Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Our staff’s safety and wellbeing are of the upmost importance to us. We have implemented several new policies to help protect all staff, maintain a healthy workforce, and continue to service to our clients. Our physical offices are closed until further notice. All staff have been enabled to work remotely and have the tools and..
Update from Cuningham Group on COVID-19 Policies

Update from Cuningham Group on COVID-19 Policies

As the COVID-19 situation continues, Cuningham Group staff has been working remotely since Wednesday, March 18. At this time, we are planning to continue this scenario indefinitely but will continue to assess the situation to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients and their families. We are dedicated to continuing to service our..
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..
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..