Wright County Highway Maintenance Facility


HCM is working with Wright County to design and construct a new Highway Maintenance Facility! The site is currently being prepared and construction is set to begin this fall.


Wright County Highway Maintenance Facility

Bad Weather Brewery

Tap House - Coming Along!

Floors are polished, concrete bar-top is installed, reclaimed wood is up, tile is set, lighting is hung and the furniture and equipment is rolling in! Construction process is coming to an end and Bad Weather Brewery is expected to open late summer. Your beer cravings for the delectable Windvane brew will be satisfied soon! Check out Bad Weather Brewery’s website: http://www.badweatherbrewery.com/taproom/

HCM is celebrating 17 years!

This year marks our 17th Anniversary. We are excited to celebrate another successful year with clients, consultants, colleagues, family and friends on Friday February 6th!

Come join us for a night of fun!



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Happy Holidays 2014!

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Hennepin County Libraries- Upgrades Complete

Client: Hennepin County Libraries – Maple Plain

Locations: Maple Plain, Ridgedale and St. Louis Park

Completion: Summer 2014


HCM Architects assisted in the renovation of three Hennepin County libraries that was completed at the end of summer 2014; Maple Plain, Ridgedale and St. Louis Park.  The goal of the renovation was to update the book sorting spaces, some interior furnishings and room layouts for each library.


Maple Plain Library received new flooring in specific areas as well as changes to room functions and a remodeled Checkout Area.  Ridgedale Library received electrical modifications and a remodeled Book Sort Room.  St. Louis Park Library received new interior furnishings and layout of seating areas as well as a remodeled Book Return area.

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Valspar Applied Science & Technology (VAST) Center- Construction Tour

Client: Valspar Corporation

Location: Minneapolis, MN


The office of HCM Architects toured the current construction progress of Phase 2 of the Valspar Applied Science and Technology (VAST) Center in Minneapolis.  Interior framing is complete and further interior finish work is underway.  Project completion is scheduled for January 2015.






Washington County Public Works Facility Renovation/Addition

Client: Public Works Dept., Washington County

Location: Stillwater, MN

Status: In Progress


Hagen, Christensen & McIlwain Architects and its Design Team are currently working on the final design of the expansion and renovation of the Public Works North Shop Facility for Washington County.  The Project will completely renovate over 53,000 SF of existing space and add 47,000 SF of vehicle maintenance, vehicle storage and office space.  The building and site design are following the Minnesota B3 Guidelines and will have greatly improved storm water management, site systems sustainability, energy efficiency and sustainability.


The Project Team includes; Ericksen Roed & Associates structural engineering, Emanuelson-Podas mechanical/electrical engineering, Bolton & Menck civil engineering, and Kraus Anderson Construction.


The Project is anticipated to start construction in the spring of 2015 and be completed in the summer of 2016.



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People Serving People- Dining Facility Renovation

Client: People Serving People

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Status: Under Construction


People Serving People (PSP) is the largest and most comprehensive family shelter in Minnesota.  60% of the people PSP serves are children averaging 6 years old.  The facility needed to renovate their kitchen and dining room facilities to better accommodate the +250,000 meals that are served annually at PSP.  HCM Architects and Premier Restaurant Equipment and Supplies partnered to renovate the existing kitchen and dining room to include new kitchen equipment, a new designated area for dish washing, and new seating configurations to increase seating capacity.  HCM Architects were happy to help this great organization!




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Border Avenue Traffic Management Center- Renovation

Client: City of Minneapolis Border Avenue Traffic Management Center

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Status: Under Construction


HCM Architects were commissioned to design an office renovation for the City of Minneapolis Border Avenue Traffic Management Center.  The architectural remodel of the building is paired with improvements to the building’s accessibility, mechanical and electrical systems.  The renovation encompasses ~9,400 GSF on the main level of the building that includes office, work and conferencing space, breakroom, restrooms and locker rooms.  All renovated spaces will be ADA compliant and receive new interior finishes.

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Faithful+Gould Minneapolis Office Build-Out

Client: Faithful+Gould

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Completion: Spring 2014


HCM Architects were commissioned by Faithful+Gould to design their new Minneapolis branch office space on the 25th Floor of the Plaza VII building in downtown Minneapolis.  Faithful+Gould is an international construction project and cost management consulting agency that is headquartered in London.  The Minneapolis branch office comprises ~6,200SF for about 60 employees with an open office/flexible format driving the main design theme.  Several informal collaboration areas for employees are integrated within the open office at corners of the floorspace, while there are also enclosed formal conference rooms.  Modern white and dark gray field colors were used with blue and green accents that mimic the Faithful+Gould brand logo throughout the interior finishes.  The company logo was also incorporated in the floor carpeting and wall décor.


HCM Architects would like to recognize Dering Pierson Group for their collaborative efforts with this project.  Following photo credits to Paul Crosby.

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