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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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Legacy project: Creature comforts, viewer enhancements for black bears at Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo turned to CNH Architects for its environmental design to create a Black Bear Exhibit and home for three young black bears. It has a Minnesota Northwoods feel. Built on a steep site and sandwiched between the existing Tropics building, bald eagle exhibit, Minnesota Trail and public trails, the site had challenges. Considerations …

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Legacy project: Paving way for geothermal, Apple Valley Liquor Store No. 3

The first building project in Minnesota to receive Green Globes certification, Apple Valley Liquor Store No. 3 uses a highly efficient geothermal heat pump system to save on energy costs. The “sustainable” CNH Architects design appeared in southeast Apple Valley in 2008, before the word was widely recognized in environmental circles. “This was all about …

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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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Legacy project: Ziegler CAT Rebuild Center

Months of planning culminated in a large-scale remodeling of a Bloomington manufacturing building in 2016, transforming it into the fifth CAT large equipment Rebuild Center in the Western Hemisphere. “This is our crown jewel right now. We’re pretty proud of this,” said Ziegler CAT Facilities Director Tary Draper. The 120,000 square-foot structure houses sophisticated engine …

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