Month: June 2019

Sun Thisweek news: Apple Valley designer passes Architect Registration Examination

From Sun Thisweek news: After an extensive process, Senior Project Designer Al Tsai with CNH Architects in Apple Valley has completed the national Architect Registration Examination. The testing has multiple divisions. The status puts him on track to become a registered architect. “We are all excited about his hard work and accomplishment,” said Quinn Hutson, …

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Legacy project: Durable burn building benefits south metro cities

With more than seven times the space of the previous structure, the A.B.L.E. burn building designed by CNH Architects is a firefighter practice facility named for, and serving the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Lakeville and Eagan, Minn. The four-level Burnsville building uses an exposed exterior concrete poured superstructure to support the building and “sacrificial” …

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Volunteerism: Energy structure at ‘Zoo school’ goes further with CNH

Firm volunteers with seniors at School of Environmental Studies, Dakota Electric and Great River Energy to expand plans and product Over 10 years ago, energy companies, an environmental high school and CNH Architects worked together to take an alternative energy education project to a higher level. The partners created an educational kiosk next to a …

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CNH history: Technology and project sizes grow as 90s close, 2000s begin

As CNH moved into the 1990s and the new century, change was coming. The types and sizes of projects and the technologies used to underpin them, were advancing. There were retail store designs for Team Electronics, Little Caesars pizza and Bermans, the precursor to Wilson’s Leather. These were tenant improvements inside existing malls. Church designs …

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Staff: Flexibility allows architect to pursue charity work

From working with Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks in Minneapolis, to Twin Cities “food desert” mobile relief and projects in Ghana and Nepal, Architect Tim Jordan with CNH Architects takes his own time out each week to assist with charitable projects. “There are mostly community groups and other various projects that we get,” said Jordan. “They’re …

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Current: Farmers Union building at State Fair educates with local food delights

Barns and shed theme designed by CNH Architects with integrated Birchwood Café food truck, BLTs, new fruit cobbler, Nitro coffee, displays and videos educate fairgoers about Minnesota’s $75 billion industry All details for the Minnesota Farmers Union building remodel at the Minnesota State Fair have been completed after the bulk of them were made ready …

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Senior professional designer passes architectural registration exams

Move puts Al Tsai on track to become registered architect After an extensive process, Senior Project Designer Al Tsai with CNH Architects in Apple Valley has completed the national Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The testing has multiple divisions. The status puts him on track to become a registered architect. “We are all excited about his …

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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.