Engineering, Architecture, Planning

TKDA Finalizes Acquisition of SJA Architects

TKDA has finalized its acquisition of SJA Architects on March 30, 2012. The acquisition of this firm, headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, enhances TKDA’s architecture practice. SJA specializes in the design of civic, academic, and housing projects. Former SJA Principal, Kenneth Johnson, AIA, will serve as Principal Architect for TKDA. In this role, he will lead the growth of TKDA’s architectural practice.

The new affiliation with SJA strengthens TKDA’s position in the architectural community and provides an avenue by which to pursue new opportunities throughout Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. SJA has led several high-profile projects in Duluth, including Amsoil Arena, and the Civil Engineering Building and the Swenson Science Building, both on the University of Minnesota-Duluth Campus — all LEED certified facilities. SJA is also the lead architect on the new University of Minnesota 4th Street Residence Hall and Dining Facility on the Minneapolis campus.

In addition to the newly acquired Duluth office, TKDA also operates offices in Chicago, IL; Tampa, FL; Irvine, CA; and Kansas City, KS. The company has retained all employees at SJA and anticipates adding engineering staff to the Duluth location in the months to come.


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