Vanman Architects and Builders is an architecturally-led design-build firm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Founded in 1957, our firm has developed a rich history and understanding of our chosen fields: religious and financial architecture and construction. Being in business as long as we have, we know how churches and banks function.
Our architectural staff work in house with our construction managers, providing a stream-lined work environment that focuses on efficient decision making and in-budget design. As a company, we are flexible, able to work in a solely architectural capacity or solely construction management capacity, or, we work together rather well. We also work with architects who need a hand with construction documentation.
The Services our Architectural Staff offers:
- Site Selection/Planning
- Facility Assessment/Feasibility Studies
- Pre-planning, Programming & Visioning
- Preliminary Design
- Sustainable Design
- Contract Documents
- Contract Administration
The Services our Construction Department staff offers:
- Construction Management
- General Contracting
But don't just take our word for it – here is what our clients have to say:
“It was a pleasure working with you and every subcontractor you selected. I particularly appreciated how much everyone did to accommodate the church’s schedule, including those inevitably short notice funeral services. Your on site supervisor did an excellent job of keeping us informed on progress so that we in turn were able to keep the congregation up to date on what to expect next. We also appreciate how responsive everyone at Vanman has been on any follow up items since the project was completed.“
Union Congregational Church
"From beginning concept to finalization, every detail was handled with utmost professionalism – design, teardown, framing, electrical, cabinets, countertops, lighting, carpeting, you name it, it was accomplished on time, at a fair price, with a superbly finished product. I might add that the entire project was accomplished during evenings and non-business hours, a courtesy (and complication) above and beyond normal expectations. Thanks again for creating one happy client."
James D. Fieger, CEO
"Vanman was selected initially for their knowledge in cost estimating and project budgeting, but in the course of our partnership they have earned our confidence to not only construct the project but to produce the construction documents, manage the bidding and submittal process and assist in the construction administration of the project. As a sole practitioner it is critical for the success of any project I am responsible for to have a partner that can be trusted to be professional, capable, responsive, and to deliver on their promises. Vanman has succeeded in its many roles on this project, and I would not hesitate in recommending them to other architects seeking project partners."
Jay H. Isenberg, AIA
Isenberg + Associates