Arsenault, Jeff

Jeff Arsenault, AIA, is an architectural technology and interior design instructor at Dakota County Technical College. He is a practicing architect with his own business, ADR Architecture. "I work with many different professionals in the architecture industry, from real estate to construction, to other architects with my design and unique rendering abilities."

Jeff's past teaching experience includes teaching at the University of Minnesota, DCTC as a guest lecturer, and Dunwoody College. In addition to teaching courses in the Architectural Technology program, he is also teaching presentation techniques for the Interior Design program.

He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree, which he started at North Dakota State University and completed at the University of Minnesota. "In my junior year at NDSU, I was inspired by a graphic rendering class that I attended. I now teach my own graphics class called Visual Innovation, which focuses on capturing light and developing one's creativity through the use of free-hand drawing and color rendering techniques."

Jeff has more than 22 years of experience in the architecture industry with work experience in all building categories on a national level. Jeff has won numerous design awards and has a long list of completed projects across the country, including: St. Paul Technical College, 400 Beach Drive (30-story condo block development in St. Petersburg, Fla.), St. Thomas Law School, Excelsior Crossing, Firestone in Minneapolis, Grant Park, Carlyle, Issaquah High Streets in Seattle, Wa., New Flyer, Medtronic, Marvin Home Center & Retail, along with numerous other projects.

Jeff has been a registered architect for the past 22 years in the state of Minnesota and is a member of American Institute of Architects, or AIA. He has been published in the Parade of Homes Remodeling Showcase, along with Midwest Home Magazine. Regarding his teaching philosophy, Jeff says, "We teach students how to think, not what to think. Our goal is to achieve excellence and become and expert!"

Jeff competes in 35+ co-ed soccer league every Sunday night. "I now play soccer after coaching my three kids for years in the sport," he says. "If I'm moving a little slower on Monday, you know why."