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.
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.
"Christine Albertsson brings clarity and timeless sensibility to award-winning design."
"Genuine use of a rustic, rural vocabulary in a sophisticated way."
— 1999 AIA MN Honor Awards
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 as Albertsson Hansen Architecture. 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 American Institute of Architecture.
"Hansen's clean and warm style transforms the classical architectural vocabulary of America's past — the simple elegance of Shaker furniture and Colonial forms - into contemporary architecture that addresses the requirements of twenty-first-century life."
- Midwest Home
Michael Burgoyne, AIA
Mike received a Master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked on residential projects for over 18 years, but started in construction for his father’s business at the age of 14. Mike has worked on homes from nearly every region of the country. His strength is in problem-solving for his clients, particularly in manipulating spaces to better fit both the site and the clients’ needs.
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.
Amanda Kostalik, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Her interests include vernacular architecture, sustainable building practices, and living simply. These concepts help define her love of log homes, cabins and overall small scale living, including tree houses. She is pursuing a Master of Architecture with an emphasis on utilizing local construction materials and methods. She has construction experience and values skilled craftsmanship and artistry in a finished project.
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.
Katie Loecken, Assoc. AIA
Katie received both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Minnesota. There she was the recipient of the 2016 Richard Morril Award, the Design Democracy Fellowship, and was a Finalist for the Thomas Ellerbe Fellowship. Katie is passionate about designs that are influenced by specific context. Whether it be the people she is designing for, the place where a building is located, or the issues and values of a time period, she loves how the scale of residential architecture has the ability to be crafted by and for these forces.
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.
Abigail Merlis, Assoc. AIA
Abigail holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota which she received after earning a Master of Art Education from the same University and a B.A. in geology from Macalester College. The disciplined craft of architecture as well as the rituals of daily life are what drew Abby to residential design. Pursuing design practice at all scales, Abby maintains a workshop where she works primarily in silver and ceramics.
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.
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.
Mark E. Tambornino, Assoc. AIA, Senior Associate
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.