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FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – EXPANSION in Minnesota, Minneapolis by Gehry Partners LLP

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Gehry Partners LLP

Phase II of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is conceived of as a natural extension of the original museum designed by Gehry Partners in 1993.

Phase II provides an additional 8,553 square feet of exhibition space on the north and east sides of the existing building.

On the southeast corner of the existing building, new gallery space is articulated as three rectangular volumes clad in the same brick as that used on the existing building. The new gallery space will provide the museum with space appropriate for the exhibition of works on paper, American art, and ceramics while animating the east side of the building that faces Coffman Memorial Plaza. These new galleries provide different scales and spatial relationships than the existing galleries, offering the museum increased flexibility in the planning of exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Gehry Partners LLP

  • Architects: Gehry Partners LLP
  • Project: FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – EXPANSION in Minnesota
  • Location: Minnesota, Minneapolis ,USA
  • CLIENT: University of Minnesota
  • Client’s Project Manager: La Salle Group
  • Design Principal: Frank O. Gehry
  • Project Designer: Edwin Chan
  • Associate architect: John Bowers
  • Associate architect: Hammel, Green, & Abrahamson, Inc
    • Project Manager: Jim Goblirsch
    • Project Manager: John Cook
    • Project Architect: Rob Good

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Double Dome Home in Minnesota by Sarah Kallal

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Sarah Kallal

We just remodeled this 8k square foot home in MN. It features two domes connected together, brand new custom windows, new kitchen, eucalyptus flooring, some Velux solar windows, putting green hallway, wool carpets and so much more…..

Too cool of a gem not to share!

Image Courtesy © Sarah Kallal

  • Architects: Sarah Kallal
  • Project: Double Dome Home
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Designer: TMBRZ Residential Design

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Fast Horse in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: Salmela Architect

Fast Horse is an award-winning, fast-growing, brand agency in Minneapolis with a unique work environment. As explained in the business case, employees have no assigned desk. “Ponies”, as Fast Horse worker are know, are encouraged not to occupy the same seat two days in a row and are encouraged to extend their “work space” beyond the office to the coffee shop, bar, or home as they choose suitable environment for the work that they are trying to accomplish on that particular day.

south facing façade, Image Courtesy © Salmela Architect

  • Architects: Salmela Architect (David Salmela)
  • Project: Fast Horse
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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The First Modern Mass Timber Office in Minneapolis by MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Designed by Vancouver based Michael Green Architecture (MGA) in conjunction with Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven storey office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood is the largest mass timber building in the United States.

When Hines approached MGA with this exciting project they envisioned T3 as a unique model of new-office building; an opportunity to offer a modern interpretation of the robust character of historic wood, brick, stone, and steel buildings with the additional benefits of state of the art amenities, environmental performance, and technical capability.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The First Modern Mass Timber Office
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Photography: Ema Peter

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Hennepin County Walker Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota by VJAA

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Facing challenges in the form of a modest post-recession budget, the need for a quiet library sited on a bustling urban intersection, and distinct design that needed to remain sensitive to the character of Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, the new Walker Library serves as a living room for a diverse, arts-oriented neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot building lies across the street from the original Beaux Arts building that housed the library until 1981, when a gloomy, leaking subterranean library that was anything but a civic asset replaced it.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: VJAA
  • Project: Hennepin County Walker Library
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Contractor: Shaw Lundquist
  • Engineering – Civil: Pierce Pini
  • Engineering – MEP: Engineering Design Initiative
  • Engineering – Structural: BKBM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Barnhouse Office
  • Landscape Architect: Close Associates

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Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins in Farmington, Minnesota by HGA

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Nestled into the hillside of a new regional park, three camper cabins riff on the idea of a tree house entered from a bridge at the crest of a hill. Built on concrete piers to minimize environmental impact, the 227-square-foot cabins with an 80-square-foot deck feature red cedar glulam chassis, cedar and pine framing, and red cedar cladding. Two full-size bunks, dining and sitting areas accommodate four individuals, with a sleeper sofa and folding seating accommodating up to two more. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors frame views of the forest.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: HGA
  • Project: Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins
  • Location: Farmington, Minnesota,USA
  • Photography: Paul Crosby and Peter VonDeLinde
  • Principal-in-Charge: Jim Goblirsch, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Lead Designer: Steven Dwyer, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Manager: Erica Christenson, ASLA
  • Project Architects: Rob Good, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
  • Structural Engineer: HGA (Tony Staeger, PE; Bryan Greger)
  • Landscape Architect: HGA (Ross Altheimer, ASLA, LEED AP; Travis Van Liere , ASLA)
  • Landscape Project Team: HGA (Erica Christenson, ASLA; Trygve Hansen, ASLA, LEED AP; Nissa Tupper, ASLA)
  • Mechanical Engineer: HGA (Leighton Deer, PE, LEED AP; Julie Hagstrom, CPD, LEED AP)
  • Electrical Engineer: HGA (Ben Gutierrez; Greg Aune)
  • Civil Engineer: HGA (Kenny Horns, PE, LEED AP; Bradley Roath, PE, LEED AP)
  • Lighting Design: HGA (Chysanthi Stockwell)

