DJR Architecture was established in 1985 and has its roots in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. One of the firms earliest endeavors was working with local non-profits to create affordable housing and sustainable urban design to stimulate community development. Through this earliest experience and years of community involvement, our creative designs have become an integral part of the Twin Cities urban and regional fabric.
At DJR Architecture, we embrace the collaborative process to design innovative solutions and deliver successful client projects. We provide architectural services from the pre-development phase through the planning, design, bidding and construction phases. Within the last decade, the firm has developed specialized services for the pre-development phase and has emerged as a leader in development planning services. In keeping pace with the industry, the firm has advanced to stay current with emerging trends in the building industry.
As a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the office has several LEED Accredited Professionals on staff to accommodate clients with an interest in sustainable and high-performance building design. Our dedicated and talented design professionals are focused and committed to the success of each project. Project teams are directed by a project manager and project architect who oversee the implementation of the design and the proper coordination between disciplines.
Our success is measured by the success of our clients. By being attentive to the needs of each client, we provide resourceful and imaginative solutions that serve the unique circumstances of their particular project.
We are committed to a process that encourages continual improvement and innovation in all that we do with the goal of making each project the best it can be.
What we can imagine and build by working together is greater than what any of us can achieve alone. We see all of our work as a team effort. We actively encourage the diverse range of contributions that are required for a successful project.
DJR prides itself on sustaining an open, congenial, and respectful workplace and we value all of our employees. Our office structure encourages participation, recognizes contribution, offers professional advancement and gives the opportunity to share in the company’s success. DJR maintains a flexible work environment that promotes collaboration while maintaining the commitment to provide the best possible service to our clients.
Employees are given great latitude and are supported in their efforts to continue their professional development. Project teams are formed by taking into account individual expertise, along with the opportunity for professional growth and personal satisfaction.
Most of all, employees are encouraged to work hard but also to play and be involved in their communities. Activities such as our semi-annual poker tournament, DJR Fantasy Football League and annual Boundary Waters canoe trip create opportunities to foster a strong sense of community among colleagues.