Washington County Building Construction Tour

The office took off on a Friday afternoon to visit Washington County’s new Public Works building that HCM is wrapping up!


It’s great to see it all coming together!










VALSPAR Rebranded

HCM is currently working with Valspar to rebrand their campus with their new vibrant and colorful initiatives.  HCM lead recent efforts to create wall murals with Valspar’s recent marketing and rebranding logos.  The murals are essential to creating dynamic visuals with emphasis to become iconic to Valspar’s identity.



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Shining Bright

HCM Architects is proud to announce the competition of the Construction Documents for Star Exhibits & Environments Inc.’s new 200,800-square-foot building in Brooklyn Park.  HCM worked with a team of STAR leaders, CBRE and Ryan Companies to develop a building STAR can call home.   It will include a combination of office, production and warehouse space along with an outdoor patio with seating and a fireplace; delivering a space to provide a wide range of flexibility and inventive support.  The ultimate goal for the facility aligns with the vision of STAR – ‘ To create solutions which inspire people and companies to thrive.’  From hanging ceiling components, a 30’+ gallery space to Kona Coffee Café up front, all are outreaches to a visitor to help demonstrate what Star’s values and capacities are.


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Interior Renderings by HCM & STAR


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Anniversary Party

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Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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Harmon Park

Located in the northern part of West Saint Paul, Harmon Park is one of the city’s oldest residential parks dating from the 1920s and largest with almost 11 acres of space.  HCM Architects and SRF Consulting were commissioned by the City of West Saint Paul to renovate Harmon Park which had not been updated since 1987.  The Site and Buildings are close to completion just in time to open the splash pad for this beautiful summer weather.  The ballfield will not be ready for play until next year but the rest of the park will be open come later summer.

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Valspar is Honored as One of the Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2015

Finance & Commerce recognizes Minnesota’s top construction projects in its eight annual Top Projects Series. Projects are judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.






VAST Building B – Polymer Lab

After helping to revamp this building back in 2010, Valspar asked HCM architects and the rest of the design team to provide more design services to relocate and enlarge the Polymer Lab within their VAST campus. The project includes additional specialty hoods, bench top and researcher office space.


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Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center

From 2012-2014, Hagen, Christensen & McILwain Architects provided design services to incorporate Valspar’s North American Research and Test Lab capabilities and Valspar’s World Headquarters into one campus – the Valspar Applied Science and Technology (VAST) Center.

The building is actually two buildings – a 5-story heavy-timber structure and a 3-story concrete structure, both clad in the same brick exterior. HCM Architects designed research and test laboratories in the 3-story portion, and office support and storage functions in the 5-story portion as part of a multi-phase build-out. HCM Architects also worked with Valspar to fully restore this structure to its original character through a historic rehabilitation process regulated by State and Federal government agencies.







Wright County Ground Breaking

Here are some photos from the Ground Breaking at Wright County.

The excitement was evident—everyone was sporting smiles and hats!