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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..
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..
Imagining the Future: Master Planning at the MN State Fair

Imagining the Future: Master Planning at the MN State Fair

An extended version of this story was originally published in the July/August 2018 edition of “Fairs and Expos Magazine.” The Minnesota State Fair, a celebration of agriculture, craft foods and community, is one of the largest fairs in the country and a popular regional tourist destination, attracting nearly 2 million guests annually. A tradition for..
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..
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..
A Midcentury Landmark Finds A Renewed Life*

A Midcentury Landmark Finds A Renewed Life*

*This article was featured in the August 26 Issue of the Arizona Republic.  What is it like to work in a landmark? Absolutely inspiring! That’s what we have discovered over the past few months since Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. settled our Phoenix operations into the historic Farmers & Stockmens Bank building. The Midcentury Modern landmark..
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..
Minneapolis Office Remodel: Construction Updates

Minneapolis Office Remodel: Construction Updates

The Minneapolis office construction is in full swing and the Mortenson Construction team has started demolition, kicking off the transformation of our soon-to-be new office space. We are patiently waiting to hear about updates of the space and are excited to see the changes taking place. This has been the largest renovation to this office..