65 Years and Counting . . .

Since 1954, Lightowler Johnson Associates (LJA) has provided award-wining services for projects throughout the upper Midwest and nationwide, offering a complete range of architectural, land survey, mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering services. Our team provides services to many industries with core areas of specialty that include commercial, hospitality, civil and industrial design.

In 2016, LJA acquired WAI Continuum, 35-year old firm specializing in senior housing and healthcare - further expanding LJA’s expertise into a new core area. In 2019, WAI Continuum was renamed LJA Minnesota to represent the shared strength and collaboration with the parent company.

Award Winning Design

  • Honor Award - ND Heritage Center - American Institute of Architects, 2015

  • Top Architect & Designer - Hospitality & Business Design, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

  • Top Commercial Architects - Commercial Construction Magazine, 2010

  • Leading Commercial Architecture Firms - Commercial Construction & Renovation, 2011

  • Best New Development - Affordable - Trailside Senior Living - The Minnesota Multi-Housing Association MADACS, 2012

  • Best Studio or Efficiency Floor Plan - White Bear Woods - The Minnesota Multi-Housing Association MADACS, 2009

  • Best Partial Project Remodel - White Bear Woods - The Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, MADACS, 2009