May/June 2003
Vol. 29 No. 3


Overview Home of the Month, Tollefson elevated to Fellowship, mixed-use, four new house books

Newsmakers Salmela's sheds, McMonigal's chemical-free house, Rockcastle's lofts, Dimond's multigenerational home

Endangered The Winton guest house, designed by Frank Gehry, should not be moved because of its site-specific attributes and relationship to the Phillip Johnson-designed main residence By Robert Roscoe

Interview Lindsay Shen, Ph.D., director, Goldstein Museum of Design, discusses the role of architects and designers in shaping Minnesota culture and aesthetics By Camille LeFevre

Technology Structural insulated panels, an environmentally responsible building system may be a new option to stick construction in today's homes By William Weber

Talking Point While the Bush tax plan may benefit residential architects, everyone in the architectural profession still remains responsible for bettering the public realm By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms

Index of Firms by Building Type

Directory of Consultants

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota St. Olaf College's Ytterboe Hall By Jack El-Hai


Artful Living TEA2 Architects combines towers, terraces and elegant interiors in a new Minneapolis home near the lakes By Barbara Knox

Norwegian Wood SALA Architects creates a timber-frame, Scandinavian-influenced writer's studio that elevates the back-lot aesthetic of its Wisconsin lakeside neighborhood By Camille LeFevre

Prairie Homestead Goehring Architects blend farmhouse vernacular with open-plan convenience in a bluff-top Wisconsin retirement home By Camille LeFevre

Color Play Charles Stinson Architects designs a playful, Modrianesque composition of light and color in creating an Excelsior home for a single mother and her teenage son By Camille LeFevre

Downtown Digs Urban lofts by Collins Hansen Architects, DSGW Architects, ESG Architects and James Dayton Design show how industrial and commercial buildings are infused with new life when converted into downtown residences By Barbara Knox


Modern Luster Living in a metal-clad, prefab, 1950s-era Lustron house jibes with two Gen-X urban couples By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Who Lives There Now? How four icons of residential architecture -by Ralph Rapson, FAIA, Lisl Close, FAIA, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Purcell and Elmslie-are now home to a new generation of caring owners By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA


115 North First Street Loft
Architect: Collins Hansen Architects
Photographer: George Heinrich