November/December 2002
Vol. 28 No. 6



Preview 2002 Convention, 25-Year Award, Gold Medalist

Newsmakers Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson at St. John's, Landmark Plaza, Cuningham Group's Sharing and Caring Hands, Raspberry Island band shell

Endangered Reuse as a multimodal transit hub for commuter- and light-rail lines could save downtown St. Paul's Union Depot By Robert Roscoe

Interview TAnn Forsyth new directo of the Design Center for American Urban Landscape, talks about the center's future direction By Amy Nash

Technology Glass technology has evolved from curtain wall to twin skins in order to advance building operations and aesthetics By Stephen Knowles, AIA

Talking Point Plans and planning are as different as process and result By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of General Contractors

Directory of Interior Design Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota Cooper Theatre, St. Louis Park (1962-1991) By Jack El-Hai


Home Brew RSP Architects, with help from a variety of collaborators, transforms the dramatic, dilapidated Grain Belt Brewery into 21st-century architectural offices By Camille LeFevre

Historic Reserve TWalsh Bishop renovates the iconic former Federal Reserve Bank building into Marquette Plaza and introduces green space to north Nicollet Mall By Barbara Knox

Medical Marvel Ellerbe Becket, in collaboration with Cesar Pelli, FAIA, designs a new centerpiece for Mayo Clinic, the Gonda Building By Judith Neiswander

Visual Art James Dayton Design introduces an architectural collage of material and color to a western suburb with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts By Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA


Modernism's Midlife Crisis Preserving Minnesota's midcentury buildings entails struggling with preconceived notions of value, utility and aesthetics By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Academic Imports, Architectural Exports The University of Minnesota's architecture school attracts students from around the globe, who often return home to establish international practices By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA

European Tour A sketchbook from Cass Gilbert's year abroad Introduction by Paul Clifford Larson


Grain Belt Brew House Renovation
Architect: RSP Architects
Photographer: George Heinrich