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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..
Starting Small

Starting Small

In urban development, the key to making big strides lies in the little things. “Fond du Lac is…” This was the phrase that residents of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin were prompted to answer using stencils and spray-paint on a sunny Saturday morning in September 2018. Assisted by a team of Cuningham Group designers, community members..
John W. Cuningham, FAIA, Receives 2018 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal*

John W. Cuningham, FAIA, Receives 2018 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal*

We are honored to announce that Founder John Cuningham has received AIA Minnesota’s 2018 Gold Medal award, which is one of AIA Minnesota’s highest honors. *The following article was published by AIA Minnesota. See the full article here: http://www.aia-mn.org/gold-medal-2018/. Minneapolis, September 24, 2018—John W. Cuningham, FAIA, founder of Cuningham Group Architecture, is the recipient of the..
Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Collaboration

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Collaboration

This video is the second of a four-part series about the design process and philosophy for the remodel of our Minneapolis office. Design for Collaboration The essence of Cuningham Group’s culture can be stated in one word: Collaboration. So naturally, it was a key component in the redesign of our Minneapolis office. By utilizing acoustical,..
Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Transformation

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Design for Transformation

This video is the first of a four-part series about the remodel of our Minneapolis office. Design for Transformation Over the past 20 years, changes in technology have dramatically altered the way in which architecture firms operate. As part of a unifying branding effort across all Cuningham Group offices, our Minneapolis location was redesigned in..
Sagrado Corazon: Goodwill Meets Good Design

Sagrado Corazon: Goodwill Meets Good Design

If you were to visit Sagrado Corazon y Santa Maria Guadalupe Catholic Church 10 years ago, you wouldn’t find much in the way of a traditional worship space. For many years, the Sagrado Corazon parish, located in Cudahy, a blue-collar neighborhood south of Los Angeles, had gathered in a small, semi-outdoor, tin-roof chapel. Overcrowding and..
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..
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..
2017 Cuningham Group Volunteer Recap

2017 Cuningham Group Volunteer Recap

Cuningham Group values active public service and philanthropic giving, and we are proud of the foundations and charities we support. As an organization, it is important that we find ways to contribute to the communities in which we live, work, heal, and play. Below are just some of our team’s volunteer efforts in 2017. MINNEAPOLIS..