Month: March 2019

Staff: Technical focus, coordination part of seasoned architect’s repertoire

Form follows function, and function is at the core of every building project, explains Architect Tim Nielsen with CNH Architects. “The artistic side is very important, but the reality of it is that buildings are technical by nature,” he said. In school, the preparation is about 70 percent art and 30 percent technology, Nielsen explains. …

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Gear Grid, CNH featured in FireRescue1 story

More than just Turnout Gear Lockers: One Fire Department’s Quest for the Perfect Storage Solution– FireRescue1 “Working with GearGrid provides flexibility and quality to our fire station projects,” said CNH Principal Quinn Hutson. “It helps us to meet a variety of our design and health goals within the station

‘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 …

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Burnsville Fire Station No. 1: Coming Soon

CNH’s largest fire station to date, the City of Burnsville’s Fire Station No. 1 is home to a crew of all full-time firefighters and more than 44,000 SF with 10 apparatus bays. Firefighter safety was one of nine top priorities for the station. Multiple contamination zones and a designated de-contamination area will allow firefighters to keep contaminated equipment and clothing in the apparatus bay until decontaminated. Another priority in the design was firefighter mental health. A warning system that slowly ramps up with alert tones and lighting while only alerting responding staff ensures firefighters are not awoken in an abrupt manner. The station includes areas for relaxation with different lighting to promote natural sleep rhythms, as well as a yoga studio and meditation garden. Extensive firefighter training features including Firefighter 1 and advanced training elements are another highlight of the station.