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A New Kind of Home: The ADU

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are growing in popularity throughout the Twin Cities region and beyond. These small homes share lot space with a single-family home—you may also know them as granny flats or second suites.ADUs increase housing options in established neighborhoods, can be used for extended family or designed to be a more appropriate home […]

History Modernized

Remodeling a historic home takes finesse. A good architect honors the home’s historic legacy while meeting the modern homeowner’s needs. Three homes on the 2019 Homes by Architects Tour are historic renovations that more than succeed on both levels.Home 8, “El Rancho Residence”in St. Louis Park, was originally named the “Wagon Wheel House” and was […]

Outdoor Living

Enhancing outdoor living is one of the hottest trends in Minnesota residential architecture right now, for good reason. Outdoor spaces enhance the living experience and are an important part of how Minnesotans work and play. Many homes on the 2019 Homes by Architects tour exemplify the best and brightest examples of great outdoor living spaces.The […]

The 12th Annual Homes by Architects Tour is Coming Soon!

Join us for the twelfth annual Homes by Architects Tour and visit thirteen homes spanning the greater Twin Cities metro area on September 21–22, 2019. Visitors will see thoughtful historic remodels, an accessory dwelling unit, a sauna with a Himalayan salt wall, and the rest of the best that the residential architecture industry has to […]

AIA Minnesota Announces 2019 Young Architects Award Recipients

Left to right: Donovan Nelson, AIA; Amber Sausen, AIA; Jesse Turck, AIA; and Jill Vowels, AIA.MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2019 — Four architects were selected for the 2019 Young Architects Award. This award is given by AIA Minnesota to individuals who, in the early stage of their architecture career, have shown exceptional leadership and made significant […]

Katie Myhre, AIA Receives 2019 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship

MINNEAPOLIS, June 18, 2019— Katie Myhre, AIA, CID LEED AP, of Minneapolis firm Snow Kreilich Architects, was selected for the prestigious Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship for 2019. The Fellowship, established in 2007, nurtures design thinking in architecture and promotes a further understanding of resource sustainability in the world.Each year, the Cavin Fellowship is awarded to […]

What To Know Before You Go

It’s time to plan your route for the 2017 Homes by Architects tour. Get ready to enjoy some great architecture against the beautiful backdrop of the Twin Cities in the fall. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the tour:Get off the beaten path. Driving out to Excelsior and Stillwater locations […]

The Conversation About Affordable Housing

At the Homes by Architects Tour, we like to de-bunk some myths and stereotypes about architects that may be in the public mind. We really love to show how architects are think-outside-the-box, collaborative problem-solvers who can make a significant impact in our communities.A special project on this year’s tour aims to drive home that fact. […]

Blending Old and New in Home Design: See it Done Right at This Year’s Tour

Blending the old and the new can create truly unique home designs. The special expertise of architects helps homeowners bring the blend to life effectively. Three homes on the 2017 Homes by Architects tour successfully preserved the best of their history while adding modern elements for today’s livability.After a series of additions and remodels, Home […]

Alternatives to the McMansion: Designing a Home for Your Neighborhood

Many homeowners want to make their mark on their individual space without making too distinctive a mark on their surrounding community. Architects can help homeowners design projects that maximize improvement opportunities without losing the character of the neighborhood. Two homes on the 2017 Homes by Architects tour met the owners’ needs and blended seamlessly with […]