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Tracy Jordre 
Principal Architect & Workplace Expert
JLG Architects
Fargo, N.D. 

Tracy Jordre, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal Architect and Workplace Expert at JLG Architects in Fargo. As the commercial studio leader and workplace design expert, she works with over 200 employee-owners across nine JLG offices throughout the Midwest. She is responsible for executing business development strategies across JLG’s commercial portfolio, in addition to creating an overall vision, project direction, and design solutions for commercial clients.

Through the integration of progressive, human-centric architecture, Jordre contributes to the culture of our community daily, bringing an unparalleled passion for inclusive environments and healthy workplaces. She is a professional and personal advocate for mental health in the workplace, determined to make an enduring impact in our region with vibrant environments that help us thrive, collaborate, grow, learn and prosper together.

She believes workplaces can be designed to support a spectrum of mental health and sensory-sensitive needs while fostering holistic well-being, team collaboration, and individual productivity. Jordre is committed to creating a workplace of the future that is a destination of choice, not of obligation – where all can feel valued and truly thrive.

Throughout her career, Jordre’s projects have won multiple awards, including the Merit Award for the First International Bank & Trust building in Rugby, North Dakota, and the top Honor Award for the Mill City Studio project in Minneapolis, for the ND AIA (American Institute of Architects).

She is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has achieved accreditation with leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP). Jordre is in the process of becoming a WELL Building Accredited design professional, furthering her education and commitment to advancing human health and wellness throughout buildings and communities.

She’s involved with a wide range of community organizations including chair of the Arts and Culture Commission for the city of Fargo, FMWF Chamber’s Leadership Class and is a 2013 graduate of the program, and contributes time to Fargo’s Growth Plan Advisory Committee. Jordre is a guest critic for NDSU’s architecture program and provides one-on-one mentorship with NDSU architecture students. Most recently, she was voted into the executive committee for the North Dakota American Institute of Architects. Outside of JLG, Jordre is a proud Oak Grove parent who volunteers her time serving on the Oak Grove Building Committee.

Jordre earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design with a minor in art from North Dakota State University in 1996.