The ‘C’ in CNH’s firm 50-year foundation

The rich history of CNH Architects began at the close of the 1960s, late in the year. Architect Glenn W. Cording started a new firm in downtown Minneapolis, Glenn W. Cording and Associates, Inc.

CNH founder Glenn Cording

Principal Wayne Hilbert worked with Cording before he retired in the early 1980s. The founder passed away in 2017 at the age 92.

“Glenn had great concern for his clients and established this as a strong part of our corporate culture, something we still believe in today,” said Hilbert.

Cording designed many county buildings, churches, rural electric association facilities and structures for Ziegler Caterpillar.

The firm underwent a few name changes in the 50 years since its founding, and moved to its present location in Apple Valley in the mid-1980s.

At the firm’s bedrock foundation, Mr. Cording stressed a commitment to the client, and then in turn, to the project.  This philosophy is a guiding principle that sets CNH apart in a market where skilled artistic firms sometimes care more for projects than people.

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