Jens Vange


Jens excels as a project architect and project manager across a broad spectrum of project types. A major focus of his work is on aviation, with a specialty in airport restroom design. Since 2010, Jens has been responsible for the development and implementation of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport restroom prototype and restroom replacement program (voted “America’s Best Restroom” in 2016 by Cintas). He has led to similar projects at other airports across the country. He has presented findings of equitable and inclusive airport restroom design best practices at several national conferences and in published articles, including three guidebooks for the Airports Cooperative Research Program.

A member of the Alliiance staff since 1996, Jens graduated from the University of Illinois and received a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Dedicated to fostering the growth of others, he leads the mentorship program at Alliiance and frequently counsels university and college students interested in design. He spends his free time writing, taking photographs, and renovating his 1910 cottage-in-the-city.


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Numerous Projects, St. Paul, MN
Sea-Tac International Airport Restroom Renovations, Seattle, WA
Halifax International Airport Washroom Master Plan, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Williston Basin International Airport, Green Field Terminal and ARFF/SRE, Williston, ND
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, AK
ACRP Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restrooms Planning and Design
ACRP Guidebook for Airport Terminal Ancillary Service Spaces (in progress)
ACRP Innovative Solutions to Facilitate Accessibility for Airport Travelers with Disabilities (in progress)

Civic & Community
Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center Remodel, Minneapolis, MN
MnDOT/Carver County Truck Station, Chaska, MN
St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN

Prudential Data Center, Plymouth, MN
Medtronic, Numerous Projects at Multiple Locations
General Mills, Numerous Projects at Multiple Locations

University of Minnesota Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Lab, Minneapolis, MN
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Jackson Hall Renovation, Minneapolis, MN