JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms.

May 31, 2016 |
JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design

JLG Architects has acquired Minneapolis, Minn.-based Studio Five Architects (SFA), one of the North Star State's oldest woman-owned architecture firms.

SFA was led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, FAIA. After 13 years at the University of Minnesota, and after serving as University Architect from 1991 to 1998, McCracken-Hunt became a partner at SFA in 1998. She will join JLG’s staff.

Founded in 1987, SFA has worked on numerous high-profile projects over the years, including the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis, and the expansion to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. SFA also worked with HKS to design U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings’ new NFL stadium in Minneapolis.

JLG has 10 offices across Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. The firm was founded in 1989, and it currently has more than 100 employees. JLG has an extensive portfolio, including aviation, healthcare, higher education, and sports facilities.

“It is JLG’s mix of innovative design excellence, their deep commitment to doing what’s right while staying on budget, and an unbeatable firm culture that makes this acquisition so ideal and ensures that we will continue to elevate our services for decades to come,” McCracken-Hunt said in a statement.

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