Parker Design International celebrates 50 years

Parker Design International, the Minneapolis architecture firm founded by Leonard Parker (B.Arch. 1948), celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In 1958, Parker left his position as senior designer and project manager at Eero Saarinen's practice to found the firm.

Some of the firm's most noteworthy buildings include the Minnesota Judicial Center on the State Capitol Mall, the Minneapolis Convention Center, six projects for the University of Minnesota including Walter F. Mondale School of Law and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Children’s Theater Company/Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

Parker Design International's current chairman and chief executive is Stephan Huh (M.Arch. 1974).

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