CHARLES LEVIN

Principal Architect

Chuck is responsible for overseeing design and technical quality of

projects, client communication, cost estimating and presentations. Chuck holds

two degrees from the University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Architecture (1978)

and Bachelor of Environmental Design (1978). He is a member of the

American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a former co-chair of the Minnesota

AIA Small Firms Committee. Chuck is registered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and

Colorado. He is also certified with the National Council of Architectural

Registration Boards (NCARB) and is therefore eligible for reciprocal registration

in other states. Chuck formerly taught in the architecture department of the

University of Minnesota College of Design (CDes). He currently volunteers with

the CDes Mentor Program and is a former member of the CDes Professional

Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Seward Civic and

Commerce Association, a former member of the Community Development

Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group, and is currently a Board member and

Past President of the Milwaukee Avenue Homeowner’s Association. Chuck was also a

member of DAG360, the citizens Design Advisory Group appointed by Hennepin County to

provide feedback on making the new Minnesota Twins Ballpark approachable,

accessible and inviting from all sides.

 

LYNN BROFMAN

Office Administrator

Lynn is responsible for office administration, coordinating project timelines

and expediting communication among project participants. She has a long held

interest in design, metalsmithing and architecture. She is a docent at the

Minneapolis Institute of arts and her jewelry design website is jlbdesign.net.

Lynn holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS

 

 

PERRY BOLIN

Perry Bolin Architecture LLC.

Perry and Chuck have maintained an on-going collaboration since 2010. Perry has over

40 years experience with buildings of all types and sizes. Notable in his portfolio are the

Mall of America (architect-of-record), the St. Paul A Skyway System (project manager).

Perry also has experience as a construction project manager and property developer.

With a wonderful singing voice (and steel-guitar talent), don't be surprised if Perry breaks

into song for no apparent reason. Recent collaborations include a new Lakewinds Food

Co-op store and the Banbro Office/Warehouse project.

 

 

 

ALICIA BELTON

Urban Design Perspectives

Alicia and Chuck have maintained an on-going collaboration since 2002. With Masters

degrees in both Architecture and Business Administration, Alicia has over 23 years

experience. Most notable among projects accomplished by UDP and CLA is the University

of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) in North

Minneapolis.

 

 

 

 

 

JEFF GEARS

Underground Architecture and Design

Jeff has over 15 years of Architectural Design and Project Management experience. He is a

Licensed Architect and LEED Accredited Professional; and has assisted clients with LEED

registration and green building design approaches. Additionally, his enthusiasm for design

helps bring fresh ideas and strong design skills to the table relating to both commercial and

residential projects. Recent collaborations with Jeff include projects for Hennepin County

Public Health and a 54-unit housing project in South Minneapolis.

 

 

DONALD ROWE

Rowe's Work Architects

Donald has provided Design and Project Management services to CLA on a provisional

project architect basis since 1985. In addition to his Bachelor's degree in Architecture and

Masters of Arts degree, Don's talents and interests extend to swing dancing and gourmet

cooking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER CONSULTANTS

 

Ongoing relationships are maintained with engineering and design consultants including

civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, lighting, acoustics, interiors, landscape, specifications

and cost estimating. 

 

2300

Milwaukee

Avenue

Minneapolis

Minnesota

55404-3150

T 612.729.5333

F 612.729.8351

chuck@clevin.com