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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.

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.

CNH hires award winning architect

CNH hires award winning architect

Jeremy Woitaszewski helped design Hennepin Clinic and Specialty Center (formerly HCMC), HealthPartners Neuroscience building and Fort Snelling scout facility
The newest member of the CNH Architects team in Apple Valley, Jeremy Woitaszewski, brings solid experience in office and medical buildings and other large projects, and a passion to see projects through from design to completion.

Eagan Central Maintenance Facility improvements (new photos)

February 27th, 2018

Staff from CNH Architects recently met with neighbors of the Eagan Central Maintenance Facility to share images and details about the improvement project.

The work involves three buildings: a vehicle wash bay, vehicle storage building and remodeling of first and second floor offices and a lunch room, explains Architectural Designer Jessica Johnson with CNH Architects.

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.