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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..
Supporting the Support Staff

Supporting the Support Staff

John Cuningham, FAIA, who founded our firm in 1968, often shared that the first person he hired to work for him was an administrator. John always recognized that the health of an architecture firm is directly related to the health of its support staff. Thanks to John’s initial commitment, Cuningham Group has continually pushed the..
Advancing Our Industry: Women in Architecture

Advancing Our Industry: Women in Architecture

Recently, design writer Allison Arieff gained attention — both positive and negative — for a piece she published in The New York Times opinion section. The piece, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” questioned why architecture remains a male-dominated industry, despite a relatively high amount of female graduates. In light of this article’s traction, Madame Architect..
46th Annual NOMA International Conference & Exposition

46th Annual NOMA International Conference & Exposition

Cuningham Group Designer Matthew Trotter has been a member of the National Organization of Minority Architect’s (NOMA) Southern California chapter for 10 years. Trotter was recently elected to the organization’s executive board as its Young Professional Stakeholder and last fall attended the  46th Annual NOMA International Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Trotter recounts his experience..
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..
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..
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..
Cuningham Group Architecture Celebrates 50 Years of Design Excellence

Cuningham Group Architecture Celebrates 50 Years of Design Excellence

International Design Firm Will Celebrate Milestone by “Uplifting Communities” Through Service Days in All Offices  Cuningham Group Architecture, an international design leader with offices in offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Biloxi, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Seoul, Beijing and Doha, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this achievement, the firm will..
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..