David Salmela

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Midwestern Modernist Firm Integrates Local Culture Into its Design Work

By the time Residential Architect profiled him in our July 2005 issue, David... More

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ra50: Salmela Architect

David Salmela blends region-specific modernism with the human need for comfort. More

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Accessory Buildings Becoming a Popular Addition to Custom Homes

Shelters for our feathered friends are being factored into custom home building as of late. More

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More Architects Are Working From Home to Save Money

If you've considered abandoning your commercial digs for the comfort and low... More

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salmela architect

Sun-drenched white walls, taut wood, and trim slate-gray floors are trademarks of David Salmela's Scandinavia-inspired architecture. Add a cobalt blue conference table and precise stacks of white project boxes, and you have his Duluth, Minn., workspace. More

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the clure project, duluth, minn.

Despite their radical break with tradition, the three black cubes dotting this hillside received no negative feedback from their blue-collar neighbors. More

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matthew residence, brainerd, minn.weaetxdyvaydzcwq

Most of the cabins around this summer residence run parallel to the shoreline and sit as close to the water as possible. Asked to design a replacement for a cabin that had burned down, David Salmela proposed something a little more interesting. More

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