19 Mar
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Clinic Design

If you had to interview a group of Minneapolis-St. Paul Clinic Design right now, what would some of your questions be? You’d probably ask them about their experience, ideas they have for your project and a few other things. You would also ask them about what they charge as that would be a factor in your decision. Before making your decision however, you should also consider these things that the right choice can do for you:

12 Mar

Choosing the right Minneapolis St Paul Architecture Companies for your project is important because of how much easier they can make things for you. For example, they can help you prepare for any challenges you will face with the build, help you find a dependable contractor and even offer ways of making the structure more durable or more cost-effective per square footage. That’s why, when you are looking to hire someone, you want to take this decision seriously and base it on more than just price.

28 Feb
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Minneapolis Architects

If you were to speak to a group of Minneapolis architects what would the first thing you ask them be? Would it be for suggestions about the project, if they have a contractor they would recommend, where they can see issues coming up with the project or something else? The questions you ask and information you collect will help ensure that you pick the right architect for your project.

19 Feb
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BevSource Details

Many times, it is rewarding when your clients come up with a great idea. We were doing a remodel / addition to Bev Source, and we had a masonry wall that we wanted to keep. The existing wall had a door opening, that needed to be covered. Rather than trying to unsuccessfully match the brick, we decided to just stucco the opening, as that would match the ambiance of the rest of the space. We talked about finding areas for art around the space. The artwork was important to both us all. When we walked into the kitchen area, with the patched door opening, this is what we found!  What a perfect fit for a company that consults in the beverage industry. Great Job Bev Source!

Progressive Bevsource Detail

05 Feb
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Panino’s

When this family-owned restaurant had the opportunity to expand next door into a former liquor store, the owner jumped at the chance to grow her business. The bar received a dramatic facelift, and is now a mix of its iconic sports memorabilia, heavy stone arches, and a sleek, new bar.

A new party room opens to the bar with a fun overhead door, anchoring the space. At the other end of the restaurant, the new dining room takes up the recently acquired lease space, where elegant fabrics, atmospheric lighting, unique decor, and a stunning mural maintain Panino’s homey charm.

 

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29 Jan
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Shakopee Dental

A second clinic for the dentist, this office was built from the ground up on a highly visibile corner lot. Exposed steel structure and the stone gabion wall anchor the exterior’s aesthetic, along with the sweeping roofline.

22 Jan

We had a special guest, that comes to our office periodically to visit the office and explore. 

Our custom-made desks at Progressive Architecture are clearly multi-functional – drawing storage, jungle-gym, and impromptu crib.

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ARCHITECTS STILL DRAW

1 Walt Disney Concert Hall Frank Gehry LA Philharmonic
 Napkin Sketch of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
 Image courtesy of Frank Gehry / LA Philharmonic

In a world where everything is high-tech, digital and automated, it is difficult to imagine where the art of hand drawing is still valuable in the architecture profession. While flipping through an architecture magazine, we will come across the “napkin” drawing, the inspiration for some starchitect’s latest design, but it is accompanied by full, digital renderings, pristine plans, and staged, finished photos. We also see hand drawings occasionally to promote an upcoming event or a contest - which serve to grab your attention when sorting through the endless monotony of your email inbox. But what value do they really serve, beyond the glitter and the glam? Have they been replaced by digital renderings? Do architects, in fact, still draw by hand?

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