CONTACT US

Marketing:

For marketing inquiries, please email firm principal and partner Robin Ganser at robin@coenpartners.com

Careers:

We are a Minneapolis-based firm engaged in projects around the world. We provide a collaborative and empowering team culture, comprehensive benefits package, limitless growth, and competitive compensation. You provide a passion for design and thrive in a collaborative environment where you enjoy challenging yourself and others to push ideas, collaboration and a better product forward.

If you feel confident in your ability to complement our team, we invite you to remit a cover letter accompanied by your CV and a small digital portfolio, saved as a PDF to Tamie Runningen -  tamie@coenpartners.com

 

our office

400 N. 1st Avenue, Suite 210

Minneapolis, MN 55401

T 612.341.8070

 

 

global impact

Founded by Shane Coen in 1991, Coen + Partners is a world renowned landscape architecture practice based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Through a process of collaboration, experimentation and questioning, the firm’s work embraces the complexities of each site with quiet clarity and ecological integrity. The practice has built a distinguished body of award-winning work that is widely-recognized as progressive and timeless, winning numerous awards for landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. In 2015, Coen + Partners received the National Design Award in Landscape Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. In addition, Coen + Partners is regarded by the AIA, the ASLA, the GSA Design Excellence Program and the editorial staff of influential publications such as Metropolis, Dwell, and Architectural Record. The New York Times architectural critic, Anne Raver, describes Coen + Partners’ work as having ‘pushed Midwestern boundaries.’ Coen + Partners offers a comprehensive suite of services including master planning, site design, programming, and project administration for urban, green roof, rural and multi-scaled residential, institutional, and commercial projects. In each area of emphasis, we expose and enhance in-situ systems while highlighting the concept through site-specific materials, deferential textures, and supportive plant palettes. Each of our built and in-progress works represents the site history, context, and the larger architectural vision. We collaborate extensively with top design talent to create site designs integrating programmatic, architectural and ecological goals with innovation and beauty. Our work reflects an understanding of landscape, environmental advocacy, and fiscal responsibility that is unmatched in the landscape architecture community. We seek not to recreate nature in our work, but rather to redefine natural frameworks and transform them into innovative solutions for comprehensively designed environments. Coen + Partners is known for our collaborative approach to design, with architects, engineers, clients and the public as critical partners. Our designs and process blend seamlessly with that of our partner disciplines. We have worked on a variety of complex, multi-stakeholder projects. Our core team is a small, tight-knit group of visionary designers and leaders who operate within a system akin to a round table or hive. This system values all opinions, full expression of ideas, thoughtful disagreement, and significant testing of concepts. Our media of choice is landscape, but our expression of this media is not possible without valuing internal and external collaboration.

Founded by Shane Coen in 1991, Coen + Partners is a world renowned landscape architecture practice based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Through a process of collaboration, experimentation and questioning, the firm’s work embraces the complexities of each site with quiet clarity and ecological integrity. The practice has built a distinguished body of award-winning work that is widely-recognized as progressive and timeless, winning numerous awards for landscape architecture, planning, and urban design.

In 2015, Coen + Partners received the National Design Award in Landscape Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. In addition, Coen + Partners is regarded by the AIA, the ASLA, the GSA Design Excellence Program and the editorial staff of influential publications such as Metropolis, Dwell, and Architectural Record. The New York Times architectural critic, Anne Raver, describes Coen + Partners’ work as having ‘pushed Midwestern boundaries.’

Coen + Partners offers a comprehensive suite of services including master planning, site design, programming, and project administration for urban, green roof, rural and multi-scaled residential, institutional, and commercial projects. In each area of emphasis, we expose and enhance in-situ systems while highlighting the concept through site-specific materials, deferential textures, and supportive plant palettes. Each of our built and in-progress works represents the site history, context, and the larger architectural vision. We collaborate extensively with top design talent to create site designs integrating programmatic, architectural and ecological goals with innovation and beauty.

Our work reflects an understanding of landscape, environmental advocacy, and fiscal responsibility that is unmatched in the landscape architecture community. We seek not to recreate nature in our work, but rather to redefine natural frameworks and transform them into innovative solutions for comprehensively designed environments.

Coen + Partners is known for our collaborative approach to design, with architects, engineers, clients and the public as critical partners. Our designs and process blend seamlessly with that of our partner disciplines. We have worked on a variety of complex, multi-stakeholder projects. Our core team is a small, tight-knit group of visionary designers and leaders who operate within a system akin to a round table or hive. This system values all opinions, full expression of ideas, thoughtful disagreement, and significant testing of concepts. Our media of choice is landscape, but our expression of this media is not possible without valuing internal and external collaboration.

collaboration

Alloy Development | ALTUS Architecture + Design | Andrew Berman Architect | ARCHITALX | Alliiance | Architectural Research Office | Arriyadh Development Authority | ARUP | Bercy Chen Studio LP | Blalock & Partners

Brininstool + Lynch | Brooks + Scarpa | BWBR | Cermak Rhoades Architects | Charles Stinson Architects | City of Champaign, Planning Department | City of Boulder | City of Kansas City, MO | City of Minneapolis

