Now Hiring | White Bear Lake Office

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

We are currently seeking creative, talented, and motivated professionals who are passionate about architecture and work well in a collaborative team structure for our White Bear Lake, MN office.  You will be involved with every aspect of the project and work on multiple projects, collaboration at all levels and working closely with senior associates and principals.  Duties include preparation of site survey, design, and construction documents.  You must be organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently.  


  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • 7+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Strong design, technical, and graphic skills
  • 5+ years of experience with Revit in construction document production
  • Extensive experience producing and coordinating drawings sets, in all phases
  • Experience in construction administration
  • Commanding knowledge of building codes and filing with DOB and LPC
  • Experience leading teams and producing schedules
  • Exceptional teamwork, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in specialty retail and commercial development

If interested, please email your resume and samples of relevant experience, both graphic and technical, and the date you are available to start work to .

The position comes with an immediate start date. We offer a full range of benefits.

NewStudio Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster. Do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Small Business Saturday

A few of our favorite shops in White Bear Lake (Left to right, top row) John Henry, Primp, Good Things. (middle row) Washington Square Grill, Hi Tempo, Eat! (bottom row) Big Wood Brewery, Evans Music, Sail la Vie.

A few of our favorite shops in White Bear Lake (Left to right, top row) John Henry, Primp, Good Things. (middle row) Washington Square Grill, Hi Tempo, Eat! (bottom row) Big Wood Brewery, Evans Music, Sail la Vie.

White Bear Lake is a town full of fun and interesting small business. After the craziness of Black Friday, and the before the very impersonal Cyber Monday, is a recently created shopping holiday that we really enjoy, Small Business Saturday.

We want to encourage you to shop local this holiday season, and take advantage of the convenience of having so many great stores and restaurants right in White Bear. You don't get the same quality interaction with friendly employees at a big box store on Friday, or behind your computer on Monday.

Here are a few of our favorite White Bear area shops and restaurants. If you haven't been to some of these... take our word for it, and give them a visit this holiday season.

  • Good Things - Multiple shops around White Bear. Home decorations and gifts in one shop. Retail clothing and yoga in another. And most recently, the Good Kids store on Banning. Great for MN themed gifts, and fun unique gifts for your creative friend or family member!
  • Sail la Vie - Recycled sails turned duffel bags, totes and dopp kits. Brigid and Terry can make anything from a set of old sails! Visit their store on Whitaker St. by the Food Shelf.
  • Washington Square Grill - One of our most frequented local establishments. Great burgers, great tacos and fajitas, a variety of amazing craft cocktails and an ever-changing list of tap beer from craft breweries around the country. "No crap on tap!" At the corner of 3rd and Washington Square in downtown WBL.
  • Hi Tempo & The Footlab - The locally owned family ski shop. You're always greeted with a smile from owners Brad and Debbie when you walk into HT. Along with their knowledge of Hobie sailboats and kayaks, and skiing hardgoods, their expert knowledge of boot fitting and custom insoles has generated a following of skiers and runners from around the midwest, who come to town just to get their boots fit by Brad and his staff. Located on southbound Hwy 61, just south of Co. Rd. F
  • Eat! - Great sandwiches and salads, but also known for their awesome bakery items. Located on Banning and 5th.
  • Primp - An affordable women's fashion boutique, started by two local entrepreneurs. What started as a single store in St Paul, has grown into a healthy 8+ store chain across the metro. The White Bear location is on the corner of 4th and Banning.
  • John Henry - Primp's "brother" store, and neighbor on Banning. John Henry offers well made men's clothing and accessories. Their staff is so welcoming, don't be surprised if they offer you a Big Wood beer to sip while you shop!
  • Big Wood Brewery - White Bear's own micro-brewery! Although there's only one taproom (and a phenomenal tap room it is), you can find Big Wood brews all over the twin cities at your favorite liquor store. If you're looking to visit the tap room in person, feel free to BYO food! While the beer menu is full of variety, the tap room does not serve food. They do, however, encourage you to bring takeout or a snack from home while you enjoy one of their tasty brews. Located on 3rd St. between Cook and Banning.
  • Evans Music - A fixture in downtown White Bear, Evans has provided instruments, sheet music, lessons and repair to the northeast metro since 1978. With the unfortunate trend of music stores closing or moving away from the northeast metro (Schmidt's Music closing in Maplewood, and Eckroth Music moving its store to Roseville), Evans remains in its original location on 3rd St. and Washington Square.

