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  • Maurices F&C Top Project

    June 22, 2017 – Maurices new office headquarters in downtown Duluth was recently named one of Finance and Commerce’s Top Projects. To meet criteria for the honor, projects had to be completed in 2016 and demonstrate complexity, creativity, and innovation in both design and construction with a high level of cooperation among contractors and management.

    Maurices also graces the cover of the latest issue of Architecture MN. The story, which is illustrated with lots of photos, starts on page 22.

    Learn more about the project.

  • 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.