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Homes by Architects Tour

The popular, self-guided circuit of architect-designed houses spans the Twin Cities metro with design character for every taste, from cozy traditional to clean-lined midcentury to airy contemporary
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Medical Wonder

Architect Rebecca Lewis revels in the beauty of the lobby of Duluth’s Medical Arts Building
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Ceylon

Minneapolis-based Opus refines the multifamily-housing development with an elegant boutique apartment building near St. Louis
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Virtual Learning

HGA Architects and Engineers uses virtual reality to help its designers and clients better understand the experience of users with disabilities
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Ray

A transit-rich St. Paul apartment building filled with “micro” units taps into a 21st-century yearning for smaller footprints and simpler (but still plenty nice) living
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How to Achieve Invisible Sustainability

Coulson's Carly Coulson, AIA, a signatory to the American Institute of Architects’ 2030 Commitment, shares her firm’s design process
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Getting It Wright

The second owners of a Frank Lloyd Wright–designed property near Stillwater, Minnesota, painstakingly bring a Usonian-style studio into the 21st century
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Bell Museum

The design of the new museum, as well as its exhibits, celebrate the diversity of Minnesota’s natural resources
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Emily Larson Interview

The mayor on Duluth’s unique blend of built and natural environment—and on efforts to expand the city’s ongoing revitalization
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Pathways Innovation Center and Roosevelt High School

Two connected schools in Casper, Wyoming, let students learn the real-life skills the business world needs
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Gathering Spaces

The design philosophy of midcentury Northfield architect Edward Sövik through the lens of two of his hometown projects
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Natural Science

The material story cooked into the new Bell Museum
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Walker Art Center Expansion

The story of how the Walker unified a 19-acre arts campus with a seamlessly integrated new entry pavilion
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Snow Kreilich Wins AIA National Firm Award

The highest honor given to a U.S. architecture firm goes to a Minnesota studio
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Amber Room

Architect and Urban Sketchers president Amber Sausen would rather draw in the Guthrie Theater than take pictures
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Wayzata Residence

A modern home by Snow Kreilich Architects maximizes indoor/outdoor lakefront living
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Deloia

A striking new residence in Duluth brings out the art in architecture
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Tom Oslund Interview

The award-winning landscape architect on what you’ll see when the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden emerges from the snow
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Hyytinen

Salmela Architect employs geometry and color to masterful effect in a Northern Minnesota cabin
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White Space

A 50-year history of the modern future
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Lofts at Mayo Park

Rochester’s plans for a river renaissance gain momentum with an award-winning new multifamily project
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Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Minneapolis architects convert a 1930s gymnasium at the University of Arkansas into a 21st-century performance hall
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Straight River Northbound Safety Rest Area

A rest-area facility just south of Owatonna, Minnesota, brings a new slant to highway architecture
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MPR Cube Critics Interview

Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr talk about the roles that architects and buildings play in cinema
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Q Wood and Steel

Two architects and a small team of artisans craft an unforgettable outbuilding in a Northern Minnesota forest
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Mill Street Parking Structure

Architects take the design of public parking to a whole new level in Wayzata, Minnesota
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La Mesita

A design-build workshop for architecture students leaves a lasting imprint on both its participants and the community it serves
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Little Rock

The long and varied history of the hardiest landscape material
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Ramsey County Library–Shoreview

The design of a new regional library takes its inspiration from the form and experience of actual books
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Crystal Gazing

Architect Nathan Johnson in the public space he loves most: the IDS Center Crystal Court
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Rough Rider Center

JLG Architects designs a sports and events complex for a North Dakota boomtown
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Phenow Pavilion

In Maple Grove, U+B designs a park pavilion that doubles as a warming house
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Resident Expert

Mia curator Yasufumi Nakamori has a lifelong interest in architect Kenzo Tange, who expanded the museum with a modern addition in the 1970s
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AIA Minnesota Firm Award

Kodet Architectural Group receives one of AIA Minnesota's most prestigious honors for its 35-year commitment to design excellence and client and community service
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Design Destination: Des Moines

