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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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WSDG CREATES RUSTIC OWL CITY STUDIO FOR PLATINUM ARTIST ADAM YOUNG

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Progressing rapidly from nascent  electronica music experiments in his parents’ basement back in 2007, singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Adam Young has evolved from initial iTunes sales and a burgeoning Myspace site to a major deal with Republic Records in 2008, and on to Fireflies, a six-time platinum single, from his Ocean Eyes debut album (certified platinum in 2010). Increasing critical and commercial success has intensified Young’s focus on his music. To support his creativity he moved from his family home to a handsome rustic log cabin deep in the Minnesota woods, where he recently completed construction on a Walters-Storyk Design Group ‘dream’ studio.

Image Courtesy © Brian Bradley

Image Courtesy © Brian Bradley

  • Acoustic Consultants: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: WSDG CREATES RUSTIC OWL CITY STUDIO FOR PLATINUM ARTIST ADAM YOUNG
  • Location: Owatonna, Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Brian Bradley
  • Software used: Proprietary WSDG mode calculation software

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Water Works (Minneapolis Parks Foundation) in collaboration with SCAPE Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE and ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers create schematic vision for a new public gateway to the Mississippi River’s only true waterfall.

Developed for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, “Water Works” will be a destination park and neighborhood amenity with nationally significant historic features and year-round appeal.

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS architects+urban designers

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS architects+urban designers

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Koosmann Residence in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Salmela Architect

This zinc clad house trimmed in black richlite is built on an existing foundation in a tall pine forested site high above the St. Criox River in Minnesota. The existing home was beset with serious moisture infiltration problems which in turn gave rise to a host of environmental efficiency and air quality issues. The design team saved all the foundation and masonry components that were salvageable.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Koosmann Residence
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Principal Architect: David Salmela, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Malini Srivastava, AIA
  • General Contractor: Streeter & Associates

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U.S. Land Port of Entry in Minnesota by Snow Kreilich Architects

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: Snow Kreilich Architects

Project Overview

Located along the Minnesota-Canadian border the Warroad Land Port of Entry is a 40,108-square-foot facility that supports the mission-driven demands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders and promoting legal trade and travel. The facility is composed of three distinctly functioning buildings united by a continuous canopy that manages a complex set of operational issues including site circulation of commercial, private, and recreational vehicles and state-of-the-art vehicle inspections. The main building serves as the public interface, the officer work and training area and the secure holding cell area of the facility. The secondary building is used for enclosed vehicle inspections and houses the firing range. Finally, the commercial building allows for complete unloading and inspections of semi-trucks.

View from Hwy 313 Looking West , Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

View from Hwy 313 Looking West , Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Snow Kreilich Architects
  • Project: U.S. Land Port of Entry
  • Location: Minnesota, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Crosby,  Snow Kreilich Architects, Frank Ooms
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2010
  • Design Principal: Julie V. Snow, FAIA
  • Project Designer: Matthew Kreilich, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Manager (CA – Close Out) & Project: Tyson McElvain, AIA, LEED AP, CCCA
  • Project Manager (Programming – CD): Connie Lindor
  • Design Team Member: Ryan O’Malley, Assoc. AIA, Pauv Thouk, AIA, LEED AP, Tamara Wibowo, Daniel Winden, Assoc. AIA, Jennifer Charzewski, Assoc. AIA, Matthew Rain, Jim Larson
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager: Thomas O. Parker
  • Civil Engineer: Thomas McGannon, Karen Allen
  • M/E/P Project Manager: Chuck Wojack
  • Electrical Designer: Jackie Longendyke
  • Electrical Engineer: Brian Kelly
  • Mechanical Engineer: Dave Ryan
  • Mechanical Team: Mike Hozempa
  • Structural Engineering Principal in Charge: Daniel Murphy
  • Structural Engineer: Mike Retterath
  • Structural Team: Duane Thorpe
  • Landscape Architecture Principal in Charge: Shane Coen
  • Landscape Architecture Project Manager: Stephanie Grotta
  • Landscape Architect: Erica Christiansen, Zachary Block
  • Fire Protection Engineer: Phil Awker
  • Fire Protection Engineer: Chris Cahill
  • Geotechnical Engineer: D’Arcy Gravelle
  • Security Principal in Charge: Michael Goldsmith
  • Secuirty Project Manager: Dave Danitz
  • Senior Cost Estimator: John Pidgeon

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Streeter Residence in Deephaven, Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Salmela Architect 

Our client has been a contractor of high-end custom homes for the last 20 years. This, the 7th in a series of houses he has built for himself, is essentially an exercise in architecture and building that explores the boundaries of prefabrication within the realm of architecture and the aesthetic expectations within the custom home market.

Image Courtesy Salmela Architect & Peter Bastianelli Kerze

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Streeter Residence
  • Photographer: Peter Bastianelli Kerze
  • Location: Deephaven, Minnesota, USA
  • Site Characteristics: Site situated between two wetland areas.
  • Client: Kevin Streeter
  • Client program: A home for a father and son., Open plan (there are only two interior doors), Natural light., Access to grade., Clarity of structure., Innovation of materials.
  • Construction System: Concrete Masonry Unit lower level walls., Glulam roof and floor beams., SIP roof deck, floor deck and upper level walls., Glass in-fill., Exposed mechanical and electrical.
  • Sustainable Features: Reclaimed cypress exterior wood finish (from pickle vats), Concrete masonry units made using local power plant fly ash in aggregate.
  • Schedule: Construction start:  Fall 2003, Construction complete:  Fall 2004
  • Square Footage: 3,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Specific Materials: Typical block masonry units., Poured concrete floors with Ardex oil finish., Structural Wood douglas fir laminated beams., R-Control SIP panels with factory Fire Finish., H-Window doors and windows., Custom built garage doors., Single-ply EPDM roofs., Galvalume standing seam metal siding., Reclaimed cypress wood siding., Valcucine cabinetry., Douglas fir wood flooring., Concrete pavers., Ipe wood deck

Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Saint Paul by Leo A Daly

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Leo A Daly

A new memorial designed pro bono by international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY honors the sacrifice of firefighters killed in the line of duty while serving Minnesota communities. Completed in September 2012, the memorial is located on the State Capitol grounds in Saint Paul and houses the Minnesota Firefighters Memorial Statue, previously on display at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

view of pavilion from plaza : Image Courtesy © Bill Baxley 

  • Architects: Leo A Daly
  • Project: Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial
  • Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Bill Baxley
  • Project Team: The entire team worked with the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation on a pro bono basis
    LEO A DALY – Design, project management and cost estimation
    Westwood Professional Services – Survey and civil engineering
    General Contractor – Meisinger Construction
    EDR, Ltd., of Siren, Wis. – Fabricated the memorial’s pavilion
    Douglas O. Freeman, at Casting Creations of Minnesota – Refinished the original Minnesota Fire Service Memorial Statue sculpted by him in 1987

dpHUE Concept Store in Maple Grove, Minnesota by Julie Snow Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Julie Snow Architects

dpHUE offers a fresh new brand, a new product and the importance of the customer experience. Their first retail location needed an architectural space to support their company’s mission. Customer experience was of the utmost importance and guided all design decisions from concept through completion. Customer consultation, product display, point of sale and customer demonstration areas were all critical programmatic components.  While the design was created to the specifics of this store location, the intent from the beginning was that this would be easily adapted when the company opened other locations. This adaptability of the design for future stores was addressed by defining several key components within the space that could be easily transferred to other spaces.

Image Courtesy Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Julie Snow Architects
  • Project: dpHUE Concept Store
  • Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • Photography: Paul Crosby

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