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Home 4: River View Loft

by Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd.


Home 3: Twenty-First Century Craftsman

by Mitlyng Design, LLC


Home 2: Prairie Preservation

by David Heide Design Studio


A Collaborative Process

 Designing and building a home is a deeply collaborative process, in which the architect, builders, landscape architects, interior designers, homeowners, craftspeople, and more come together to make a vision come true. Home 9 “Buckeye Point,” designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects, illustrates the way a high level of collaboration can result in a beautiful, finely detailed, […]

Home 1: Robinson’s Bay

by Aulik Design Build


Outdoor Living in the City and at the Lake

 With safe indoor interactions limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities for outdoor living are more important than ever. Homes 5 and 13 on this year’s virtual Homes by Architects Tour are just two of the tour homes that were designed with outdoor activities and connection to their site’s natural surroundings in mind.PLAAD, which designed […]

We’re Ready for Zero Energy Ready

When the homeowners of Home 1 “Robinsons Bay” approached Aulik Design Build to remodel their house, it was soon revealed through conversations that their current house could not meet their needs. The design team and homeowners pivoted to a new property and expanded their vision for the house.One of the client’s requirements didn’t change, however: […]

Out of the Ashes

Home 16, “Fletcher Phoenix,” has a unique story among the tour homes. Like a phoenix, this 1942 Cape Cod-style home was reborn out of the ashes after a kitchen fire thanks to Kell Architects’ careful design decisions.When this kitchen fire took place, it was disastrous for many physical aspects of the home. It caused extensive […]

Designing for Fun and Family

 While gatherings of family and friends may look a little different during this time of COVID-19, many homeowners have designed their homes with hosting and entertainment in mind.Home 14, “Prairie Connection,” features plenty of space to frequently entertain extended family alongside its sweeping prairie views. For these homeowners, a focus on family, entertainment, and connection […]

Kermit Duncan, AIA, Receives 2020 AIA Minnesota Louis Lundgren Award for Service

MINNEAPOLIS, August 3, 2020 — Kermit Duncan, AIA, is the 2020 AIA Minnesota Louis Lundgren Award for Service recipient. Each year, the Louis Lundgren Award for Service recognizes one Minnesota architect for their outstanding contributions in the area of community and professional service. Through their work as citizen architects, recipients of the award are regarded by the […]


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Matrix Newsletter August 2022

Matrix Newsletter August 2022

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