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Nov
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Project Update: Transit Modernization 3

Complete…almost. We drove down to South Dakota to do a final walk-thru (punchlist) of the transit facility. It was cold and windy – as you will hear unfortunately in the video. The contractor was still installing some metal panels and other odds and ends so it was hard to generate a complete list of items to be corrected prior to the grand opening. Overall, I think it is looking pretty good and the client is happy. Can’t ask for much more then that! Take a look!

Oct
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Project Update – Afton Home 4

Stopped by one of our residential projects to see how things were going. Good to see the painting crew that painted my house. Nice guys and they do a great job.

Oct
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Designing a Skyway

I love the diversity of projects we are able to work on. We were asked to design a skyway bridge and associated stair/elevator tower. The skyway would connect a well known building with a parking ramp. One of the challenges was that the ramp will eventually be replaced and the adjacent open block will be developed… all may want to connect to the elevator tower. We had to try to design some flexibility within the stair tower that could work with different floor levels engaging it. Take a look at the video to see the design progress!

Sep
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Glen Hills Park – Progress!

We are fortunate to be doing several projects for the county park system. Here is a video with our first project under construction. This one is important because it will set the aesthetic tone that other park projects will need to follow. Take a look!

Aug
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Project Update – Afton Home 3

I did a quick site visit to a new home we have under construction. The home is framed and windows were being installed. It’s always fun to watch a design become reality.

Aug
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Project Update: Margaret Park

Margaret Park is an urban park in St Paul, Minnesota. I was asked by the City of St Paul Parks and Recreation to participate in community meetings to help redevelop the park which needed some enhancements. Below is a video of my final walk through of a small toilet room building we designed.

Aug
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Getting our house painted!

Here is just a quick video of our house getting painted. It’s looking good and probably long overdue!

Jul
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Project Update: Transit Modernization 2

We are under construction! The bulk of the demolition is complete and the framing of the updated facility is underway. Here is a little video of the progress.

Jun
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Residence Master Plan – Part 2

Here is an update of a residential master plan we are working on. We generated a number of options – both interior and exterior. Since the work is going to be phased, we need to create a design that can be implemented in pieces. Take a look!

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
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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
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Waxing Concrete

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