Minneapolis East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility

The City of Minneapolis East Side Storage & Maintenance Facility project recently went through another round of public comments.

HCM Architects met with the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association to gather feedback based on the proposed active corridor along University Ave. We're working with Floodplain Collective to develop a corridor that engages the neighborhood and gives back to the residents. 

CUMMINS ENGINEERING - DEMOLITION UNDERWAY

We are finishing the 100% Construction Documents for Cummins Engineering and demolition of the existing building is underway. The entire interior has been gutted out to expose the existing structure, and as you can see, the space currently is an enclosed concrete box. 

Northern coffeeworks

Northern coffeeworks

HCM has teamed with the guys from Angry Catfish to design a new coffee shop & café on Washington Ave. in Minneapolis.

Northern Coffeeworks is opening soon.  Complete with original tile floor, new maple millwork, exposed brick and a leather finish granite countertop this space is intended to blend a northern MN vibe with a historic urban location.

Other accents include a custom tile mosaic on the back bar and furniture by Concrete Pig.  Keep an eye out for their opening date, these guys are passionate about coffee!

LISI MEDICAL - BREAKING GROUND

LISI MEDICAL - BREAKING GROUND

HCM Architects, LISI Medical, and the entire design team are excited to break ground on LISI Medical's new 45,940 sf addition in Big Lake, MN. This expansion will allow LISI to grow and re-organize their production space and become more efficient in their process/workflow.

Cummins Engineering - Schematic Design Renderings

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Cummins Engineering - Schematic Design Renderings

Cummins Engineering, located in Fridley, MN, is looking to revamp its existing Engineering Facilities from the 70's to a more modern approach that follows suit to the current Cummins look found in other projects across the country. HCM has designed multiple projects across Cummins' Fridley campus, and is excited to take part in this project as well. 

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HCM Team - New Team Member Kathleen

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We want to give a warm welcome to Kathleen, our newest team member here at HCM Architects! Kathleen is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota's Master of Architecture Program, and we are very excited to have her here with us.

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HCM Team - New Architectural Interns

We want to give a warm welcome to HCM's newest staff members! We are very excited to have Eden Messner, Ryan Hansen, and Matt Plasencia working with our team.

Eden Messner Eden graduated from the U of M with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 2016. She will working with us full time until she goes back to school for her Masters in the fall of 2018.

Eden Messner

Eden graduated from the U of M with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 2016. She will working with us full time until she goes back to school for her Masters in the fall of 2018.

Ryan Hansen Ryan is currently studying Architecture as an Undergrad at the University of Minnesota. He will be returning to school this fall to complete his last semester while working with HCM.

Ryan Hansen

Ryan is currently studying Architecture as an Undergrad at the University of Minnesota. He will be returning to school this fall to complete his last semester while working with HCM.

Matt Plasencia Matt is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University with his Bachelors of Architecture. He will be working with HCM this summer, where afterwards he will be returning to NDSU to complete his Masters Degree. 

Matt Plasencia

Matt is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University with his Bachelors of Architecture. He will be working with HCM this summer, where afterwards he will be returning to NDSU to complete his Masters Degree. 

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HCM Holiday Party

Thank you for another great year HCM!  

Happy Holidays to all!

Stone Arch Brewery Grand Opening

Stone Arch opened early in November on the south end of the main mall at Terminal 1-Lindbergh, and has been drawing a crowd ever since. The restaurant is a partnership with the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and features many excellent Minnesota craft beers, along with a scratch kitchen.  

Click the image below for a time-lapse video of Stone Arch's construction.

 

https://youtu.be/XkzYW1ka2rw

Stone Arch Brewery Soft Opening Event

Stone Arch Brewery in the MSP Airport is finally open! We were invited to their "soft opening" to appreciate all of our hard work. Congratulations to Dan Lawrence for completing a successful and creative project!

HCM Graduate Students

All of us here at HCM wanted to take a moment to acknowledge two of our employees as they take big steps in their education. andy-emerges

Firstly, Andy Smeby began his last year of graduate schooling at the University of Minnesota. We are excited for Andy to finish up and look forward to seeing the work that he produces. We want to wish Andy a good final year, and offer our support as he pushes towards the finish line.

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Also, Lane Madich, who has been working with us for the past year, has started his graduate education at the University of Oregon in Portland. We have enjoyed Lane’s unique personality, hard work and humor at the office. He is truly irreplaceable and we wish him the best of luck and well wishes from all of us here at HCM.

Congrats to both graduate students!

STAR Update

The exterior shell is nearing completion. Interior partitions are installed and being prepped for finishes. Only a couple months left until move-in day!

Washington County Public Works Facility Grand Opening!

Last weekend, the Washington County Public Works Facility hosted it's Grand Opening! We are excited with how successful this project has turned out and want to thank everyone involved for their hard work.  

MN SNAP

In early 2015, HCM Architects began collaborating with the local non-profit MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program to design a new Headquarter facility for their Surgical Team and Staff. A little over a year later, their 11,000 square foot building has been transformed into a highly functional Surgical Suite with space to house the MN SNAP Mobile Surgical Unit, along with their entire support staff. Thanks to everyone who helped make this project a success! (Completed construction photos to come.)  

 

 

12welve Eyes Brewing is coming.

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This past weekend at the Beer Dabbler, 12welve Eyes brewing announced their impending arrival on the St. Paul brewing scene.

 

 

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12welve Eyes, a crew of three lifelong friends with glasses, signed with HCM to design their tap room, brew house combination in the basement of the historic Pioneer Endicott Building in late June.

 

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Looking for a different brewery experience focusing on a lounge atmosphere, the garden level space in the building instantly brings to mind thoughts of Cheers, but their style is anything but the conventional drinking establishment.

 

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These three friends have a brewing ethos that reflects their own unique and quirky style as well. HCM is excited to work with this new group of entrepreneurs to help them realize their dream of being brewers and tap room operators in St. Paul, doing it their way.

 

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http://12welveeyes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/12welveeyes/

Washington County Building Construction Tour

The office took off on a Friday afternoon to visit Washington County's new Public Works building that HCM is wrapping up!  

It's great to see it all coming together!

VALSPAR Rebranded

HCM is currently working with Valspar to rebrand their campus with their new vibrant and colorful initiatives.  HCM lead recent efforts to create wall murals with Valspar’s recent marketing and rebranding logos.  The murals are essential to creating dynamic visuals with emphasis to become iconic to Valspar’s identity.  

Shining Bright

HCM Architects is proud to announce the competition of the Construction Documents for Star Exhibits & Environments Inc.’s new 200,800-square-foot building in Brooklyn Park.  HCM worked with a team of STAR leaders, CBRE and Ryan Companies to develop a building STAR can call home.   It will include a combination of office, production and warehouse space along with an outdoor patio with seating and a fireplace; delivering a space to provide a wide range of flexibility and inventive support.  The ultimate goal for the facility aligns with the vision of STAR – ‘ To create solutions which inspire people and companies to thrive.’  From hanging ceiling components, a 30’+ gallery space to Kona Coffee Café up front, all are outreaches to a visitor to help demonstrate what Star’s values and capacities are.  

Rendering by Ryan Companies

Interior Renderings by HCM & STAR