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Kimberly Sandbulte

Project Manager

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Licensed Architect in the states of MN and WI

I love the old adage, “If only these walls could talk” because I believe our buildings do tell us about our past. People connect with those stories most directly when they live, work, and play in environments that include pieces of our past. Buildings are successful if they live, breathe, and change with us. Building reuse is not only important for heritage preservation, but is key to reducing the environmental impact of the building industry. Carl Elefante correctly stated "The most sustainable building is the one that is already built." During the first 15 years of my career, I gained experience on large revitalization projects, including the B.H. Whipple Federal Building Modernization and the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol. I enjoy the collaborative teamwork and creative mindset it takes to complete complex, multi-phased revitalization projects.

  • Aveda Institute Building Repairs Project Management, Minneapolis, MN

  • Dock Cinema Feasibility Planning, Excelsior, MN

  • Commutator Foundry Redevelopment, Minneapolis, MN

  • Confluence Development Historic Consulting, Hastings, MN

  • Minnesota State Office Building Predesign Services, St. Paul, MN

  • Northstar Center Redevelopment, Minneapolis, MN

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO*

* with LEO A DALY

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
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I have served as a commissioner on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission since 2019. Being a commissioner has helped me become more familiar with the preservation community - both within the City of Minneapolis as well as the many activists in the region's preservation community. It has also taught me a substantial amount about the guidelines and process that building reuse work is subject to. Serving as a commissioner is a rewarding way for me to directly and positively impact my community.

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