CSA Architects, LLC.

Your Next Building Project Deserves a Tailored Approach

We bring a collaborative approach to designing quality living and working spaces

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Our Blueprint

Small Firm, Big Results

C.S.A. is a power duo who values connection and collaboration. We believe each successful project is the result of teamwork between us and our clients. Because we treat each client as family, you’ll never get lost in the shuffle of a larger architecture firm.

How it works

We are fluent in the language of architecture.

Your initial consultation allows us to understand your goals - whether it's a commercial project or your very own home.
After our analysis, we explore the potential of your project by creating multiple concepts to narrow down to one.
Finally, we translate the final design into a buildable format which allows the design ideas to be executed clearly.
Your Blueprint

Experienced & Savvy

Working closely with our clients, we have been creating high quality designs for over 30 years. We offer a full spectrum of architectural design services.

Our commercial work includes a multitude of project types – for both new construction and remodeling of existing buildings. The constant variety keeps our designs fresh and keeps us in tune with current industry changes! We work for all types of clients as well, from the State of MN to small business owners, to private developers. We are pleased to note our small business clients have become some of our favorites.

  • New Construction & Whole Building Conversions
  • Interior Remodeling & Additions – New Spaces, Usage Conversions, Programming, Code & Accessibility Compliance / Improvements
  • Major Building Component Replacement - Windows / Roofs / Interiors

Our multi‐family projects types have expanded in the last 5 years! We now have a number of ‘boutique’ student and market rate apartment building types that we have designed in multiple locations in the Twin Cities. We also continue to work on larger apartment buildings, all types senior living projects, and a wide variety of developer options. Our senior living projects include new construction 8‐10 Unit buildings and remodeling existing 100 Unit buildings giving them new spaces and updated looks.

  • Small – Medium Sized Market Rate & Student Apartment Housing
  • Senior Residences – Both New and Remodeling
  • Town Home / Quad Home/ Duplexes / Detached Association Homes

Our firm has been working on residential projects since 1985! For our private clients: If you want to design your dream home or convert your existing home into something more like your dreams, we can help you. If you are a Custom Home Builder: We can help you design new models or update your current design plans. We will customize the work to your company’s specifications.

  • Single Family New Construction
  • Single Family Remodeling & Additions
  • New Model Home Development

Check Out Our Work

“C.S.A. designs with optimization, I believe, and are largely responsible for the success I have experienced using them as Architects. Shelley is easy to work with, thinks creatively, and effectively communicates all ideas. She has been a true game-changer in identifying and responding to all the areas of construction throughout the entire process and thus she has my highest endorsement.”

- Brent Thompson, Vanguard Builders, Inc.

“C.S.A. designed our preschool and we could not be more impressed with their professionalism, client support, and attention to detail. They went above and beyond in helping us with all of our questions and designing our building. They are truly the best and we cannot thank them enough for helping our dreams become a reality!”

- Shannon Gehrmann, Goddard School

“We have been working with C.S.A. for almost 30 years. They do work for both my new construction and my remodeling company. They have taken care of us and our clients over this time with quality work and outstanding service.”

- Tom Wiener, Cardinal Homes
Our Team

Meet The Architects

Shelley A. Santine
President & Co-Owner

As President of C.S.A, Shelley brings more than 25 years of commercial expertise to the firm. Her creative knowledge ensures the building program fits the desires of the client while meeting the required budget. Shelley produces creative solutions for her clients to deliver sustainable results. She is a champion in meeting and exceeding clients expectations on every project she works on. While the work has been varied in scope and size, the special personal care brought to each project remains constant.

James L. Graham
Vice President & Co-Owner

As Vice President of C.S.A, Jim brings more than 30 years of commercial expertise to the firm. Jim is a professional architect who brings integrity, creativity and technical ability to every project that he touches. Jim is skilled in project management, research detailing and programming and works hard to ensure each client collaboration is a success.

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