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COVID-19 brings design changes to many organizations

It might not be an official form of architecture, but among the vast changes 2020 has presented, "COVID-19 design" is on the list at CNH Architects.

COVID-19 has prompted a lot of change. Including the way organizations and their office buildings respond to keeping employees and visitors safe.

Burnsville Fire Station No. 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Monday, August 24, the City of Burnsville and Burnsville Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fire Station No. 1.

Project Architects and CNH Principals Quinn Hutson and Brooke Jacobson, along with Interior Designer and Senior Associate Ashley Klis participated in the celebration.

Peace Officers Memorial Restoration

May 15, 2020 was Peace Officer Memorial Day and an event was held at the Peace Officers Memorial on the State Capitol Grounds in St. Paul.

This also marked the unveiling of the newly restored Peace Officer Memorial, work which was recently finished by CNH Architects, along with engineering firms EDI Mechanical & Electrical, Larson Structural, and Rehder Civil.

Burnsville Fire Station No. 1 project kicks off

Work is underway on Burnsville Fire Station No. 1. CNH Architects has been working with the City of Burnsville to design a brand new facility for the city.

While no strangers to fire station design, Burnsville Fire Station No. 1 will be CNH's largest fire station to date.

Jardín Spanish Immersion Academy breaks ground in Apple Valley

CNH Architects' latest project is right in their backyard. Jardín Spanish Immersion Academy broke ground in Apple Valley in early June.

This two story daycare will accommodate up to 137 children.

Located right off of Cedar Avenue, this space and its progress are highly visible, which is an exciting aspect of the plan and image according to project architect and CNH senior associate Jessica Johnson Kreps.

Two new grads join CNH Architects team

CNH Architects, Inc. announces the hiring of two full-time team members, Elizabeth (Liz) Elton and Jessica (Jess) Harter. Elton is an interior designer and Harter is an architectural designer.

Both are May 2020 college graduates, Elton with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from the University of Minnesota and Harter with a Master of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University.

Missed our WFH stories? Check them out here.

During the Minnesota Governor's Stay At Home order, CNH staff members worked at home and adapted to a "new normal."  Now, as CNH staff members gradually head back into the office to work, we recap those memories here.

March 2020 -- CNH staff members' offices and "coworkers" look a bit different these days, but the work has remained the same during the Minnesota Governor's Stay At Home order.

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CNH Architects announces promotions, expands leadership team

CNH Architects, Inc. is proud to announce the promotions of five current staff members to their leadership team.

Brooke Jacobson, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, formerly a firm associate, is now Vice President. Jacobson, a registered architect in the State of Minnesota, brings 16 years of experience to her new leadership role.

Small site, no problem for CNH Architects

When the Wayzata Country Club decided it was time to update and enhance their grounds crew maintenance building, CNH Architects stepped in.

For the past year, CNH has provided their services to update the maintenance building at the country club.  This included separating the space into two buildings.