Darrell Brinkman, AIA, LEED®AP, BD+C

Senior Associate
Phone: 612-373-4690
Email: darrell.brinkman@esgarch.com

Darrell’s sound design sensibility and strong technical expertise come into play during a project’s pricing, bidding, documents and construction phases. While making sure every aspect of a project meets code, Darrell works empathetically with clients to help them make decisions that meet architectural requirements and design goals, as well as their vision. He also works with clients, design teams, contractors, engineers and city governments to orchestrate the building process: a process that’s complicated yet satisfying as it results in a beautiful end product.

Darrell also collaborates with ESG staff to innovate new systems that meet the changing needs of increasingly dense cities. His new multifamily housing project in a Minneapolis historic district includes a “car matrix,” the first system of its kind in the Twin Cities that stacks cars on multiple levels on a tight urban site. As a member of ESG’s Green Team, Darrell demonstrates to clients the ways in which high-performance buildings add value to the environment, communities and the client’s bottom line. His goal is pragmatic sustainability delivered beautifully. “I’m always being presented with new challenges, which makes my work so enjoyable,” he says. “I carry my profession with me wherever I go.”

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