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TKDA Government Market Manager Kathleen Anglo

Kathleen Anglo takes on leadership role in architecture group

Landscape architect Kathleen Anglo, PLA has been named government market manager in the architecture group at TKDA.

Over the last 23 years, Kathleen has served as project manager and landscape architect for dozens of public projects for government clients, including townships, cities, counties and the state of Minnesota. Her work experience spans the spectrum of project development, including strategic planning, funding applications, community engagement, detailed design and construction administration.

As the project manager on the Chestnut Street Civic Plaza Renovation, she is working to transform it to a pedestrian plaza in the heart of downtown Stillwater. The project promotes alternative modes of travel, reduces the heat island effect, promotes water efficiency, and supports the local economy. “I take great pride in creating a space that is the ‘front porch’ to the City as you cross the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge,” Kathleen, a Stillwater resident, said.

Kathleen previously worked for the City of Saint Paul on design and planning projects such as the City’s Grand Round Plan and Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail. She is well known for her work in community engagement, the process by which consensus around development decisions is built to produce successful projects that meet community needs.

“We are very lucky to have Kathleen, with her wealth of experience in the government market, take on this leadership role,” said DJ Heinle, vice president of architecture at TKDA. “Her deep understanding of the clients we serve make her a great asset to lead our team.”

In addition to her ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner, Kathleen’s philosophy has been to make every project fun and engaging. “As landscape architects, our goal is to improve people’s experience of place,” she says. “In the urban, built environment, that means we’re trying to instill nature into the everyday, and that’s everywhere—at your home, on your way to the office, where you shop and where you play. We soften the views, we restore natural processes, and calm the mind. My inspiration is nature, always nature.”

Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Science from North Dakota State University and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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