September-October 2004
Vol. 30, No. 5


Editor’s Note Transitions

Overview Ergonomics, AIA MN 2004 Young Architects Award, Convention preview

Book Review Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Places by Toby Israel. Reviewed by Joan Vorderbruggen

Newsmakers Studio Five’s Coeur de Catherine, Locus’s Nowhaus, Close’s Summit Avenue rehab, Abraham’s Brookdale library complex By Bette Hammel

Endangered Glensheen Mansion, also known as “Duluth’s American Castle,” is suffering from degradation and neglect By Robert Roscoe

Technology With the ascent of smart buildings and services come new responsibilities for architects and building operators By Todd Willmert

Talking Point The wide world of design includes everything from interiors to exteriors, light switches to cities By Bill Beyer, FAIA

Directory of Interior Architecture Firms

Directory of Interior Design Firms

Project Credits

Advertising Index

Fast Forward O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., Minneapolis


Sacred Geometry Bentz/Thompson/Rietow blends Old World traditions and innovative design in a new synagogue for a Reform Jewish congregation By Camille LeFevre

Restoration in the Round MacDonald & Mack gives Minneapolis’s City Hall rotunda a facelift that restores its historic splendor By Barbara Knox

Kitchen Conversions Three kitchen renovations by McMonigal Architects, Randall M. Buffie Architect and Quigley Architects reinforce the meaning and importance of this domestic haven By Barbara Knox

Serious Fun Collaborative Design Group transforms an old warehouse into a contemporary headquarters for childcare professionals By Dorothy Rand

Lost and Found RSP transforms an aging inner-city corporate campus into a new headquarters for a 21st-century workforce By Linda Shapiro


Kitchen Confidential General Mills’s Betty Crocker Kitchen has evolved with the corporation while allowing culinary experts to test top-secret recipes in style By Nancy A. Miller

The Art of Model Making Architectural model making may take place behind the scenes, but it remains an integral part of the design process By Jack El-Hai


Bet Shalom Synagogue
Architect: Bentz/Thompson/Rietow, Inc.
Photographer: Philip Prowse