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CNH Principals interviewed on Midwest Arch + Design Podcast

CNH Architects Principals Quinn Hutson and Brooke Jacobson were recently interviewed by Jordan Powers on Midwest Arch + Design Podcast. Quinn and Brooke discussed the history of CNH as well as the many differences between commercial and residential architecture. They also touched on many other topics including what it’s like to be a female leader …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at CNH

Did you know that more than half of CNH Architects’ staff are women? Nine of the company’s 13 staff members are women, including three in leadership positions. Women have long been the minority in the architecture field, though that’s steadily starting to change. In 2019, according to NCARB.org, nearly two in five new architects were …

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Burnsville Fire Station No. 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Monday, August 24, the City of Burnsville and Burnsville Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fire Station No. 1. Project Architects and CNH Principals Quinn Hutson and Brooke Jacobson, along with Interior Designer and Senior Associate Ashley Klis participated in the celebration. City of Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Fire Chief …

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CNH Architects announces promotions, expands leadership team

CNH Architects, Inc. is proud to announce the promotions of five current staff members to their leadership team. Brooke Jacobson, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, formerly a firm associate, is now Vice President. Jacobson, a registered architect in the State of Minnesota, brings 16 years of experience to her new leadership role. Her dedicated, professional approach and …

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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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Staff made sculptures play off C and H sugar connection of old

In its earlier days CNH Architects was often misheard as C&H, the more widely known sugar brand. It was popularized by television commercials with the jingle, “C&H Pure Cane sugar, is the one.” Playing off of that branding, and throwing a creative twist into its 50th Anniversary event, staff and principals with CNH created their …

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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.