Kodet is licensed in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio.
The firm culture at Kodet is a Process Culture,
influenced by our people, our place, and our practice.
Our People are a hard-working, fun-loving designers and staff committed to producing our highest quality work for you. We value professionalism when conducting our daily business activities, but we make sure to balance work and play. We celebrate humor and laughter in both.
We value relationships–with our clients, consultants, community, and each other. We go out for lunch for staff birthdays, have a very popular candy drawer in the office, and hold parties to celebrate the professional accomplishments of our staff such as graduation, licensure, or accreditation. We enjoy friendly office competition through lunchtime football games, March Madness brackets, and Halloween costume contests.
We encourage being an engaged member of society. Whether it’s professionally, through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) or Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), academically through teaching, or in one’s own community through recreational sports, organizations, or volunteering, our staff engagement outside of the office enriches the character of our practice.
Our place is unique. Our office is housed in a restored mansion overlooking the Walker Art Museum, the Sculpture Gardens, Loring Park, and downtown Minneapolis. We have an open-office environment that encourages collaboration and communication. Our residential location gives our office the comfortable feeling of “home.”
Our practice is collaborative, diverse, and innovative. Our small office environment affords versatility in our design process to best meet the clients’ needs, as well as an empowering and supportive work environment for our employees.
From our Staff
What do you like, appreciate, or value about working at Kodet?
“The small office atmosphere allows growth potential for each employee and encourages all-around collaboration and peer support.”
“I like that I get to work on a variety of projects; one week it’s a maintenance building, next week it’s a church.”
“I value that everyone is treated like a professional…each person has an identity and strengths but still gets to work on all phases/areas of the projects.”
“The office is a fun place to be. We genuinely enjoy working together and laughing together. I value a place where people enjoy the work they do and that is definitely true at Kodet.
Favorite office memory or event:
“Last year’s holiday party to watch the British Arrow Awards at the Walker Art Museum”
“Lunchtime football on the Walker lawn”
We entered the sandcastle competition for the Aquatennial one year…we built a giant triceratops dinosaur”
“The office party at Brit’s Pub when we were blown off the roof (a wind storm required everyone to go inside)
“When Sean was out of town and Makinze decorated his desk with Justin Bieber.”
- We welcome visitors! Our front door is open from 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, and we’d happily say hello, give you a tour, and answer any questions you may have.
- Donning our Alma Mater gear for football over lunch
- Taking time on site to train interns into construction observation work.
- "The Bridge" is one area of our three-story office space
- Making models in the print room
- A summer sundae happy hour
- Celebrating Kelly passing her LEED BD+C exam!