The Nicholson Residence, St. Paul, Minnesota

Our Philosophy

Close Associates believes that good architecture belongs in every project, large or small. We continue to design homes, even screen porches and home greenhouses, because of the positive impact on people's lives and on humanizing the firm's larger projects. We also strive to serve our immediate neighborhood/community because we know its culture, are accountable to it, and enjoy working among our contributions. We no longer design only “modern” buildings, but believe each client and site deserve their unique stylistic response. Finally, we believe that good architecture comes from solid client relationships. Getting to know our clients is critical to a project's success. "We made a lot of friends,” Lisl Close reflected on her career with the firm. We think that is the ultimate measure of success.