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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.

Greater capacity, firefighter health, overall function for Mendota Heights Fire Station

September 20th, 2018
Greater capacity, firefighter health, overall function for Mendota Heights Fire Station

A major expansion and remodeling upgrade for the Mendota Heights Fire Department is moving past the planning stages and CNH Architects is providing its expertise for the overall design and construction of this long-term solution.

“This project is particularly challenging as the addition and remodeling needed to be designed to be easily phased, allowing firefighter operations to continue throughout the construction," said Quinn Hutson, a principal and architect with CNH. "Our design provides this flexibility while still providing a very functional layout that will fully support the fire department’s operations for decades to come.

Remodeled Farmers Union building at Minnesota State Fair focuses on volume, locally sourced food, education

August 27th, 2018
Remodeled Farmers Union building at Minnesota State Fair focuses on volume, locally sourced food, education

Barns and shed theme designed by CNH Architects with integrated Birchwood Café food truck, BLTs, new fruit cobbler, Nitro coffee, displays and videos to educate fairgoers about Minnesota’s $75 billion industry

A major remodeling at the Minnesota State Fair Farmers Union building by CNH Architects brings with it high hopes to educate more fairgoers about the $75 billion farming industry, while enjoying foods sourced from across the state.

CNH intern gains experience, brings fresh perspective

August 22nd, 2018

Regan Kerfeld worked for three months as an architectural intern with CNH Architects.

“As always, when working with architectural students, we value their fresh perspective to our routines,” said CNH Principal Quinn Hutson. “Regan put in some hard work during a very busy time for us.

CNH hires architectural designer

August 15th, 2018

Recent grad and south metro native Kelly Hanson earned five-year professional degree in architecture from Iowa State and LEED Green Associate designation

With an interest in highly efficient building designs that address environmental impacts, Architectural Designer Kelly Hanson is the newest addition to the CNH Architects team in Apple Valley.

CNH principal Wayne Hilbert on industry board

August 13th, 2018

From the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design:
Hilbert Elected NCARB Region 4 Vice Chair
Board member Wayne Hilbert, Architect, was elected Vice Chair, Region 4, for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), of which the Minnesota State Board is a member.

New look, coffee and food for Minnesota Farmers building at the Fair

A classy remodel of the Minnesota Farmers Union building at the Minnesota State Fair

is underway, and will allow this important group to quickly serve more customers.  In about two weeks, the structure will be packed with fair-goers sipping Nitro coffee and tasting new offerings that include BLTs and raspberry cobbler.

Stone Brook Academy opens in Ramsey

Stone Brook Academy opens in Ramsey

The newest day care project for CNH Architects is the Stone Brook Academy facility in downtown Ramsey, Minn.

"They were looking for someone to guide them through the decision process and to help them understand the particular code requirements for a day care," said CNH Principal Quinn Hutson.

Nail Bar and Spa coming to St. Louis Park

Nail Bar and Spa coming to St. Louis Park

The Nail Bar and Spa at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in St. Louis Park is a new design by CNH Architects for Tom Tran.

Tran said he wanted to bring on a designer to come up with an interior space that was classical, clean and luxurious, but also warm and inviting.

Thin red lines honor fallen firefighters at Eagan station

Firm Principal Quinn Hutson with CNH Architects explains how an idea to include red lighting to honor fallen firefighters took shape for an Eagan Fire Station project. CNH built thin, red LED lines separating apparatus bays into the design, and these have been successful and well-received.