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CNH a Christmas party trendsetter?

It wasn’t always trendy. But the idea of a company holiday party in the off-season has been a CNH Architects’ tradition for more than 30 years. And, like the design for a building, there had to be rules. The first was to never do the same Christmas party twice, said Principal Wayne Hilbert. Then came

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History: Repeat business builds relationships, expertise, quality

Refinement and improvement are natural results of any firm’s efforts on multiple projects of a similar type. CNH Architects aptly refers to this as “long-term building type experience.” “We like to think of ourselves as well-rounded and capable,” said CNH Principal Quinn Hutson. “At the same time, there’s in-depth knowledge in specific areas, and types

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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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Volunteer: Admin staffer has heart for single mothers

Seventeen years ago, Deb Childs’ neighborhood and church connections made her aware of Making Our Moms Successful (MOMS), a faith-based mentoring program for single women raising a family. “I have always had a heart for women supporting women and walking alongside to help them grow emotionally and spiritually,” said Childs, the accounting administrator for CNH

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Current: Breaking ground, coming home for sports apparel, training business

A sports apparel, recreation and training business is making a move from Burnsville to the owner’s hometown of Rosemount, with a new building off State Highway 3 on the city’s south side. CA Gear, or Custom Apparel, Inc., broke ground with much fanfare recently for a multi-function facility designed by CNH Architects. “With this as

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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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Rooftop fun at sizable south Minneapolis day care

A former Walgreens and home goods store on Lake Street has been transformed by CNH Architects into a Jardin Spanish Immersion Academy with a captivating two-part rooftop playground. Drone imagery reveals the innovative design. The entire interior of the Minneapolis structure was stripped and reinforcements were added to support the rooftop playground, explains Architect Jessica

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Volunteer: Senior Designer’s dog foster are enters next round

Senior Designer Al Tsai at CNH now has a 4-year-old in the house, Lucky, and he’s a dog. His family offers a friendly place for such animals, and has a special relationship with Secondhand Hounds, a Minnetonka-based pet adoption agency. Thus, the established pooch and the Tsai family recently welcomed a new companion. Mimi, a

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History: CNH logos, professional modesty and meaning

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. Flashy signs and catchy taglines were a bit foreign to the architecture field, and that, like

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