Our photographic tour of 70 years of modern architecture in Iowa’s capital features buildings by luminaries of 20th- and 21st-century design
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Minnesota State Capitol Restoration

A $310 million renovation designed to keep the landmark humming with civic life and history for another century
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Designs on Higher Office

A conversation with two architecture-trained state legislators on the unique design-thinking and problem-solving skills they bring to elected office
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Flight Plan

Seeking to alleviate congestion and boost the passenger experience at MSP International Airport’s Terminal 1, the Metropolitan Airports Commission turns to two Minneapolis architecture firms
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The Jet Age

A look back at the original Lindbergh Terminal, a building that captured the spirit of its forward-looking era
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VP of Child’s Play

The Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Barbara Hahn talks about a $30 million makeover that begs to be touched
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Better Schools

Facilities director Tom Parent, AIA, discusses St. Paul Public Schools’ efforts to build equity and inclusion into the school system’s flexible new facilities master plan
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Homes by Architects Tour House 17

A Stillwater couple with a passion for design and creativity build a family home that’s sophisticated yet approachable, lively, and open
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The Hewing

Nordic meets North Loop in a new boutique hotel in Minneapolis
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Wittkamper Reiff

Wittkamper Reiff visits with Architecture MN at one of their recent projects, Wild Mind Artisan Ales
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Millwright Building

The newest “old” building in downtown Minneapolis
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License to Steel

Musings on the corrugated-metal craze in multifamily housing
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maurices

A Duluth-based retailer consolidates its several offices into an attractive new downtown high-rise that’s big on natural light and harbor views
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Hibbing High School

Past and present merge at an Iron Range gem
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Mayor Chris Coleman

St. Paul's three-term mayor talks to Architecture MN about a few of the building and infrastructure projects that altered the face of the city on his watch
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Timber!

A short history of the reclaimed barn wood era
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St. Louis County Gov’t Services Center

St. Louis County and architecture firm Perkins+Will blend advanced sustainability and comfort in their renovation of a 1980s municipal building in downtown Duluth
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Duluth Transportation Center

Architecture and engineering firm LHB fits an easy-to-navigate, light-filled, and durable new transportation hub into a tight downtown site
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T3 Building

A new mass-timber, transit-connected, technology-rich office building fits Minneapolis’ Warehouse District to a T
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Temple Israel

Indoors and out, a recently expanded Minneapolis synagogue radiates timeless modern design
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Eric Dayton Interview

The Bachelor Farmer owner on his new expansion, his design tastes, and his views on the fate of downtown Minneapolis
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Linden Hills Residence

Green technology and contemporary design merge seamlessly in a Minneapolis residence by Christian Dean Architecture
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Stack House

Lazor Office creates a tree house in Minneapolis for a couple passionate about contemporary living and design
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Peltier Addition

In the late 1940s, midcentury masters Close Associates designed an unusual duplex. Almost 70 years later, they designed an addition.
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Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

A new Minnesota Landscape Arboretum facility brings added buzz to an important area of ecological learning
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Sonoma weeHouse

Alchemy Architects’ latest prefabricated gem revels in the views of its Northern California landscape
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The Commons

A flexible new two-block park in downtown Minneapolis puts the city on dramatic display
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Larson Bergquist

Time and timelessness combine in a Finnish-flavored retreat on Minnesota’s North Shore
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Emerson Process Management

An Eden Prairie manufacturer transforms its concrete-walled headquarters into a daylit facility that energizes its workforce
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Pat Kessler at the Capitol

A visit with the WCCO-TV political reporter at the newly restored civic landmark
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Memory, Meaning, and a Mill

Architect Thomas Meyer, FAIA, muses on the rich psychological resonance and improbable survival of the Washburn Crosby A Mill in Minneapolis
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Masqueray in Minnesota

Architecture MN marks the centennial of the death of Emmanuel L. Masqueray with the story of how the French architect came to design the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary at nearly the same time
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3M Design Center

Minnesota’s preeminent product maker carves out a stunning new creative hub on its St. Paul campus
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HDR Studio

The Minneapolis architecture studio of a global architecture and engineering firm fuels its own imagination with a winning blend of transparency, brand color, and technology
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Rochester: A Design Tour

