The Adkins Association Inc. is a Minnesota Corporation founded in 1958 by St. Paul architect and civil rights activist Lonnie Adkins and business partner Reuben Johnson.
Since then, the firm has gone by several names.
1958: Adkins-Johnson, Inc.
1959: Adkins, Johnson and Mikutowski Associated
1961: Adkins Associates, Inc.
1966: Adkins-Jackels Associates, Inc.
1974: the Adkins Association inc.
In 1971, while out jogging with his son, Lonnie Adkins’ life was cut short by a sudden heart attack. He was only 45 years old.
Today, the firm is owned by Burnell D. Olson, AIA, and Michael W. Ostlie, AIA. They are still serving some of the same clients Lonnie Adkins worked with when the firm first opened. They value and appreciate these long-term relationships, as well as the company’s newer clients.
The Adkins Association Inc. has the wisdom and experience clients have counted on since 1958.