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Valued clients and colleagues, During this challenging and unprecedented time, we hope this note finds you safe and healthy. We are in a collective fight against COVID-19 and want you to know that we are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Minnesota Department of Health. We encourage you …

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CNH designer contributed to award winning ‘Passive House’ design

Houses can’t be shy, but they can be passive, and Architectural Designer Emily Nelsen was part of one such project in South Dakota that won a national award. While a graduate student at South Dakota State University (SDSU), she helped design a single-family home in Brookings. It utilizes Passive House Principles as defined by Passive …

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CNH Architects hires marketing manager as part of growth strategy

Molly Dee brings experience from Mayo Clinic in Rochester in writing and content development, and as a news reporter in southern Minnesota CNH Architects in Apple Valley has hired Molly Dee to fill a new marketing manager position at the medium-sized commercial architecture firm. “Molly has been a great fit for us. She has jumped …

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Cock-A-Doodle Zoo takes Renaissance Fair favorite to Maplewood Mall

After hosting a popular petting zoo at the Renaissance Festival and bringing animals to educate students in classrooms around the Twin Cities, Bob Plitz created Cock-A-Doddle Zoo in the Maplewood Mall. A passionate lover of animals of all types, Plitz offers about 100 animals in the large store location. Plitz has a mission is to …

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Community help just got bigger in Rosemount

After much fanfare in the summer of 2019, the 360 Communities near million-dollar triple expansion is almost complete. Owned by the City of Rosemount and leased to the nonprofit, the operation started using the building at the end of January. CNH Architects designed the expansion and upgrades and provided construction administration throughout the process. Enhancements …

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Staff: Newer designer, firm veteran both on mission to serve clients

A long-established principal of CNH Architects and a newer arrival both labor to support client needs and desires, offering their expertise in multiple ways. Kelly Hanson joined CNH as an architectural designer last summer after graduating with a five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. She is also LEED Green Associate, and …

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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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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.