Our Experience

M. Lenz & Associates, Architects (MLA) specializes in K-12 Educational Programming/ Planning and School Design. Mark Lenz leads the firm with his 30 years of school planning experience and over 100 facility studies and school building projects.

MLA has worked on projects that range from "modest" deferred maintenance to multi-million dollar school building programs.  While the scope and complexity of each project differs, there is a common approach and philosophy that is organized and practical.

Comprehensive Services & Experience: 

Studies and Planning:

  • Facility Analysis
  • Space Utilization Studies
  • Long Range Master Planning
  • Programming
  • Referendum Planning


  • Design
  • Construction/ Bid Documents
  • Construction Administration

Recent School District Clients:

  • Becker Public Schools
  • Cambridge - Isanti 
  • Cedar Mountain
  • Chisago Lakes
  • Columbia Heights
  • Goodhue County
  • Mahtomedi
  • Mounds View
  • N. St.Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale 
  • Pierz
  • ISD #917
  • Rum River Coop
  • St. Croix Ed. District
  • St. James
  • Sleepy Eye
  • Springfield
  • Triton
  • Watertown-Mayer 
  • White Bear Lake 
  • Win-E-Mac
  • Worthington