Architecture Minnesota
The Magazine of AIA Minnesota
Annual Residential Issue
May – June 2007
Vol. 33 No. 3
May/June 2007 Press Release

33        2006 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards: Residential
We conclude our Honor Awards coverage with the four residential winners—three of which were accomplished for a modest sum. Budget-conscious architecture enthusiasts, take heart!
Mod Little House on the Prairie: Arado weeHouse page 34
By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA
Extreme Makeover: West Side Apartment page 36
By Mason Riddle
Shaking Things Up: House Extension page 40
By Nancy A. Miller
Lake Effect: Loon’s Nest page 44
By Glenn Gordon

46        Ramblin' On
By Nancy A. Miller and Frank Edgerton Martin
“Once maligned as ubiquitous and lacking character, the midcentury rambler is, today, an increasingly hot commodity,” writes Nancy A. Miller. Surveying the trend, Miller spoke with two young design-professional couples who have embraced the rambler aesthetic.

Downsizing, in Style page 54
By Camille LeFevre
Architect Bruce Knutson and wife Terry renovate a 1962 Prairie Style rambler after years in a large Tudor home.  

Open Wide page 58
By Camille LeFevre
With the help of SALA Architects, a Stillwater-area couple opens their rambler to views of the surrounding landscape.  
61        Made for the Shade
By Camille LeFevre
What better place to sit back and relax than a good screen porch? An Eau Claire, Wisconsin, family and a Birchwood couple spared no expense to create their own backyard retreats.

Departments & Directories
7         Editor’s Note

13       Culture Crawl compiled by Emily Dowd
Need inspiration for revamping your home? Or just a fun weekend activity? Check out these spring and summer home tours.
15       Speed Reading by Kristie Nelson-Neuhaus
Simplifying your life begins at home, and The Simple Home authors Sarah Nettleton and Frank Edgerton Martin have some great ideas.
17       Notebook by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Our roving reporter quizzes Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy on sustainable design in the U.S., magazine publishing, and Al Franken.
21        Studio by Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA
Mark Larson and Jean Rehkamp Larson have found a home for their architecture practice in the heart of Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood.
25        Platform by Susan Andre, Allied AIA
FORECAST Public Artworks hits on a new, high-profile venue for public art: the windows of downtown buildings under construction or renovation.
29        Material Matters by Nancy A. Miller
Who knew green could look this good? A new museum exhibition showcases high-design, eco-friendly materials and furnishings for the home.

166        Place
Regional photographer Chris Faust discovers a classic rambler nestled in a not-so-traditional setting.

99      Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms

142      Index of Firms by Building Type

149      Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms

164      Credits

165      Advertising Index

On the Cover
Rob and Judy Grundstrom Residence, Minneapolis
Photographer: Don Wong

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.