Peter Carlsen
Carlsen & Frank Architects, LLC

Carlsen & Frank Architects has been in business for over 20 years. We are located in our award winning office at 524 Selby Avenue in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill District. The principals are Minnesota licensed architects Peter Carlsen, AIA and Sylvia Frank, AIA.

Experienced in design of residential, commercial and institutional projects involving new construction, renovation, remodeling and additions, we collaborate with our clients to bring about architecture that is structurally sound, functional and delightful, and fits comfortably into its environment.

Working with our clients, we provide ideas and design options to explore, refine and develop in a collaborative process.

With our clients, we work toward a balance of project scope and budget as the architectural design process progresses.


2005 St. Paul AIA/Heritage Preservation Award, 524 Selby Office Building

2001 St. Paul AIA/Heritage Preservation Award, 825 Holly Avenue Remodeling

1998 MN Preservation Alliance Award, Haecker Hall Renovation, Univ. of MN, St. Paul Campus

1993 St. Paul AIA/Heritage Preservation Award, Iverson-Tanner Residence

1979 St. Paul Urban House Competition


Sylvia Frank

Peter Carlsen, AIA

Registered Architect, MN

Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, Univ. of MN

Teaching certificate, Graduate study in Art, University of Iowa

Bach. of Arts Degree in Art, Antioch College

AIA Board Member, '90-'94

Board Member, Chair, St. Paul Chapter AIA, '88-'93

AIA Lake Superior Design Retreat Committee 

Furniture Designer

Sylvia Frank, AIA, LEED AP

Registered Architect, Minnesota & Wisconsin, NCARB certified

Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Univ. of MN

AIA Board Member, '99-2003

Chair, Board Member, St. Paul Chapter AIA, '97-'03

Chair, Board Member, St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, '86-'92


photos by John Walsh

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