glewwe become the second generation of firm leadership. Offices move to the historic St. Paul Building, designed in 1889 by renowned architect, Leroy Buffington. Wold is hired to design the historic renovation.

    The Minnesota Department of Administration (Brainerd, MN) receives a Minnesota State AIA Honor Award.

  • 1991

    The historic renovation of the City of St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse is handled by Wold. The renovation later receives a Minnesota State AIA Honor Award and Heritage Preservation Commission Award of Recognition (1994).

  • 1992

    An Engineering expertise is added to the firm. “Wold Architects and Engineers” becomes the new name of the firm, reflecting its collaborative in-house services. Electrical engineering is added first, followed by mechanical engineering.

  • 1996

    Wold expands into the Chicago area by opening an office in Elgin, Illinois.

  • 1998

    Wold’s Minnesota office moves to the historic Jemne Building on Saint Paul's downtown riverfront. The building was designed in 1933 by Saint Paul architect, Magnus Jemne, and housed the Saint Paul Women's City Club until 1970.

  • 2000

    The preservation and restoration of the Jemne Building earns Wold a Heritage Commission Award of Recognition

  • 2001

    Wold acquires Strat Architects of Troy, Michigan, allowing the firm greater geographical presence.

    The Ramsey County Juvenile and Family Justice Center (St. Paul, MN) receives a citation in the AIA Justice Facilities Review (pictured left).

  • 2002

    MCB Architects of Denver, Colorado is acquired by Wold, allowing the firm to expand westward.

    Scott McQueen, Dan Kritta, Roger Schroepfer, and Vaughn Dierks become the third generation of firm leadership.

  • 2004

    Wold starts the design of Gordon Park High School and Alternative Learning Center. The High School later receives LEED® certification and was awarded the University United 2007 Project of the Year.

  • 2008

    Wold designs George W. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School which later was awarded LEED® Silver (2011).

    Wold Architects and Engineers celebrates its 40-year anniversary.

  • 2009

    The firm touts the accreditation of 40+ LEED® professionals.

  • 2011

    With Wold's help, Idalia Schools (Idalia, Colorado) achieves an 87% bond passage rate—the highest school bond passage rate in Colorado.

  • 2014

    With offices in five states, a staff of 100+, over 110 clients, and strong portfolios in educational, government, and healthcare facilities, Wold looks forward to the future in helping you meet your specific needs.