Monthly Archives: September 2017


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