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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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25 Iconic Minnesota Homes   Recently updated !

25 Iconic Minnesota Homes

The Midwest is filled with innovative and adventurous architecture; the Midwest Home Magazine has celebrated 25 years of publication by highlighting 25 Iconic Minnesota Homes. While studying architecture you hear big names such as Frank Lloyd Wright, and you try to put yourself in his shoes. His iconic style is scattered across our area and seeing one of his structures helps you truly understand how important his ideas were.


Inhabited Ruin: Modern Home Hidden Inside Abandoned Masonry Shell   Recently updated !

Inhabited Ruin: Modern Home Hidden Inside Abandoned Masonry Shell

When the architect of this remarkable remodel was hired to create a new home for his clients, a derelict building on the site caught his eye and turned out to be the focal point of a marvelous design project.
Minneapolis has a fair share of historic buildings that have been re-purposed beautifully and some that would benefit from some thoughtful design. This re-designed building I found is a great example of what architects can really do with original structures.


Indiana University Bloomington to launch new Master of Architecture program

Indiana University Bloomington to launch new Master of Architecture program

Starting in the fall of 2018, there will be a new Master of Architecture degree program in the Midwest. Indiana University Bloomington (IU) will offer the degree from the campus’s new School of Art and Design. The primary focus of the program will be in Columbus, Indiana, the modernist playground…


An Architectural Genius: Honoring French Architect Emmanuel Masqueray

Honoring An Architectural Genius

As an architect in the Minneapolis area, you find yourself in awe when looking at buildings like the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church designed by Emmanuel Masqueray. This stunning Minnesota landmark was completed in 1915 by an architect who had an eye for detail and incredible aesthetics. After arriving in St.Paul in 1905, Masqueray went on to…


A 1970s Ranch Home Turned Modern Farmhouse Photos

A 1970s Ranch Home Turned Modern Farmhouse Photos

As architects, we sometimes come across beautiful old structures that simply need a little fixing to be brought back to life. It’s amazing what some people’s creativity can do when given a slate that is nothing close to clean. This process takes a structure with a rich history and makes something beautiful all while…


Building a Family Legacy

Building a Family Legacy

For many of us the holidays bring back family memories that are centered around our homes and our communities. They can also draw attention to the fact that we are living in a home that no longer functions adequately for our family. Remodeling your home is a great way to remain in the community you love while preserving your most precious family memories.

English Tudor Expansion