Minnesota Architects

  • Midwestern Modernist Firm Integrates Local Culture Into its Design Work

    By the time Residential Architect profiled him in our July 2005 issue, David Salmela, FAIA, had already achieved national respect for his sensitive regional modernism. Since then, rather than rest on his laurels, the Duluth, Minn.-based Salmela has continued to evolve as an architect.

     
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    ra50: Salmela Architect

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

     
  • christine l. albertsson, aia, and todd p. hansen, aia

    Last summer, Albertsson Hansen Architecture seemed on track for one of its best years ever. The Minneapolis firm had found a niche designing residential remodels and new houses, and had added staff each year since its start in 2000.

     
  • change agent

    Chapin knows that the loose edges of towns, with their mind-numbing mazes of streets, cannot be improved simply by sending out talented architects. Innovative solutions must come from better planning.

     
  • light from both sides

    David Salmela's modernism honors the past, the human need for comfort and warmth, and the north country's fleeting sun. A self-described modernist who admits, with a hint of bewilderment, to being controversial, Salmela routinely creates sophisticated houses that blend his own proclivity for...

     
  • hall of fame: sarah susanka

    Susanka is on a mission to demystify and improve residential architecture. And in teaching the lay public to understand and value well-designed houses, she's also helped them to appreciate the skills of residential architects.

     
  • Rising Star: SALA Architects

    In making even small house dreams come true, SALA Architects turned a design philosophy into a blueprint for living.

     
 
 
 
 
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