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Designing for Dignity: How these design professionals are taking the fight against homelessness into their own hands

Designing for Dignity: How these design professionals are taking the fight against homelessness into their own hands

Cuningham Group Principal Scott Godfrey, AIA, NCARB has a passion for helping those in need. His 30-year career is defined by a commitment to volunteerism — specifically his efforts to help reduce and fight the environmental factors that contribute to homelessness. Recently, Scott has been instrumental in an AIA Los Angeles initiative focused on mitigating..
Making the most out of the 21st Century Development Matrix

Making the most out of the 21st Century Development Matrix

21st Century Development is an AIA Minnesota initiative that seeks to help developers and their clients invest in the health, wellbeing and equity of their project’s immediate community. Arising from a desire to establish a common language around Sustainable Regional Development, AIA Minnesota created a taskforce in 2015 that began researching regenerative built communities. This..
Immersive Technologies: How Architects Can Position Themselves For Future Success

Immersive Technologies: How Architects Can Position Themselves For Future Success

Almost 40 years ago, architects began designing and documenting with computers, sparking what has been referred to as the “digital turn” in architecture. Today, increased computing capabilities and improved data storage are leading to what some consider a second digital turn.1 Included in this shift is a renaissance in immersive technologies — visualization platforms such..
DESIGNING SCHOOLS FOR THE NEXT CENTURY

DESIGNING SCHOOLS FOR THE NEXT CENTURY

Architects and designers must take a holistic approach when designing new educational facilities that are optimal learning environments that are adaptable, transparent and connected, while also sparking creativity, curiosity, and empower kids to become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. HANDS-ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES STUDENT WELLNESS FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS   PROVIDING A CONNECTION TO NATURE
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..