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LHB Announces New Shareholders

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhea Sullivan
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Minnesota and Wisconsin; (February 20, 2019) – LHB, Inc. is pleased to announce that Heidi Bringman, Lydia Major, Paul Vogel, Kyle Roddy, and James “Jim” Muehlbauer were elected as LHB Shareholders. Incorporated in 1966, LHB continues to be a privately-held, employee-shareholder-owned company.

Lydia Major, PLA, LEED AP is an accomplished Landscape Architect and the leader of LHB’s Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio. Lydia works with clients to design vibrant public, commercial, and residential places that benefit the user and the environment.

Lydia graduated from the University of Minnesota with her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) several times including being awarded a 2016 ASLA-MN Merit Award for the Trunk Highway 100 Visual Quality Manual and a 2014 Merit Award for her design of the Minneapolis College’s (formerly known as Minneapolis Community & Technical College’s) Fine Arts Plaza. Lydia currently resides with her family in Orono, Minnesota. Learn more about Lydia on LinkedIn:

Heidi Bringman, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, WDCP is a licensed Landscape Architect and Wetland Specialist with over 16 years of experience working in LHB’s Landscape Architecture and Planning Studio. Heidi specializes in public engagement, site and master planning, and the design of trails, parks, and public spaces for a variety of communities and is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Heidi is an active participant in her discipline’s various professional organizations including being a board member of the St. Louis River Alliance since 2013 and was recently voted a board member of the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, MN. Heidi graduated from St. Olaf College with her bachelor of arts degree and her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota. She currently resides in Duluth, MN with her husband and two children. Learn more about Heidi on LinkedIn:

Paul Vogel, PLS is a professional Land Surveyor and a Leader of LHB’s Duluth Survey Group with over 31 years of surveying experience working with public and private clients. Paul joined LHB in 2007 with 20 years of experience surveying in the Midwest. Paul specializes in creating ALTA/ACSM, boundary, cadastral, topographic, and route surveys, and providing legal descriptions, platting, and project management.

Paul was recognized by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) as Surveyor of the Year in 2016. Paul is an active member of MSPS and has served as a member of the board and is a past president of the society. Paul also serves as a licensed member and Treasurer on the State of Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID). Learn more about Paul on LinkedIn:

James “Jim” Muehlbauer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, a Project Architect, joined LHB in 2016. Jim brought an extensive portfolio of state and local government, healthcare, and education projects. Jim specializes in sustainable design practices and uses his wealth of experience to improve the built environment.

He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction program Jim is a member of the City of Woodbury Park and Natural Resources Advisory Committee and actively participates in LHB’s mentorship program providing young designers guidance and support. Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota with his bachelor’s degree in architecture and his master of architecture degree from Southern Illinois University. Learn more about Jim on LinkedIn:

Kyle Roddy, PLS is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and the Leader of LHB’s Minneapolis Survey Group. Kyle joined LHB in 2016 with over 18 years of survey experience providing boundary, topographic, cadastral, and route surveys, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, subdivision and right-of-way platting, and FEMA floodplain surveys. Kyle manages day-to-day operations of the group as well as provides technical support services to field and office staff.

Kyle graduated from the University of Minnesota with his bachelor of science in civil engineering and is a member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). Kyle resides in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area with his wife and three children. Learn more about Kyle on LinkedIn:

LHB is a multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, and planning firm known for its design leadership and loyalty to clients. LHB goes beyond good intentions and focuses on measurable performance. We specialize in several focus areas including public works, pipeline, industrial, housing, healthcare, government, education, and commercial design. LHB is dedicated to being environmentally responsible, reducing long term operating costs, and improving the quality of life for their clients. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Bill Bennett at 218.279.2450, or visit, LinkedIn, and Twitter @LHB_AEfirm

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