City of Rochester, MN | City of Riyadh | City of West Hollywood | Colwell Shelor | Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. | Destination Medical Center (DMC) | Eastside Neighborhood Development Company | El Dorado Inc

First & First | First Avenue | Fluidity Design Consultants Inc | Franconia Sculpture Park | Friends of Log House Landing | Friends of Parks & Trails | Gensler | Guy Nordenson & Associates | Harvard Graduate School of Design

Hazelden Foundation | HGA | Howard Hughes Corporation | Jacobs Engineering Group | James Corner Field Operations | Johnston MarkLee & Associates | Julie Snow Architects | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture | Landscape Forms | LARGE Architecture | Lawrence University | LifeSource | LOHA | Tulane University | Mayo Clinic | Michael Maltzan Architecture | Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Minnesota Orchestra | MPdL Studio | Morphosis | MSR Design | Nitsch Engineering | Olson Kundig | patterhn ives llc | Pelli Clark Pelli Architects | Pickard Chilton | Preservation Design Works, LLC (PVN)

Project for Pride in Living | River Road Entertainment | Robotics Innovation LLC | RSP Architects Ltd | Safdie Architects | SALA Architects, Inc. | Salmela Architecture & Design | SHE | SHoP | Shubin Donaldson Architects

Snow Kreilich Architects | Stan Allen Architect | Stonemark Construction Management | Strategic Property Partners | Streeter & Associates | Studio B Architects | Studio Gang Architects | Target Corporation

Thomas Phifer & Partners LLP | Thor Companies | Tighe Architecture | U+B Architecture & Design | United Properties | U.S General Services Administration (GSA) | Vetter Denk Architects Inc | VJAA

Wetland Habitat Restorations | Wheeler Kearns Architects | Will Bruder Architects | XTEN Architects

 

awards

2017        American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter,
                 Washington Square Park

2017        American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter,
                 Arden Drive

2017        American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter,
                 KAFD Environs Study

2016       The Design Review Commission of The City of Beverly Hills, Architectural Design for Landscape,
                 713 Arden Drive

2016       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Sky Habitat, Bishan, Singapore

2016       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Paradise Valley, Residence, Arizona

2016       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Watermill, Residence, New York

2016       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Van Buren U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine

2016       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                E 9th Street, Lawrence, Kansas

2015       Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture
                Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum, New York, New York

2015       American Society of Landscape Architects, Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Tulsa Residence, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2015       American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Marshall Riverfront Park and Operations Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Wood House, Residence, Chicago, Illinois

2014       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Movement on Main, Syracuse, New York

2014       GSA Design Award, Honor Award
                U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine

2013       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Smith Residence, Credit River, Minnesota

2013       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Town Branch Commons, Lexington Kentucky

2012       Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Award (Peterson Keller)
                Lacey Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Hawthorne Eco-Village, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Mississippi River Bridge Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011       P/A (Public Architecture) Award, American Institute of Architects (Julie Snow Architects)
                Van Buren U.S. Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine

2011       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Warroad U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minnesota

2011       American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Lake Calhoun Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2010       U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Award, Citation in Landscape Architecture
                U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minnesota

2010       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Sullivan Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2010       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Lavin Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2010       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                A Living Street: A Landscape Illustrating Five Principles for Greenwich South, New York, New York

2009       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, National
                Speckman House Residence, St. Paul, Minnesota

2009       American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, National
                Westminster Presbyterian Church Columbarium and Courtyard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Speckman House Residence, St. Paul, Minnesota

2009       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Westminster Presbyterian Church Columbarium and Courtyard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009       Architectural League of New York
                Emerging Voices Award

2008       GSA Award Citation ‘On the Boards-Architecture’
                US Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minnesota

2008       American Institute of Architects, Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award (Vincent James Associates Architects)
                Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2008       American Institute of Architects Honor Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Mayo Plan #1, Rochester, Minnesota

2008       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Cosgriff Residence, Jackson Meadow Community, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

2007       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006       American Institute of Architects, Minnesota Chapter
                Special Award for Collaborative Work

2006       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Dickerman Park, St. Paul, Minnesota

2005       American Institute of Architects Urban Design Award, National
                Jackson Meadow, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

2005       American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence, Minnesota Chapter
                Matthew Cabin, Gull Lake, Minnesota

2004       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, National
                Mayo Plan #1, Rochester, Minnesota

2004       Wood Design Award, National
                Jackson Meadow, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

2004       American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Minnesota Chapter
                Mayo Plan #1, Rochester, Minnesota

2003       Progressive Architecture Award, Architecture Magazine
                Mayo Plan #1, Rochester, Minnesota

exhibitions and installations

2013       Portland Museum of Art ‘Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx’, Portland, Maine

2013      City Gallery, Downtown Arts Center ‘Town Branch Commons Design Competition’, Lexington, Kentucky

2009       Yale School of Architecture ‘Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes’, New Haven, Connecticut

2009       University of California Berkeley, ‘The New Landscape of Collaboration’, Berkely, California

2008       Carnegie Museum of Art ‘Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes’, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2008       Walker Art Center ‘Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes’, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005       American Institute of Architects Urban Design National Awards Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada

