Nancy Blankfard 

Nancy Blankfard brings more than twenty years of experience on a wide variety of cultural, arts and community projects creating buildings that engage and attract users in new ways, contribute to their surroundings and inspire healthy communities. An expert facilitator and collaborator, she is adept at instilling a sense of place in her projects. From community centers to cultural and performing arts centers, Nancy’s innate ability to foster interaction and build consensus leads to projects that advance her client’s mission and enhance the community.

Nancy’s achievements have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. She is the recipient of the Ralph Rapson Travel/Study Fellowship and the AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award. Her work experience includes two National AIA Honor Awards and numerous AIA Minnesota Honor Awards. Alongside her work at HGA, she is active in the American Institute of Architects and has served on the AIA Minneapolis Board and is a current member of the AIA MN Committee on Design. In addition, she is a frequent visiting critic and has taught design studio at the University of Minnesota College of Design.