Recognition

Client Perspectives

“They were excellent at listening to our vision and reducing it to a design that incorporated great insight and imagination. They were particularly helpful in overseeing the construction…”

“TEA2 did a complete remodel of our 50+ year old home. They were great advocates during the process, knowledgeable, positive and professional…"

“The impeccable interiors were carefully planned—from the art displays, perfectly laid out, to the windows, skylights, and the beautiful millwork, which is some of the loveliest…”

“They have amazing vision and the skills to match. They helped create the homeowners’ vision by mixing various architectural styles seamlessly…”

“When we purchased our 1940s stone and shingle home, we knew there would be challenges in creating a more open floor plan and in bringing more light into the north-facing kitchen…”

“TEA2’s ability to execute any style home from modern to classic is unmatched...”

“From the minute we walked into their office we knew we were home, and it panned out as we expected—top shelf! Attention to details was unsurpassed…”

“TEA2 is such a talented and collaborative firm! My husband and I were working in Italy but wanted to start planning our retirement home for when we returned…”

“We purchased a property in a well-established neighborhood (1895) and were challenged to build a home that blended into the aesthetic of the period homes surrounding us."

“Our family had grown but our house had not! We needed a house that better fit our needs now—but also with an eye to the future. TEA2 delivered everything we asked for and more…”

“Our goal was to create a home that felt like it was built in the early 1900s but with all of the modern conveniences, and TEA2 accomplished our goal completely…”

Builders & Designers Perspectives

“Quite simply, TEA2 is the best residential architecture firm with whom we have worked…”

“The level of detail they produce gives us the tools to deliver accurate pricing and scheduling as well as keep production time to a minimum...”

“TEA2 Architects consistently produce the best-designed projects around…”

“From kitchen remodels to new homes, modern to very traditional, they can do it all…”

“By providing comprehensive plans and specs up front, TEA2 helps improve project coordination and minimize change orders, allowing us to adhere to the project timeline…”

“Some of your creations challenge even the best of us, but make us better for it…”

“Their project teams are highly professional and the level of detail in their plans and specifications are second to none…”

“I have observed first‐hand the respect and manner in which they work to provide their clients with beautiful, creative solutions specialized for each homeowner’s individual needs…”

“I referred a current client, who has thanked me profusely for introducing her to TEA2…”

Awards

BLEND Award, 2017

A Glorious New Garage

Category: Small Project

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, 2017

Craftsman Cottage Addition & Remodel

Category: New Addition to a Historic Building

Home of the Month Award, 2017

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BLEND Award, 2016

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Category: BEST IN SHOW

BLEND Award, 2016

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Category: New Construction

BLEND Award, 2016

Craftsman Cottage Addition & Remodel

Category: Addition/Remodel

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, 2016

New Addition to a Historic Building

Home of the Month Award, 2016

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BLEND Award, 2015

Lake Harriet Charmer Revitalized

Category: Addition/Remodel

Home of the Month Award, 2015

Macalester Park Makeover

Home of the Month Award, 2015

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RAVE Award, 2015

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Category: New Home, less than 2,000 square feet

RAVE Award, 2015

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2nd Place, Category: Kitchen

RAVE Award, 2015

Wild About Jones

2nd Place, Category: Outbuilding/Detail/Special Project, less than 800 square feet

RAVE Award, 2015

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2nd Place, Category: New Home, more than 3,500 square feet

RAVE Award, 2015

White Oaks Addition & Remodel

Category: Bath

BLEND Award, 2014

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Category: Remodel or Addition

BLEND Award, 2014

Wild About Jones

Category: Remodel or Addition

BLEND Award, 2014

Light In Context

Category: Remodel or Addition

RAVE Award, 2014

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2nd Place, Category: Remodel/Addition More Than 3,500 Square Feet

Home of the Month Award, 2014

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Home of the Month Award, 2013

Modern Mediterranean

BLEND Award, 2013

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Category: Remodel or Addition

RAVE Award, 2013

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Category: Outbuilding/ Detail Project Less Than 800 SF

RAVE Award, 2013

Chagrin Falls Addition

Category: Remodel More Than 3,500 SF

RAVE Award, 2013

Modern Mediterranean

Category: Remodel/Renovation/Addition Less Than 800 SF

RAVE Award, 2013

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Category: New Home More Than 3,500 SF

BLEND Award, 2012

Lake of the Isles Revival

Category: Remodel or Addition

BLEND Award, 2012

Mediterranean Revival

Category: Remodel or Addition

RAVE Award, 2011

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Home of the Month Award, 2011

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Home of the Month Award, 2010

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Architect of Distinction Award, 2010

Tom Ellison

Heritage Preservation Award by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, 2010

Mediterranean Revival

Home of the Month Award, 2009

Curved Appeal

RAVE Award, 2009

Mediterranean Revival

Home of the Month Award, 2009

Balsam Lake Retreat

Architect of Distinction Award, 2008

Dan Nepp

Home of the Month Award, 2007

Seamless Neighbor

RAVE Award, 2007

Seamless Neighbor

RAVE Award, 2007

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Home of the Month Award, 2007

Rooms for All Seasons

Home of the Month Award, 2007

Forward Thinking

Devine Detail Award, 2006

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Home of the Month Award, 2005

Nautical Hideaway

RAVE Award, 2005

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Home of the Month Award, 2005

An Old New House

Home of the Month Award, 2004

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Home of the Month Award, 2004

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Home of the Month Award, 2003

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St. Paul Chapter of the AIA Award, 1996

