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July 25: Extremely Mainstream

July 25: Extremely Mainstream

Brenda Hoppe, Founder, Midwest Skateboarding Alliance and Dustin Grice, Founder/CEO, Ride Minnesota™ Skateboarding, BMX, and motocross and other “extreme” sports have taken over downtown the past two summers as Minneapolis develops further to support such sports. With the X-Games ramping up this weekend, this action-orientated sporting event shines light on the fast-paced summer activities that have become..
May 22: Afrofuturism in North Minneapolis: Designing a World Beyond the Status Quo

May 22: Afrofuturism in North Minneapolis: Designing a World Beyond the Status Quo

Roger Cummings, Chief Cultural Producer, Juxtaposition Arts The release of Marvel’s Black Panther brought Afrofuturism to the big screen, broadcasting a vision of futuristic technology. Black Panther redefined the classic Hollywood superhero movie and celebrated a dizzying array of African artistic traditions with people of African descent at the center. While Afrofuturism is generally an..
Re-imagining the Dining Hall Experience: Introduction

Re-imagining the Dining Hall Experience: Introduction

Cuningham Group is re-imagining the student dining experience at University of Minnesota’s Sanford Hall. Located on University Avenue, two blocks east of Interstate 35W on the University of Minnesota’s main Minneapolis campus, Sanford Hall is one of two residence halls located adjacent to Dinkytown, the university’s commercial district. Built in 2003 as an addition to..
March 28: The Super Bowl – What Did We Learn?

March 28: The Super Bowl – What Did We Learn?

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event* Steve Marsh, Senior Writer, Mpls-St. Paul Magazine and Lisa Middag, Director of Nicollet Activation, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District We threw a party, we invited the world.  By most accounts, it ran smoothly and people had a good time. But now that everyone’s gone, we ask ourselves….what did..
January 25: It’s Just Beer … or is it?

January 25: It’s Just Beer … or is it?

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event and see our newly renovated office* Sarah Bonvallet, Co-Owner and Creative Director at Dangerous Man Brewing Co., Gary Nicholas, founder of Nicholas Brewing Projects, and Adelheid Koski, President and Neighborhood Coordinator, Holland Neighborhood beer  /ˈbɪər/ : a beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (such as barley), flavored with hops,..
Minnehaha Academy Announces Architecture and Construction Firms

Minnehaha Academy Announces Architecture and Construction Firms

Press Release Issued by Minnehaha Academy.  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (December 15, 2017) – Minnehaha Academy is pleased to announce that Minnehaha’s Board of Trustees selected Cuningham Group to provide architecture and engineering services and Mortenson Construction as the School’s construction manager to build the school’s permanent Upper School campus. “We are confident we have assembled a..
November 29: Dear Mayor-elect … Congratulations, Now the Work Begins.

November 29: Dear Mayor-elect … Congratulations, Now the Work Begins.

*Join us for an evening Urban Currents event*  Nick Minderman, Committee Member, Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee, Eleonore Wesserle,  Director of Narrative Strategy, Line Break Media and Alissa Pier, Commissioner, Minneapolis City Planning Commission It took a few rounds, but with the help of ranked choice voting, the City of Minneapolis has elected a new mayor. Between..
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..
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..
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..
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..