In developing the ceramic facade for a revamped studio-art wing for Macalester College’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, the architects at Minneapolis-based firm HGA started to feel as if they had enrolled in an art class of their own.
Though inspiration sometimes emerges slowly, it can also flash unexpectedly, like a bolt of lightning'as it did the first time architects Julie Snow and Matthew Kreilich caught a glimpse of their clients' site along Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka.
Heart-saving devices are designed in a new collaborative employee environment.
August 1, 2010
Medtronic, maker of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, pacemakers, and monitoring equipment for cardiac rhythm disorders, has a new 1.2 million-square-foot campus, Phase 1 of a 1.5 million-square-foot project that will eventually house 6,000 Medtronic employees.
Project Specs Keel Cabin Whiteface Reservoir, Makinen, Minnesota Salmela Architect << Return to article the People Architect Salmela Architect 630 West 4th Street Duluth, MN 55806 p. 218-724-7517 f. 218-728-6805 David Salmela, FAIA Souliyahn Keobounpheng, not registered Engineer(s): Bruno Franck General contractor: Rod & Sons Carpentry Photographer(s) Peter Bastianelli Kerze 218-744-2092 the Products Structural system: Concrete: poured concrete piers & footings Wood: MDO plywood, stained Roofing Metal: Standing metal seam Galva Lume Windows Wood: Aluminum clad wood (warehouse extras) Glazing Glass: Low E-Argon Skylights: Velux Insulated-panel or plastic glazing: Polycarbonite porch roof Doors Wood doors: wharehouse extras Interior finishes
Since its completion, the Mississippi River Bluff Home in Mendota, Minnesota has won numerous local and national awards for its architecture, been the site of private showings for architects wishing to demonstrate fine form and detailing to their employees, and hosted public house tours.