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!






Valspar – Phase 2

VAST Phase 2 – Building A

This campus is comprised of four (4) buildings centered on the intersection of 11th Avenue South and 3rd Street South in Minneapolis.  This specific project for Valspar involves Phase 2 of the restoration and reuse of Building #4.   The laboratory space occupied the lower and first floors completed as Phase 1, leaving most of the rest of the building  unoccupied and only partially renovated. The success of the VAST Center made corporate leaders take a second look at the building. Response was so positive that Valspar recognized “this is who we are– this is where we belong;” and immediately commenced with Phase II, and commissioned HCM and the original design/construction team to design and build out the additional three floors of offices within the facility to accommodate Valspar’s corporate headquarters.







Colossal Café – Grand Ave

HCM’s newest design for the Tinuccis is a TI space on Grand Avenue taking on the characters of an all-American city café in energetic neighborhood. With full sunshine through the large storefront windows and an exposed white painted tin ceiling offering bright environment.  The bar was reused with an added flair with delightful tile back bar.  All the charm components  including the vibrant paint colors, flooring and exotic light fixtures from the Saint Anthony renovation were used in this new café.


1517 Colossal Cafe - Grand Ave Floor Plans as of 2015.02.19

Ceiling Example (2)



HCM Crew

Enjoying a beautiful day in July, the HCM Crew took to the outdoors for a new staff photo by our friend Philip De Jong. Thanks Phil!

HCM Staff - July 2015

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!



17th Anniversary Party Invitatiom

Happy Holidays 2014!

xmas card 2014

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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SLP diagram


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.