Take 3,000 years of history, add to it a singular artistic style, and you create what we call Architecture De Novo. It's what happens when your Architect has an intrinsic understanding of architecture of old, and blends it with his own artistic expression for today. The result is highly sophisticated design - the difference between a work of art versus a mass-produced print. We are De Novo Architects: a Minneapolis-St. Paul architectural firm founded in 1993, and grounded in the spirit of the ages.
james mcneal, principal architect
James McNeal is Principal Architect, founder and CEO for De Novo Architects. Since the third grade, Jim knew he would be an Architect when he grew up. As a grown up, Mr. McNeal graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of IT with a bachelor in Architecture where his teachers included Ralph Rapson and Dale Mulfinger. Mr. McNeal is known for his deep knowledge of all Architectural genres, and his absolute commitment to good design. He has over 25 years of design and Architecture experience. His passion for Architecture permeates all aspects of his life. He is a Registered Architect in Minnesota and Florida, nationally certified with NCARB and a member of the AIA. What does he do in his spare time? Architecture.
Reggie Awards of Excellent
Charles Cudd has received over 20 Reggie Awards since 1989.
Trillium Awards of Quality
Charles Cudd has received over 20 Trillium Awards for quality achievement over the past 15 years.
Bernie Award Best Neighborhoods