Summit Avenue House

St. Paul Historic Preservation Commission Award, 1996

Summit Avenue House

Renovation CUE (Committee on Urban Environment) Award, 1994

Old Fire Station 28

Publications

Star Tribune: Homes

“Classic foursquare is kept in character” March 6, 2016

Spaces

“Change is Good: Historic Tudor in Edina” February/March, 2015

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine: Home & Design

“Design 100: No. 88 Light Slot Wine Cellar” October, 2014

Midwest Home

“Infill that Fits: Rebuilt Not Replaced” June/July, 2014

Star Tribune: Homes

“Modern Mediterranean” September 1, 2013

Architecture MN

Studio: TEA2 Architects, May/June, 2013

Old House Journal

“Old-House Insider: Saving Face” April/May, 2013

Book: Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes

“The LeJeune Morgan House 1996” July 4, 2012

Star Tribune: Homes

“Everyday Solutions: Creating a better dog kennel” May 26, 2012

Trends: Kitchen

“All Fired Up” Vol. 28 No. 2, 2012

Trends: Home and Remodeling

“Character unveiled” Vol. 27 No.2, 2011

Star Tribune: Homes

“8 Steps to Vintage Charm” December 19, 2010

Licensed Architect

“Featured Architect” Summer: Vol. 14 No. 2, 2010

Remodel

“Craftsman Character” May, 2010

Midwest Home

“Delighting with Impeccable Design” April/May, 2010

Star Tribune: Homes

“Revival Redux” January 10, 2010

Book: Perspectives on Design

“Perspectives on Design” 2009

Midwest Home

“Splendid Serendipity” November/December, 2009

Remodel

“Charmed Life” October/November, 2009

Remodel

“Above and Beyond” October/November, 2009

Trends: Home & Architectural

“Solid Success” Vol. 25 No. 1, 2009

Book: Not So Big Remodeling

“Not So Big Remodeling” 2009

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine: Home

“Mediterranean Revival” Summer, 2009

Star Tribune: Homes

“Creating a cottage” August 1, 2009

Trends: Kitchen

“Prairie School influence” Vol. 25 No. 2, 2009

Star Tribune: Homes

“Curved Appeal” February 7, 2009

Better Homes and Gardens: New Home

“No Sacrifice” August, 2008

Fine Homebuilding:Houses

“Neighborly From the Start” Spring/Summer, 2008

Midwest Home

“Grown Up Whimsy” March, 2008

Midwest Home

“Romancing the Home” February, 2008

Star Tribune: Homes

“Small site, big style” December, 2007

Book: Dream Homes: Minnesota

“Dream Homes: Minnesota” 2007

Book: Lakeside Living

“Lakeside Living” 2007

Star Tribune: Homes

“Rooms for all seasons” August 1, 2007

Better Homes and Gardens: Remodel

“Comfort Defined” August/September, 2007

Star Tribune: Homes

“Forward Thinking” March 3, 2007

Remodel

“Orderly Fashion” February/March, 2007

Spaces

“A Home for Two” Spring/Summer, 2006

Minnesota Moments

“Granite (Cold Spring home…)” March/April, 2006

Book: Idea Wise: Basements and Attics

“Basements and Attics” 2006

Lakestyle Magazine

“Lighthouse Tower Provides Stunning Views of the Apostle Islands” Winter, 2005

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine

“Russian With Love” September, 2005

Star Tribune: Homes

“Nautical Hideaway” September 3, 2005

Fine Homebuilding: Houses

“Follow the Light” Spring/Summer, 2005

Star Tribune: Homes

“An Old New House” February 5, 2005

Book: Home by Design

“A Not So Little Cottage” 2004

Style

“Natural Beauty” July/August, 2004

Midwest Home & Garden

“Grand Rounds” July/August, 2004

Midwest Home & Garden

“Old World anew” July/August, 2004

Midwest Home & Garden

“Singular Space-Kitchen” December 3 / January 4, 2004

Midwest Home & Garden

“Lumiere du Nord” September, 2003

Midwest Home & Garden

“Honoring Traditions: Kosher Kitchen” October/November, 2002

Decorating Ideas

“Perfect Harmony” Fall, 2002

Old House Interiors

“The Garaj Mahal” August/September, 2002

Better Homes and Gardens: Remodeling Planning & Products Guide

“Stairway to Heaven” Spring/Summer, 2001

Better Homes and Gardens: Beautiful New Homes

“Lakeside Escape” Spring, 2001

Book: Garage

“French Country Garage” 2001

Midwest Home & Garden

“Home Sweet Riverboat” June/July, 2000

Traditional Home

“A True Cottage” May, 2000

Log Home Living

“Repeat Performance” April, 2000

Renovation Style

“Solid Geometry” Spring, 2000

Trends: Home & Architectural

“Made to Match” Vol.16 No. 4, 2000

Renovation Style

“Seasons of Light” Winter, 1999

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine

“And the Winners Are…” September, 1999

Renovation Style

“Adding On Branching Out” Fall, 1999

Better Home and Gardens: Remodeling Ideas for Your Home

“Window of Opportunity” Summer, 1999

Fine Home Building: Houses

“An Undesigned House” Spring/Summer, 1999

Midwest Home & Garden

“Timeless Treasure” October 1998

Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen Planning Guide

“Standout Style” 1998

Better Homes and Gardens: Home Plan Ideas

“Hilltop Sun-Catcher” Fall, 1997

Better Homes and Gardens: Home Plan Ideas

“Contemporary Statements of the Past” Winter, 1996

Renovation Style

“Seasoned to Taste” Winter, 1996

Better Homes and Gardens

Better by Design: A House with Character, February, 1996

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine

Character Counts, January, 1996

Minnesota Monthly

A House for Russian Art, September, 1994

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine

The Architect Listens, January, 1993

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine

The Ellison Edge, September, 1990

Remodeling

Remodeling, October, 1988