DISTYLE DESIGN, PC
An Investment in Your Success. Simply put, we want you to be successful. We believe Distyle Design will add value to your project by tailoring our services and fees to suit your needs, allowing you to become more competitive and profitable.
Our firm endeavors to maintain a modest staff level, which allows the principals to position themselves individually with each current project under development by our staff at any given time.
The optimum design and construction solution evolves from the complete interaction and communication between the client and architect in thoroughly evaluating design opportunities and applying the most functional and practical solution needed to create a building suited to the client's present and long-term needs.
We believe that by tailoring our services to your specific needs, carefully listening to you and advising before we design, we contribute to your success and appreciation of your investment. This philosophy translates into creating practical building solutions that ensure long-term client relationships and structures that endure.
MICHAEL D. KNISELY
Founder and Principal of Distyle Design, P.C., he has 40 years of architectural experience. His expertise is in the design of assisted living and memory care facilities, single-family housing, commercial, large-box retail, automotive-oriented retail and repair facilities, mercantile, multi-family housing, and urban design. He is currently a registered Architect in 25 states.
kENDRA d. fJERSTAD
Associate Partner with Distyle Design, P.C., she has over 20 years of architectural experience. She has been an Architectural Designer in retail, commercial, corporate, multi-family and single family housing. For over 10 years with her company, KDF Design, she designed custom homes. Her home designs have been featured in several Parade of Homes, chosen for The Luxury Home tour, been featured in magazines and articles as well as Certainteed Siding marketing, and won awards. Kendra also uses her design talents as a graphic designer.
EMILY J. LITTLE
Architectural Designer with Distyle Design, P.C. For over 13 years she worked with Valcucine Minneapolis as a Designer and Project Manager and continued to work with them through the transition of the company to Dom Interiors. She took on the role of their Manager and Design Lead before joining the Distyle team in 2016. She is an active member of AIA MInnesota Women in Architecture and Homes by Architect's committees.
SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER
DARREN L. KILKER
Darren began with Distyle Design in 2000, and after a short break, has rejoined our staff to support the Design team with nearly 30 years of experience in Document preparation and Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills. Thorough and detail-oriented, Darren communicates the clients’ vision and our designs into well-detailed construction documents that help reduce changes.
COLIN t. knISELY
Colin provides administrative support to the Design Staff, tackles office and clerical needs as well as maintains accounts receivable and billings.