CNH designer contributed to award winning ‘Passive House’ design

February 13th, 2020

Houses can’t be shy, but they can be passive, and Architectural Designer Emily Nelsen was part of one such project in South Dakota that won a national award.

While a graduate student at South Dakota State University (SDSU), she helped design a single-family home in Brookings.

CNH Architects hires marketing manager as part of growth strategy

February 13th, 2020

Molly Dee brings experience from Mayo Clinic in Rochester in writing and content development, and as a news reporter in southern Minnesota

CNH Architects in Apple Valley has hired Molly Dee to fill a new marketing manager position at the medium-sized commercial architecture firm.

Cock-A-Doodle Zoo takes Renaissance Fair favorite to Maplewood Mall

February 13th, 2020

After hosting a popular petting zoo at the Renaissance Festival and bringing animals to educate students in classrooms around the Twin Cities, Bob Plitz created Cock-A-Doddle Zoo in the Maplewood Mall. A passionate lover of animals of all types, Plitz offers about 100 animals in the large store location.

Community help just got bigger in Rosemount

February 12th, 2020

After much fanfare in the summer of 2019, the 360 Communities near million-dollar triple expansion is almost complete. Owned by the City of Rosemount and leased to the nonprofit, the operation started using the building at the end of January.

CNH Architects designed the expansion and upgrades and provided construction administration throughout the process.

Staff made sculptures play off C and H sugar connection of old

November 13th, 2019

In its earlier days CNH Architects was often misheard as C&H, the more widely known sugar brand. It was popularized by television commercials with the jingle, "C&H Pure Cane sugar, is the one."

Playing off of that branding, and throwing a creative twist into its 50th Anniversary event, staff and principals with CNH created their own sugar cube structures, some patterned after well-known buildings.

MSP Business Journal – Cool Offices

November 13th, 2019

MSP Business Journal- Cool Offices: Employee amenities abound at tech firm's Bloomington office

Imagine IT's new Bloomington office is built around the idea of the firm's "happ(i)ness circle" — that creating employee-focused happiness in the office creates happiness in the community.

The ‘three Rs’ of a grand 50th Open House

October 18th, 2019

Relaxing, relationships and reminiscing might aptly sum up the “three Rs” of the CNH Architects’ 50th Anniversary Open House.

“It was really fun to see old clients, consultants, employees and our vendors,” said Principal Wayne Hilbert. Many had responded that they couldn’t make it, so Hilbert guessed that a second night of festivities would also have attracted a crowd.

Inside tracker enjoys life

October 18th, 2019

For the past nine years of substantial growth at CNH, Deb Childs has tracked projects, employees and invoices as the part-time accounting administrator.

On her first day, the accounting software and files were transferred to QuickBooks. More recently, CNH upgraded again to the industry software standard, Deltek Ajera.

Student sharpens interior design skills

October 18th, 2019

At the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, Liz Elton is a senior studying interior design. She’s also an intern with CNH Architects.

To fulfill a one-year requirement, she spends one day per week assisting CNH Interior Designer Ashley Klis.

CNH a Christmas party trendsetter?

October 17th, 2019

It wasn’t always trendy. But the idea of a company holiday party in the off-season has been a CNH Architects’ tradition for more than 30 years.

And, like the design for a building, there had to be rules. The first was to never do the same Christmas party twice, said Principal Wayne Hilbert.