Get to Know MSR Design

Exterior of Paper Mill House

Lara Swimmer


MSR Design is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm committed to design excellence. Since 1981, our firm has produced work of enduring value: projects that are expressly right for their time and place and that culturally and physically age gracefully. We have earned a reputation for designing award-winning exceptional homes across the country.

Interior of Apartment Condo



For four decades MSR Design has offered a full-service experience to our clients by providing insightful, creative, and client-focused architectural and interior design services. We collaborate with our clients by listening to their aspirations and leading them to achieve their vision by creating beautiful, healthy, highly sustainable homes rooted in their style and values. Our passion for design excellence in everything we do elevates every home above our clients’ expectations.


We treat our clients, our partner design professionals, and the construction team as allies in achieving design excellence that embodies our client’s ambitions. We are highly interactive and believe the process should be as rewarding as the homes we create. We use state-of-the-art technology, including fly-throughs and immersive 3D experiences, to visualize our ideas so you can not only see but feel the quality of space, since good design is experiential, not just visual.

Interior of Kitchen

Rendering by Helixscope


Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award; Midwest Home Design Awards; Residential Architect Merit Award for Renovation; American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Honor Awards; AIA Minnesota/Mpls.St.Paul RAVE Awards;
AIA Minnesota/Star Tribune Home of the Month Awards;
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award; Trends Top 50 American Kitchens and Bathrooms; American Society of
Interior Designers (ASID) Minnesota Interior Design Award

timeless  |  beautiful  |  luxurious

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