September/October 2003
Vol. 29 No. 5


Overview Upcoming architectural conversations, "build-out," calendar, new releases

Newsmakers MS&R art building, Claybaugh's lighthouse addition, "Windows on Minnesota" by Ellerbe Becket, BTR's Bet Shalom Synagogue By Bette Hammel

Endangered Since the wall came tumbling down at Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church, the congregation has been faced with demolishing the house of worship By Robert Roscoe

Interview Caren Martin and her team have launched InformeDesign, an Internet clearinghouse on design and human behavior By Amy Nash

Talking Point Preserving a building's charms and history, while enabling it to serve future generations, has many rewards By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of Interior Architecture Firms

Directory of Interior Design Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Lost Minnesota Fair Oaks Motel, Minneapolis By Jack El-Hai


Free Agency Perkins & Will breaks the hierarchical mode common to advertising agencies with a minimalist, open plan for Fallon Worldwide By Camille LeFevre

State of the Union Ellerbe Becket brings the University of Minnesota's Coffman Union into the 21st century while preserving is Steamboat Moderne charms By Camille LeFevre

Community Theater Cuningham Group takes a sustainable approach to the renovation of St. Louis Park High School's theater By Linda Shapiro

Design Fiesta The architectural division of Friedell Construction transforms a standard-issue rambler into a vivacious house for its theatrical owners By Barbara Knox

Small is Beautiful Four one-room residential redos-by Scott Newland, AIA, Martha Yunker, AIA, Robert Gerloff, AIA and Todd Hansen, AIA-demonstrate how redesign can happen one room at a time By Barbara Knox

Form & Function The architect-designed chairs collected in the library of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture offer lessons in style and comfort By Jane King Hession, Assoc. AIA

Groundswells and Water Walls Maya Lin's first Minnesota commission, The Character of a Hill, Under Glass, blends her interests in art, architecture and landscape By Bette Hammel


Fallon Worldwide
Architect: Perkins & Will
Photographer: Hedrich Blessing Photography