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About Us

About Us
We deliver exceptional service to clients and their communities.

As an architecture firm, one main thing you should know about us is that we believe in meaningful collaboration with our clients and partners. We strive to create high-quality environments and outcomes while bringing their vision forward. Since 1968, we have partnered with clients and their communities for the long-term.

Wold Architects and Engineers is a full-service design firm focused on sustainable architecture and engineering for education, government, healthcare and senior living communities.

Our national office is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with additional offices based in Denver, Colorado; Palatine, Illinois; Brentwood, Tennessee; and Jackson, Tennessee. Our company ranks No. 28 nationally by the 2021 Building Design + Construction Giants 400 Report for A/E firms.

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Envisioning the opportunities that are possible within your community.

Our Values
Our purpose is to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Our values guide our team every day to deliver the best for each of our communities.

Empower People

We nurture the next generation to become leaders through meaningful experiences each day. We collaborate with our clients to bring their vision forward.

Create Together

We believe in the power of collaboration. We listen to all voices to develop the best outcome.

Learn Every Day

We are lifelong learners and mentors. We lead with our expertise in an ever-evolving world.

Inspire Unique Results

We embrace diverse perspectives and talents to make us a strong team. We deliver a personalized experience.

Go Above and Beyond

We are accountable and responsive to each other so we all succeed. We differentiate ourselves by providing superior service to exceed expectations.

Our Process
Architecture Beyond Buildings

Each client has unique needs. Our process begins with listening to identify the criteria for your project. Utilizing your criteria, trends and best practices, we strive to create the right high-quality solution for you.

Client satisfaction comes first and foremost at every step. We're happy to help at any stage, whether you're ready to do a full project or just beginning to brainstorm the possibilities. Ultimately, we hope to be your partner over many years.

Wold prides itself on its personalized core planning group process that allows us to listen to the needs of the community and craft something together.
A legacy of innovation and collaborative community partnership.

As we’ve grown throughout the years, our mission “to make a difference in the communities we serve” has held steadfast. Through long-term partnerships in communities across the nation, we have created a legacy of continued growth, innovation and client service. Explore more of our history in the timeline below.

Clark Wold starts his firm

Clark Wold starts his own firm that would later become Wold Architects and Engineers. He establishes the core approach for Wold on three goals: highly satisfied clients, distinguished architecture and sound business practices.

The first office is located in the EcoLab tower, a downtown St. Paul building, designed by Clark Wold.

1968 Clark Wold and Team

Wold’s first new school in the Twin Cities

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.

1973 Five Hawks Elem Five Hawks Elementary School

AIA Honor Award

Ramsey County Jail receives National AIA Honor Award.

1979 Ramco Jail Ramsey County Jail

Walter Taylor Award for Excellence

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

1985 Hill City K 12 Hill City K-12 School

Clark Wold retires

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

Clark Wold retires, transitioning the firm to its second generation of leadership: Kevin Sullivan, Michael Cox and Norm Glewwe. The three leaders focused on developing expertise in specific market sectors.

1988 Mike Norm Kevin Kevin Sullivan, Michael Cox and Norm Glewwe

Ramsey County Courthouse

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

1991 Ramsey County Courthouse City of St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse

New Engineering Expertise

To better support clients, engineering expertise is added to the design firm. “Wold Architects and Engineers” becomes the new name reflecting the firm’s collaborative in-house services.

Wold about us a East Lake Elementary School

Chicago Office

Wold’s diversification strategy expands the firm to the Chicago, Illinois area.

1996 Illinois Office Chicago, IL Office

Denver Office

Wold continues to grow and opens an office building in Denver, Colorado.

2002 Denver Office Denver, CO Office

New Leadership

Cox, Glewwe and Sullivan successfully transitioned the leadership a third time to Scott McQueen, Dan Kritta, Roger Schroepfer and Vaughn Dierks. The new leadership team continues to grow and build the firm developing an even more robust planning process.

2008 Group Photo Dan Kritta, Roger Schroepfer, Michael Cox, Scott McQueen and Vaughn Dierks

Expanded Leadership

As Wold continues to grow, the next generation of leaders are added to the team. The expanded leadership team helps foster significant growth in all market sectors.

2010 Expanded Leadership Wold Leadership Team

LEED Award for Sustainable Design

Wold designs George W. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School (Rochester, MN), earning its first LEED award for sustainable design.

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

2011 George W Gibbs Jr Elementary School George W. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School

Horty Elving

Recognizing synergies in the healthcare market with the firm’s public sector clients, Wold adds healthcare and senior living expertise to the firm by acquiring Horty Elving in 2014.

Horty Elving St. John's on Fountain Lake

Ruck Pate

Wold Illinois team expands to deliver an even higher level of services to the area through the acquisition of Ruck Pate in 2017.

Ruck pate Palatine, IL Office

50 Year Anniversary

Wold celebrates its 50 year anniversary. The firm continues to practice the core principles established by our founding leadership: highly satisfied clients, developing future leaders, focused market sectors and a unique approach for each client.

50th Annivesary Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) Conference

Wold | HFR Design

In partnership with HFR, Wold adds office buildings in the Nashville and Jackson, Tennessee areas to better serve the South Eastern region of the U.S.

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AIA 2030 Challenge

Wold becomes a signatory member of the AIA 2030 Challenge for sustainable design initiatives.

Sustainable Design Edina Transportation Facility

Looking to the future

As we look forward to the next 50 years we will meet the road ahead with creativity and expertise. Through partnering together, we can overcome any obstacles thrown our way.

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