HGA Design Leader Elevated to Prestigious AIA College of Fellows


Gary Reetz, FAIA, of HGA Architects and Engineers has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was recognized for his "notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture."

Reetz is vice president and principal of the Arts, Community and Education Practice Group in Minneapolis. Throughout his 35-year career, he has been instrumental in transforming HGA into a national design leader for cultural and arts-related architecture. His work includes museums, performing-arts centers, studio-arts spaces, concert halls and theatres for colleges, universities and civic communities.

Among his recent projects are the award-winning Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University-Northridge; the Uptown Performance and Visual Arts Campus at Columbus State University Riverpark in Columbus, GA; the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center expansion under construction at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN; and the North Dakota Heritage Center under construction in Bismarck, ND.