Architecture Services

Your vision - our design

We believe that great design is best achieved through collaboration with our clients. How your business operates is of key interest and is the ideal place to explore first. We understand that great design serves a strong business purpose; it can improve operations, assist with employee retention as well as promote brand image.

While a great design maximizes business functionality, how the space appears should inspire and motivate those who work there. We will present you with the relevant options and key information you need to make intentional choices; if you like black and white, our designers won’t make you see red.

Great design doesn’t have to be expensive. We will always take your budget into consideration when we offer our ideas and use our knowledge and experience to value engineer your project. We know how important it is to keep a project on schedule..

Beautiful and functional

To achieve great design, you need an experienced and resourceful design team. Once we understand your vision of the project, our skilled team of registered architects, certified interior designers and workplace specialists will create a project that achieves your objectives. 

We apply our collaborative process to design-build, design-bid-build and construction management projects. Whether you are looking for a new concept or want to re-design existing space, our team applies the latest advances in design technology to every project.

We offer these specialized services beyond concept design including:

  • Design Build Services
  • Master Planning
  • Program and Space Planning
  • Strategic Space Branding
  • Pre-design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Facility Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Services

Architecture Services leadership


Mark Parten

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
Minneapolis - St. Paul

As Chief Operating Officer of Colliers International-MN, Mark Parten leads the Real Estate Management, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering and Property Services companies, as well as the Workplace Innovation vertical. . Mark’s entrepreneurial approach and ability to provide clients with comprehensive strategic results have resulted in growth, year after year. His in-depth knowledge of the industry and market have been instrumental in expanding Colliers International’s presence in the Twin Cities market.

Mark’s comprehensive vision and drive for excellence has helped to establish Collier’s International, MN's goal of providing exceptional service while creating value within clients' real estate portfolios.   Prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2017, Mark successfully integrated the Real Estate Management division with the Colliers leasing, investment sales, and marketing professionals, providing strategic and innovative solutions to achieve client goals.

Mark’s motivational leadership and strategic approach ensure that all members of his teams are positioned for success on behalf of a diverse group of institutional and entrepreneurial clients. He is skilled at optimizing internal operations and leveraging core strengths and relationships, enabling him to provide direction and leadership for the organization.

Mark has more than 20 years of industry experience, having managed properties in the Chicago and Twin Cities markets.  Prior to joining Colliers International in 2005, Mark worked at CB Richard Ellis in Minneapolis and before that at Heitman and Kennedy-Wilson Properties in Chicago.  Mark’s prior management experience has included Class A and B Office, Industrial, Retail and Multi-Family assets.