CF Design was founded in 1998 by its principal, Cheryl Fosdick. During its existence, the firm has designed more than 100 new homes and remodels. Most of our work is regional and specific to the Midwest and the Upper Great Lakes, and is rural, suburban, and urban, with our new built work generally tending to reflect a modern aesthetic.
M.Arch, Assoc. AIA
Cheryl concentrates on residential new projects and remodeling, with over 100 built and “in progress” works throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her work is particularly attentive to energy and spatial efficiency, as well as material clarity, simplicity and sympathy with the building site and context. Prior to her current practice, she was co-principal and owner of Salmela Fosdick, Ltd. Her firm’s work was based in a strong sense of regionalism. Their second project for the State of Minnesota was the Gooseberry Falls Visitor Center, completed in 1996 and an AIA Honor Award winner in 1997, with two additions using the guidance of their work completed in 1999 and 2001. That project, along with many others in her portfolio, recalled formal historic precedent and modern sensibilities, and incorporated extensive use of recycled locally sourced materials in an open and functional plan. Cheryl has been awarded 2 other AIAMN Honor Awards.
Mulfinger & Susanka Architects / SALA. 1982-1991
University of Minnesota CALA p/t advisor/ instructor 1985-2006
Salmela Fosdick Ltd. 1991-1994
CF Design Ltd. 1994-present
University of Colorado / University of Minnesota / Biochemistry 1976-1981
University of Minnesota / Environmental Design (B.E.D) 1983-1985
University of Minnesota / Masters of Architecture (M.ARCH) 1985-1988
B. ARCH, LICENSED ARCHITECT STATE OF MN, AIA, LEED AP
For thirty years, Joe has been working on both large and small-scale projects. Residential projects are particularly favored because of their scale, interesting clients, often-challenging sites, and how they consistently offer ways to artistically weave form and function. Joe brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to every project and offers creative and analytical skills that transform ideas into built realities. With significant commercial experience working in large teams during his career, Joe particularly enjoys the intimacy of residential projects, seeing clients excited about and inspired by the work that we do together in teams that include our clients on a daily basis. Joe is also a glass artist and a sculptor in his spare time.
Krumpelmann Art Studio, 2008 – current
BKV Group, 2005 – 2008
HGA, 1999 – 2005
Elness Swenson Graham Architects, 1996 – 1999
The Leonard Parker Associates, 1992 – 1996
Licensed Architect, State of Minnesota
LEED Accredited Professional
Nominated for Minnesota Young Architects Award, AIA Award, 2004
Winner of Young Architects Forum Competition, Architectural League of New York, 1995
University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1985 – 1991
M. ARCH, ASSOC. AIA
Jeremy is passionate about design. This passion has led to several accolades during his design education, including becoming a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and being awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership, service, and merit during his graduate program. Jeremy’s diverse background, which includes considerable construction experience, has allowed him to be involved in several projects at various stages of design during his brief time at CF Design. This experience includes schematic design, design development, construction documentation, code research, and project coordination.
U.S. Army 2002-2007
U.S. Army National Guard 2007-2011
CF Design ltd. 2014-present
Red Rocks Community College. Carpentry-General Studies 2008-2009
University of Colorado, Boulder. Bachelor of Environmental Design 2009-2012
University of Colorado, Denver. Master of Architecture 2013-2014
Tara is a North Shore native starting at CF Design in 2019 as administrative assistant. She holds an MFA inPainting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her large abstract paintings are represented by Joseph Nease Gallery in downtown Duluth. While away from the office Tara can also be found teaching the folk art of NorwegianRosemaling and tending to gardens.
University of Wisconsin-Madison. MFA, Painting