October 24: Characteristics of the Perfect Mayor

October 24: Characteristics of the Perfect Mayor

Special Election Edition of Urban Currents Unique cities, unique issues, and unique times. With the election around the corner, we are tuning out candidates’ debates and position statements for a moment to talk about the characteristics we should look for in our next mayor. While Minneapolis and Saint Paul are uniquely different, both face big..
A Midcentury Landmark Finds A Renewed Life*

A Midcentury Landmark Finds A Renewed Life*

*This article was featured in the August 26 Issue of the Arizona Republic.  What is it like to work in a landmark? Absolutely inspiring! That’s what we have discovered over the past few months since Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. settled our Phoenix operations into the historic Farmers & Stockmens Bank building. The Midcentury Modern landmark..
Hyatt Place Pasadena Ground Breaking

Hyatt Place Pasadena Ground Breaking

Meet the newest addition to the Hyatt Place high-class hotel collection, Hyatt Place Pasadena. The stylish, six-story hotel, which broke ground on September 14th, will stand tall among the prestigious Paseo Colorado shopping mall in Pasadena, California.   Cuningham Group is honored to have been invited to the ground-breaking ceremony, hosted by our client and..
Cuningham Group Ranked In BD+C’s 2017 Giant 300 Report

Cuningham Group Ranked In BD+C’s 2017 Giant 300 Report

Every year Building Design + Construction (BD+C) publishes their Giants 300 Report. The Giants 300 Report observes and ranks the performance of the largest architecture, construction, and engineering firms around the nation. This year, Cuningham Group has had the privilege of being recognized in a number of BD+C’s 2017 Giants 300 Report rankings. BD+C released their 2017..
As Competition Heats Up, Creative Amenities Grow*

As Competition Heats Up, Creative Amenities Grow*

*This article was featured in the September Issue of Colorado Real Estate Journal, read the full article here. As Competition Heats Up, Creative Amenities Grow The rapid rise of apartments in Denver is staggering, pushing developers to seek project elements that position them above the crowd.  While well laid-out unit floor plans and distinctive exterior..
Meet Cuningham Group’s New Workplace Studio Director

Meet Cuningham Group’s New Workplace Studio Director

We are thrilled to announce that Marcene Kandra is the new Director of Workplace for Cuningham Group’s Phoenix office. Marcene is bringing more than 23 years of experience in commercial interior architecture and design, as well as an enthusiastic approach to collaborative design projects. Her excellent communication skills allow her to blend the client’s requirements..
Designing with Natural Ventilation

Designing with Natural Ventilation

With rising concerns surrounding the cost and environmental impact of energy use natural ventilation has its advantages. Not only does natural ventilation provide ventilation (outdoor air) to ensure safe, healthy and comfortable conditions for building occupants without the use of fans, it also provides free cooling without the use of mechanical systems. When carefully designed,..
Providing a Lens into the Field of Architecture

Providing a Lens into the Field of Architecture

Earlier this summer, Cuningham Group team members Cece Webb and Niko Kubota wrapped up a design camp with students from Hope Academy in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board (MPRB) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The outcome consisted of two concept designs for a picnic shelter as part of the..
Groundbreaking for New St. Cloud Tech High School

Groundbreaking for New St. Cloud Tech High School

Ceremony to Celebrate Construction of Innovative Facility for Students Design Reflects District, Community’s Vision for Future St. Cloud Area School District held a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m., on Monday August 28, for the new 324,000-square-foot St Cloud Tech High School. The facility, set to open in the fall of 2019, will accommodate 1,600 students..
Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Students are headed back to school in Erie, Colorado, but the school year is not the only new thing they’ll be experiencing this year. Erie’s Meadowlark PK-8 school welcomed its first students this month. The building doesn’t look much like most other schools. Instead of the typical design of halls and individual classrooms, Meadowlark was..
Minneapolis Office Remodel: Construction Updates

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Construction Updates

The Minneapolis office construction is in full swing and the Mortenson Construction team has started demolition, kicking off the transformation of our soon-to-be new office space. We are patiently waiting to hear about updates of the space and are excited to see the changes taking place. This has been the largest renovation to this office..