2004       College of Design, University of Minnesota ‘Bold Landscapes: Urban and Rural Gestures’, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004       American Society of Landscape Architects Award Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah

2003       Progressive Architecture Award Exhibition, Architecture Magazine, New York, New York

2001       American Society of Landscape Architects Award Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

lectures+Appearances

2017       Critic, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2017       Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, OH

2017       Lecturer, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2016       Lecturer, ASLA Wisconsin

2016       Lecturer, The Nature Conservancy, New York, NY

2016       Lecturer, ASLA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2016       Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2016       Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, PA

2015       Lecturer, Cooper Hewitt Education Sessions, New York, NY

2015       Lecturer, AIA Minnesota,Minneapolis, MN

2015       Charrette Design Lead, Spring Design Charrette, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

2015       Lecturer, ASLA Conference, Chicago, IL

2014       Lecturer, Sasaki Day Lecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

2014       Critic, Studio final review, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2014       Lecturer, X TREME LA, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

2013       Panelist, ASLA Wisconsin Small Business Roundtable, Wisconsin

2013       Lecturer, AIA, Wisconsin

2012       Lecturer and Panelist, Mayors’ Institute on City Design, Lexington, Kentucky

2012       Lecturer, Target Corporation’s Design Month, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012       Lecturer and Workshop Leader, City of Boulder Civic Area Project, Boulder, Colorado

2012       Lead Juror for Chapter Awards and Keynote Address, Arizona ASLA Awards Gala, Phoenix, Arizona

2011       Panelist, Inside with the LA Studio with Coen + Partners

2010       Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2010       Lecturer, 2010 Architalx Lecture Series, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

2009       Lecturer, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

2009       Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

2009       Lecturer, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, California

2009       Lecturer, Emerging Voices Lecture Series, Architectural League of New York, New York, New York

2008       Panelist, “The Influence of the New West” Aperture Foundation with the New School, New York, New York

2008       Keynote, Washington State University, College of Engineering and Architecture, Pullman, Washington

2006       “Urban Residential Design: Shane Coen and Tom Oslund,” ASLA National Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006       Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, PA2006 “Drawn Here: Tim Alt, Shane Coen, and David Salmela in conversation with Thomas Fisher,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota               

2005       Keynote Speaker, Shrinking Cities Symposium, Urban Design Center, Kent State University, Cleveland, Ohio

2005       Clemson University, Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture, Clemson, South Carolina

2004       Rural and Urban Gestures, Institute for Urban Design Fellows Program, New York, New York

Credits

Website and Content Copyright 2017 Coen+Partners. Website development by AJ Sus and Hannah Cusick of Coen + Partners

Jackson Meadow originated by David Salmela, Harold Teasdale, Bob Durfey, and Coen+Stumpf, Inc.

Albrecht Residence Orginated by the Office Of Coen+Stumpf, Inc.

Project Photography by Kat Day-Coen, Paul Crosby, Robert A. Hastings, Peter Kerze, Paul Warchol, Don Wong, Frank Ooms, Benny Chan and Coen+Partners.

Jackson Meadow Residences, Albrecht Residence, Emerson Residence and Sauna, Golob-Freeman Residence, Jones Residence, Mathews Residence and Streeter Residence architecture by Salmela Architect.

Minneapolis Library architecture by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and the Architectural Alliance.

Type Variant House and The Lavin Bernick Center for University Life architecture by Vincent James Associates Architects.

Ferndale architecture by Architectural Research Office

Luwan and Bishan architecture by Safdie Architects

Wood House Residence architecture by Brininstool Lynch

Pompano Beach architecture by Monica Ponce d'Leon Studio

Warroad Port of Entry and Van Buren Port of Entry architecture by Julie Snow Architects

Lake Calhoun Residence, Mahtomedi Residence, Lake Marion, Harington Road, Garden City Villas, Paradise Valley, and Tulsa architecture by Charles Stinson Architects

Upper Harbor Terminal Amphitheater Architecture by SHoP Architects, Architecture by Eldorado Architects, Engineering by Nitsch Engineering

KAFD architecture by Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Engineering by ARUP Engineering

Warroad architecture by Snow Kreilich Architects

Movement on Main collaborated with Great Ecology, Transsolar, Kestrel Design, and PPM

Washington Square Park collaborated with HR&A, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, and Eldorado Inc.

Southern Utah University architecture by Brooks Scarpa and Blalock & Partners

Westminster collaboration with Westminster Presbyterian Church

Legislative Office Building architecture by Pickard Chilton and BWBR

Peavey Plaza collaboration with Preservation Design Works, Barr Engineering, Fluidity, and TIllet Lighting Design

Van Buren architecture by Snow Kreilich Architects

9th street architecture by Eldorado Architects

Dorothy Day Architecture by Cermak Rhoades Architects

Watermill architecture by Andrew German Architects

Arden Drive architecture by Standard Architecture

Vjrisen architecture by Charles Stinson Architects