Station 19 is a Minneapolis Architectural firm specializing in the design of ministries all over the country. The Station Nineteen Team has served over 600 unique projects over three decades with the understanding that an innovative (creative) and responsive (appropriate) design comes out of a Strong Collaborative Team Process.


Founded in 1974, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary as Station 19 Architects, Inc, in 2014. A family owned business from the start, founder Darrel LeBarron began serving churches out of a passion for guiding ministries through the organizational challenges of a building project. The current principals have been practicing together since 1999.

Our studio of over 40 years, Minneapolis Fire Station 19, is one of two remaining original Minneapolis fire stations. Located across from the TCF Bank Stadium near the University of Minnesota campus, the building is on the National Historical Registry and is the birthplace of amateur softball in the United States.

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We bring our experience together with quality, growing ministries to meet their needs with effective solutions achieved through a dedication to faith, trust, and visioning. As Creative Problem Clarifiers we empower our clients to make decisions from the range of choices available; working with them to guide the process toward its best conclusion.


Our desire is to be a partner, helping clients fulfill their vision and mission as a growing ministry, not to gain awards or recognition. To that end we are focused on creativity with an emphasis on quality and innovative design. We believe that a listening first attitude in the design process yields great collaborative results, defined by respect and leadership empowerment.