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Innovation

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..
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..
Re-Imagining the Library Media Center for Next Century Learning

Re-Imagining the Library Media Center for Next Century Learning

New Sartell High School Will Feature Cutting-Edge Learning Labs, Maker-Spaces Empower Students and Spark Creativity Sartell-St. Stephen Independent School District, located in Central Minnesota, is one of many school districts across the country that are recognizing a need to dramatically evolve traditional learning spaces and media centers to meet the needs of Next Century learners...
2017 USGBC Minnesota Conference

2017 USGBC Minnesota Conference

Cuningham Group architects, Amy Kalar and Whitnie Noxon presented at the Minnesota U.S. Green Building Council Conference (USGBC) held last month in Duluth. Kalar, LEED® AP BD+C, delivered part of the keynote address on how design affects human well-being. Whitnie Noxon, AIA presented about new communication tools shaping the industry today. Well-Being: The New Frontier..
Designing with Natural Ventilation

Designing with Natural Ventilation

With rising concerns surrounding the cost and environmental impact of energy use natural ventilation has its advantages. Not only does natural ventilation provide ventilation (outdoor air) to ensure safe, healthy and comfortable conditions for building occupants without the use of fans, it also provides free cooling without the use of mechanical systems. When carefully designed,..
Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Inside Boulder Valley’s Meadowlark PK-8 School

Students are headed back to school in Erie, Colorado, but the school year is not the only new thing they’ll be experiencing this year. Erie’s Meadowlark PK-8 school welcomed its first students this month. The building doesn’t look much like most other schools. Instead of the typical design of halls and individual classrooms, Meadowlark was..
The Path of Design Communication Through Time

The Path of Design Communication Through Time

Technology and design are inextricably intertwined. This is because design is intangible and needs to be communicated — to the client, builder, reviewer and the design team. Design has followed the evolution of practices and technology throughout history, combining and incorporating traditional methods with burgeoning concepts, and creating novel ways of creating, thinking and communicating...
Jay Zallan Takes Us on a BIM World Tour

Jay Zallan Takes Us on a BIM World Tour

BILT is a multi-national event designed for those who design, build, operate and maintain the built environment. BILT provides a variety of opportunities to learn and share, to probe and challenge, to listen and to be heard. Their sessions focus on the use of best-in-class tools, processes and workflows, behaviors and leadership. Read more about..
“Sen. Franken ‘knocked out’ by new high school”

“Sen. Franken ‘knocked out’ by new high school”

Senator Al Franken was “knocked out” by Alexandria Area High School‘s state-of-the-art school, administration, teachers, and partnerships with local businesses. The high school features flexible learning spaces for the four “Academies of Alexandria”: Freshman Exploration; Business, Communications and Entrepreneurship; Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies and Natural Resources; and Health Sciences and Human Services. Read the full article..
When Architecture and Neuroscience Converge

When Architecture and Neuroscience Converge

The conference for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Connections: BridgeSynapses is a forum for architects and neuroscientists to bridge between neuroscience research and a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment. The presentation of established projects through this interface provides an opportunity for the architecture community to listen, pose questions, and engage to..
Too Cool for School – Aspen Community School

Too Cool for School – Aspen Community School

The Aspen Community School is a featured school in the Aspen Sojourner highlighting innovative institutions. Below is an excerpt from the article. The full article is available here. RECREATING AND ENHANCING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY The Aspen Community School’s 25-acre campus sprawls across a high, dry mesa in rural Woody Creek, amidst an ever-changing spectacle of light and energy..
Cuningham Group Ranked Among Most Innovative Firms

Cuningham Group Ranked Among Most Innovative Firms

Building Design+Construction highlighted Cuningham Group among the top 51 design firms at the forefront of innovation. Cuningham Group was specifically praised for “partnering with the University of Minnesota, the College of Education, and a local school district on multi-year research to assess three retrofitted open learning studios designed by the firm.”View the full article here...