These are just a few of our favorites here in town. There are many more fantastic restaurants, bars, salons and shops for all of us to patronize this holiday season. 

Enjoy the fresh snow and long weekend, and good luck on your search for holiday gifts!

A Feast to be Thankful for

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Every year at Thanksgiving, we get together with friends and family, tell stories and list the things we’re thankful for. But most importantly… we EAT!

We took a Thanksgiving Dinner poll at the NewStudio office. Here are some of the foods we’re looking forward to…

Erin - My mom’s cheesy potatoes.  Mashed potatoes are overrated.

Dave – Turkey & Gravy & Stuffing & Mashed Potato’s & Corn & Cranberry Sauce & Everything!

Mark – In general, I love stuffing. But my uncle makes, hands down, the best stuffing on earth. The special ingredient?? Spicy Andouille sausage.

Michael - Left-over turkey sandwiches, with mayo, jellied cranberry sauce, and stuffing. 

Monica - Sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Because who doesn’t love it?

Coco - I love dressing that has MN Wild Rice in it, but my absolute favorite is Green Bean Casserole.

Maureen - I didn’t realize just how much I liked Mashed potatoes and gravy (or how obvious it was) until the one Thanksgiving I “wasn’t eating carbs”. That’s when my shocked, and slightly disappointed, grandmother informed me she always makes extra mashed potatoes specifically for me on Thanksgiving because I always have extra helpings.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope your food tastes as good as this sounds.


Paint Manufacturers Announce Color of the Year 2017

Benjamin Moore       Shadow 2117-30

                                  Shadow is allusive and enigmatic – a master of ambiance.   

Sherwin Williams     Poised Taupe SW 6039

This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.  although grey is still important, we have seen a significant shift in materials and finish color to warmer expressions of neutral.


PPG                             Violet Verbena PPG116

Violet Verbena is a gray-purple hue that idealizes the popular bohemian, “gypset” lifestyle. This nuanced update on a classic shade adds depth, luxury and pampering to every space, making it the perfect backdrop for consumers looking to blend the masculine, the feminine, the mystic and the modern.


 Glidden                      Byzantine Blue

The name may say blue, but Byzantine Blue is truly a purple in disguise. It stretches the boundaries of purple to borrow all of best qualities of blue and gray, making it an appealing color choice for nearly any room.


Olympic                      Cloudberry OL677.3

“Cloudberry is the perfect complement to the minimalist style that is strongly trending in the year ahead.” said Dee Schlotter, Olympic senior color marketing manager.

Pittsburg Paints & Stains    Silverado 7049-5

A deep, mystic purple that pairs perfectly with trending gray tones.“With hints of gray, Silverado fits perfectly in many different environments due to its versatility and neutral nature,” said Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager.

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Pool Party

We definitely have some goofy personalities here at NewStudio. So when it comes time to take staff pictures, the boring norm won't do... we like to get creative.

We were drawn to Sean and Melissa's pool this year, to stage a classic Vanity Fair style pool party. We enlisted our friend, photographer Susie Theis to shoot the event. The results were fantastic, and very entertaining.

While the focus was on bigger group shots, Susie got some great candid's, and small group shots as well. Here's a look into the NSA Pool Party...

Apparently someone said something funny... (left to right) Maureen, Erin, Chris, Toua & Michelle.

Apparently someone said something funny... (left to right) Maureen, Erin, Chris, Toua & Michelle.

Our resident male model... Wale Falade.

Our resident male model... Wale Falade.

Croquet anyone? Monica, Mark, Adam & Michael

Croquet anyone? Monica, Mark, Adam & Michael

The official NSA mascot Holly, with Lindsay & Engy.

The official NSA mascot Holly, with Lindsay & Engy.

Laughs are contagious at a photo shoot... Brita, Lindsay, Holly, Engy & Michael.

Laughs are contagious at a photo shoot... Brita, Lindsay, Holly, Engy & Michael.