CUMMINS ENGINEERING - PROJECT UPDATE

Cummins Engineering is coming close to the end of Construction, and the entire team is excited to see it completed. The exterior facade is being wrapped up, and interior finishes are being prepared to go in. 

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HCM TEAM - LIZ GUTZMAN

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HCM is extremely excited to share with you that Liz Gutzman has recently passed her final Architect Registration Examination, and as of the end of 2017, she is officially a licensed Architect! Liz has been an important part of this team for years and is crucial to many major projects. We are excited for her future and growth as an Architect!

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

HCM wants to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. We hope it is filled with family, friends, laughs and smiles! We have been extremely blessed this year and are excited for the new year to come! 

HCM 's Christmas Party

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WL1 - PROJECT COMPLETION

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Hagen, Christensen & McILwain Architects was responsible for the programming and design of the recently renovated Boston Scientific Building 1, Levels 2 & 3, on their Weaver Lake Campus. This design captures the requirements of the Boston Scientific Global Design Standards creating a more open office environment. Click the link below to read more about the recently completed project!

Banner Enginnering - Framing

*BANNER ENGINEERING UPDATE*

The steel frame is being constructed and concrete for the HQ Entrance Patio is being poured.

BHAC - Schematic Design

HCM Architects is currently working with Anoka County to develop an idea to transform the exterior of their Activity Center located in Bunker Hills Park. With hopes to have the remodel completed by end of Summer next year, we are excited to work with the Parks Department to create a more engaging gathering space for weddings and company outings.

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ESSF - Artist Selection

The City of Minneapolis has selected its Artist for the East Side Storage Facility in Northeast Minneapolis. HCM is very excited to be working on this project, and to now see Randy Walker apart of it. Click the link below to see Randy Walker's website, including his portfolio and bio.

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Randy Walker

  Return Journey -  Brackett Park

Return Journey - Brackett Park

CUMMINS ENGINEERING - CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Both phases of Cummins' Engineering Facility in Fridley, MN are underway. Completion of the West end is getting close, and demolition of the East end is almost done, in which they will start to add the new facade. HCM is excited to be apart of this great project with Cummins, who we have worked with through out the years.

 Design Development Final Rendering

Design Development Final Rendering

 Phase 1 underway. with the exterior of Phase 2 to still be removed.

Phase 1 underway. with the exterior of Phase 2 to still be removed.

 Glass panels being placed on the West end.

Glass panels being placed on the West end.

HCM TEAM - NEW TEAM MEMBERS

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HCM would like to welcome Byron Munoz and Alex Young to our team. Byron graduated from Florida International University with his Master's in Architecture and Alex is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, holding a Master's Degree in both Architecture and Historic Preservation.

As we work our way towards 2018 here at HCM Architects, we're gearing up for work on some really exciting projects and its great to have both Byron and Alex in the office.

LISI MEDICAL - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

LISI MEDICAL UPDATE*

With Construction to be completed by mid December of this year, LISI Medical's Expansion is coming together!

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BANNER ENGINEERING - BREAKING GROUND

HCM Architects, Banner Engineering and the entire design team are excited to break ground on Banner Engineering's 50,000 sf facility expansion in Plymouth, MN. Follow the link below to watch a short news piece that covers the growth of Banner Engineering and the 200 jobs it will bring to its community. 

 Bob Fayfield, Founder & CEO of Banner Engineering

Bob Fayfield, Founder & CEO of Banner Engineering

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THIS NEWS CLIP HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY CCX MEDIA.


HCM Welcomes Natalia to the team!

HCM Would like to welcome Natalia Piela to our team. Natalia recently graduated from the Bachelor of Design in Architecture program at the University of Minnesota in 2017. She has a background in Fine Arts, Architecture, and Product Design. 

As we dip into fall here at HCM Architects, we're gearing up for work on some really great projects and its great to have Natalia join the team! 

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STAR

Last week the HCM crew took field trip to one of our recent projects - STAR - located in Brooklyn, Park Minnesota. STAR is a marketing company that creates everything from Trade Show Booths, to Corporate Interiors. In essence, they create unique and engaging spaces. Needless to say, they had a great team to work with! 

 

 Their cafeteria doubles as a meeting area and as a more relaxed area for employees to work. The space spills out onto the outdoor patio and fireplace through large overhead doors.  

Their cafeteria doubles as a meeting area and as a more relaxed area for employees to work. The space spills out onto the outdoor patio and fireplace through large overhead doors.  

 The office is open and social, while white noise keeps the office feeling quiet and concentrated. Dropped lighting helps the office area feel intimate, even with the high ceilings. Private huddle rooms on the right are well used meeting areas for small groups of employees. 

The office is open and social, while white noise keeps the office feeling quiet and concentrated. Dropped lighting helps the office area feel intimate, even with the high ceilings. Private huddle rooms on the right are well used meeting areas for small groups of employees. 

A look at interior glazing

We've been designing corporate office spaces for many years at HCM Architects, and we've come up with some nice details.

One of our favorite details is the hidden mullions on interior glass partitions. We've used this in several projects and it lends itself to a clean, contemporary space. Hiding the top mullions in a header gives the impression of a true glass wall. We also remove the vertical mullions and leave a small gap between panels.

Check out some examples below 

35W Bridge Monument at the Minneapolis EOTF

HCM Architects is proud to have been a part of designing the siting, base and orientation of the new 35W Bridge Monument at the Minneapolis EOTF.

The monument was the backdrop for a 10 year remembrance ceremony last week.

Siting, lighting and location on the property were critical design decisions.  HCM teamed with MBJ to develop a post and bracket that honored the integrity of the bridge piece used.  In addition HCM worked with scientists from Valspar to propose a finish that will maintain the current level of distress of the piece further honoring the worn and honest look.

Banner Engineering - Schematic Design

Banner Engineering is a global leader in process and industrial automation, helping customers increase efficiency, reduce costs, ensure quality, monitor and control processes and safeguard employees. They have decided that they want to expand their Headquarters here in Minneapolis, MN. HCM is working hard alongside Banner to put a new engineering building on the west side of their campus while also re-desinging their overall site. 

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!