Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

Design Features of Inclusive Restrooms

  This is the second part in a three-part series. To read the other two parts, click here. There are several key design components that distinguish inclusive restrooms from their gender-segregated counterparts, including their look and feel. Key design differences include: Location, visibility and openness Full-height walls, doors and hardware Mechanical, electrical and plumbing Cost..
Visual Communication

Visual Communication

Bridging the translation gap with concept packages. In the design world, effective communication of complex ideas is critical to a project’s success. Whether it’s hospitality, education, healthcare, restaurant and retail or big name entertainment, if we cannot communicate our vision in a compelling fashion, we will not have a compelling design. This can be especially..
Student Interns Get Collaborative

Student Interns Get Collaborative

The 2018 Summer Intern Cohort presented their two-week design solution project to the Minneapolis office on June 29. This cross-office effort was a two-week, charrette-style project involving architecture, interior design, landscape, sustainability, marketing and research. The interns’ goal: to design and develop a theoretical temporary housing space for the homeless population of El Pueblo. The..
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..
Cuningham Group Volunteers for Denver Architectural Foundation Cleworth Architecture Legacy

Cuningham Group Volunteers for Denver Architectural Foundation Cleworth Architecture Legacy

Our Denver office participated in an eight-week volunteer series for Denver Architectural Foundation Cleworth Architecture Legacy (DAFCAL). DAFCAL brings participating architecture firms into local K-12 schools to teach young students about the Design profession. This year, Cuningham Group was paired with two 5th grade classes at High Tech Elementary School. The sessions covered a series of..
Chelsea Woods: An Enduring Legacy

Chelsea Woods: An Enduring Legacy

Chelsea Woods is a designed community located off the busy intersection of County Road 6 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, Minnesota. More than 45 years after it was designed, the compact multi-family development remains a thriving community. Situated on 94 acres of dense forests and pristine waterways, Chelsea Woods includes 224 units, 129 of which..
Equity & Diversity

Equity & Diversity

Cuningham Group conducted a presentation series this year on Gender Equity and Diversity. Organized by a team of our employees, we discussed the factors that go into making a firm successful. Cuningham Group continuously strives to be a leader in equity and diversity, which we view as a main component of firm success. Throughout the..
A Look Back: Arkansas House of Prayer

A Look Back: Arkansas House of Prayer

When Rev. Susan Sims Smith from the Arkansas House of Prayer read an article in the interfaith journal Faith and Form about a Cuningham Group-designed Episcopalian retreat house, the House of Prayer Oratory at St. Johns University in Collegeville, MN, she knew she wanted one just like it for her Little Rock congregation. “With very..
Inclusive Restrooms

Inclusive Restrooms

Last year, Cuningham Group Architecture launched an expansive 5-year strategic plan (2017-2021). Part of this plan included the formation of a cross-disciplinary Research Council consisting of Cuningham Group employees. The mission of this council is to conduct formal, directed research on a wide array of topics in order to advance the firm’s standing as a..
Minneapolis office renovation balances history, design and functionality

Minneapolis office renovation balances history, design and functionality

In 2017, Cuningham Group renovated the largest of its seven U.S.-based offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Located in the historic St. Anthony Main office complex along the Mississippi River, the office blends 21st Century office design, sustainability and state-of-the-art technology in a late-1800s building. The overarching goal for the remodel was to create an aesthetically-inspiring space..
Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Patient and Staff Focused Design Cuningham Group works with our clients to develop holistic approaches to improve the patient, visitor and staff experience. Approximately 10 percent of the patient experience is actual care, while the other 90 percent includes parking, navigation, check-in, form-filling, and waiting. x Our work has established Cuningham Group’s reputation as a global..
Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Salone Internazionale del Mobile

The Salone del Mobile. Milano hosts an annual furniture convention in Milan, Italy to showcase the latest designs in furniture from companies all over the world. Earlier this year, education-focused Interior Designers Hailey Wrasman and Mackenzie Henle had the opportunity to attend the 57th Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Hailey and Mackenzie were among 435,000 attendees from..