Adam Jarvi | Associate Principal, Architect

Growing up in northern Minnesota, Adam has always felt a connection to the natural world. Hiking in the forest and paddling on spring-fed lakes instilled a deep appreciation for the natural world and led to a desire to create sustainable architecture that is always sensitive to its context.

Rethinking industrial buildings and landscapes, respecting past histories, and incorporating elements of a projects’ surroundings are personally important to Adam. "I like that these ideas drive the people that work with me, too, especially our clients," he says. 

Adam leads the office’s existing and historic building documentation efforts, which are backed up by extensive experience in code review and analysis.

In addition to his work with NewStudio, he is a frequent adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. He co-taught a six-credit course called “Welcome Shanty Design+Build” that created a visitor facility for the Art Shanty Projects on the winter ice of Bde Unma/Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

Favorite Office Supplies:
Wite-out® tape and sugar-free Red Bull®

Best Things About Our New Office:

  • Having access to natural light and operable windows!
  • The custom steel and timber stair we designed and built to connect the two levels.
  • Being centrally located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at Raymond/University and having the ability to bike, or take the train, to work.

When I’m Not At NewStudio, I Am:

  • Teaching as an adjunct assistant professor at the U of MN College of Design, School of Architecture
  • Serving on the Union Park District Council’s Land Use Committee with my wife, Katie
  • Chasing my wonderful dogs, Eloise & Mandy, aka The Girls
  • Hiking and kayaking up North
  • Practicing my photography
  • Working on my 106-year-old house in St. Paul (a labor of love…?)
  • Supporting Minnesota United FC. Go Loons!


Adam Jarvi, Associate Principal, Architect


M. Arch., College of Design, University of Minnesota

B.S. in Architecture, College of Design, University of Minnesota