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..
Associate Andrew Tisue to Present at 2019 IAFE Convention

Associate Andrew Tisue to Present at 2019 IAFE Convention

Associate Andrew Tisue, AIA, LEED Green Associate, WELL AP, is presenting “Master Planning 2.0 – Guest Experience & Community Engagement” at this year’s International Association of Fairs & Expositions’ (IAFE) Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Tisue is an expert in designing for human comfort, leveraging market and economic analysis, placemaking, exploring year-round use and infrastructural..
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..
September 19 – The Wall of Forgotten Natives

September 19 – The Wall of Forgotten Natives

Patina Park, President/CEO, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Robert Lilligren, President and CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute & Samuel Olbekson, President of the Board of Directors, Minneapolis American Indian Center From rural reservations to inner city urban environments, Native Americans face unique challenges finding affordable and culturally appropriate housing options. This challenge..
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..
STRATEGIC HIRES IN CULVER CITY, DENVER, AND PHOENIX OFFICES STRENGTHEN CUNINGHAM GROUP

STRATEGIC HIRES IN CULVER CITY, DENVER, AND PHOENIX OFFICES STRENGTHEN CUNINGHAM GROUP

We are thrilled to announce the hiring of four strategic personnel: National Workplace Director Gary Miciunas; Senior Interior Designer Andrea Bartlett; Senior Project Manager Daniel Olic; and Senior Medical Planner Steven Powell. “We’re fortunate to have these extremely talented individuals join our firm,” says Cuningham Group CEO Tim Dufault. “They each bring valuable skills, experience..
July 10 – The Geography of Prince

July 10 – The Geography of Prince

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today… for an Urban Currents all about Minnesotan music legend, Prince! For the past three years, local music historian Kristen Zschomler has been researching, fact-checking and clarifying Prince’s historic journey. Now, she is presenting her fascinating and revealing excavations — many of which challenge long-held narratives and perceptions about..