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Amber Sausen AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
PRINCIPAL
asausen@alliiance.us
D 612.874.4104

Amber is a passionate sustainability advocate who brings fresh energy to design at Alliiance. She has been responsible for managing the LEED and B3 process for many of the firm’s projects, ensuring they meet the SB2030 Energy Standard and exceeding client goals and code standards. She excels at communication with client teams, bringing all participants into design conversations. She holds a master’s in architecture from the University of Minnesota as well as undergraduate degrees in Spanish and architecture.

Amber is a member of AIA Minnesota’s Lake Superior Design Retreat Committee and a board member for the Minnesota Environmental Fund. A sketching and watercolor enthusiast, she also serves as president of the global nonprofit Urban Sketchers and acts as a regional administrator of its Twin Cities chapter. When she isn’t leading groups of fellow sketchers around the world, Amber can be found bicycling around town—rain or shine.

Representative Projects

Civic & Community
Reif Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Minnesota State Capitol Repairs, Restoration, and Preservation FF&E, St. Paul, MN
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Public Safety Building, Terminal One, St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Hiawatha and Midtown Art Walls, Minneapolis, MN
MnDOT Safety Rest Area Building Replacement & Site Rehabilitation, Clear Lake and Des Moines River

Workplace
General Mills James Ford Bell One Minneapolis Technical Center, Golden Valley, MN
General Mills James Ford Bell Technical Center Campus Integration, Golden Valley, MN
Bayer Interventional, Coon Rapids, MN
Ecolab Global Headquarters Renovation, St. Paul, MN