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Rafter: A Love Letter to Northeast Minneapolis

Rafter: A Love Letter to Northeast Minneapolis

Northeast Minneapolis is known for many things — great restaurants, historic buildings, a thriving art scene. For the neighborhood’s residents, it’s also known for a group of wild turkeys that call the area home. As Northeast Minneapolis’ unofficial mascot, these birds represent the area’s eclectic, proud heritage — characteristics embodied in a new high-rise apartment..
Angel of the Winds Casino Resort Expansion and Renovation

Angel of the Winds Casino Resort Expansion and Renovation

As tribal casinos increasingly position themselves as entertainment centers, amenities become a crucial element of a casino’s success. The expansion and renovation of Angel of the Winds Casino Resort elevates the original property to a destination resort with expanded gaming, added restaurants, bowling alley and concert center. The expansion and renovation opened to the public..
Believing the Hype: Reflections on NOMA ‘19

Believing the Hype: Reflections on NOMA ‘19

Last month, six Cuningham Group team members from around the country — Varnell Smith, Matthew Trotter, Sam Olbekson, Aarón Regla Bretón, Patricia Joseph and Tim Dufault — traveled to Brooklyn, New York, to attend the National Organization of Minority Architect’s (NOMA) annual conference. They later gathered to reflect on their experiences, takeaways and insights from..
Telling Stories With Data Maps

Telling Stories With Data Maps

How can mapping be used to tell data-rich stories about context and design? As forward-thinking designers and planners, this is a question we are constantly asking ourselves at Cuningham Group. For many years we’ve used ArcGIS — the industry-standard geographic information system software — to gather information about our projects’ sites. Recently, however, we have also..
Reflections on the 2019 Women’s Leadership Summit

Reflections on the 2019 Women’s Leadership Summit

“We have the power to change the profession of architecture – and by extension, to literally change the world around us. Changing the profession and the world is what women in architecture have been working to do for decades.” These are remarks taken from AIA Minnesota Executive Vice President Mary-Margaret Zindren’s welcome address at this..
Summer Interns Explore American Indian Cultural Corridor with Collaborative Project

Summer Interns Explore American Indian Cultural Corridor with Collaborative Project

How does one attract, approach and enter a space? This is the question that the 2019 Summer Student Intern Cohort was tasked with investigating as part of their collaborative project, a staple of Cuningham Group’s Summer Student Cohort program. Working collaboratively across all six of Cuningham Group’s U.S. offices, this year’s cohort explored the American Indian Cultural..
2019 Summer Interns Kick-Off Collaborative Project

2019 Summer Interns Kick-Off Collaborative Project

Each year, the Cuningham Group summer intern cohort steps away from their day-to-day learning and client-driven work to team up on a collaborative project. Yesterday, our 2019 cohort — our largest one yet! — kicked off their project with a site visit to the American Indian Cultural Corridor (AICC). The parameters of the collaborative project..
May 7 – Understanding the Scale and Impact of Minneapolis’ Creative Sector

May 7 – Understanding the Scale and Impact of Minneapolis’ Creative Sector

Dr. Brenda Kayzar, Collaborative Strategist and Owner, Urbane DrK Consulting and Gülgün Kayim, Director of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy,  City of Minneapolis Minneapolis Creative Index 2018: Understanding the Scale and Impact of Minneapolis’ Creative Sector The Minneapolis Creative Index 2018, issued by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy at..