We exist to Uplift the Human Experience. It is what gets us up every day and is our reason for being. This simple and eloquent statement embodies our passion for design and its impact on our clients, communities, and the world.

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Master Planning

At Cuningham Group, we designate one Master Planner to each major project we work on. Master Planners are highly experienced professionals assigned to help guide decision-making with consideration of comprehensive design, budgetary and staffing objectives and constraints. Whether assigned to a single building or a larger campus or neighborhood, Master Planners influence the design of a project from conception through construction. Additional responsibilities include working with clients to evaluate site access, existing built and natural conditions, opportunities for expansion, and/or unforeseen site limitations, to effectively and expediently affect all aspects of the design process.

Concept Design

During concept design, we skillfully solicit the goals and objectives of our client, and begin the creative process of illustrating their vision. Concept design is at the heart of what we do as architects and designers, and is ultimately aimed at resourcefully and collaboratively uncovering the essence of a design. Using a storytelling approach, we work with clients to ‘paint’ the experience of a given space and use the resulting concept as a guide for the remaining phases of design.


We provide a team-based approach to architecture that sustains design excellence by subscribing to a holistically collaborative process. By applying a diverse set of creative talents, we channel the energy and imagination of clients, staff, and other team members to create architecture that is meaningful. Our approach best serves clients who seek architectural design that makes optimum use of resources, and who seek a design process that respects, articulates, and fulfills their values and goals.

Interior Design

One of a kind design requires foresight and intuition to capture the distinctive spirit of each space. Using those skills coupled with specific market expertise, our interior designers provide thoughtful solutions that meet the needs of the client’s program and aesthetic desires. Our approach pursues the effective use of space, user well-being, and functionality while applying a strong understanding of the trends and quality that lead to comprehensive and complementary interior environments.


For us, a design program begins with hosting candid discussions with key stakeholders who can best answer questions of space, style and functionality. We assemble a detailed list of the desired spaces, attributes and quantities, including the relationships that each space has with one another. The resulting program document provides clients with an effective tool for communicating their unique needs with everyone associated with the building process.

Urban Design

We provide a range of urban design and planning services for both private and public sector clients. The goal of our work is to increase investor confidence in a given area by improving the public realm, access and connectivity. Our design solutions are both strategic and physical, and emerge from the underlying patterns and traditions of a place.


Environmental graphics and branding complete the cohesive design aesthetic between a building design and its overall marketing image. By offering these services in-house alongside our architectural and interior design teams, Cuningham Group is able to weave art and design throughout each project, implementing creative strategies that communicate, inspire, and elevate the value of our clients’ places and spaces in their local community and beyond.

Landscape Architecture

Our goal is to create engaging, healthy, and sustainable outdoor spaces that respect the natural world, while enhancing the quality of life for clients and spectators. We proudly offer the distinction of having experience in landscape architecture, urbanism, and the realm of public policy, which uniquely enables our team to effectively and sustainably create community and connections, and foster beauty across a variety of project types.


We are stewards of the environment, and have a responsibility to design in a way that respects all living things.

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360-degree views of Humboldt High School

360-degree views of Humboldt High School

Experience the newly designed learning spaces in Humboldt High School (Saint Paul Public Schools) with these 360-degree views. Our education team recently used these models to share the new space with staff and students using Google Virtual Reality. Both the staff and the students were excited to see these images and had a lot of fun experiencing..
2017 Cuningham Group Promotions

2017 Cuningham Group Promotions

Welcome Our New Associate Principals, Senior Associates & Associates! We are excited to recognize the contributions that individuals have made to the growth of Cuningham Group through their promotions to Associate Principal, Senior Associate and Associate. This talented group of emerging leaders represents our commitment to building and maintaining strong and dynamic teams that exemplify..
Making Cities More Human

Making Cities More Human

BUILD Bilbao: Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues October 25-28, 2016 BUILD Bilbao is graciously convened by The German-Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). As an invitation-only event, BUILD 2016 brought together 140 participants from 60 cities and 13 countries to discuss and explore urban transformation in a digital age. During my week in Spain,..