Custom residential design is our expertise.

Loon Architects LLC is an award-winning design firm specializing in lake homes, cabins, new homes and additions. By carefully listening to clients and interpreting their needs, we clearly articulate their vision through a client driven collaborative process welcoming partnerships with builders and craftspeople. 

The most successful projects come from clients that are enthusiastic and engaged with a blend of patience, serious sense of budget, humor and a playful open mind to possibilities. We apply our years of experience to deliver quality homes for many satisfied clients through-out the Midwest. Our designs include sustainable materials and methods, energy efficient building systems and durable detailing designed for endurance and integrity.  


Types of projects


Where we work

We have been able to do architectural design of all project types within Minneapolis, Saint Paul and through out the greater Minnesota and Wisconsin area. Take a look at our project pin map


Our work ethic

For over 25 years founding principal Steven J Mooney has honed his expertise for architectural design excellence, unique design and sustainable building principals. He is a Licensed Architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin and a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects). Loon Architects takes an integrated and balanced approach to design that can ensuring a lasting value which respects your budget and vision. 

Our successful designs create a tailored nurturing environment using state of the art building science. We design to enhance the sites natural characteristics and taking advantage of the views. We form spatial relationships and qualities that embracing daylight, materials and textures that suit your design style and comfort.


Our Staff

  Whether you have a vague notion of the architectural design you’ve been considering, or a clear vision of the jewel of a home you want, Loon Architects will help you get it done. Founded in 2006,  owner Steven Mooney AIA, CID brings over 25 years of professional experience for every scale of residential design. Steve is a licensed architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin specializing in cold climate design throughout the midwest. He knows the importance of creating the space you’re going to live in. He also knows that imagining how to get there can feel like a daunting task. Loon Architects will help you actualize the home you envision and they’ll be there every step of the way.    

Loon Architects LLC: Owner, Minneapolis Minnesota

Kawell Mooney Sawyer Architects and Builders: Partner, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

SALA Architects, (Mulfinger, Susanka, Mahady &  Associates Architects): Project Architect, Technical Staff Chair. Minneaolis, Minnesota

Larric Alan Hill Architecture, Inc, Palo Alto California:

Project Architect

Triangle Architects, Menlo Park, California: Project Architect

Pacific Urban Design, San Jose, California: Project Architect

Cambria Engineers, North Versailles, Pennsylvania: Project Architect

City of Madison, Wisconsin: Intern under city Architect

Middle Earth Enterprises, Inc, Watertown, Wisconsin: Designer, Carpenter

Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison, Wisconsin: Intern in Architecture Department