May – June 2005
Vol. 31 No. 3

Modern Living

32 Gull Lake Getaway An inspired lakeside cabin by David Salmela puts the mind at ease with simplicity and casual grace By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

38 Beauty and the Brick Julie Snow Architects’ Humboldt Mill Condominiums—part historic rehab, part modern infill project—combines the past and future of loft design By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

44 The Perfect Sunset Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle’s SunsetRidge Townhomes offers flexible, light-filled living spaces for seniors with an active lifestyle By Dorothy Rand

48 New Guy on the Block Are those . . . billboards? LOCUS Architecture’s Nowhaus 01 is the talk of the town By Christopher Hudson

52 Elegant Geometry Charles Stinson’s Lake Harriet House captivates with an artful composition of horizontal and vertical planes By Camille LeFevre

57 Mix and Match Robert Gerloff Residential Architects finds the right combination in the Jolitz Residence By Barbara Knox


60 Renovation within Reach Three residential architecture firms package their design consultation services with first-time clients in mind By Camille LeFevre

66 Chipboard Charm An ambitious affordable-housing project in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood integrates cost-effective construction methods with sustainable design By Christopher Hudson


5 Editor’s Note Old and New

9 Overview “Affordable Housing,” New Releases, New AIA Fellows, Search for Shelter Charrette, Residential Honors

17 Newsmakers A seven-block housing development on St. Paul’s Upper Landing by KKE Architects and ESG Architects; Cermak Rhoades Architects to design loft-style condominiums at Pillsbury A Mill; LHB takes on a supportive housing project in Duluth; ALTUS Architecture + Design’s Kenwood Residence By Bette Hammel

21 Endangered The historic Shaw-Hammons House in Anoka may yet be saved from demolition, thanks to an active local citizenry By Robert Roscoe

25 Practice Zero energy housing promises lower energy costs and a cleaner, healthier environment—so what are we waiting for? By William Weber

27 Technology RSP Architects makes creative use of the latest window technology in the Andersen inHOME, a mountaintop show house in Park City, Utah By Barbara Knox

31 Talking Point Managing construction costs and budgets requires “confronting reality as early as possible, proceeding with caution while constantly weighing ability, and keeping false hope in check” By Bill Beyer, FAIA

110 Consultants’ Directory

123 Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms

159 Index of Firms by Building Type

164 Project Credits

165 Advertising Index

166 Fast Forward The Edgewater; ESG Architects, Minneapolis, design architect; Domain Architecture & Design, Minneapolis, interior architect

Matthew Cabin
Brainerd, Minnesota
Architect: Salmela Architect
Photographer: Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

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