Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

Urban Currents Monthly Forum (What it’s all about)

You love your city. You enjoy open, engaging, and provocative conversations on a wide variety of topics. You would love a place that encourages thoughtful conversation among community members who work to improve the quality of life in the Twin Cities. Cuningham Group aims to uplift the human experience through storytelling, active listening, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and designing beautiful places. Part of..
Cuningham Group Ranked Among Most Innovative Firms

Cuningham Group Ranked Among Most Innovative Firms

Building Design+Construction highlighted Cuningham Group among the top 51 design firms at the forefront of innovation. Cuningham Group was specifically praised for “partnering with the University of Minnesota, the College of Education, and a local school district on multi-year research to assess three retrofitted open learning studios designed by the firm.”View the full article here...
Cuningham Group Celebrates Interdependence Day!

Cuningham Group Celebrates Interdependence Day!

Each July our offices celebrate Interdependence Day, an event that commemorates the merging of Cuningham Group and Solberg + Lowe Architects over 20 years ago. Now, with 10 offices we use this celebration as a time to reflect on how we have grown over the past 48 years. Included below are images that highlight last..
Summer 2016 Practice Shares

Summer 2016 Practice Shares

As our firm continues to grow, it is a priority to keep our employees up to date with our firm efforts. We get excited to hold Practice Share, a recurring event where we invite our team members to participate in discussions that cover a range of topics from Brand Management to Project Documentation. Yesterday’s topic..
Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Sustainability at Erie PreK-8: Erie, Colorado

Erie PreK-8 School is located in Boulder County, Colorado, one of the greenest counties in the United States. How can a new school live up to this community’s high expectations for sustainability and energy efficiency without breaking the budget? That was the challenge Cuningham Group faced in the design of the new PreK-8 School.  Setting..
The Principles of Exceptional Design

The Principles of Exceptional Design

There are many books on the topic of “design thinking,” meaning the unique way in which successful designers reach solutions. Design thinking can be summarized as divergent thinking paired with a collaborative and iterative solution process. In other words, successful designers in this arena enthusiastically try a lot of varied concepts until we find the..
Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai

Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai

This year’s Themed Entertainment Sustainability Summit (TESS) in Shanghai was a GREAT success! Industry leaders from theme parks and entertainment around the globe joined to discuss the resources and challenges in creating a more sustainable and greener planet. Thanks to Jim Scheidel and Rebecca Martinez for fearlessly leading this great effort, year after year! We..