St. Paul’s Wold Architects & Engineers makes three key promotions

Wold Architects & Engineers, a full-service planning, architecture and engineering firm specializing in education, government, healthcare and senior living, promoted Heather Yaple, Alyssa Menolascino and Jacob Windschitl to the Associates Leadership Team.

Yaple is located at its Brentwood, Tennessee, office. Menolascino is based in the Chicago office and Windschitl is based in the company’s Saint Paul, Minnesota, office.

In her five years at Wold, Yaple has worked on countless healthcare design projects in her role as project manager. With four additional years of industry experience, a bachelor’s in architectural technology from Albert State College and a master’s in business administration, Yaple has led projects effectively and strategically, ensuring all patients leave these buildings with positive, healing experiences. Yaple excels in resolving project challenges with innovative design solutions that balance functionality and aesthetics with the practicality that healthcare spaces often demand.

Menolascino began her career in architecture at Wold where she works with education clients to build innovative, flexible spaces that entice educators and students to learn and grow. Dedicated to building functional and creative spaces, Menolascino works with clients from the beginning of the design process to the grand opening of the school to identify specific needs and match those to the finished build. With a talent for communication strategies, efficiency and project support, she ensures that Wold’s clients and their communities all benefit from these new spaces. As an Illinois native, Menolascino earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and went on to achieve a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Windschitl supports design during all phases through his work on a wide range of education projects in Minnesota. He often conducts facility assessments and long-range planning for districts looking to improve and upgrade facilities and plan for the future. His meaningful and diligent work drives inspiration and collaboration between students, staff and the community. A proud alum of North Dakota State University, Windschitl holds both a bachelor’s degree in environmental design, architecture and a master’s in architecture from the institution.