Our Minneapolis office has been in business for 100 years, and joined the LEO A DALY family in 2003. We pride ourselves on a vibrant creative culture that is driven by inquiry, bursting with ideas, and quick to challenge standard definitions of what a building can be. Our downtown office is a clubhouse-workshop populated by lovable geeks, lumberjacks, and cyclists more apt to hold a meeting in the park than a conference room. We design across a broad range of project types with one mission: to lead a path of open-minded collaboration, exploration, discovery and innovation.
Vice President, Managing Principal
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2455
Matthew C. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP
As a prominent member of the Twin Cities architectural community, Matt brings over 25 years of experience helping clients develop strategic vision, identifying goals, and setting benchmarks for project success. A veteran of serving corporate clients in various market sectors, Matt leads by applying a personal touch to each and every project and building relationships that will result in successful collaboration for all parties. He has a passion for designing solutions that improve business for clients, enhance life for the community, and respect the environment.
James G. Sokolowski, PE, LEED AP
Director of Operations
Since joining the firm in 1988, Jim Sokolowski has served as project manager, director of civil engineering, director of information technology and today, director of operations for LEO A DALY Minneapolis. Since 2010, he has been vice president and market sector leader for the federal market in Minneapolis. Jim has a tireless work ethic, combined with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. His continued and growing involvement with our federal business team put him in a great position to increase and improve our ability to serve federal clients.
Joe has focused his career on the design, vision and creation of higher learning environments for state and collegiate institutions, as well as performing arts, library and academic research facilities. He brings a passion and talent for transforming buildings through design and planning innovations. Joe is also very experienced in designing for and collaborating with the National Park Service and various state-level historic preservation commissions.
Jeremy J. Klysen, PE
Market Sector Leader – Food, Distribution & Manufacturing
Jeremy specializes in the design of food, distribution and manufacturing facilities. He enjoys a deserved reputation for innovation — from designing and developing a smarter way to transport perishable items, to fine-tuning, right-sizing and value-engineering a $300 million distribution center. His projects include expansions, renovations, and new campuses that encompass distribution, corporate offices, processing and packaging spaces, and asset recovery and transportation maintenance facilities. With a special expertise in refrigeration engineering, Jeremy is an expert in the design of industrial refrigeration and cooling systems, and in enhancing the efficiency of these facility types.
Cindy A. McCleary, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Market Sector Leader - Regional Government
Cindy has focused her 18-year career on public and educational architecture. An expert in visioning and consensus building, she is particularly adept at guiding and facilitating special interest groups, public sector clients and multiple stakeholders to realize strategically driven results. Her experience as a programmer and planner of public and academic libraries, civic and educational facilities, city halls, police, fire and community buildings, courts, law enforcement and police-forensic facilities has earned her a reputation for advanced thinking and strategically-driven design processes.