TAMMY ANGARAN

PKA Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - Minnesota Exhibitor

Minnesota Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I have had the pleasure of working at three amazing residential firms in my career. I feel fortunate to have been mentored at each of them. There are pieces of each firm that have formed my abilities as a design professional.

TAMMY ANGARAN

Bio:

Tammy Angaran is a licensed architect and certified interior designer in the state of Minnesota. She is proud to have been selected to participate in the 2020 AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum. Tammy and her PKA teams have been honored with a P/A award, an AIA Honor Award and several RAVE, AIA MN Star Tribune Home of the Month and B.L.E.N.D awards. Tammy’s Riverview Residence project was featured on the AIA Minnesota 2020 Homes by Architects Tour.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My dad was a home builder when I was growing up so my family was always on job sites,“helping” him build things. I loved drawing and doing art, so architecture was a natural merger of construction and art.

What do you do?

As a project manager, my responsibilities include caring for the clients, carefully assessing their needs and translating them into built form. I ensure that project goals are being met while maintaining communication between the project team.

What excites you in the work you do?

Variety! At PKA Architecture, we work on a wide variety of project types and scales for clients with varying needs and goals. Each client and project team is a little different so each outcome is unique.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I have had the pleasure of working at three amazing residential firms in my career. I feel fortunate to have been mentored at each of them. There are pieces of each firm that have formed my abilities as a design professional.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I always take great pride in having happy clients whose needs have been met but expectations have been exceeded!

Featured Project Name: 

Isles Modern

 

Featured Project Location: 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

08/20

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect/Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

The clients wanted to build a new, right-sized modern home in the city. Design goals included an open, clean-lined, loft-like environment with a balance of lake views and privacy. The clients wanted a thoughtful, highly efficient space plan with useable, purposeful rooms and no superfluous space. They also wanted high-performance, energy-efficient windows and sliding glass doors for abundant natural light and a durable low-maintenance exterior to withstand Minnesota’s four distinct seasons.

Photography Credit:

Spacecrafting

Featured Project Name: 

Riverview Residence

 

Featured Project Location: 

Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

07/20

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect/Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

The clients wanted a new family home that balanced their modern and traditional tastes with a dark exterior and lots of windows. They wanted the home to feel cohesive and intentional with a judicious use of space: not too big, not too small. Project goals included pushing the envelope to create a distinctive home with clean gabled forms that was more modern/contemporary than the other homes on the block while still complementing and accentuating the vibe of the established neighborhood.

Photography Credit:

Kim Cornelison Photography