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  • Bees Win Again!

    March 10, 2017 – Check your mailbox or local newsstand for the March/April issue of Architecture MN, featuring this year’s six AIA Minnesota Honor Award winners. As structural engineer of record on four of the six, we are proud of our contribution and grateful to our architect colleagues for bringing us on board these exciting projects: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center (MSR Design), The Rose residential development (MSR Design), Izzy’s Ice Cream Factory and Scoop Shop (Salmela Architect), and Larson Bergquist residence (Salmela Architect).

  • Bee Center Wins Award

    March 2, 2017 – The Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center building at the Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Minnesota, highlights both the functional and cosmetic beauty of wood in building structures. We were pleased to learn this February that the project won a Wood Design Award from the WoodWorks Wood Products Council in the Beauty of Wood category. The insulating properties of wood used in the structure help reduce the building’s energy costs by 70%. The exposed repetitive wood-framing displays wood’s perennial beauty. More than simply a building, the bee center stimulates awareness of the crucial part bees play in pollinating the world’s food supply.

    Learn more about the building structure at WoodWorks Wood Products Council.

    Learn more about the Bee Center at the Landscape Arboretum.

  • Bradley and Huber New Associates

    November 2, 2016 – We are pleased to announce our new firm Associates, Jessica Bradley, PE, and Matt Huber, PE. In their new role, Jessica and Matt work as leaders, managers, and ambassadors of MBJ’s mission, both within our practice and in the communities we serve.

    Jessica Bradley_Assoc web postJessica leads our BIM practice, managing our modeling staff and Revit graphic standards development for the firm. Jessica is a licensed professional engineer who, in a project manager and lead engineer role, has led large projects in a wide variety of structural systems including post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, and wood-framed construction. Jessica participates on the MCTC Architectural Technology program advisory committee, and has been an ACE mentor.

    Matt Huber_Assoc web postMatt leads our steel connections practice area, managing a team of 30 employees to satisfy technical and process-based outcomes for steel fabricator clients across the country. As a licensed professional engineer Matt guides the implementation of our steel connection quality control standards, and mentors his team members daily. In a design role, Matt participates in some degree on all of our steel connection design projects from ensuring proper project kickoff and management to development of some of our most complex connection solutions.