Architecture Minnesota
The Magazine of AIA Minnesota
Thinking About Tomorrow
January – February 2007
Vol. 33 No. 1

Features
21        LEEDing the Charge
Condominium towers, a house, a neighborhood hub, and a workplace. All designed and built for the future, and all seeking LEED certification.
 
Reflection of the Times: Reflections at Bloomington Central Station page 22
By Mason Riddle
 
Gimme Shelter: Gallo Residence page 26
By Camille LeFevre
 
Green to the Core: Duluth Whole Foods Co-op page 28
By Camille LeFevre
 
Going for Gold: Quality Bicycle Products Expansion page 30
By Mason Riddle
 
33        Thinking About Tomorrow
Hold your horses. We’re not speculating about dime-sized cell phones and flying cars. We’re thinking about the near future, and how design can make the world a better place.
 
Design in Demand: The Burgeoning Design Economy page 34
By Camille LeFevre
 
Two Practices, One Larger Purpose: Humanitarian Practice page 38
By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
 
By the Numbers: Climate Change and the 2030 °Challenge page 42
By William Weber
 
Love of Country: The Center for Rural Design Looks Ahead page 44
By Nancy A. Miller
 
Innovative by Nature: The Emerging Field of Biomimicry page 46
By William Weber
 
 
Departments & Directories
5         Editor’s Note

9       Culture Crawl compiled by Emily Dowd
With the winter winds howling, head indoors for botanical art, photography, and ceramics classes. The whole family is welcome.
 
11       Speed Reading by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Two architecture firms with a futuristic bent get their due in handsome Phaidon monographs. If you wade in, you might not make it out.
 
Take an imaginative look into the future with this article datelined March 15, 2057. Click on the image to access a pdf of the full article.
13       Fiction by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
It’s 2057 and Jean Nouvel’s Guthrie is facing the wrecking ball. Some story lines just won’t go away.
 
15        Material Matters by Nancy A. Miller
The Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair promised a wondrous new world of materials, and we’ve been transfixed ever since.
 
17        Citizen Architect by Paul Neuhaus, AIA
Take a look at any sustainable-design initiative in Minnesota. There’s a good chance Doug Pierce, AIA, has had a hand in it.

19        Platform by Susan Andre, Allied AIA
St. Cloud State students and faculty speak 51 different languages. Janet Lofquist’s Infinite Voices installation embraces that diversity.

74      Place
Photographer Maxwell MacKenzie captures remnants of an earlier time in Otter Tail County, before all traces disappear.
 
61      Directory of General Contractors
 
72      Credits
 
73      Advertising Index


Mission Statement
Architecture Minnesota, the primary public outreach tool of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, is published to inform the public about architecture designed by AIA Minnesota members and to communicate the spirit and value of quality architecture to both the public and the membership.