Clark Wold establishes the firm under the name “Wold Architects,” with a vision to specialize in public sector facilities. Offices are located in the EcoLab tower, a downtown St. Paul building designed by Clark Wold.
Five Hawks Elementary (Prior Lake, MN) is designed. The facility is Wold's first new school in the Twin Cities metro area and is designed with an open school plan composed of pods and relocatable walls.
Ramsey County Jail receives National AIA Honor Award.
Hill City K-12 School (Hill City, MN) receives Walter Taylor Award for Excellence with its passive solar energy systems and earth sheltered design.
Clark Wold retires. Kevin Sullivan, Michael Cox, and Norman Glewwe become the second generation of firm leadership. Offices move to the historic St. Paul Building, designed in 1889 by renowned architect, Leroy Buffington. Wold is hired to design the historic renovation.
The Minnesota Department of Administration (Brainerd, MN) receives a Minnesota State AIA Honor Award.
The historic renovation of the City of St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse is handled by Wold. The renovation later receives a Minnesota State AIA Honor Award and Heritage Preservation Commission Award of Recognition (1994).
An Engineering expertise is added to the firm. “Wold Architects and Engineers” becomes the new name of the firm, reflecting its collaborative in-house services. Electrical engineering is added first, followed by mechanical engineering.
Wold expands into the Chicago area by opening an office in Elgin, Illinois.
Wold’s Minnesota office moves to the historic Jemne Building on Saint Paul's downtown riverfront. The building was designed in 1933 by Saint Paul architect, Magnus Jemne, and housed the Saint Paul Women's City Club until 1970.
The preservation and restoration of the Jemne Building earns Wold a Heritage Commission Award of Recognition
Wold acquires Strat Architects of Troy, Michigan, allowing the firm greater geographical presence.
The Ramsey County Juvenile and Family Justice Center (St. Paul, MN) receives a citation in the AIA Justice Facilities Review (pictured left).
MCB Architects of Denver, Colorado is acquired by Wold, allowing the firm to expand westward.
Scott McQueen, Dan Kritta, Roger Schroepfer, and Vaughn Dierks become the third generation of firm leadership.
Wold starts the design of Gordon Park High School and Alternative Learning Center. The High School later receives LEED certification and was awarded the University United 2007 Project of the Year.
Wold designs George W. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School which later was awarded LEED Silver (2011).
Wold Architects and Engineers celebrates its 40-year anniversary.
The firm touts the accreditation of 40+ LEED professionals.
With Wold's help, Idalia Schools (Idalia, Colorado) achieves an 87% bond passage rate—the highest school bond passage rate in Colorado.
Wold completes the renovation of its Minnesota Office and increases its staff by 15%. With offices in four states and over 110 clients, Wold looks forward to the future in helping you meet your specific needs.