Joel Zinnel, Associate AIA, LEED AP

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Joel Zinnel, Associate AIA, LEED AP

Architecture creates a real opportunity to create a space that can truly affect a person’s life.  Without architecture, we would not have Gothic Cathedrals that have inspired multitudes of people throughout the centuries.  Architects have pushed the limits of heights of skyscrapers and formed the landscape on every continent.  Design creates pleasant comfortable environments that truly can change a person’s life.  Creating architecture that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and livable are great accomplishments even in the most seemingly mundane of spaces.


  • Skilled in BIM
  • Experienced in LEED Building Design
  • Articulate Communicator

Academic Background

  • Master of Architecture | University of Minnesota – 2004
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture | University of Minnesota – 2002
  • Associate of Arts| Minnesota West Community and Technical College – 1999

Professional Registration

  • Associate AIA


Joel brings experience in computer modeling, construction administration, LEED building design and model building to the Kodet design team. His responsibilities include working with consultants, contractors, clients and team members to accurately prepare schematic design, design development and construction documents. Additionally, he has expertise in specification and material research, furniture design, interior material selection, programming, site analysis, building cost analysis, code research, document checking and coordination, bidding and project management.

Playing a key role in providing computer 3-D rendering, Joel is responsible for coordinating presentation items for client meetings, project exploration, and design charettes. His skills and expertise using Revit Software provides clients with a total picture of their project.

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  1. Joel Zinnel
  2. 612.377.2737 ext 2122
  1. Professional Background:
    • CDES Mentor Program, 2012-Present
  1. Feature Project:
  2. Hmong College Prep Academy