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Brendan Sapienza, AIA, CDT, LEED AP

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    • Biography

      Brendan joined MSR in 2005 and has been practicing professionally for 13 years. His project experience is diverse and includes academic buildings, research laboratories, corporate offices, cultural facilities, and public libraries. Brendan has developed exceptional design, technical, and management skills, which allow him to communicate the design effort with clients and consultants and then shepherd those designs through construction administration. Brendan is a registered architect and MSR senior associate, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. Building on his work on the Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center, Brendan has developed a keen interest in designing smart, high-performing buildings that are also architecturally expressive, and he has helped in the formulation of an office-wide design process for low-energy buildings.
    • Carmichael Lynch Office
    • Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center
    • Valspar Administrative Headquarters
    • Representative Experience

      • 3M Corporate Campus Makeover (Saint Paul, MN).
      • Ames Public Library (Ames, IA).
      • Bud Werner Memorial Library (Steamboat Springs, CO).
      • Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity (Northfield, MN).
      • Carmichael Lynch Office (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Drake Community Library (Grinnell, IA).
      • Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center (Hastings, MN).
      • Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus (Philadelphia, PA) Building 25.
      • Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters (Minneapolis, MN).
    • Contact

      Brendan Sapienza

      • Architect / Senior Associate
      • brendan@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3249