Minneapolis, MN. 2016
4 Units. Market rate housing
Situated in south Minneapolis, close to both Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, this four-unit apartment project was a redevelopment of a vacant site. The two bedroom, two bath units are assigned their own floor in the building, providing maximum light exposure for all tenants.
Minneapolis, MN. 2016.
135 Units. Affordable work force housing.
This transit-oriented development, consisting of two 4-story buildings, is a modern, energy-efficient style reflective of recent developments along the Hiawatha LRT, but will be accessible to households with a range of incomes and includes 103 new workforce housing units. This community asset also hosts 11 supportive housing units for long-term homeless households living with HIV/AIDS.
Blue Line Flats transforms its parcel from the least desirable site use - vacant, blighted land - to the most desirable use: high quality and innovative housing for a variety of residents. The close proximity to LRT and bus transit, as well as the nearby Midtown Farmer's Market, the YWCA, and ready access to many jobs, makes this an ideal development. A new private street bisecting the site reconnects the neighborhood grid and draws residents to nearby amenities.
White Bear, MN. 2016
185 Units. Mixed use. Public parking ramp. Museum and Commercial.
Boat Works Commons is the culmination of a long-term vision to revitalize an old boat manufacturing site. A public park is at the heart of this unique development, drawing residents to the shores of White Bear Lake. The design combines 85 market rate apartments and 8,000 square feet of restaurant, museum, and community event spaces that define a highly-integrated public courtyard connected to the lake and neighboring regional trails.
With its signature public green, regional trail connections, an improved harbor, and progressive storm-water infiltration design, Boat Works Commons reinvents living on the water's edge in the metro.
Minnetonka, MN. 2017
108 Units. Market rate / Affordable housing
Surrounded by forest, The Chase is an escape to a serene location tucked away near Nine Mile Creek. Built in 2016, The Chase’s four floors include 106 one and two-bedroom apartments. It’s located one block from the Minnesota River Bluffs Biking Trail, adjacent to many parks, beaches, shops, and restaurants and offers quick access to major highways around the metro. The Chase embraces active lifestyles and desire for convenience.
Eagan, MN. 2016
113 Units. High rise conversion.
The tallest building south of the Mississippi River is CityVue Apartments. This 11-story renovation of an old office high-rise in Eagan, MN has 113 units which boast some of the best views of the Twin Cities. Rooftop fitness and the 11th level sky lounge round out the amenities as this unique blend of urban fusion provides a new housing product to the south metro.
Eagan, MN. 2017
233 Units. Market rate housing.
This project is the second phase of development in Eagan, MN which boasts 233 modern urban lifestyle residences. This project provides new rental housing stock in an underserved area of the Twin Cites Metro. The urban façade, large rooftop solar array, rooftop swimming pool, and sport courts adjoin an existing parking garage and replace the underutilized surface parking lot. Along with the 140KW solar system (the largest of any apartment building in Minnesota) CityVue II will also substantially reduce the impervious nature of the site and reduce the heat island effect of the black asphalt. Construction to begin in the fall of 2017.
Minneapolis, MN. 2017
9 Units Luxury condominiums
De La Pointe is a current project in Uptown that will bring the first luxury condominiums to the area. The six-story building will hold 9 condominium units, all with large floor plans, high-end finishes, and light access in 3-4 directions. The building will also hold commercial and office space on the ground level. This project will be completed in summer of 2017.
Saint Paul, MN. 2013
44 Units. Market rate housing.
The East River Apartments are nestled into an established neighborhood at the gateway to Saint Paul. The building is composed of four distinct elements that echo the traditional architectural pattern of the classic walk-up apartments found throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
A more contemporary design reflects the open, modern planning of the unit interiors. Great care was taken designing smaller units that live large and maximizing corner views that stretch to the river and downtown. This six-story building also deftly hides two levels of parking with residential units and skillfully navigates a sloping site with challenging soil conditions.
Minneapolis, MN. 2009
54 Units For sale condominiums / Affordable housing.
*Completed at ESG
The AIA-award winning East River Mews is a $17 million, 54-unit infill housing development located in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.
The Mews defines the street edge consistent with the established neighborhood while creating a series of garden terraces to accommodate a sloping site.
Prior to redevelopment, this was once one of the most highly polluted brownfield sites in Minnesota. The design and development team worked to remediate groundwater pollution to residential standards AND secured from from various public agencies in support of the site development.
Saint Paul, MN. 2017
26 Units. Market rate housing. Commercial/Office.
This 40,000 GSF mixed-use project will be the home to a mix of retail, office, and housing. The commercial portion of the project will maintain its front to the ever-busy Grand Avenue, while the housing will front the residential street as the project steps into the neighborhood. Amenities include a rooftop terrace and split level parking for dedicated uses on site.
Minneapolis, MN. 2018
171 Units Market rate housing. 148 Hotel Keys. Parking ramp.
This current project at the intersection of Chicago and Washington Avenues will bring mixed use retail, residential, and hotel accommodations within walking distance of US Bank Stadium, Gold Medal Park and the Guthrie Theater. The Marriott Moxy hotel provides 148 keys to share a premium rooftop amenity area with the 171 market rate apartments. The hotel is scheduled to open early 2018.
