Doug Zaun

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Architecture should make things better. It’s that simple.

“People live and work surrounded by architecture. It is at our heart and it should improve our lives. It should make us feel comfortable and secure and help our homes and businesses operate efficiently.

“To me, architecture is an expression of a collective effort between clients and their architect. My highest priority is listening to my clients and including them in the design process. Every project is an exciting opportunity to transform ideas into physical space.”

Expertise
• Affordable housing—Doug has created and remodeled hundreds of safe, comfortable and affordable single-family homes and apartments.
• Single-family homes—many of Doug’s designs have been featured in regional and national publications.
• Complex commercial projects—including office environments, hotels and restaurants.

Education and Licensure
• Bachelor of Architecture, North Dakota State University
• Bachelor of Arts, North Dakota State University
• Architectural Foreign Studies in England, Netherlands and Italy
• Registered Architect in Minnesota

Experience and Affiliations
• Small business owner for twenty years
• Co-founder of the Amazing Grace Bakery & Café in Duluth, Minnesota

Highlights
• North Ridge Residence, featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine annual homes issue 2010
• Harbor City Theater, featured in Architecture Minnesota, October 2007
• Nature Preserve Residence, featured in House to Home, Winter 2004
• Downtown loft, featured in Architecture Minnesota, June 2003
• Lyton Park Housing, AIA Minnesota Honor Award recipient