January’s featured project on your WSN calendar: Steele County History Center

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The Steele County History Center’s striking exterior is a community icon. The curved glass wall allows natural light to stream into the interior spaces throughout the day while revealing displays and activities to passersby at night. In addition to the historical and interpretive display area, spaces include artifact and archival storage, genealogy research rooms, gift shop, administrative offices, multi-purpose rooms, commercial kitchen, kitchenette, and theater. This project was completed by Kane & Johnson Architects, prior to the firm’s acquisition by Widseth Smith Nolting.

Widseth Smith Nolting Welcomes Architect Yanyan Li

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Yanyan Li joined Widseth Smith Nolting’s Rochester architecture team. Yanyan is registered to practice architecture in the states of Minnesota and Maryland. She holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and is a LEED® Accredited Professional.  Continue reading “Widseth Smith Nolting Welcomes Architect Yanyan Li”

Mills Fleet Farm Monticello Groundbreaking

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Mills Fleet Farm broke ground on November 9th at their new Monticello, MN, location. In attendance were representatives from the City of Monticello, the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Mills Fleet Farm, Baratto Brothers, and Widseth Smith Nolting. The 165,000-square-foot store is slated to open Fall 2017. We’re proud to be part of another Fleet Farm store, and wish our clients well as they continue to expand.

Will the Cubs win? Maybe…. Can WSN improve your baseball field? For sure!

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Tink Larson Field concept.

As we all wait to see if the Cubs will finally break their 108-year curse and win the World Series, now is the perfect time to think about upgrades to your baseball facility, or possibly even a new complex. WSN’s architects and engineers don’t just understand these projects from a design perspective — we know the needs of the athletes and the spectators in addition to the technical and aesthetic requirements. Continue reading “Will the Cubs win? Maybe…. Can WSN improve your baseball field? For sure!”

THE DIRT PILE SERIES FINALE: Time to Celebrate. Episode 6 — Opening Day

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The new Mills Fleet Farm store in Hermantown, MN, officially opened on August 17, 2016. The first customers passed through the doors at 7 a.m., and there was a steady flow of shoppers in and out of the store throughout the day. Continue reading “THE DIRT PILE SERIES FINALE: Time to Celebrate. Episode 6 — Opening Day”

Thompson School Addition Concept Animation

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Video animations are an excellent way for school districts to communicate design intent to staff, students, and the community. Watch WSN’s concept unfold for this rural North Dakota school district’s proposed addition project. In just two-and-a-half-minutes, viewers are treated to a unique experience as they learn about the project.