Architecture

St. Croix Casino — Danbury, WI

Architecture

From small renovations to multi-million dollar facilities, we strive to achieve design excellence for communities and businesses in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the surrounding states. We create practical yet inspiring spaces for a variety of public and private clients. Our team works closely with the staff in other disciplines of our firm and leverages our strengths to develop quality architecture. In each project, we thoughtfully balance form, function, and creativity, while adhering to your budget and timeline.

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Site Analysis

We take a careful look at each site and study its many different features before the design process even begins. Access, orientation, soil conditions, adjacent properties, and circulation patterns are just some of the factors we analyze. Our projects are designed to take advantage of the best features and characteristics of your site.

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Schematic Design

Concepts take shape and projects start to establish an identity during schematic design. We’ll work with you to fine tune design decisions and make sure everything is on track for the next step. Our architects will communicate ideas and options through various media and consistently keep you in the loop.

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Construction Documents

Our architects know how to put together a complete, accurate set of drawings for construction. We’ll make sure all design updates are incorporated and any logistical issues are resolved with other disciplines before they arise in the field.

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Site Observation

Our team has experience with many different project types and we’ve watched numerous buildings get constructed. Rest assured, our architects will be the eyes and ears on site ensuring everything is being built to specifications.

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Interior Design

Quality spaces are created by appropriate scale and proportions, light, materials, circulation, and functionality. We don’t stop designing at the exterior. Our architects will work with you to achieve interior spaces that fit your personality, style, and budget.

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Feasibility Study

Large community projects are a giant undertaking. Our experts will develop a feasibility study to understand the economic, social, and cultural characteristics of a future project. We have completed numerous studies in the past that have resulted in successful projects that benefit their communities.

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Master Planning

Every good idea needs a plan to help cultivate it into reality. Continuously thinking towards the future is what provides better experiences and opportunities today. We have developed master plans for a range of projects including transportation systems, higher education campuses, and business parks, to name a few.

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Space Planning

During the design process we’ll work with you to figure out the best configuration of your space(s). We’ll identify efficient circulation patterns, recommend furniture placement and sizing, and ensure everything is kosher with building codes and regulations.

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Sustainable Design

Our team includes LEED Accredited professionals who have a solid understanding of sustainable design best practices. We encourage design that is mindful of resources, utilizes energy efficient systems, protects water resources, produces healthy working environments, and is respectful of adjacent properties. We have designed several LEED Certified projects for various clients.

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Additions / Remodels / Renovations

Additions and remodels occur for various reasons – maybe you’ve outgrown your existing space, perhaps it’s time for an update, or possibly damages have caused issues and major renovation is necessary. Whatever the case may be, our architects will listen to your concerns and develop a design that is cohesive with your existing structure.

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Planning / Referendums

Obtaining support from the community is critical to the life of a project. We’ll assist you through the process of planning and executing a successful referendum. Our team will educate the community on the need for the project and illustrate all the benefits it will bring.

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Accessibility Compliance Studies

We’ll analyze your building to figure out if there are any accessibility compliance issues. Ensuring accessible spaces for everyone is very important. Our architects know what to look for and how to remedy any existing problems.

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Programming

To ensure all spaces in a project are adequately sized, grouped appropriately, and work together is a challenging task. Our architects will make sure every space — from the storage closet to the showcase spectacle — is accounted for and designed to your expectations.

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Secure Campus / Facilities Design

Protecting your investment is a good idea. Our architects will aid in the design, selection, and implementation of your security systems. Keep your property and physical assets safe and secure as well as the people who inhabit your building(s).

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Construction Administration

We’re with you every step of the project, including construction. We’ll monitor construction progress, review shop drawings and submittals, assist with the punchlist, and resolve unexpected issues quickly.