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‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz used CNH founder to design CA home

‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz used CNH founder to design CA home

A famous St. Paul resident who moved to California when his comic strip career took off had an early connection with the founder of CNH Architects.

Glenn Cording was a childhood friend of Charles Schulz of “Peanuts” fame when he was in St. Paul, according to Architect John Natwick, a past-principal of CNH. Their relationship continued into adulthood, when Cording was tasked with designing a home for Schulz in California.

Personalized, family dealership improves business flow, store beauty

February 28th, 2019
Personalized, family dealership improves business flow, store beauty

David and Mary Buerkle, the brother and sister owners of Minnesota’s second oldest Honda dealership, worked closely with CNH Architects on a major expansion for their third generation Buerkle Honda store in Vadnais Heights.

The concept was to take the manufacturer’s requirements for the store’s design and style, but to add some personalizing and welcoming aspects, all while maintaining a sensible business flow and enhancing customer comfort.

Dreaming up project designs to navigate and complete

February 28th, 2019
Dreaming up project designs to navigate and complete

Senior Project Designer Allen Tsai is thankful for the opportunity to dream up designs with teams and work together to make them a reality.

Tsai joined CNH in 2015, where he expanded his experience with a range of project types that include civic, service, commercial, ag, animal care and industrial.

Architect’s 53-flight stair climb fights cancers

February 28th, 2019
Architect’s 53-flight stair climb fights cancers

Brooke Jacobson, left, and a teammate get ready for a 53-flight cancer-fighting climb up Capella Towers in Minneapolis. Both lost relatives to cancer. Their team ranked seventh in fundraising, bringing in $3,758.

For the past nine years, Brooke Jacobson, an architect and associate principal with CNH Architects, has participated in “The Big Climb MPLS,” a community stair-climbing event to raise money and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

State’s top security prison set for shower upgrades

February 28th, 2019
State’s top security prison set for shower upgrades

A shower remodeling project designed by CNH Architects for inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights is set to significantly improve about 40 ceramic tile showers, many of them dating to the prison’s start in the early 1980s.

“They don’t have multiple inmates in one shower,” said CNH Architects Principal Wayne Hilbert.

Certified interior designer listens

January 29th, 2019

Being a good listener, interior designer Ashley Klis fits in well as the newest member of the CNH team. In her previous work with a nationwide firm specializing in design and consulting for food service, she listened to leaders for projects in K-12 and higher education, business and industry and churches.

South metro landmark: sustainable pioneer

January 29th, 2019
South metro landmark: sustainable pioneer

Sustainable design and energy efficiency were priorities for CNH Architects in the 2002 design for the Apple Valley municipal campus, its combined city hall and police station.

The buildings reflect an open, inviting attitude and a sense of teamwork in serving the public.

A generation of student mentoring

January 29th, 2019
A generation of student mentoring

Since 1992, CNH Architects has worked with high school students with an interest in architecture careers, reaching more than 26 young people.

The surrounding high schools in Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington and the School of Environmental Studies sent students for three-month mentoring experiences.