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Quigley Architects is a small residential architectural firm in Minneapolis, MN, dedicated to making distinctive homes of quality and character. Residential architecture is our exclusive focus and we do it well: new homes, cabins, vacation places, lofts, major additions and remodelings, kitchen and bath rejuvenations.

We are adept at listening to your dreams and creatively translating them into reality. Infusing living environments with character and soul is a hallmark of our work. Distinctive detailing distinguishes our work and sets it apart from the ordinary. We avoid trends and fads, instead pursuing timeless architectural qualities that reinforce the spirit of home and sense of place.

Quigley Architects strives to create plans that allow space to flow easily from room to room. Understanding modern living arrangements and what makes your home livable is the foundation for our designs. We strive for a balance between generous social gathering spaces and more intimate, solitary places.

A successful home must be integrated with its site and fit comfortably into its setting.  We are firm believers in the benefits of natural light and design accordingly so your home is filled with sunlight and captures the best views possible. Experience has taught us that quality materials and enriching architectural detail are essential to desirable living environments.

Rather than being wedded to a particular style or look, we prefer to respond more individually to our clients’ desires. The homes we create are for individual personalities, which is evident in the diversity of our designs. At Quigley Architects, we are good listeners and enjoy the give and take of the design process. We understand how involved the process of designing and building a new home can be, and are seasoned veterans at helping clients navigate through the complexities. We even understand budgets!

Tim Quigley, AIA


Tim, principal and owner of Quigley Architects, is dedicated to architecture. For over twenty years, his primary focus has been high-quality residential architecture, designed to satisfy individual homeowners.  This work has ranged from small to large, simple to incredibly complex, from new homes and tear downs to major transformations, ambitious additions and remodels, to simple face-lifts and minor tweaking. The unifying theme for all projects has been a quest for character and quality while being uniquely appropriate to its setting.


He currently serves as president of the advisory board at the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota; is on the board of the local chapter of Docomomo-US, a preservation group dedicated to saving the built work of the modern movement; and is a current board member and past president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a national non-profit preservation organization based in Chicago. Formerly, he served on the board of the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.


Tim learned the discipline of architecture as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota after his passion for it was sparked as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. He had a long teaching career in architecture, first at Ball State University, then at the University of Minnesota, both in the design studio and teaching theory and history courses. Tim recently coauthored John H. Howe, Architect, From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design, a monograph on the architectural career of John Howe (Wright’s chief draftsman and Twin Cities architect).

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