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Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Collaboration

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Collaboration

This video is the second of a four-part series about the design process and philosophy for the remodel of our Minneapolis office. Design for Collaboration The essence of Cuningham Group’s culture can be stated in one word: Collaboration. So naturally, it was a key component in the redesign of our Minneapolis office. By utilizing acoustical,..
Bird Safe Glazing

Bird Safe Glazing

There are four general types of threats the built environment poses to birds. These threats, which can result in fatal collisions, are reflectivity, transparency, a beacon effect and interior illumination. However, by adjusting a structure’s glazing and its interior and exterior lighting features, these threats can be mitigated. This post highlights some of the common..
Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Transformation

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Transformation

This video is the first of a four-part series about the remodel of our Minneapolis office. Design for Transformation Over the past 20 years, changes in technology have dramatically altered the way in which architecture firms operate. As part of a unifying branding effort across all Cuningham Group offices, our Minneapolis location was redesigned in..
Sagrado Corazon: Goodwill Meets Good Design

Sagrado Corazon: Goodwill Meets Good Design

If you were to visit Sagrado Corazon y Santa Maria Guadalupe Catholic Church 10 years ago, you wouldn’t find much in the way of a traditional worship space. For many years, the Sagrado Corazon parish, located in Cudahy, a blue-collar neighborhood south of Los Angeles, had gathered in a small, semi-outdoor, tin-roof chapel. Overcrowding and..
Custom Solutions and the Art of Listening

Custom Solutions and the Art of Listening

The spaces that Cuningham Group designs tell our clients’ individual stories and celebrate their personal experiences. Because of this, we depend on the power of listening and asking the right questions to reveal the inherent story of each client that is in line with their vision and objectives. We then use these personalized visions to..
Top Three Things You Need to Know About Media Spaces

Top Three Things You Need to Know About Media Spaces

Today’s media specialists, school leaders and designers recognize that as technology evolves, the way we design our schools need to evolve, too. Elements like flexible learning environments and skill-based learning opportunities are quickly becoming paramount to learning environment success. Here are the top three things you need to know about media spaces in 21st Century..
Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

  This is the second part in a three-part series. To read the other two parts, click here. There are several key design components that distinguish inclusive restrooms from their gender-segregated counterparts, including their look and feel. Key design differences include: Location, visibility and openness Full-height walls, doors and hardware Mechanical, electrical and plumbing Cost..