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For over 25 years working on all types of residential projects with all kinds of people, Chris has been through it all. He's seen the problems. He's heard the questions. He's dealt with the difficulties. He's made his clients' dreams for home come true. So check out what’s on Chris’s mind today and benefit from his experience.


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The Final Home Show of the Season is Here!

The Final Home Show of the Season is Here!

The Minneapolis Home & Garden Show is the final and largest home show of the year and is held in the Minneapolis Convention Center for two weekends (March 30 – April 1 & April 6 – 8, 2018). If you want to get your project rolling stop by and see us in Both #2723.
We thought it would be fun to show you how much work we go through just to meet you at each and every home show so watch the time laps video of our booth set up for the 2018 Home & Garden Show. Read More…


The Minnesota Home Expo is at Target Field!

The Minnesota Home Expo is at Target Field!

The Minnesota Home Expo, is in the Target Field – Delta Sky 360 legends Club this weekend, March 9-11, 2018. This comprehensive home show is new to the home show scene this year and brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts in the Minneapolis area. Read More…


Dynamic Duo featured in 2018 Spaces Before & After Issue

Dynamic Duo featured in 2018 Spaces Before & After Issue

After previously designing Jeff & Alyn’s home on White Bear Lake I was called back to renovate their existing garage and shed, transforming the dilapidated structures into a classic contemporary studio and office that melds well with the existing home design while significantly adding to the overall composition. Read More…


Kemper Exterior After Shot

8 Inspirational Home Remodeling Projects

8 Inspirational Home Remodeling Projects

If your journey to find a home in the Twin Cities seems like a far-fetched fairy tale, you may want to consider a remodeling project to upgrade your current home. But how do you make that decision? How do you know what you can do to your home and how much it will cost? Working with a skilled home remodeling architect is the key to helping you navigate the process that brings new life to your existing home so you can live how you want, where you want. Read More…


A Rundown on Residential Architecture

A Rundown on Residential Architecture

A few years ago I toured Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and architecture school in Scottsdale, Arizona. Then on a trip to the east coast I toured Fallingwater or the Kaufman Residence in Pennsylvania. Each of the buildings at Taliesin West and Fallingwater shared similar styles that include low ceilings, deep over hangs and corner windows to maximize natural lighting and control the temperature, elements that reflected the unique talent that was Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright is best known for his imprint on residential architecture, interior design, and furniture design. However, he started his career in Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 working as a Read More…


The Top 5 Minneapolis Home Shows

The Top 5 Minneapolis Home Shows

As a full-time residential architect in Minnesota, I’ve spent the last twenty years (in the fall, winter and spring) talking with people at Minneapolis home shows. They may be labeled home & garden shows or home improvement shows, but they share a focus on bringing together qualified professionals and product exhibitors to help interested homeowners find the resources to achieve their hopes and dreams for their homes.


5 Keys to Finding the Right Architect in Minneapolis

5 Keys to Finding the Right Architect in Minneapolis

As you begin looking for a residential architecture firm to guide you through the process of renovating, adding on to, or building a new home in Minneapolis, it is important to keep its specific neighborhood in mind. You are not living in a suburb filled with a collection of similarly designed homes where the most prominent design feature may be a three-car garage. You live in a Minneapolis neighborhood where each home is unique and plays an important part in maintaining the character of the community in which it resides. To make your project successful, you should consider investing in a high-quality residential architecture firm that has the experience to help you achieve your goals for the project while contributing to and enhancing the appeal of your neighborhood. Here are five keys to finding the right Minneapolis architect for you.

Jacobson Parade Home exterior

50th & France, Here We Come!

50th & France, Here We Come!

For over 25 years, Chris Doehrmann Architect has been providing residential architecture services to Minneapolis and Edina while working out of our main studio in the north metro. For the convenience of our clients, we are opening a new 50th & France satellite studio at 3801 W. 50th Street in Minneapolis. If you want to see behind the scenes of how the work gets done, you are welcome to visit our main studio in New Brighton. However, if you prefer to stay closer to home, the 50th & France satellite studio is perfectly designed to immerse you in the work we have done while allowing us to focus on the design of your home and put our experience to work for you.