September-October 2001
Vol. 27 No. 5


Endangered Should the Guthrie Theater be saved? A look at the architectural history, preservation passions, cultural relevance and performance memories fueling the debate By Robert Roscoe

Interview Furthering St. Paul’s reconnection with the Mississippi River is the charge of Tim Griffin, AIA, first director of the city’s Design Center By Camille LeFevre

Technology Despite communication technologies that promised otherwise, the paperless office is still a myth By Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA

Practice Benchmarking is common practice among architects whose clients see the comparative process as a way to acquire a strategic business advantage J. Trout Lowen

Talking Point How beer and sustainable design are community-building traditions By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Lost Minnesota John S. Bradstreet Crafthouse, Minneapolis By Jack El-Hai


The Evolving American Office Since the 1900s, the office has been a microcosm of American social transformation and a yardstick of cultural progress By Donald Albrecht and Chrysanthe B. Broikos

Model Village Walsh Bishop creates a vibrant "Information City" that reflects BORN’s high-tech collaborative culture and desire for high-touch comfort By Joel Hoekstra

Back on Track Leonard Parker Associates revitalizes a derelict train-engine repair house next to the Mississippi River into a home for Riley Hayes Advertising By Camille LeFevre

Good Growing Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Wass designs a new facility that triples Gerten Greenhouse’s business By Camille LeFevre

Flight Club Architectural Alliance enhances hospitality and hoteling at Northwest Airlines’s prototype WorldClub By Camille LeFevre

Collegiate Renewal Carlsen & Frank renews two beloved academic halls on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus By Joel Hoekstra

Office Places Three architects and one intern architect reflect on their offices as icon and identity, muse and memory Produced by Camille LeFevre


Architect: Walsh Bishop Associates, Minneapolis
Photographer: Don F. Wong