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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.

New daycare planned for Ramsey

New daycare planned for Ramsey

A new daycare facility designed by CNH Architects begins construction in August and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. With a licensed capacity of up to 140 children, Stone Brook Academy in Ramsey will be constructed just west of city hall.

CNH principal reappointed to Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID

CNH Architects Principal Wayne Hilbert has been reappointed to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design. 

 

Governor Dayton has selected eight individuals to fill current openings on the Board.

Another great run, and some decorative help

Another great run, and some decorative help

CNH Architectural Designer Al Tsai got another great run in, this one with his daughter, and the two received some decorative help from Architect Brooke Jacobson, also with CNH.

The duo raced in the "Girls on the Run 5k" at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.

Vacant building transformed

What was once a vacant building has become a premier engine rebuild center for one of the largest Caterpillar dealers and service providers in the U.S.

In addition to office and warehouse space, the new Ziegler CAT Rebuild Center in Bloomington houses engine disassembly and assembly, dynamometers, locomotive access, a painting area, blast room, steam room, transmission testing, and parts washing.

CNH staff member reports on 5K9 Stut for Mutt

CNH staff member reports on 5K9 Stut for Mutt

Architectural Designer Al Tsai turned out for a chilly 5K9 Strut for a Mutt fundraising event, which he said provided motivation to run and walk even faster.

His dog, Lucky, wanted to meet everyone.  "I mean, every, single, dog," said Tsai.  "It just felt good, to have so many dogs in one place each having their own tale of being adopted, fostered, or rescued through SecondHand Hounds and its network of caring people.