The southeastern Minnesota city contains numerous design gems, including works by Franklin Ellerbe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Eero Saarinen
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Robert Mack Wins AIA Minnesota Gold Medal

MacDonald & Mack Architects’ Robert Mack, FAIA, is honored for his long and influential career in historic preservation
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U.S. Bank Stadium

How does the new stadium measure up as a facility, an experience, and a work of art? Seven points (touchdown!) to consider.
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Higher Ground St. Paul

The first phase of Catholic Charities’ impressive new housing and social-services center nears completion thanks to a powerful public–private partnership
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Schmidt Artist Lofts

An adaptive reuse of an historic St. Paul brewery by BKV Group transforms a 15-acre industrial site into affordable housing for artists
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Texas Two-Step: The Kimbell Art Museum

Two landmark modern museums make Fort Worth, Texas, a top design destination
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Texas Two-Step: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Two landmark modern museums make Fort Worth, Texas, a top design destination
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The On-Demand Museum

The digital world and the sharing economy present serious challenges—and even greater opportunities—for the traditional museum
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Print Run

Architecture MN turned 80 this year. We mark this milestone with a look back at five distinct eras in the magazine’s evolution.
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Perkins+Will

An architecture firm designs a new space for itself in Minneapolis’ IDS Center with a focus on mobility, flexibility, and adaptability
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Homes by Architects Tour House 8

A strikingly modern residence brings California-style indoor/outdoor living to Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun
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McCann Minneapolis

Snow Kreilich Architects creates a crisp, open studio for a creative agency on the top floors of a midcentury tower
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Steven Streeter Interview

The president of Streeter & Associates on the how and the why of building architect-designed homes
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Blu Dot

A contemporary furniture maker moves its Northeast Minneapolis headquarters one door down to a storied warehouse space
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Mia Lobby Redesign

The Minneapolis Institute of Art renovates the multilevel lobby in its Kenzo Tange–designed wing to create flexible, technology-infused spaces for a variety of uses
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Five Days in Havana

Minneapolis architecture firm MSR travels to the Cuban capital—and returns with indelible impressions of its architectural beauty and economic hardship
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Northern Light

A new retreat by Rehkamp Larson Architects is the Minnesota cabin at its most sophisticated
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Madeline Island Retreat

Albertsson Hansen Architecture melds modern and traditional in a cozy shoreline cottage
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B3 and SB 2030

A roundtable interview with the team that has shaped and administered Minnesota’s robust, nation-leading energy management system for public buildings
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Intelligence Community Campus

The Minneapolis office of Leo A Daly gives an intelligence community campus near the nation’s capital a striking new look
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Poole House

The story of how a Ralph Rapson–designed cottage in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has endured as a midcentury jewel
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Lake Waconia Residence

A modern Minnesota lake home offers a fresh look at the way design meets living
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Alexandria Area High School

Alexandria, Minnesota, steps to the head of the class nationally with a light-filled new high school designed for 21st-century learning
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Huss Center for the Performing Arts

St. Paul Academy sets the stage for creative learning with a bright and colorful performing arts center
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Richard Graves Interview

Six questions for the director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Building Research
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The Rose

A new apartment building in Minneapolis sets a new national standard for sustainability in affordable housing
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CHS Field

The crisply designed, wildly popular ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul brings minor league baseball into the modern era
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Nordic Light

A distinctively modern home is designed to brighten the living experience in all four seasons
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MCAD’s M/LAB

A renovation by James Dayton Design allows MCAD students to expand their experimentation with digital media
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Xcel Energy Substation Enclosures

Two substation enclosures in South Minneapolis transform transformers into award-winning public art
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Jay Coogan Interview

MCAD's president discusses the school’s efforts to update its campus for modern arts education—within the existing architecture
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Mississippi View Apartment

A gallery-like apartment takes midcentury simplicity to new artistic heights
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Leading by the Nose

For humans, walkable neighborhoods and commercial hubs reward strolling with varied architecture, safe street crossings, and a mix of things to do and see on foot. For dogs, there is a much larger world of scent. Can our canine companions guide us to a richer walking experience?
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LifeSource

Bold architectural geometry and color and a riverfront location combine to elevate the profile of an agency that helps save lives
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Fast Horse

A marketing agency in Minneapolis’ North Loop expands vertically with the help of some thrifty architectural invention
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KNOCK, Inc.