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CHS Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota by Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E

CHS Field is conceived first as a park and a public space, and then as a sports venue.  Working with the City of Saint Paul and the St. Paul Saints, an independent league franchise committed to providing a unique fan experience, the design team slipped a 7,000 seat ballpark into a remnant site between an interstate highway, an elevated bridge, a light rail operations facility and the historic Lower town District on the edge of the City’s business district.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Snow Kreilich Architects and Ryan A+E
  • Project: CHS Field
  • Location: 360 North Broadway Street Saint Paul, MN 55101, US 
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Design Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects
    • Design Principals: Julie Snow, FAIA & Matthew Kreilich, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project lead designers: Andrew Dull, Associate AIA, LEED AP
    • Project architect/Project manager: Tyson McElvain, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project team members: Cameron Bence, Associate AIA, Michael Heller, Associate AIA, Kai Salmela, Matt Rain
  • Architect of Record: Ryan A+E
    • Principal-in-charge: Mike Ryan, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project lead designer: Logan Gerken, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB Project manager: Logan Gerken, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
    • Project architects: Eric Morin, AIA, NCARB
  • Project team:  Ayman Arafa, AIA and member of Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Sebastian Marquez & Tony Solberg, AIA, NCARB, Jim Larson, AIA
  • Sports Architect: AECOM
    • Director of AECOM Sports, Americas: Jon Niemuth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    • Project Manager: Dan Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP
    • Project Architect: Eric Johnston
    • Designer: Joshua Klooster, LEED AP
    • Designer: Jason Dalton
  • Principal Consultants & Contractors
    • Civil Engineer: Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Mechanical Engineer: Schadegg Mechanical, Inc. and Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Electrical Engineer: Hunt Electric and Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Structural Engineer: EricksenRoed& Associates
    • Design-Builder: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    • Design Landscape Architect: Bob Close Studios
    • Landscape Architect of Record: Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Lighting Design: Henderson Engineers, Inc.
    • Architectural Metal & Wood: MG McGrath
    • Owners Representative: NTH
    • Stormwater Design/Engineering: Solution Blue
    • Energy Modeling: The Weidt Group
    • Interior design: Snow Kreilich Architects & Ryan A+E, Inc.
    • Furniture Supply: Innovative Office Solutions
    • Face brick: Custom Block Supplied by Amcon
    • Cabinetwork: Artifex Millwork Inc.
    • Window systems: Empirehouse
    • Architectural metal panels: MG McGrath
    • Wood Ceilings: MG McGrath Inc.
  • Size: 347,000 sf (total), 63,414 sf (enclosed space)
  • Completion Date: May 21, 2015

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AIMIA U.S. Headquarters in Butler Square, Minneapolis by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

With close to 4,000 employees in 20 countries, Aimia specializes in data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics. Following the success of a previous tenant improvement project in a suburban office park, Aimia hired the same MSR design team to design its new space. With its new office, Aimia has moved to a mobile working employee strategy.

Image Courtesy © Brandon Stengel

Image Courtesy © Brandon Stengel

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Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minnesota by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

From its earliest inception, Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity was imagined as much more than an arts building. While it does create much-needed new exhibit and performance spaces, the Weitz Center’s true mission is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity—not only in the arts, but across the entire curriculum. It positions the College as a national leader in arts programs by creating an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaborative working skills, and cross-cultural exploration. An adaptive reuse of and addition to a former middle school, the new Weitz Center for Creativity houses the departments of studio arts, dance and theater, and cinema and media studies.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

 

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Three Rivers Park District Eastman Center in Dayt on, Minnesota by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The design integrates site, building, and exhibit design in order to create a holistic visitor experience in the forest. A long south facing glass facade brings in light, passive solar energy, and extends the exterior paths through the building from the understory on one end to the tree canopy on the other. An active solar array and a geothermal-based heating and cooling system provide much of the energy needs. Operable windows provide ventilation and bring in the sounds and smells of the forest. Roof water feeds a pond to draw birds and animals for human observation.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

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