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May
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Project Update – Utility Building 1

This is kind of an unusual project for us. It is a small utility building but we were brought on board because they needed it to have a ‘park-like’ aesthetic. The building is on park property in a residential area so a standard metal building wouldn’t be acceptable. Here is quick video of a recent site visit.

Apr
0

Residence Master Plan – Part 1

New project! The client purchased a home that needs a little love… The location is stunning – overlooking the St Croix River. Being on the river, there are a number of agencies that will be overseeing the remodeling process and outcome. We will begin by developing an overall master plan that will illustrate the ultimate transformation for the approval from these agencies. The client will then phase the construction over time as budget allows. We began by documenting the existing to give us base drawings to work from. Should be fun!

Apr
0

Waxing Concrete

Here’s a quick video of how I finished our concrete floor with no sealer!

Mar
0

Project Update – Afton Home 2

The process continues! We start to refine the floor plans and begin looking at the exterior and interior concepts.
And, I thought I looked good in anything but I was reprimanded by my wife for wearing an old sweatshirt and mismatched teal t-shirt. I guess I should be grateful that she actually still looks at me!

Feb
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Project Update – Afton Home 1

Hey everyone! I wanted to fill you in on a new residential project we have on the boards. The Clients are looking for a simple, modern home with a fairly defined program. We need to work within their budget (obviously) and be efficient in terms of design and square footage. The property is wooded and rolling – beautiful! The video shows the start of this project and was filmed early on a Saturday morning as you can tell I am not quite awake! Oh well…

Nov
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Project update: Transit Modernization

We are working on the modernization of a transit facility in South Dakota. I thought I would share a little bit about the project and will keep you posted on the progress. Thanks for watching!

Oct
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Completed Project – Basement Remodel

Some friends of ours asked if we could come up with a concept to finish off their lower level. Its primary purpose would be for overflow entertaining and a place where the kids could hang out. We came up with some ideas and some basic drawings and they took it from there. I wanted to drop in and see how it turned out. Take a look!

Sep
0

Hudson Remodel Part IX – Completed!

I finally got the opportunity to visit and photograph the completed project. You can scroll back through the archives to see this project develop from design through construction.

Sep
0

Vacation and a Project Update

I was able to take a little time off this summer – nice! And we are fortunate to be very busy as well. Thus the delay in keeping you guys updated on what’s happening around here!

Jun
0

Screened Porch is done!

Actually… it’s been done for a while but we have been (fortunately) too busy to show the final result!

Screened Porch is Done! from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

May
0

Punchlist time!

The RCU Discovery Center is almost done! The design team needs to do a final walk-through before the Owner moves in.

RCU Discovery Center Punchlist from michael huber architects on Vimeo.

Mar
0

I bought a new Camera!

I think that VR technology is on the rise and wanted to jump into it early. Thus a few quick examples of some early attempts. I stopped by AIA Minnesota and was greeted by my buddy Amber. The other image is from one of our recent residential projects. This is fun!

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