Design Plus Architecture, LLC is a Southeast Minnesota Architectural Design firm specializing in multiple areas of housing, including new custom homes; Multiple Housing (Apartments, Condominiums, Townhouses and Hotels); Senior Housing Alternatives (Co-Operatives, Long Term Care and Memory Care Facilities); Commercial; Historic Preservation and Restoration.
Working in the design field since the early 1980’s, David A. Petersen, a licensed architect in Minnesota, is the principal of Design Plus and personally administers all design aspects bringing a wide variety of work and project type experience to the drawing table.
In the commercial arena, Mr. Petersen has worked on hospital projects at Winona Health including a 72 unit Long Term Care addition to that hospital facility. He was the project architect on the addition and remodeling of Maxwell Hall on the Winona State University Campus and organized multiple other departmental remodeling projects at WSU. He worked on K-12 deferred maintenance projects for the Rochester Public Schools; multiple research laboratory renovation projects for Mayo Clinic and more than a few facility remodeling projects for IBM. Other commercial projects include shopping centers, car dealerships, an American Legion facility, hotels, a city hall, banking facilities and churches. In the residential market, Mr. Petersen has worked on numerous Townhouse and Condominium projects, Senior Housing Cooperatives, Long Term Care and Memory Care facilities, hotels and motels, ski and resort housing accommodations, custom homes, custom garages, kitchen, bath and whole house remodeling.
Mr. Petersen has worked on and been responsible for all phases of developing a project from concept design through completed construction documents. Various aspects of those phases have included: permits, energy calculations, preparing specifications, shop drawing review, presentation drawings, renderings, models, construction supervision and field inspections, bidding, contracts, scheduling and subcontractor coordination. Design Plus also recently completed the Minnesota GreenStar training program bringing additional green and sustainable design expertise to his service offerings.
In his career development much of this experience was gained while employed by other architectural and engineering firms. He is proud of that work, the expertise and tools gained and would gladly differentiate any project experience that he was involved with, or referenced in this website, while employed at those firms.
Recent Articles: (June Rochester Magazine; pages 57 & 58)