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23 WTA staff shown seated and standing in the Delta Saginaw Building, taken in 2022


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 clients' needs come first while maintaining the highest level of professional service 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.


As a Michigan based firm, WTA Architects offers knowledgeable 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 a partner in our firm who is a qualified Preservation Specialist, offering expertise in rehabilitation practices including exterior envelope and masonry investigation as well as historic preservation.


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. View some of our award winning projects below:

Clinton County Courthouse
Michigan Catholic Conference
Delta College Health Wing
The Dow Event Center
Standish Depot
Michigan State Capitol
Harbor Springs Historic Museum
Bay City Central High School
McLaren Bay Region
Saginaw Art Museum
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