I had the bluffs as my backyard and I think that really influenced the direction of my life…I built forts, so many forts, and in some ways I have just continued that…

Roald Gundersen

Owner , Architect & Sustainable Builder

Roald Gundersen is an area architect who grew up in La Crosse and spent much of his time as a kid at his grandparents in Ebner Coulee with the bluffs as his backyard, the outdoors was a major influence for his sustainable building practices, some of most notable work is the Hanifl Market in Cameron Park and the new bandshell covering the historic bandstand in Riverside Park, listen to Roald as he explores his childhood, building process, and collaborative approach to architecture.

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