Company Profile


Wigen Tincknell Associates was founded in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1947 by Frederick E. Wigen. It was later incorporated under the name Wigen Tincknell & Associates, Inc. when Leslie D. Tincknell became a partner in 1963. Our firm's legacy has always been one where the client's needs come first while maintaining the highest level of professional services and design.

Throughout the years our firm has evolved from one generation to the next. Five generations after it began, we have chosen to honor our heritage and take on the name of WTA Architects to be our mantra as we look to the future.

The number one goal of WTA Architects is to continue our legacy of great client relationships, great design and overall great architecture. ~ Kurt Fogelsonger, President

As a Michigan based firm, WTA Architects offers extensive expertise in the design of new facilities both small and large. We also work extensively with existing buildings providing services that include assessments, additions, renovations and upgrades.

Every project is approached with sustainability in mind. We have an extensive staff of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Professionals accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council. We also have member of our staff who are qualified Preservation Specialists, offering expertise in rehabilitation practices including exterior envelope and masonry investigation as well as historic preservation.

Awards & Recognition

WTA Architects buildings incorporate the vision of our clients and the best possible design to provide functional use and performance. Throughout the history of our firm, we have been honored by local, state and national organizations with a variety of awards recognizing our many design capabilities.

What You Can Expect from us


Designs that are specific to each client while elevating form and function to its highest level.


Professionalism that assures our clients the highest standards of integrity in all we do.


Commitment to each client as a trusted partner through each stage of the design process.


Collaboration through a team process that assures the success of each project.

our team

  • Kurt Fogelsonger

    Specializing in healthcare design, Kurt has extensive experience in dealing with…

  • Doug Kueffner

    Doug has taken an active role in advancing the firm’s expertise…

  • Ken Lemiesz

    As a Preservation Specialist, Ken has a 36 CFR Designation in…

  • Paul Haselhuhn

    Paul has been a Project Manager on a wide variety of…

  • Erin Andrus

    Erin brings to WTA a dedication to our clients that includes…

  • John Reis

    John brings to WTA a wealth of knowledge as a seasoned…