About Framework Architects

We create high performance facilities that make a positive contribution to the community and surrounding environments served.

We do this by solving complex building challenges, contributing thoughtful design & structures to the built environment, and balancing practicality, technical excellence & aesthetic.

We know it takes a team effort to navigate through a design and construction project.

Framework Architects is a good partner, and will collaborate with your team, the building users, and the many contractors, vendors, consultants, and governing authorities that will ultimately be involved.

Most importantly, we believe in building strong relationships with our clients through listening.

Our commitment to focus on your priorities delivers a successful project that is in alignment with your values, program, culture, budget and schedule.

Your Local Minneapolis Architects

Framework Architects is a commercial architectural design firm in Minneapolis, MN. We are capable of working within the United States and currently licensed in 19 states.

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Doug Feickert Framework Architects MN

Doug Feickert

Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Environmental Science – North Dakota State University

Doug Feickert is the President and founder of Framework Architects – and has more than 30 years of experience in commercial planning and design, for a wide variety of project types. Doug became a registered architect in 1996, is NCARB certified, and is currently licensed in 11 states.

Doug approaches every project, large or small, with thoughtful consideration of the client’s goals, design expectations, and financial requirements. Doug is always focused on each client’s unique program and operational needs. Doug’s strengths include building efficiency and budget-conscious design solutions.

In his free time, Doug enjoys sporting clays and traveling with his wife and daughter.

Aaron Vorasane Framework Architects MN

Aaron Vorasane

Associate of Science Degree – Architectural Design and Drafting, Northwest Tech

Aaron Vorasane has 16 years of experience with all types of production, illustration, and 3D modeling work. He joined Framework in 2022, and manages our technology, standards, and BIM platform. Aaron is a skilled space planner and project manager who is known for attention to detail.

Aaron has successfully completed over a dozen community outpatient clinic projects for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with a national developer and construction team. He’s also worked with Banfield Pet Hospitals to successfully deliver more than 45 new veterinary care facilities around the country.

Aaron is an avid volleyball player who organizes and competes in tournaments year-round across the Twin Cities and Wisconsin.

Amanda Knight Framework Architects MN

Amanda Knight

Bachelor of Science Degree – Interior Design, Art Institute

Amanda Knight is NCIDQ certified and has over 19 years of experience in interior design and project management. She boasts a diverse portfolio of commercial design across various sectors, including corporate office spaces, community outpatient clinics, manufacturing & warehouse facilities, preclinical research labs, and everything in between.

Amanda’s commitment to excellence and dedication to design allow her to seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetics into her projects. Her reach extends beyond design into project management and coordination of clients’ build-out services. Amanda recently led the design and entitlement process for a thriving food service franchisor, playing a pivotal role in the opening of more than 100 stores nationwide.

Amanda is a devoted mother of two amazing girls, and a loving wife. In her spare time, she donates her time to a local animal shelter.

Outside of a building designed by Framework Architects in Minnesota

Framework Architects Specialize In

  • Site planning and site utilization studies
  • Project formulation and pre-design
  • Planning and zoning approvals / project entitlements
  • Design for industrial, warehouse, manufacturing
  • Design for commercial real estate owners (multi-tenant facilities, leased facilities)
  • Commercial real estate analysis (as-builts, BOMA studies, tenant demising)
  • Complicated or unusual projects with difficult functional / technical / code challenges

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