Thoughtful Design. Delightful Living. Albertsson Hansen creates residential architecture for clients who value beautiful, thoughtful design. We offer a full spectrum of work — from small remodeling projects and additions, to new houses, retreat houses, cabins, outbuildings, and barns.
Award-winning residential architecture. We want your home to bring you daily pleasure — and a sense of well-being. It can, when designed intelligently and sensitively with careful attention to functional requirements and sensory details.
Committed to positive outcomes. We understand that designing, remodeling, or adding onto your home requires an investment of time and money. We respect that investment. We use open-book accounting and believe in true, rather than speculative, pricing. We also make a point to speak with you about scope and budget throughout your project, whether it involves architecture, interior design, master planning, or consultation.
Jennifer L. Seim, Assoc. AIA
Jenny holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University. With a background in senior living, she looks to create flexible, skillfully detailed homes that will age with its residents.
Ian A. McLellan, Assoc. AIA
Ian holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota where he continues to teach environmental building analysis in the graduate program. Ian also holds a B.A. in biology from Lawrence University. Working with an ecological design process, Ian connects clients to their surroundings through thoughtfully and beautifully designed spaces.
Lauren G. Brooks
Lauren earned a B.F.A. from the University of Redlands where she developed a clean and simple aesthetic. Prior to joining our team she worked as a graphic designer at a Bay Area design firm generating award winning print and digital brand collateral. She is excited to lead Albertsson Hansen’s marketing efforts and to keep daily operations running smoothly with administrative assistance.
Todd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, Partner
The carefully considered relationship between a house and its natural setting. The life-affirming qualities of well-shaped, well-functioning rooms. The precise detailing in millwork and fixtures. These are the qualities Todd Hansen considers in his award-winning architecture. Todd received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, practicing with several respected Minnesota firms before partnering with Christine Albertsson. A member of the Architectural faculty at the University of Minnesota from 1994 to 1999, he is an active member of the Minnesota chapter of the AIA.
Jim Kuipers, Assoc. AIA
Jim earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His design approach explores the inherent forces of a project to discover responses that go beyond problem-solving, embracing both the creative and technical aspects of a project to deliver results that exceed expectations.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota. She has a variety of experience in residential interior design ranging from finish selection to furniture and fabrics. Sarah enjoys collaborating with homeowners to create spaces that are beautiful and functional for everyday life. She loves digging in to the details of a project to form a cohesive design.
Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, Partner
Christine Albertsson's clean, timeless architecture is guided by her Scandinavian heritage and New England upbringing. Whether rural or urban, her projects are sensitively sited in the landscape and employ natural materials and colors with simple, beautifully crafted details. Christine received her Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She began practicing architecture with several prominent Minnesota firms in 1991, before founding Albertsson Hansen in 2000. An active member of the Minnesota American Institute of Architects (AIA), Christine served on the Architectural faculty at the University of Minnesota from 1993 to 2001 and again in 2019.
Emily acquired her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and has plans for a Masters of Architecture. In the meantime she enthusiastically jumps in whenever and wherever needed, while finding ways to thread her concern for usability through even the most mundane elements of a project. She enjoys getting to know clients and finds the challenges and opportunities of practicing design in the real world to be fascinatingly complex and delightfully challenging.
Madison Plimpton, Assoc. AIA
Madison holds a Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Her passion for architecture started at a young age and with time has continued to flourish into a lasting career. She believes that good design means creating architecture that is responsible, considerate and positively impactful.
Mark E. Tambornino, Assoc. AIA, Partner
Mark Tambornino holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota, where he has taught design in the graduate program since 2002. Mark started at Albertsson Hansen in 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in residential architecture, office design, and large-scale non-profit cultural and institutional projects. He brings valuable design and project management experience to Albertsson Hansen clients.
Bruno Albertsson, Canine
Bruno received a certificate in Puppy Socialization from the Twin Cities Obedience Training Club in Northeast Minneapolis in September, 2016. Originally from International Falls, he moved to Minneapolis this fall at the age of 9 weeks. Though he has no prior design experience, he graces the firm with his enthusiasm and general positive outlook. His responsibilities include greeting visitors, making people smile and sleeping under the desks. A gregarious pup, he also connects us with our Lyn-Lake neighbors.