Spaces that inspire, delight, and promote well-being

Shelter is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm.

We collaborate with homeowners, businesspeople and communities to create beautiful, engaging environments.

Our designs serve our clients’ needs, reflect their passions, and contribute to a healthier, more humane world.

We’d love to work with you.

About our approach

Our team

Residential design

Our residential work includes new homes and historic renovations. We’ll design an entire dwelling or a specific room. Specialties include kitchens, bathrooms and basements.

Our residential work

Commercial design

We team with passionate entrepreneurs, creative professionals and community institutions. We help them further their missions, serve their customers, support their employees, and elevate their brands.

Our commercial work

Sustainable design

We consider design an important tool — one that can save energy, reduce pollution, and empower people to make positive environmental impacts.

Our longstanding commitment

Universal design

We create spaces to suit people of all abilities. Eliminating obstacles benefits everyone — and helps people age in place for as long as possible.

Our inclusive approach

Luminary Arts Center honored with AIA Minneapolis 2024 Merit Award

Shelter's work on the renovation of the Luminary Arts Center has been recognized with an AIA Minneapolis Merit Award. AIA…

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Greg Elsner receives AIA MN 2024 Young Architects award

Greg Elsner, AIA — Shelter’s Director of Design — has been selected as a recipient of the 2024 AIA Minnesota…

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Tenant improvement FAQs

What is a tenant improvement project? A tenant improvement project, often referred to as a “TI”, involves the build out…

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