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Minnesota Fire Chief: New station helps ‘right size’ large surburb’s volunteer department

January 16th, 2018
Minnesota Fire Chief: New station helps ‘right size’ large surburb’s volunteer department

CNH Architects produced a special report for Minnesota Fire Chief magazine with information about Eagan Fire Station No. 1.

Eagan Fire Station No. 1 features clock tower, improved environmental safety and procedures, and LED lights forming “Thin Red Lines” respecting injured or lost crew

With an eye-catching clock tower and special lighting to show respect for firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty, the newly built Eagan Fire Station No. 1 caps a 10-year process to consolidate operations for the Eagan Fire Department.

Career opportunity for Architect or Architectural Designer

February 7th, 2018
Career opportunity for Architect or Architectural Designer

CNH Architects - an innovative, established mid-sized architectural firm located in Apple Valley, Minnesota - is seeking an Architect or Architectural Designer to fill an immediate, challenging, full-time position. The position will afford the opportunity to work on all phases of each project, from programming and design through construction documents, bidding and construction administration in the office and on site.

Architectural staff collects for food bank

January 30th, 2018
Architectural staff collects for food bank

CNH Architects staff members wrapped up a food collection effort last month in a "Reverse Advent Calendar" campaign to benefit The Open Door in Apple Valley, MN.

They collected 80 items of food before Christmas, for a total of 88 pounds.

The Open Door serves almost 5,000 Dakota County residents each month, and distributes over 1 million pounds of food annually, 70 percent of which is fresh and/or perishable.

Architect teaches Cook Islands schoolchildren

January 16th, 2018
Architect teaches Cook Islands schoolchildren

Wayne Hilbert taught math classes on the spur of the moment during a volunteer trip to the Cook Islands, a free association territory of New Zealand.

The CNH Architects principal was part of a group of eight that traveled to the South Pacific with Global Volunteers based in St. Paul.

Phase One at Nico Products’ Minneapolis facility nears completion

December 18th, 2017

The first phase of a major CNH Architects remodeling project at Nico Products in south Minneapolis is nearing completion.

At right is a state-of-the-art zinc plating system.  CNH Architects worked with engineers to design the area with spill control features and other elements to accommodate the high end equipment.

Eagan Central Maintenance Facility changes, improvements coming

October 16th, 2017
Eagan Central Maintenance Facility changes, improvements coming

Improvements at the Central Maintenance Facility property for the City of Eagan are proceeding with assistance from CNH Architects.

Plans include a new automated vehicle wash, a 22,000 square-foot heated vehicle storage building, demolition of the existing material storage building and a schematic design for the office, staging and lunchroom portions of the existing building, explains Architectural Designer Jessica Johnson with CNH Architects.

Hilton Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest hotel, completes $27 million remodeling

September 26th, 2017
Hilton Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest hotel, completes $27 million remodeling

The second phase of a $27 million interior remodeling of Minnesota’s largest hotel, Hilton Minneapolis, finished up in the summer of 2017, with a transformed main floor lobby, second and third floor meeting rooms and a new restaurant.

Earlier in the summer, as the project was nearing completion, Ken Jarka, general manager of Hilton Minneapolis, said guests had been delighted by the transformation they had seen thus far.

Hilbert serves as design mentor for U of M AIAS program

September 11th, 2017

CNH Architects Principal Wayne Hilbert serves as a design mentor with the University of Minnesota AIAS Chapter's Freedom by Design program.

He helped a student team to design a sensory therapeutic playground at the Karner Blue Education Center.

"You can see the energy level that they bring to it," said Hilbert.

Breaking ground at Nico facility in Minneapolis

September 1st, 2017

CNH is taking on a new remodeling project for Nico Products in south Minneapolis.

Plans include a reorientation of elements within the building, partly in response to Interstate 35W changes now under construction, explains CNH Principal Quinn Hutson.