Minneapolis, MN. 2015
64 Units. Mixed Use. Senior affordable and retail.
The perfect example of how smart design can create big solutions on a tiny urban infill lot. On a compact lot of only 3/4 of an acre, this transit-oriented project provides 64 units of modern, affordable senior housing and 5,750 square feet of retail located steps from the Lake Street Midtown Light Rail Station in Minneapolis.
Using height to its advantage, Lake Street Station rises 5 stories above Lake Street with prime retail frontage along the busy avenue and a new public plaza. A private, elevated deck area improves the connectivity with the light rail station, Lake Street, and the retail uses, allowing for a truly dynamic, transit-oriented standard of living. Design considerations focused on accommodating a wide variety of users while creating a marquee presence with an affordable housing budget.
Minneapolis, MN. 2015
94 Units. Market rate housing.
Comprised of 94 market rate rental apartments, the Lyndale Plaza development boasts plentiful natural lighting, a high level of finish, and a contemporary design that aims to improve the public realm along the Lyndale Avenue transit corridor in Richfield. The heated garage, business center, gym, roof top garden, and sun deck round out the amenities that have attracted a wide range of professionals.
The new three and four story building creates a terraced courtyard that give residents a strong urban connection to Lyndale Avenue while providing a functional amenity.
This project was awarded a Metropolitan Livable Communities Act Grant from the Metropolitan Council and a transit-oriented development grant from Hennepin County.
Minneapolis, MN. 2017
42 Units. Market rate housing.
The project sits on two properties, 2316 and 2320 Colfax. The two properties are two and three story single family houses that have been converted into single room boarding houses. Fire has dramatically affected both buildings, and deferred maintenance has also had an impact on both buildings. These two buildings would be removed for the new structure which is a 42 unit apartment building. The building has a mix of two 4 two bedroom units and 36 one bedroom units. The units are intended to attract a mix of residents and range in size from 600 sq.ft. to 920 sq. ft. Many of the units will be geared to more affordable budgets with the smaller sizing, and the possibility of reducing automobile dependence. The project will be promoting alternative transportation choices. The centerpiece of the community area is a bike transit center which will integrate transit components, repair, and community spaces. Bikes are treated as first class transit choices with simple and available parking. A shared vehicle will be located on site for the residents as an amenity. Additionally, transit passes are offered as monthly rent reductions. The cost of the parking has been reduced dramatically by size, and location. The construction cost savings will go towards greater energy efficiency. This will include increased insulation in walls and windows and centralized heat system with heat exchange. Construction materials will also decrease toxicity from standard levels in an effort to provide a more healthful environment.
Minneapolis, MN 2016
25 Units. Market rate housing / Retail
Using strategic design to blend a mixed-use building into the heart of St. Anthony Park, Park 24 provides a unique opportunity for many residents who already called this neighborhood home. Park 24 has filled a need in the community for residents who are ready for the next stage in life without leaving the community they have nurtured. The 24 market-rate units filled quickly with plans and amenities geared towards these neighbors.
Minneapolis, MN. 2015
48 Units. Market rate housing.
Parkway West features 48 contemporary rental homes designed with unique open floor plans and custom finishes with a clean aesthetic.
Sited amidst the grandeur of Minnehaha Park and the Mississippi River corridor, this apartment experience connects all the best things about Minneapolis – biking, transit, dining, and a myriad of services within steps of the front door.
This project elevates an already active transit node and will become a model for designed density, connectivity, and smart growth.
West Bend, WI. 2012
9 Residential Buildings
36 Affordable Dwelling Units
Consists of 36 affordable units in two distinctly different building types in West Bend, Wisconsin. This redevelopment is located on a sloping, former "brown-field" site between an established residential neighborhood and the historic downtown. A contemporary composition of traditional forms creates a pedestrian friendly street that reflects the neighborhood on one side. The modern rectangular forms of the second building type reflect the downtown character and create landscaped courtyards that open to the adjacent river and regional bike trail. The design knits together two parts of the community, and reestablishes a traditional street, while providing affordable housing with distinction.
St. Louis Park, MN. 2016
144 Units. Market rate housing.
Once a school campus, the Siena Apartments building seamlessly integrates into a single-family community in St. Louis Park. The 144-unit market-rate apartment design creates two distinct buildings that minimize impact on the surrounding neighborhood while creating dual courtyard amenities for residents. A new private street was designed to connect the neighborhood in a traditional fashion, and provides visitor parking without a need for surface parking lots.
The facade along the new street is articulated in a pedestrian-friendly rowhouse expression with individual front entries and stoops wrapping all street elevations. Siena Apartments intersperses three-story heights with some two-story areas to step down toward the neighborhood, and to provide additional building articulation.
This backwoods guest cabin located in Southeast Minnesota was designed and built using timber frame construction to match the white pine timbers – which were locally forested – and create a covered work space and parking area.
The interiors provide additional space for visitors, and is highlighted with exposed timber frame construction and a natural stone fire place.