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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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One city, two fire stations

CNH Architects worked closely with the City of Plymouth to simultaneously update Fire Station #3 and design a brand new Fire Station #2. Fire Station #2 CNH designed a two-story fire station for the City of Plymouth Fire Department to replace an older station on the same site. The 30,100 sf new facility is being

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Ziegler Café gets an update

As the primary architect for Ziegler Caterpillar, CNH Architects recently remodeled the cafeteria area at the Ziegler facility in Bloomington, MN. The update provides a variety of comfortable seating for varying groups including a Café, Lunch Meeting Room, Micro-Market, and Kitchenette areas. The café is a welcoming atmosphere with an industrial feel that ties into

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University of Minnesota daycare construction update

Construction is well underway on a new daycare facility located on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank. Construction looks to be complete in May. Recent Construction updates: Roof insulation is 100% complete. Built-up roofing is 100% complete. Electrical rough-ins are 100% complete. Interior concrete slab is 100% complete. HVAC system is nearing completion at 70%

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Checking in at Burnsville Fire Station No. 1

Burnsville Fire Station No. 1 broke ground in September and is progressing through the winter toward an October 2021 completion. The nearly 45,0000 square feet facility is literally starting to take shape. Recent progress updates include: Manhole opening for training has been cut and filled Walls of the fitness, laundry, dayroom, and dining areas are

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New Ziegler CAT Facility in Willmar Features Grand Showroom

The newest addition to the Ziegler CAT family in Willmar, MN includes showstopping elements such as an 18-bay repair shop with two five-ton underhung bridge cranes fit with the latest in fall protection equipment. Another cannot miss highlight on the 75-acre site is the grand showroom displaying vehicles and equipment of all sizes. This space

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Time for a refresh: new logo builds for the future

It began with a drafting style lettered design. Then tall and skinny letters were “in.” Bold letters followed, and finally, torn paper imagery separated an all caps visual. That about sums up 50 years of CNH Architects’ logo history. -excerpt from History of CNH Logos   After nearly 25 years with CNH’s “torn paper” logo

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COVID-19 brings design changes to many organizations

It might not be an official form of architecture, but among the vast changes 2020 has presented, “COVID-19 design” is on the list at CNH Architects. COVID-19 has prompted a lot of change. Including the way organizations and their office buildings respond to keeping employees and visitors safe. Several of the following projects have been

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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.