Publications & Awards

Lino Lakes Fire Station

The first step of this project was to select the best possible site for the new 13,000 square foot fire station. The Lino Lakes Fire Station includes extensive state-of-the-art training features and was designed with sustainable principles in mind.

  • Quad Community Press
    February 2, 2016
    New Fire Station Up and Running
    Author: Sara Marie Moore
  • StarTribune
    July 15, 2015
    "Lino Lakes Preparing for New Fire Station"
    Author: Karen Zamora

Sustainability Awards

  • Valleywood Clubhouse - 3 Green Globes
  • Apple Valley Senior Center - 2 Green Globes
  • North Country Bottle Shop - Energy Star Certified
  • Apple Valley Liquor Store #3 - Energy Star Certified, 2 Green Globes

Roseville Fire Station

The Roseville Fire Station is a new facility that consolidates three former stations and the fire administration into a single location. State of the art training features are designed into the building, allowing fire fighters to do almost all of their recertification training on site. In addition the project focuses on sustainable design principles, providing significant benefits to the occupants, citizens and environment. This facility was named as a Top Project of 2013 by Finance & Commerce and nationally awarded top project in the New Station Category of the 2014 Station Design Awards by Firehouse Magazine.

  • Minnesota Fire Chief Magazine
    November/December 2013
    "Management Challenge"
    Author: Sherie Wallace
  • Finance & Commerce
    January 16, 2013
    "Roseville Fire Hall Taps Into Geothermal"
    Author: Dan Emerson

Valleywood Clubhouse

A municipal golf clubhouse which is designed to upgrade the course’s ability to service golfers and golf events. The new facility has a main event room with the capacity to hold 140 diners, a commercial kitchen, bar with high seating and is connected to a casual seating area that serves as the social heart of the clubhouse. This facility was awarded Three Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative and is the first new building in Minnesota to earn this high, third party verified, sustainable certification.

  • American City and County Magazine
    November 11, 2013
    "Join the Club"
  • Pioneer Press
    May 28, 2013
    "For Golf - And More"
    Author: Marino Eccher

ABLE Burn Building

The new training facility is made of concrete and can withstand temperatures up to 1,200 degrees Farenheit. The four-story structure will provide opportunities to learn and practice forced entry, fire suppression, search and rescue, high rise evacuations, ladder rescues, and rooftop operations. The 5,700 square foot facility replaces a more limited 750 square foot building that had served out its useful lifetime, enduring 25 years of scorching heat and abuse.

  • Sun Thisweek Newspaper
    July 26, 2013
    "Let the Burning Begin"Author: Andrew Miller
  • Pioneer Press
    July 18, 2013
    "Joint Dakota County Fire Training Center Debuts in Burnsville
    Author: Marino Eccher

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Award

CNH Architects received a 2012 Business Excellence Award from the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce for efforts in sustainable design. Other qualifications for the award include promotion and support of the community and adherence to ethical business practices.

Apple Valley Liquor Store #3

The Green Building Initiative recognized this project with a “Two Globe” rating, and the building is also Energy Star certified. The store’s green features include a green roof, energy efficient windows, and geothermal heating and cooling.

  • StarTribune Newspaper
    July 30, 2012
    "Apple Valley's Newest Liquor Store Turns a Green Profit"
    Author: Jim Adams
  • Pioneer Press Newspaper
    August 2, 2008
    "Heating and Cooling from the Ground Up"
    Author: Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
  • Apple Valley This Week Newspaper
    August 7, 2009
    "Newest City Liquor Store Awarded for Being Green"
    Author: Jessica Harper
  • Apple Valley This Week Newspaper
    November 21, 2008
    "New City Liquor Store has Eco-Friendly Features"
    Author: Andrew Miller


Participating in mentoring programs is not only a way to help give back to the community, but it contributes to the science and art of architecture, both today and for the decades to come.

  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
    December 7, 2006
    "Mentor Program gave him something he could build on - Architecture student says work outside school gave him confidence"
    Author: Tammy J. Oseid

Professional Office

Understanding how a veterinary clinic would operate, with the many procedures and examinations performed and the general traffic flow, is important in creating a design that accommodates the needs of pet owners, their companions, and the professionals who own and use the facility.

  • Eagan This Week Newspaper
    August 5, 2006
    "Creature Comforts - Eagan's oldest pet clinic gets new life in custom built facility"
    Author: Erin Johnson

Eagan Rotary Band Shell

Providing an attractive gathering site with its clean and natural setting, The Eagan Rotary Band Shell offers an appealing venue for community events at Eagan’s Central Park.

  • Star Tribune South Newspaper
    December 3, 2003
    "Staging a comeback - Eagan and Shakopee bring back band shells for outdoor concerts"
    Author: Ben Steverman

Worship Structures

Respectful and thoughtful dialogue involving leaders and members of a congregation is a vital element to successful church building and expansion programs, and experience and understanding matter.

  • Church & Worship Technology
    August 2003
    "The critical role of communications managing church construction concerns"
    Author: John R. Natwick

Apple Valley City Hall

The innovative design for The Apple Valley City Hall has been cited as a model of sustainability, incorporating many of the principles and advancement of green architecture, including maximum use of natural light, wise use of finite resources and energy efficient systems.