The Magazine of AIA Minnesota

January - February 2002
Vol. 28 No. 1


Preview 2001 Honor Awards, "free span," Rapson fellowship winner

Newsmakers The Weidt Group, HGA, Ellerbe Becket, Architectural Alliance, Perkins and Will

Endangered Bnai Abraham, the only remaining synagogue on the Iron Range, helped immigrants adapt to society while maintaining their ethnic identity By Robert Roscoe

Interview AIA Minnesota's 2002 president, Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA, is committed to public service and promoting the value of architects By Camille LeFevre

Practice Megachurches, with their large congregations and bountiful amenities, are helping to define community in the suburbs By Frank Edgerton Martin

Talking Point A visit to ground zero By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Portfolio of Religious Architecture Directory of Consulting Engineering Firms Project Credits Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Peter By Jack El-Hai


Special Section
Talking Point A visit to ground zero By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
    In the Aftermath Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, architects have been providing advice, design guidance and ideas for enhanced security to their clients By Burl Gilyard
    The View From Here Architects and related design professionals offers their views on ethics, aesthetics, security and sustainability in a post-September 11 world Produced by Camille LeFevre

The Benedictine's Bauhaus Marcel Breuer's landmark buildings at St. John's Abbey and University demonstrate how Bauhaus ideas embodied a secular version of Benedictine beliefs By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Religious Icon Kodet Architectural Group designs a new church for Our Saviour's Lutheran that reflects the congregation's mission of community service and openness By Burl Gilyard

Eternal Light Locus Architecture illuminates a new chapel in a San Francisco synagogue with a timeless interpretation of the original Ark of the Covenant By Camille LeFevre

Redeeming Value MacDonald and Mack restores a Purcell and Feick church while providing for the new Baptist congregation's needs By Robert Frame

Answered PrayersMiller Dunwiddie turns an empty undercroft at the Basilica of St. Mary into a contemporary worship and gathering space By Joel Hoekstra


Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Architect: Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Photographer: Don F. Wong