ART INSTALLATION AT EAST SIDE

ART INSTALLATION AT EAST SIDE

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It is an exciting time on the East Side Storage and Maintenance Facility site as construction begins on the large sculpture by Randy Walker Arts that will be on the site. So far, the steel framing has been completed and soon the scaffolding will come down and precast elements will be placed on the frame.

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The installation will be on the Northeast corner of the site and will be visible from the surrounding neighborhood.

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HCM at East Side

HCM at East Side

East Side expert Matt sharing some information about the project with the rest of the office.

East Side expert Matt sharing some information about the project with the rest of the office.

Yesterday, our office had another tour of the East side construction site. There were some pretty big changes since the last time the office toured the space including some new walls and roofing on the main building as well as a whole new structure for the wash bay. Now it is a race against the clock to get as much done as possible before the weather starts to change!

This giant wash bay was not built at all last time most of the office visited the site.

This giant wash bay was not built at all last time most of the office visited the site.

The glass for this office area is not in yet, but we can already feel how open and light the space will be.

The glass for this office area is not in yet, but we can already feel how open and light the space will be.

September at HCM

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Whether you have kids going back to school, are going back to school yourself, or simply ready for fall to begin, have a very happy September!

Spectacular Sights at Sherwin Williams

Spectacular Sights at Sherwin Williams

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While visiting the Sherwin Williams Campus in downtown Minneapolis, the HCMers that worked on the Sherwin Williams Design House last year took a little field trip to see how the house’s exterior turned out now that the plants are all blooming. Our team designed a simple and clean landscape for the House’s patio where Sherwin Williams will soon be hosting an event. Professional photographs of both the interior and exterior will be taken soon and then you can check out more about the project on our Corporate Projects page!

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS ESS&MF UPDATE

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS ESS&MF UPDATE

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The City of Minneapolis ESS&MF project keeps chugging along as August comes to an end. Some exterior work is still being done and the construction of some of the interior spaces begins.

At this stage of construction, we can see some neat contrast between materials! Before the walls get closed up we can see the heavy concrete adjacent to a much lighter metal structure that will be covered when the building is complete.

BioTechne Office Area Update

BioTechne Office Area Update

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Our team working with BioTechne keeps chugging along to get this project done. The construction crew is starting the process of sealing the walls up with sheet rock. Soon they’ll start the painting process, put in the flooring, and before we know it the residents of this office area will be moving in. But first, our team will continue to do weekly walk-throughs to make sure everything is going smoothly.

We’ve spotted a wild architect in his natural habitat. Here we see Roger Christensen checking that everything is going according to plan and answering any questions that come up.

We’ve spotted a wild architect in his natural habitat. Here we see Roger Christensen checking that everything is going according to plan and answering any questions that come up.

It is always interesting watching walls going up!

It is always interesting watching walls going up!

SETTING SAIL WITH HCM

SETTING SAIL WITH HCM

As summer nears its end, the partners took the HCM family on a boat cruise at Lake Minnetonka as a “thank you” for doing some great work. Unlike with Gilligan, this three hour tour was full of food and fun for everyone! We set sail at dusk and rode around the lake, taking in the scenery as we went. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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THANKS, BRAT TEAM 2!

THANKS, BRAT TEAM 2!

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The HCM Family was lucky enough to have beautiful weather for our second brat lunch this summer! Brat Team 2 departed from the traditional choice of serving brats and cooked up some delicious brisket instead. A lovely way to spend our day.

Big Things at BioTechne

Big Things at BioTechne

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HCM Architects is currently working on transforming an open office space at the BioTechne Campus to breathe new light into the area. We are excited to see how well the construction is coming along with most of the framing already built. Our team walked around the site discussing the details that will make the space perfect! Another newly finished office area on the campus gives us a peek into the future of the open office furniture and finishes.

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City of Minneapolis ESS&MF

City of Minneapolis ESS&MF

The City of Minneapolis East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility is making fast progress in our current spring weather. HCM enjoyed a sunny tour with our whole office to see progress and get out on a project site with our younger staff.

Improved Recreation Center at Painter Park Opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Renovated Recreation Center at Painter Park in Minneapolis opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony on a sunny April 23.  HCM, among a team of designers, brings full ADA accessibility, more efficient HVAC, lighting, updated interior finishes and rejuvenated spaces for the neighborhood to utilize.  Our project opens up the lobby to a new reception area, MPRB Staff office, and meeting room.

Update: City of Minneapolis ESS&MF Project

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In spite of the recent “spring” weather, the precast panels are starting to be installed at the City of Minneapolis ESS&MF project.  The parking ramp structure is shaping up now that the weather has turned and our project is starting to look more like a building.

Let in the Sun... at HCM

The sun streams across the new HCM workstations, on this, the second day of spring.

The sun streams across the new HCM workstations, on this, the second day of spring.

HCM is excited to share our latest update to Fire station #13. HCM has expanded our work station area by removing the wall between our conference room and the rest of the office. We now have four additional workstations and a whole lot of sun, an all around win.

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Excavation Continues at Andersen Windows in Texas

Following the completion of the Anderson Pasture Warehouse Expansion, Anderson Windows in Garland Texas primes for the addition of a Compounder in their production space.

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Interior work includes a new lab space, additional equipment and expanded storage.

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Exterior work will include the addition of three vinyl silos housing raw material to be used in the new compounder for Fibrex Material Production.

Progress made at ESS&MF site

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A&P and Wells were busy setting the last of the precast concrete “tuck-under” panels on the ESS&MF project site yesterday.

The acid etched, charcoal gray panels look great and it is fun to see the first walls starting to enclose space on this project.  Most of the form work and shoring are in place for the third level parking deck as well.

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The Polar Vortex was no match for HCM

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Lindsay and Natalia make quick work of the parking lot. Unfortunately, the snow was too fluffy for an HCM Snowman— there’s always the next storm!

21st Anniversary Party

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HCM celebrated our 21st Anniversary last week at Fire Station 13. We had a great turn out and a delicious spread by Colossal catering with dessert by our next door neighbors the Dulceria Bakery. Thanks again to all who could attend and we hope to see you next year for the 22nd Anniversary! (Rumor has it there will be a pig on a spit).

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CROCKPOT COOKOFF

In December, the HCM team participated in some friendly office competition— bringing in comfort food favorites straight from the crockpot. The Crockpot Cookoff crown went to Nick Lager with his apple crumble dessert while runner up dishes included authentic homemade pierogi and mega mac & cheese.