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Tom Leader Studio, Tom Leader, Principal, (TLS) is a landscape architecture and planning practice that seeks to investigate the uniqueness of cities and their landscapes. Community collaboration is central to TLS in civic projects such as the newly-opened 20 acre Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.  The TLS project “Shanghai Carpet” has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art\’s 2005 “Groundswell” exhibit. TLS was also included in the 2006 Triennial “Design Life Now” at the Cooper Hewitt Museum.  The landscape, art and architecture collaboration, “Pool Pavilion Forest” with artist James Turrell was featured in the New York Times Magazine and received a 2009 ASLA Honor Award. A monograph of the firm\’s work “Tom Leader Studio: Three Projects” has been recently published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich, Principals, is an interdisciplinary design practice with projects in architecture, ecological infrastructure, sustainable technology and the emergent public realm.  Central to the work of KVA is the idea that the necessary infrastructure of buildings and cities can be transformed by design to enhance the experiences and activities of daily life.  Current KVA projects include the SoftHouse for IBA in Hamburg, Germany, the new University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, and the 34th Street Ferry Terminal in New York City.  The work of KVA MATx has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Rotterdam Biennial, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.


TLS/KVA, Landscape Architecture/Architecture & Planning, Berkeley, CA/Boston, MA
Kestrel Design Group/Landscape Architecture, Minneapolis, MN
Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation/Urban Design, Saint Paul, MN
Proverb/Graphic Design, Boston, MA


InterFluve, Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI/Hood River, OR
Sherwood Engineers/Civil Engineering, Cambridge, MA/San Francisco, CA/New York, NY
Knippers Helbig /Structural Engineering, New York, NY/Stuttgart, Germany
SRF Consulting/Traffic Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
LBG-Guyton Associates/Environmental Engineering, Saint Paul, MN


Donjek /Development Strategy, Saint Paul, MN
Economic Development Services/Economic Strategy, Minneapolis MN
ConsultEcon/Economic Planning, Cambridge, MA
Mortensen Construction/Preconstruction Management, Minneapolis, MN