TE Studio Architecture

TE Studio is a high-performance architecture firm certified Passive House planners.


We are expert designers, dedicated to beautiful, durable, functional, and earth-friendly building designs that offer healthy environments and economy to meet our Clients’ needs now and in the future. We practice Passive House design–the world’s leading voluntary building energy standard focusing on superior energy efficiency and quality of life at low operating cost. While originating in Germany, the founders of Passive House were deeply inspired by the energy conservation movement in the U.S. in the 1970s. We feel that Passive House in the U.S represents a perfect blend of the American spirit of invention combined with German engineering. We pioneered this world-class standard in the U.S. to provide our clients with measurable, leading-edge performance and results. We successfully designed Passive House buildings in one of the most challenging climates on earth and welcome the opportunity to do the same for you wherever you are. We are practicing out of the TE Studio/ Intep office in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, which we built-out and retrofit with Passive House components in 2014. TE Studio is holistic design for sustainable buildings.

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Holistic Design for Sustainable Buildings TE Studio is a full-service architecture firm. We offers all phases of planning and design from the first schematic sketches, through builder-ready construction documents, construction observation and building certification. We consult with clients during early stages of feasibility, viability and budgeting. Our approach combines architectural design and engineering to deliver a unique blend of beauty, performance and value. We work with you to maximize your investment while minimizing its impact on the environment. Our studio has a proven track record of delivering certified projects such North-America’s first certified Passive House project—the Waldsee BioHaus, the Passive House in the Woods—Wisconsin’s first certified Passive House, and the MinnePHit House—the first Passive House retrofit (EnerPHit) project in a cold climate zone.