Nate Golin, AIA, NCARB
Originally from Michigan, Nate spent a good deal of his childhood living overseas in countries such as Bangladesh and the Philippines. After completing a liberal arts education with a focus in Mathematics and Fine Arts, Nate studied Architecture at the University of Minnesota and is a licensed Architect in both Michigan and Minnesota. Early in his career Nate also held a position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota teaching courses in architectural drawing. During a stint in his home state of Michigan, Nate served as the President of AIA Grand Rapids, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects before returning to Minnesota in 2012.
Nate has experience in a diverse set of project types with several of his projects being published and/or receiving awards. His approach is deeply rooted in a rigorous understanding and application of building systems, building codes, and construction methods. Nate’s most valuable skills include his ability to ensure that the technical details of a project all align to support the client's vision for that project.
Nate lives with his family in Golden Valley. In their spare time, Nate and his wife love to share their passions for sport and travel with their young daughter.
Chad Haller, AIA, NCARB
Upon completion of his graduate studies in architecture at Arizona State University, Chad worked on design and land entitlements for national retail and development clients. Now, his broad range of professional experience includes institutional, restaurant, mixed-use, recreational, residential and retail design.
Chad’s dedication to detail is evident in his design of intimate custom accents, fixtures and millwork that make each of his projects unique. He also looks at the big picture and the impact buildings have on society and shaping the way people use the built environment.
Chad prefers to maintain a continuous dialogue with clients to ensure their needs are understood and practical solutions are met. He also welcomes the opportunity to challenge site and program assumptions to maximize full creative potential.
In his spare time, you'll find Chad spending time with his wife and daughter or traveling to see family. A native of Minnesota, he enjoys playing hockey, hunting, boating, fishing and golfing.
Jim Lindborg, AIA, NCARB
After arriving to the Twin Cities in 1997, Jim quickly fell in love with the community, culture and built environment. While establishing roots in Minnesota and starting a family, he has become an award-winning architect, registered since 2010, with more than 13 years of design and project management experience.
Jim has worked on a wide range of commercial and residential projects, from retail to office space, restaurants to schools, single family homes to condominiums. He knows that a successful project means having to sweat the small stuff, while keeping an eye on the budget and schedule.
One of Jim's passions is to find unique ways to reuse and re-purpose existing structures. It's his belief that this is one of the most environmentally conscious decisions to make when considering how to accommodate one's space needs.
When not at the office, Jim can be found spending time with his family, playing a board game, traveling to an exotic locale to see a Pearl Jam concert or rooting for the Green Bay Packers.
Dean Olsen, AIA
A passion for architecture and the built environment at a very early age led Dean to pursue a 35+ year career as an architect. With degrees in business and architecture from the University of Minnesota, he has work at a number of architectural, corporate and engineering firms in Colorado, Arizona and his home state of Minnesota.
Dean’s expertise is in providing building-site assessments, programming, design, technical detailing, quality control, and project administration services.
His enthusiasm for work is best described as “operational efficiency” on all levels. He likes to set specific goals and objectives, and then develop the strategies to achieve them. From his perspective, teamwork is the key to getting things accomplished.
Outside of the office, Dean spends time with his family enjoying sports and the outdoors. Hobbies include; golf, hiking, kayaking, exercise, and working on a collector car.
Hailing from the Great Lakes state originally, Nathan completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Michigan and soon after decided to swap the peninsula life for one in the land of ten thousand lakes.
For their thesis work designing a speculative new campus and visitor center in coordination with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) located on the French-Swiss border, Nathan and his team’s project was awarded the 2018 Studio Prize by Architect Magazine. The project was also chosen by CERN to be published in their international journal for high-energy physics, The Courier.
In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time at his family’s cabin in northern Michigan and meeting up with his friends across the pond to backpack the Scottish Highlands, Kayak Sweden’s Mälaren, and discover Germany’s best bier garten. You’ll likely find him out and about taking in a show at one of the twin cities’ legendary music venues or supporting his beloved Wolverines whenever they come to town.