Architectural Design Services
WSN’s architects design buildings in MN and ND for public & private clients. We provide architectural design services on a wide variety of projects, ranging from small renovations to multi-million dollar facilities. We use the latest digital tools and CAD software to help you visualize your project and effectively communicate your ideas. Our architects will produce beautiful renderings and powerful animations to study design concepts and bring your vision to life. Our architects work closely with the engineers, land surveyors, and environmental scientists in our firm to leverage our strengths and develop quality architecture. In each project, we thoughtfully balance form, function, and creativity, while adhering to your budget and timeline. We provide architectural design services from eight locations, including Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd/Baxter, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Forest Lake, Grand Forks, and Rochester. Check out our architectural design services below.
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- Site Analysis
- Schematic Design
- Construction Documents
- Site Observation
- Interior Design
- Feasability Study
- Master Planning
- Space Planning
- Sustainable Design
- Accessibility Compliance Studies
- Secure Campus/Facilities Design
- Construction Administration
WSN's architects in MN & ND 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.
Concepts take shape and projects start to establish an identity during schematic design. Our architects will 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.
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.
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.
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.
Large community projects are a giant undertaking. Our architects 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.
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. WSN's architects in MN & ND have developed master plans for a range of projects including transportation systems, higher education campuses, and business parks, to name a few.
During the design process our architects will 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.
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 provided architectural design services on several LEED Certified projects for various clients.
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.
Planning / Referendums
Obtaining support from the community is critical to the life of a project. Our architects in MN & ND will 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.
Accessibility Compliance Studies
WSN's architects will 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.
To ensure all spaces in a project are adequately sized, grouped appropriately, and work together is a challenging task. Our architectural design services will make sure every space — from the storage closet to the showcase spectacle — is accounted for and designed to your expectations.
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).