GHS grad joins elite group of architects


Gaylord High School graduate Tadd Kreun is among an elite list of architects. He has been awarded Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the highest honor achievable in this professional organization.

Kreun was inducted as a Fellow this past weekend at the annual council of fellow’s investiture dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

The designation of Fellow indicates that an individual has been recognized by his or her peers as having accomplished extraordinary work in the profession of landscape architecture over a sustained period of time. Election is based solely on professional and outstanding accomplishments as represented in the nomination materials presented for each nominee. Fellows are elected based on their contributions in one of four categories: Works of Landscape Architecture, Knowledge, Service to the Profession, and Administrative Work.

Kreun was elected in the category of Works of Landscape Architecture and joins a list of 17 other landscape architects from Minnesota to achieve Fellow status since 1899, and a list of 1,054 nationally. He is only the third person in Minnesota to achieve fellowship status in the area of works of landscape architecture.

Since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1992, Kreun has been responsible for some iconic spaces in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota: General Mills Corporate Headquarters, Medtronic Corporate Headquarters, Guthrie Theater, 35W bridge reconstruction, Gold Medal Park, Target Plaza and Target Field.

A 1986 graduate of GHS, Kreun is a partner of oslund.and.assoc., a landscape architecture, environmental design and master planning firm in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis.

Two years ago, Kreun joined the Minnesota Design Team in its two day visit to Gaylord. The group of volunteer professionals provided input on ways to improve the City.