Month: September 2019

History: Repeat business builds relationships, expertise, quality

Refinement and improvement are natural results of any firm’s efforts on multiple projects of a similar type. CNH Architects aptly refers to this as “long-term building type experience.” “We like to think of ourselves as well-rounded and capable,” said CNH Principal Quinn Hutson. “At the same time, there’s in-depth knowledge in specific areas, and types …

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Legacy project: CDA building created for efficiency, enhanced since

The administrative offices for the Dakota County Community Development Agency were designed by CNH Architects in 2002 with energy efficiency in mind for the 30,000 square foot building. The structure includes an open 2 ½ story atrium with clerestory windows to increase natural lighting. There are private and open offices, conference rooms and a welcoming …

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Volunteer: Admin staffer has heart for single mothers

Seventeen years ago, Deb Childs’ neighborhood and church connections made her aware of Making Our Moms Successful (MOMS), a faith-based mentoring program for single women raising a family. “I have always had a heart for women supporting women and walking alongside to help them grow emotionally and spiritually,” said Childs, the accounting administrator for CNH …

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Current: Breaking ground, coming home for sports apparel, training business

A sports apparel, recreation and training business is making a move from Burnsville to the owner’s hometown of Rosemount, with a new building off State Highway 3 on the city’s south side. CA Gear, or Custom Apparel, Inc., broke ground with much fanfare recently for a multi-function facility designed by CNH Architects. “With this as …

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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.