Minneapolis

Schafer Richardson’s Viridum apartment development earns LEED Silver Certification 2560 1363 UrbanWorks Architecture

Schafer Richardson’s Viridum apartment development earns LEED Silver Certification

via RE Journals Viridium, a 139-unit luxury apartment building in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Viridium opened in March of 2021 and is currently 90 percent leased. To learn more about the property please visit https://www.liveviridium.com/ Viridium was designed by Minneapolis-based UrbanWorks Architecture…

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Understanding Evidence-Based and Trauma-Informed Design Principles 2560 1377 UrbanWorks Architecture

Understanding Evidence-Based and Trauma-Informed Design Principles

UrbanWorks has come to specialize in unique, mixed-use projects — from multifamily with supportive services to new prototypes that pair less conventional uses.  A few examples include housing and services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness; shelters with community space for homeless youth and adults; specialized design for physical and cognitive disabilities; and…

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Minneapolis Public Schools Center for Adult Learning Selected as 2020 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award and Michael L. Schrock Award Recipient 2500 1591 UrbanWorks Architecture

Minneapolis Public Schools Center for Adult Learning Selected as 2020 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award and Michael L. Schrock Award Recipient

via AIA Minnesota Excellence Beyond Design Shown in 2020 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award Projects UrbanWorks Architecture’s Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Center for Adult Learning, has been a true example of a universal design for all adult learners featuring flexible spaces for learning and gatherings of many sizes, and welcoming accessibility details. The MPS Center for…

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Aeon presents Village Club expansion plan 620 330 UrbanWorks Architecture

Aeon presents Village Club expansion plan

via Finance & Commerce Nonprofit developer Aeon is coming back to Bloomington. Minneapolis-based Aeon is planning to add 172 apartments on the northeast side of the Village Club Apartments, which Aeon bought in December. The existing 306-unit complex is at 1930 86th St. E. in Bloomington, just south of Mall of America. Read More

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An aesthetically pleasing parking ramp 2500 1667 UrbanWorks Architecture

An aesthetically pleasing parking ramp

via Southwest Journal After I graduated from college, I worked at an architectural firm in San Francisco for a couple years. The architects there used to make fun of what they called the city’s “beauty contest” for new development. Architectural renderings were submitted to the city by developers and then evaluated on how the proposed…

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St. Louis Park church plans to sell property to PPL for 80 affordable units 1348 744 UrbanWorks Architecture

St. Louis Park church plans to sell property to PPL for 80 affordable units

via Sun Sailor With support for affordable housing making up part of its mission, Union Congregational Church has decided to work with nonprofit developer Project for Pride in Living to provide 80 such units on property owned by the congregation. The St. Louis Park church would maintain the building that contains its sanctuary on the…

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Twin Cities apartment developers add ‘entertainment suites’ to woo downsizing boomers 1200 800 UrbanWorks Architecture

Twin Cities apartment developers add ‘entertainment suites’ to woo downsizing boomers

via Star Tribune When Mike Green’s youngest son went off to college, he swapped a five-bedroom house in Excelsior for a suburban apartment that’s about a third as big. Still, he managed to wedge his dining table into the space, but not his leather sectional. “It was humongous and looked really silly in here,” Green…

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MPS Center for Adult Learning 2500 1591 UrbanWorks Architecture

MPS Center for Adult Learning

via Architect Magazine Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) developed a new Center for Adult Learning located on Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue. It is specifically designed for two of its programs: Adult Education, which connects individuals to the skills, supports, and opportunities they need to gain stability, self-sufficiency, a career path, and contribute to society as…

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Project for a Pride in Living’s Maya Commons is underway 924 491 UrbanWorks Architecture

Project for a Pride in Living’s Maya Commons is underway

via Finance & Commerce No one can accuse Project for a Pride in Living of not getting the most out of the former Bunge grain elevator site in northeast Minneapolis. The nonprofit Minneapolis developer, also known as PPL Properties, ceremonially broke ground Wednesday (having begun construction in July) on Maya Commons, the fifth and final…

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$11.2 million Minneapolis project to help house homeless 1271 668 UrbanWorks Architecture

$11.2 million Minneapolis project to help house homeless

via Twin Cities Pioneer Press Work has begun on a downtown Minneapolis complex designed to put people who are homeless into affordable apartments. A ceremony to celebrate the construction of Park7, which includes 61-unit studio apartments, is planned for Tuesday afternoon. The $11.2 million project in the 600 block of Seventh Street downtown is expected to…

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