Nina Ebbighausen


Nina’s commitment to social responsibility has made her a leader in architectural education and shaped a career focused on public work. She has led projects from predesign through building design and construction, and an abiding interest in user and community impacts inform her work. Nina has considerable experience working with large and complex user groups, and she has received numerous awards for her design work as well as her outstanding involvement and leadership in architectural education.

Nina has been teaching design at the University of Minnesota Department of Architecture, where she is an adjunct associate professor, since 1999. She has traveled extensively and practiced architecture in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and across the United States. She also has a longstanding love of dance and has performed at several Twin Cities venues.


Civic & Community
MnDOT Safety Rest Area Building Replacement & Site Rehabilitation, Clear Lake and Des Moines River
Medtronic Horn at US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Xcel Energy Hiawatha and Midtown Art Walls, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN
Bell Museum / Minnesota Planetarium Feasibility Study, Minneapolis, MN
Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine and Performing Arts Center, St. Paul, MN
Texas Culinary Academy, Austin, TX
Katherine Gibbs School of Design and Technology, Philadelphia, PA
Ridgewater College Master Plan, Willmar, MN
Woodlake Lutheran Church Addition and Remodeling, Richfield, MN

Allianz Life Corporate Headquarters, Golden Valley, MN
Aveda Corporate Campus, Blaine, MN
Bayer Interventional, Coon Rapids, MN
Ecolab Global Headquarters Renovation, St. Paul, MN
Hennepin County Public Works Facility Communications Consolidation, Medina, MN
St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, St. Paul, MN