• Project Approach

JEA Architects works carefully with each client to establish and exceed the specific project requirements. Once the project parameters have been established, we believe in design solutions that are responsive and creative. We then follow through and focus our efforts to provide a project which results in quality buildings that exceed our clients’ expectations.

The following phases are typical of Project Development:

  • Programming:  Formalizing and working through the project’s functional requirements and gaining the appropriate approval will serve as tools to build a solid foundation for the design.
  • Schematic Design:  Creation of optional design solutions that are responsive to the program and in harmony with the critical specifications of a project.
  • Design Development:  Develop selected design and technology solutions and confirm that budget and scheduling requirements                 can be met.
  • Construction Documents/Bidding:  Our level of detail and document quality will help to insure good bid results and a                               cost-effective project.
  • Construction Administration:  Monitor all construction to insure document compliance.


Municipal / Public

  • Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center Remodeling
  • Hennepin Cnty 1800 Chicago Exterior Remodeling
  • Savage City Hall Master Planning & Addition
  • Savage Library and City Hall Exterior Remodeling
  • Hennepin County Energy Center Remodeling
  • State Admin Building Lobby Remodeling
  • State Admin Bldg 2nd & 3rd Floor Remodeling
  • Wyoming Municipal Center Study/Schem. Design
  • Wyoming Library Study & Schematic Design
  • Hennepin Cnty Gov Ctr Central Services Remodeling
  • Shakopee Youth Community Center
  • McColl Pond Environ. Learning Center
  • Savage Library & City Hall Exterior Remodeling
  • Shakopee City Hall Lower Level Remodeling
  • Rosemount Family Resource Center
  • Savage City Hall Addition & Remodeling
  • New Prague Memorial Library Schematic Design
  • Richfield City Hall Council Chambers Remodeling
  • Savage City Hall Council Chambers Remodeling
  • Chanhassen Senior Community Center Study

Fire Stations / Public Safety

  • Jordan Fire Station Addition & Remodeling
  • Sherburne Count Sheriff Public Safety Bldg-Zimmerman
  • Santiago Township-Fire Station/Town Hall
  • Wyoming Fire Station Study
  • City of Eden Prairie Canine Facility
  • Rosemount Fire Station (Consultant)
  • St. Bonifacius Fire Station Study and Design
  • Minneapolis Fire Station #13 Remodeling Study

Public Works

  • Hopkins School District Bus Depot, Phases I, II & III
  • Savage Public Works Add & Remodeling Phases I, II & III
  • Walton Park Public Works/Park Facility-AWARD
  • Minnetonka Beach Public Works
  • MNDOT Central Services Building Space Study
  • Clear Lake Wisconsin Public Works Buildings
  • Oakdale Filtration Facility

Parks & Recreation

  • Braemar/Courtney Fields Entry Design
  • Bloomfield Multi-Purpose Park Facility
  • Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Shelter Facilities
  • Mahtomedi Southwest Park Facility
  • Erickson Community Square Park Facility
  • Savage Park Facilities
  • Hopkins Pavilion Addition & Remodeling
  • Hopkins ISD #270-Mtka Ice Area Remodeling
  • Eberle Park Facility
  • Walton Park Public Works/Park Facility-AWARD
  • Minnesota Zoo Monorail Access & Canopy
  • CDAA Park Building
  • Hopkins Depot Community Center Prelim.

Utility Buildings – Well Houses / Water Treatment

  • Oakdale Well Houses #8, #9, 10, and #12
  • Clear Lake Wisconsin WWTF-Utility Buildings
  • Water Reservoir Support Facilities, Savage, MN-AWARD
  • North Branch Well House #5
  • Rosemount Well House #15
  • Mahtomedi Well House #6
  • Hugo Well House #5
  • City of Melrose Well House #8
  • Edina Water Treatment Plant #2 Addition & Remodeling
  • Water Treatment Plant Addition, Savage, MN


  • Hopkins School District Bus Depot, I, II & III
  • Columbia Hts. Charter School Additions
  • Hopkins North Jr. High Interior Design
  • KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.
  • Hopkins Schools Pavilion Addition and Remodeling
  • McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center Design
  • Alice Smith Elementary School Remodeling
  • Glen Lake Elementary School Remodeling
  • Eisenhower Community Center Remodeling

Retail / Office

  • Grootwassink Real Estate Tenant Improvements, 20 projects
  • Ranchview Office Building Tenant Improvements, 3 projects


  • Martin Drive Retail Building, Eden Prairie, MN
  • General Tire Building Interiors, St. Louis Park, MN