July - August 2001
Vol. 27, No. 4


Endangered The Stuntz Bay boathouses, built as recreational rewards to northern Minnesota’s miners, deserve the same preservation status as nearby mining facilities By Robert Roscoe

Interview Mankato’s mayor, Jeff Kagermeier, AIA, winner of AIA National’s 2001 Young Architects Award, blends politics and architecture with a passion for consensus building By Heather Beal

Practice Generalist architectural practices still exist in greater Minnesota, but specialization, strategic partnerships and geographic diversity are also becoming hallmarks of outstate firms By J. Trout Lowen

Talking Point Hand-drawn plans can speak volumes, even sing, about structure and space By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Lost Minnesota Sea Wing, Lake Pepin By Jack El-Hai


Campus Community Grooters Leapaldt Tideman promotes community and a sense of place at the College of St. Benedict in St. Cloud through the design and implementation of a campus master plan By Camille LeFevre

Design Wise Paulsen Architects’s new headquarters for a Mankato-based telecommunications company raises the bar for architectural design in southern Minnesota By Camille LeFevre

Common Ground Foss Associates incorporates sustainable technologies and a sensitivity to site into a new headquarters for a Bismarck-based conservation organization By Camille LeFevre

Lakeside Living Widseth Smith Nolting maximizes a site’s verticality in the design of a contemporary waterfront home near Alexandria By Joel Hoekstra

Minnesota’s "Seaside" Towns The sights, sounds and sensations of coastal seaside towns can be found in such freshwater villages as Excelsior and Grand Marais By David C. Toms

Welcome Aboard Whether simple or sumptuous, pleasurable or perilous, houseboat living creates eclectic, tight-knit communities By Joel Hoekstra

Dubrovnik Restored Ravaged by war in 1991, this historic city on the Adriatic Sea has been painstakingly restored to its former luster By Bette Hammel


Mary Commons, College of St. Benedict
Architect: Grooters Leapaldt Tideman Architects
Photographer: Joel Butkowski