Volunteer: Admin staffer has heart for single mothers

September 3rd, 2019

Seventeen years ago, Deb Childs’ neighborhood and church connections made her aware of Making Our Moms Successful (MOMS), a faith-based mentoring program for single women raising a family.

“I have always had a heart for women supporting women and walking alongside to help them grow emotionally and spiritually,” said Childs, the accounting administrator for CNH Architects.

Staff: Newer designer, firm veteran both on mission to serve clients

August 12th, 2019

A long-established principal of CNH Architects and a newer arrival both labor to support client needs and desires, offering their expertise in multiple ways.

Kelly Hanson joined CNH as an architectural designer last summer after graduating with a five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University.

Rooftop fun at sizable south Minneapolis day care

August 12th, 2019

A former Walgreens and home goods store on Lake Street has been transformed by CNH Architects into a Jardin Spanish Immersion Academy with a captivating two-part rooftop playground. Drone imagery reveals the innovative design.

The entire interior of the Minneapolis structure was stripped and reinforcements were added to support the rooftop playground, explains Architect Jessica Johnson with CNH. All new walls were constructed for classrooms, a gym and breakroom.

Volunteer: Senior Designer’s dog foster are enters next round

August 12th, 2019

Senior Designer Al Tsai at CNH now has a 4-year-old in the house, Lucky, and he’s a dog.

His family offers a friendly place for such animals, and has a special relationship with Secondhand Hounds, a Minnetonka-based pet adoption agency.

Thus, the established pooch and the Tsai family recently welcomed a new companion.

History: CNH logos, professional modesty and meaning

August 12th, 2019

It began with a drafting style lettered design. Then tall and skinny letters were “in.” Bold letters followed, and finally, torn paper imagery separated an all caps visual. That about sums up 50 years of CNH Architects’ logo history.

Flashy signs and catchy taglines were a bit foreign to the architecture field, and that, like so much else, was all by design.