May/June 2004
Vol. 30, No. 3


Overview Search for Shelter Charrette, “reveal,” LaDouceur wins national award

Book Review Three books on green homes and sustainable living By William G. Weber Jr.

Newsmakers Dayton Design’s Bookmen buildings, a schoolhouse recycled into a family home, Knutson Architects built-in water features, McMonigal Architects preserves a site while designing a house     By Bette Hammel

Endangered Lakes of the Isles and its parkway environs are ringed by historic notable homes whose owners largely resist historic-district designation, which would keep the houses intact      By Robert Roscoe

Interview Sarah Susanka, AIA, talks about her new book and opens the architects’ toolbox      By Barbara Knox

Citizen Architect The late Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio introduced new ways to create aesthetic, affordable housing      By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Talking Point The American Dream should not only be about houses, but about sustainable and livable communities      By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms

Index of Firms by Building Type

Directory of Consultants

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Fast Forward Urban Eco-House on a Wooded Lot, Sarah Nettleton Architects, Minneapolis


Sky-High Splendor Thomas Whitcomb Architect turns a dated condominium into a loft-like space while applying a materials palette that reflects Minneapolis’s downtown     By Camille LeFevre

Art-Deco Waltz David Heide Design adds to and renovates a historic Minneapolis home using an Art Deco sensibility, sumptuous detail and domestic warmth     By Linda Shapiro

Cottage Classic Larson Brenner Architects designs a Minnetrista model home that combines contemporary living spaces with traditional charm and detailing     By Barbara Knox

Bungalow Charm Albertsson Hansen Architecture revives a Minneapolis bungalow and the time-honored idea that good design equals good value     By Barbara Knox

Urban Canvas SALA Architects transforms a St. Paul automotive-repair shop into a home for two artists and their studios     By Barbara Knox


Three Modernist Cabins Introduction by Camille LeFevre

Gossamer Geometries Revisiting the iconic Glass Cube near Amery, Wisconsin, designed by Ralph Rapson, FAIA By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA

Strangely Familiar David Salmela, FAIA, introduces his unchimney to two black sheds on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA

Foldaway Retreat Anne Ryan, AIA, and Bryan Meyer’s tiny retreat near Lutsen, Minnesota, is as compact and multifunctional as a Swiss army knife By Camille LeFevre

Step by Step: The Complete Guide to Working with a Residential Architect The ultimate how-to guide to creating an architect-designed home By Linda Shapiro

Split-Level Revival A co-author of a new book on remodeling split-level houses offers updates for contemporary living By Robert Gerloff, AIA