Co-founder | Rehkamp Larson Architects
Jean Rehkamp Larson
Jean cofounded Rehkamp Larson Architects with husband Mark Larson in 2000 with the vision of an inspired, collaborative, client-focused residential design practice. Projects vary in location and scale, from a small urban remodel to a new rural or lake house. At the core of this work is a passion for the creative process of designing good places to live. Rehkamp Larson Architects, a firm of 14 people, is located in south Minneapolis. Jean is a licensed architect in Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, Nevada, and Florida.
In 2000, Jean was a recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award and in 2006, Jean was named Emerging Talent of the Year by Midwest Home magazine. Her work was described as “very down to earth, with a beautiful kind of elegant simplicity to it.” Jean is also the recipient of the 2019 Architect of Distinction Award from AIA Minnesota.
Jean is the author of The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home (Taunton Press 2004). This book stems from her interest in the principles of rural design and explores 20 modern examples. As a founding counselor of the Congress of Residential Architecture (CORA) and an active participant in the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Jean connects with a broader national community of professionals in residential design.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. A native of rural Marshall, Minnesota, Jean now resides in the southwest metro with her husband Mark and their two sons, Andrew and Peter. Yoga and watercolor painting provide balance in a full life.