CNH Architects, Inc. is proud to announce the promotions of five current staff members to their leadership team.
Brooke Jacobson, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, formerly a firm associate, is now Vice President. Jacobson, a registered architect in the State of Minnesota, brings 16 years of experience to her new leadership role. Her dedicated, professional approach and focus on client service has helped CNH to create authentic and long-standing relationships with clients and colleagues alike. As a leader in CNH’s public safety design work, Jacobson has played a pivotal role in the firm’s many fire station projects. Other project highlights include various YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and Hilton Hotel projects. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Architecture degree from Iowa State University.
Jessica Johnson Kreps, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a new shareholder and has been promoted to Senior Associate. Johnson Kreps has ten years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University. Her focus on detail, creative design, and project goals is a benefit to each client with whom she works. A registered architect in the State of Minnesota, her project highlights include the Rosemount Family Resource Center, Eagan Central Maintenance Facility, and Jardin Spanish Immersion Academies.
Ashley Klis, CID, LEED AP ID+C, is a new shareholder and has been promoted to Senior Associate. Klis, the lead of CNH’s interior design team, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is a certified interior designer in the State of Minnesota. Klis has a portfolio of diverse talents and her quick understanding of client needs makes her an asset to each design she works on. In her 13 years of experience, project highlights include various office design projects and Burnsville Fire Station #1.
Tim Nielsen, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a new shareholder and has been promoted to Senior Associate. Nielsen, with 20 years of experience, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas. He is a registered architect in the State of Minnesota and his project highlights include various State of Minnesota, public, and transportation-related projects. Nielsen’s extensive experience and attention to detail provides great value to CNH and every project in which he is involved.
Al Tsai, CSI CDT, is a new shareholder and has been promoted to Senior Associate. In his new position, Al will continue his strong overall contributions to CNH projects. A registered architect in the State of Wisconsin, Tsai carries 22 years of experience after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Design and Planning- Architectural Studies from the University of Washington. His CNH project highlights include the Imagine IT office, Ziegler Rebuild Center, and Minnesota Farmers Union State Fair Exhibit.
“It is great to recognize the contributions of these newly promoted members of our firm and we look forward to their future leadership. Each brings unique strengths, but shares a vision of providing the strong, creative, and client-focused services that are defining attributes and core values at CNH Architects,” said Quinn Hutson, CNH Principal.
CNH Architects, Inc. is a creative, service-oriented firm that provides innovative design solutions for the commercial building and retail areas, public sector clients, vehicle facility projects, daycare and animal care facilities. CNH has served clients in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest since 1969.