A Minneapolis brand agency grows its studio home and its creative capacity with an airily industrial addition
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Sensitivity to the Light

The architectural photography of George Heinrich
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The Destination Medical Center

The planners of Rochester’s Destination Medical Center approach urban design in the same way that the Mayo Clinic approaches health care—holistically
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Greycoats at the Glass Cube

How a Minneapolis band ended up making an otherworldly music video at Ralph Rapson’s famed modern retreat
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Voya Financial 20 Washington

Minneapolis’ first encounter with a starchitect—Minoru Yamasaki—50 years ago resulted in a midcentury gem
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All That Glass

What does it take to maintain Minneapolis' iconic IDS Center in a way that preserves its distinctive character and beauty?
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AIA Minnesota Firm Award

BWBR is awarded AIA Minnesota’s 2015 Firm Award for its enduring dedication to design collaboration and dynamic client relationships
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Olga Viso Interview

The director of the Walker Art Center talks about the center’s plans for a more artfully integrated campus
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Ordway Center Expansion

A new concert hall at St. Paul’s Ordway Center wows with intimate seating and an undulating wood ceiling screen
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The Missing 32 Percent

A significant percentage of women with architecture degrees never reach licensure or positions of leadership in the profession. What can be done about it?
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Kjersti Monson Interview

Minneapolis long-range planning director Kjersti Monson takes a wide view of downtown’s future
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Surly Brewing MSP

Creative ferment and a Minneapolis architecture firm help Surly Brewing Company reimagine the beer hall in a modern form
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Spoon and Stable

An immensely popular new eatery in Minneapolis’ North Loop offers diners a cozy connection with the kitchen
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Generation Next

Three Minnesota architecture firms—MSR, MacDonald & Mack, and Miller Dunwiddie—look to the future with a new generation of leadership
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Public Opinion: The Commons

The planning of the Commons, a two-block park in downtown Minneapolis, has captured the attention of the Twin Cities. What level of input should the public expect to have? And at what stage of the project would public input have the most impact?
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Whitetail Woods Regional Park

A new Dakota County park offers visitors a variety of landscape settings and activities—and three memorable camping cabins in the pines
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Anthropologie

MSR brings harmony to a tangle of Philadelphia Navy Yard buildings for Urban Outfitters’ Anthropologie brand. It’s the culmination of a stunningly distinctive corporate campus.
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Design Partners

HGA's Joan Soranno, FAIA, and John Cook, FAIA, share a studio and collaborate on design projects. And when the day is done, they go home to the house they own—and have renovated—together.
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Family Retreat

An expectation-defying Lake Superior retreat stirs the imagination
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Marlboro Music Cottages

HGA Architects and Engineers gives the Cape Cod form a modern slant with the Marlboro Music Cottages in rural Vermont
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Toro Headquarters

Innovation-minded Toro revitalizes its campus with an elegantly minimalist office building that frees up space for research and development
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The Nic on Fifth

A new residential high-rise takes its spot in the downtown Minneapolis skyline with exceptional amenities and views. But its best feature may be its generous embrace of the street.
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University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Pete Sieger’s striking black-and-white images of the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus invite a fresh look at unheralded midcentury architecture
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AIA Minnesota Gold Medal

No stranger to regional and national design awards, Julie Snow, FAIA, wins the American Institute of Architects Minnesota’s highest individual honor
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Hennepin County Walker Library

VJAA’s new Hennepin County Walker Library takes its cues from its bustling Uptown site and surroundings
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John Christakos Residence

Blu Dot's CEO found the perfect home for his contemporary art collection and eclectic furnishings: a midcentury dwelling built for a notable sculptor by a pioneering Minnesota architect
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McKnight Foundation Interview

McKnight Foundation president Kate Wolford and program officer Eric Muschler talk about the organization’s big-picture view of housing needs in Minnesota