About Us

LA is Rick Lundin, an award-winning architect with over 30 years experience. Twenty-four of which have been owning and directing his own professional practice. His clients’ stories have been featured in publications such as Home Magazine, Midwest Home, Trends, and Architecture Minnesota.
Professionally Rick has been recognized by the Minneapolis St. Paul business journal as one of their 40 under 40 and by AIA Minnesota as a Young Architect award winner
LA is built upon recognizing the breadth and depth of our client’s knowledge, understanding their ideas, and discovering their unique opportunities.
Throughout, we work with construction professionals, to compare the value of the vision with the realities of cost. In this way, we consistently get the most for our client’s budget while realizing their vision.
We are 30 years of experience helping families and businesses like yours transform their environments into tools for productivity, inspiration and culture. An innovative practice model that can scale to the project through a network of experienced creative professionals, committed to helping achieve the maximum return on your building budget
LA every project is a story: a story about how we live, work, what we value and who we are. At LA we have a passion helping clients weave their story into the fabric of their space. We are committed to creating environments that reflect our clients’ passions, workstyles and lifestyles; whether it is a single room, or a completely new structure.
Every good story starts with listening. We would like to know your dreams needs and even the limitations. What inspires you? What does not work for you? Remember there are no wrong answers only opportunities for solutions.
If you, or someone you know, are considering adding a new chapter to your story we would be honored to be a part of its composition.
To begin your own story


  • We know when to solo and when to support
  • We think it’s fun to create
  • We believe in round tables
  • Money is real
  • Fashion is what looks good on you
  • It’s your project


Professional Affiliations and registrations.
Member American institute of Architects (1996)
Registered Architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin

• B. Arch. with Distinction, Honors Thesis Award, University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA).

Professional Experience
• Founding Principle LA Lundin Architects 2009-present
• Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Architects Architect. 2008-2009
• Founding Principal and CEO 3 Studios, Inc. (Formerly CONstruct Architects) 1995-2008
• Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Architects Intern Architect. 1990-1995
• RSP Architects, Student Architect 1988-1990

Professional recognitions and Honors
• Recognized as one of the 2005 Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal’s 40 under 40
• MSAIA Residential Architects Vision and Excellence Award (RAVE) 2004 Lake-of-the Isles Residence
• MSAIA Honor Award 2001, 21320 Residence, Minnesota AIA
• Metal Architecture 2000 Design Awards Honorable Mention, Bank Vista Financial Center
• MSAIA Young Architects Citation 1999
• Guest Critic University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
• Publications: Architecture Minnesota, Minnesota Business, the Star Tribune, The Minneapolis Saint Paul Business journal, Home magazine, Metal Architecture, Midwest Home and Garden, Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine, Kitchen Trends, Bathroom Trends, Home and Architectural Trends, Custom Home Magazine, Stone World, Custom Kitchen and Bath Planner.

Other Professional recognitions and Honors
• Walker Art Center Art Lab Installation Russian Constructivist Show Design Team.
• First Runner Up Evanston Public Library Competition, 1991 Evanston, Illinois (Project team with Harrison Fraker, FAIA, Dean University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture )
• Public Art Affairs Project Asphalt Paint Brass Forecast, Minnesota 1993 (Project team with Todd Rhodes and Ali Heshmati)
• MSAIA Honor Award Schall Residence, 1993 Minnesota AIA (With Tom Meyer and Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Architects)

Community Activities and Affiliations
• Rotary Club 9 of Minneapolis. President 2013-2014, Club Secretary, Board of Directors (300 Members)
• Eagle Scout Boy Scouts of America
• Saint Marks School. School Advisory Board
• Professional Referral Organization Former President
• Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Usher
• Kappa Sigma Fraternity Beta Mu Chapter University of Minnesota, Vice President