HKGi Welcomes New Principal to Leadership Team

HKGi is pleased to announce that Gabrielle Grinde is joining the firm's leadership team as a Principal and Vice President. As a project manager, Gabrielle has provided leadership for park, trail, and open space planning and design projects throughout the Midwest and in recent years played an expanded role in the overall management and direction of the firm as an Associate with HKGi. As a newly named Vice President, she will continue to provide project leadership, and now she will also have an increased role in the direction of the company.

Paul Paige, President at HKGi, says, “Gabrielle has always been passionate about her work and has strengthened the firm through her commitment to meaningful and thoughtful planning and design, her client and team communication skills, and her strong competitive drive. These qualities will be of great value to HKGi and our leadership team as we strive to continue providing valuable service to our client communities. I am thrilled about her new Principal role and look forward to her contributions to help shape the future of our firm.”

Over the past decade Grinde has built a growing portfolio of park, trail, and park and recreation system planning work conducted for cities and counties throughout the region. From early planning for Dakota County’s innovative greenway system to providing project leadership for clients in metro cities and throughout greater Minnesota, she has always been passionate about improving, enhancing, and expanding their parks and trails systems.

Grinde is a licensed landscape architect and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). She is a native of Madison, Wisconsin and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota's College of Design and continues to reside in Minneapolis.

Please join us in congratulating Gabrielle (email) on this career milestone.