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..
Pathways Innovation Center Students Build Cabin in School’s Fabrication Hall

Pathways Innovation Center Students Build Cabin in School’s Fabrication Hall

Students in the Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering Academy at Pathways Innovation Center have built a two-bedroom cabin in the school’s fabrication hall with help from the Wyoming Department of Education’s CTE Demonstration Project Grant, Casper College architecture students, and community partners. Read more here.    Pathways Innovation Center Pathways Innovation Center is open to..
Aspen Community School Awarded LEED®-Gold Certification

Aspen Community School Awarded LEED®-Gold Certification

Aspen Community School, located in Woody Creek, Colorado, has been awarded LEED®-Gold Certification by the USGBC. The K-8 public charter school, operated by Compass of Lifelong Discovery, was designed by Cuningham Group in collaboration with Studio B Architecture + Interiors. We were commissioned to design a school that would reinforce its connection and deep respect..
July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

July 25 – Welcome to MN: Demographic Changes & Migration Patterns

** Please note location change ** Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer and Jack DeWaard, Assistant Professor -Department of Sociology, Minnesota Population Center – University of Minnesota Behind many demographic changes are migration patterns – the movement of people from one place to another.  Despite what we hear about being a transient population where people are more likely..
New Cuningham Group-Designed Restaurant ninetwentyfive Opening on Friday in Downtown Wayzata

New Cuningham Group-Designed Restaurant ninetwentyfive Opening on Friday in Downtown Wayzata

Highly Anticipated Restaurant Located in Cuningham-Designed Luxury Hotel, The Hotel Landing The highly anticipated restaurant ninetwentyfive, designed by Cuningham Group opens today inside The Hotel Landing at 925 Lake Street in downtown Wayzata. Ninetwentyfive is a two story, 5,500-square-foot theater-in-the-round-style restaurant for approximately 200 guests. The stunning restaurant features a dramatic mezzanine overlooking the large..
University of Minnesota and Cuningham Group Collaborate through the Consortium for Research Practices

University of Minnesota and Cuningham Group Collaborate through the Consortium for Research Practices

Dustin Schipper joined Cuningham Group in January of 2016 to kick off his research for the University of Minnesota’s Master of Science in Architecture – Research Practices, which integrates a structured path to architectural licensure with research in practice. Dustin is the second student from the University of Minnesota’s program to partner with Cuningham Group..
Cuningham Group Volunteers with Denver Architectural Foundation

Cuningham Group Volunteers with Denver Architectural Foundation

Over a period of eight weeks, the Denver office participated in a volunteer program known as the Denver Architectural Foundation Cleworth Architecture Legacy (DAFCAL). This program brings architects into partnering local schools to expose students to architectural topics and the field in general. Each architectural firm works with a teacher to create a curriculum focused..