March/April 2003
Vol. 29 No. 2


Overview Nouvel's Guthrie, St. Paul Prize, National Young Architect, Rapson Fellowship

Newsmakers Salmela and Mayo Woodlands, Scholars Walk, St. Louis Park town center

Endangered St. Paul's Head House and Sack House, once an integral part of the city's grain industry, are in need of adaptive reuse By Robert Roscoe

Interview Kathleen O'Brien, vice president of University Services, wants the University of Minnesota to be a benchmark for architectural design and facilities management By Camille LeFevre

Technology The automation of construction-site excavation and grading is plowing ahead with global-positioning-system technology By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Talking Point Minnesotans should have the choice of whether to drive their cars or use regional transit By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of Landscape Architecture Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota Creek, Minneapolis By Jack El-Hai

2002 Honor Awards By Camille LeFevre


Modern Insertion James Ford Bell Technical Center, Golden Valley, MN; Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.

Agrarian Rhapsody 359 Day Road, St. Croix Falls, WI; Kerrik Wessel, Assoc. AIA

Divine Intervention Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, WI; Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.

Crime Scene Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Northern Services Center, Bemidji, MN; The Leonard Parker Associates

Staying Power Temporary Como Zoo Visitors Center, St. Paul, MN; Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.

A Simple Plan Two Popes Film, Minneapolis, MN; BKV Group, Inc.

Performance Architecture Circus Juventas Performance Lobby, St. Paul, MN; Locus Architecture, Ltd.


Rooftop OasesGreen roofs were long cultivated by Northern cultures for their thermal benefits and are now sprouting up as a sustainable strategy that addresses aesthetic, energy and storm-water issues By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA

Alfresco Living Collaboration between client, architect and landscape architect results in a charming outdoor room By Barbara Knox


Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Northern Services Center
Architect: The Leonard Parker Associates
Photographer: Paul Neuhaus, AIA