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These drawings are from a proposal to design a café and re-face the front of Open Range Cowboy Church in Ham Lake.




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Windows to the Sky 27 Jun
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Bring in sunlight and stars with an architectural approach to skylights

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Northern Minnesota Cabin Remodel 19 Dec
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Located north of Duluth, MN on a serene lake, the Harris cabin, guest house and boat house incorporate the local vernacular style with a contemporary feel. The guest house has a large wood burning fireplace in the center with an open plan design to let the outdoors inside. One can gaze onto the lake while relaxing in the space. The main cabin is a complete remodel of an existing 60’s walk-out rambler. Progressive Architecture added a large new entry portico and mudroom to ease tight entry conditions of the existing cabin. New finishes on the interior and a large new fireplace and TV area add to the usability for the family.

Geller Home By Progressive Architecture 12 Dec
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After working with the Dr. Geller to design his dental clinic in Eagan, Progressive Architecture partnered with the homeowners to design their new home. The family wanted a contemporary, energy efficient home set in a beautiful wooded landscape.

The overall design features flat roofs, some which become outdoor roof decks, and others with the potential to become future exterior living spaces. Corrugated metal siding and random lap siding with large windows create bring the outdoors inside all year long.

The interior is clean, open and perfect for a young family. An open floor plan allows the family to be together and enjoy each others company. Lofted bedrooms for the children and guests are on the second floor and a large master suite is situated on the first level.

The house includes a geothermal heating and cooling system and super insulated walls and roofs that have kept the heating and cooling bills under $700 for an entire year.

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Lindstrom Family Dentistry By Progressive Architecture 07 Dec
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Located on a prominent site between the main thoroughfare into Lindstrom, MN and the lake, this Dental Office was built from the ground up. Modern, yet timeless, this building fi ts easily alongside the existing structures. The reception area takes advantage of the high volume-vaulted ceiling. Six operatories straddle each side of the building allowing each chair access to windows and the scenery beyond. Common funtions such as Sterile, Guest Restroom and the Manager’s Office are centrally located along the core. Operatory end walls are brightly colored with playful light fixtures mounted at various heights to help with wayfinding.

Advanced Molding Technologies by Progressive Architecture 21 Nov
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This plastic molding company’s success necessitated expansion into another building on their campus. As their clients are major medical companies, they wanted to ratchet up their image to appeal to their clientele subliminally.

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There is a lot to consider when choosing a site to build on. This video takes a look at the different ways to design with the surroundings in mind.

Dellwood Country Club 31 Oct
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Dellwood Country Club and Progressive Architecture have been working together to re-brand and create a more family friendly country club. The project scope includes remodeling the 30,000 square footclub house, creating a utility building for golf cart storage, designing a tennis center, and creating a new outdoor pool area. 

The pool building, complete with changing rooms, a bar, and an outdoor dining area with a fire place will be an attractive selling point for
attracting new members. Progressive Architecture worked with the pool designers and created an organic shaped “lazy river” pool, and a new large lap swimming pool.

The club house remodel will include a new interior and exterior color scheme. New outdoor dining and a remodeled banquet facility
will be an attractive venue for weddings, birthdays and events.


Designing A Buildings Entrance 17 Oct
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Entrances can make great first impressions . . . or not. This video shows examples of fun transition zones between the exterior and interior of a space.

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