TKDA Welcomes Education Market Manager

Contact: Leslee LeRoux
Vice President Marketing/Business Development
September 19, 2018
For immediate release
TKDA welcomes education market manager
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — TKDA, an employee-owned provider of engineering, architecture and planning services, announces Angela Otteson, AIA has joined the firm as education market manager for the firm’s Architecture Division.
Otteson has led and been a part of numerous projects within the K-12, higher education, government and office design markets for more than 12 years. Her experience includes design, development of production documents, project management, site analysis, code review, cost estimating and construction administration for a number of clients. Among those clients are the independent school districts of Saint Paul, Edina, Centennial, Farmington and Hermantown as well as municipal, county and corporate entities.
She served as project manager for Saint Paul Public Schools’ Facility Master Plan, where she managed a team to complete an early design diagram for 13 sites to represent client requests for changes to their facilities. For Edina Public Schools’ Elementary Projects referendum, Otteson created and managed core planning group documents to create new visions for adapting to 21st-century learning in the district’s elementary schools. These projects included the creation of innovative media, collaboration and breakout spaces within existing buildings. She served as project architect for the $15 million Emergency Operations Training Facility in Minneapolis, designed to LEED Silver specifications, and the new Hennepin County 911 Call Center.
She is a registered architect with a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in environmental design, and a minor in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.
“We are very excited to welcome Angela to TKDA,” said DJ Heinle, vice president of TKDA’s Architecture Division. “Her breadth of design expertise will be a valuable addition to our team.”
For more information on TKDA and its 108 years of doing business in Minnesota and across the country, visit
TKDA is an employee-owned provider of engineering, architecture, and planning services to a broad range of public and private markets. Our professionals in Minnesota and across the country are committed to delivering the highest levels of design to clients seeking single-source, integrated services. With more than 108 years of experience, TKDA is ranked among Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, visit
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