March/April 2004
Vol. 30, No. 2


Overview St. Paul Prize, ha-ha, Architecture Minnesota Wins Gold

Book Review Toward the Livable City By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Newsmakers Miller Dunwiddie and the University of Minnesota Morris Campus; Yaggy Colby's Iowa rest areas; LHB's addition to Lake Superior College By Bette Hammel

Endangered Peavy Plaza, in need of repairs consistent with designer M. Paul Friedberg's original vision, is still considered a landmark in urban design By Robert Roscoe

Interview Herb Baldwin, who helped create landscape architecture as a discipline and a profession in Minnesota, talks about its past, present and future By Amy Nash

Technology Rain gardens are a natural system of storm-water management more people are embracing By Dan Shaw

Practice Landscape architects are increasingly using more native plants to add beauty, function, low maintenance and cost savings to their projects By Deborah Karasov

Talking Point Jury notes on how the 2003 Honor Awards jurors determined their selections By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Directory of Landscape Architecture Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Fast Forward White Bear Lake Marina/Triangle Redevelopment, by Close Landscape Architecture.


AIA Minnesota's 2003 Honor Awards

Sauna Sonnet "This crisp study in Modernism harkens back to traditional shapes in new and clear ways." By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Corporate Modern "This project takes the best of Modernism and extends it and enhances it." By Camille LeFevre

Urban Pioneers "Strong, handsome loft spaces that will be homes for years and years to come." By Camille LeFevre

Performance Architecture "The architects used every opportunity they had to their best advantage. Every last dollar sings on this project." By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Modern Living "An elegant, Modern building that demonstrates a thoughtful use of materials." By Camille LeFevre

Urban Landmark "This is an intelligent project, a very professional building and an important prototype for urban design." By Camille LeFevre

New Town Planning "A gradation of spaces and types well-organized within the genre of this kind of strategy." By Camille LeFevre

Biscuits to Blueprints Through "cleanly detailed execution" and "good spatial connections" the renovation allows "the existing building to retain its own personality." By Camille LeFevre


Cover: Emerson Sauna
Architect: Salmela Architect
Photographer: Peter Bastianelli Kerze