Founded in 1977, Klein McCarthy Architects has from its inception cultivated a specialty in justice architecture and public facility design, with over 90 completed justice projects and a solid base of satisfied, long term clients. Firm owner Scott W. Fettig brings decades of experience in leading a team of architects, designers and specialists to provide a justice and government oriented practice for our clients. With a focus on the upper Midwest we have successfully serviced dozens of counties and other government entities in Minnesota and the surrounding region.
We bring both extensive experience and a practical approach to every project. With designs that provide safe, efficient buildings for law enforcement operations, functional government services facilities, and distinguished settings for legal proceedings we have developed an esteemed reputation as a leader in public sector design in the region. For large or small communities, our buildings express a commitment to the public sector and a careful balance of cost with aesthetic appeal.
We believe that architecture exerts great influence upon our communities and so requires designers with extensive knowledge and experience. Klein McCarthy's 30-year practice in the field of justice and government architecture qualifies us to provide the most effective design options and recommendations for our clients' projects. Throughout the design process (from concept to construction) Klein McCarthy Architects will work with you to ensure that all goes smoothly and efficiently, and that the end result will bring enduring satisfaction to you and your community.
For more information on our recent justice architecture projects, please visit our Projects section.
Bachelor of Architecture with minors in Interior Design and Business - North Dakota State University
Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, NCARB
American Institute of Architects, American Jail Association, American Correctional Association, MN Sheriff's Association
Since partnering into Klein McCarthy Architects in 2004 and assuming full ownership in 2006, Scott has managed the firm based on one key principle, client service.
Scott has over 30 years of architectural experience with the past 27 years focused on justice projects. He has devoted his talents to designing functional and operationally efficient justice facilities, including justice centers, jails, prisons, courtrooms, law enforcement centers and social service offices.
His leadership and management experience on complex projects helps clients make informed decisions and manage their budgets effectively. The ability to bring projects in under budget, without clients sacrificing their long term goals, makes him an asset to every team. His experience managing a multi-discipline regional office for a national firm helps him bring to every project the high level of coordination
Bachelor of Architecture Iowa State University
Danielle Reid is a planner and designer who has spent her career focused on public sector and justice architecture. Her experience taking projects from early schematic planning through construction administration has given her a practical knowledge of all aspects of the design process. Danielle has worked closely with clients and government entities throughout the region to produce successful public facilities. Danielle’s rigorous design skills and ability to efficiently coordinate consultants and technical staff make her a valuable team member.
Bachelor of Architecture - North Dakota State University
Ryan has been a registered Architect since 2010, with 20 years of career experience in a wide range of building types including Government, Stadiums, Commercial, Medical, Religious, and Single Family Residential. Previous to joining Klein McCarthy, Ryan ran his own firm for 10 years, successfully leading clients through all phases from start to finish. Throughout his career he has worked on over 50 government projects including Jails, Courts, LEC, and other municipal building functions. Ryan's wealth of experience and technical expertise is applicable to projects large and small, new and renovated.
As a former Chairperson of the Historic Preservation Board of Edina, MN, Ryan has illustrated team leadership and the ability to navigate municipal council and board processes, as well as gaining expertise when working with historic properties’ plans of treatment.
Master or Architecture - North Dakota State University & Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design - North Dakota State University
LEAN Certified, CPR/AED Certified, & BeatBoss Cycling Certified Instructor
Christina has 4 years of experience working in Secure Environments with an emphasis in Medical Facilities within Secure Environments and Mental/ Behavioral Health Facilities. Previous to working for Klein McCarthy, Christina worked for a construction company as a BIM Specialist overseeing clash coordination by utilizing clash detection software Navisworks, Revit, and BIM360. This experience provided a broader perspective for project deliverables and utilization of technology from schematic design phase thru building occupancy. Christina is also President of her condo association and has the responsibility of chief executive officer, budgeting, and maintenance coordination of a 130 year old building in a historic neighborhood.