STAR Update

The exterior shell is nearing completion. Interior partitions are installed and being prepped for finishes. Only a couple months left until move-in day!

Interior Production Space

Future Office Space

Future Office Space

Exterior Entry

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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.


Rendering by Ryan Companies

Interior Renderings by HCM & STAR


Rendering by Ryan Companies

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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!






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

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

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 was 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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Roseville Parks Renewal Program- Community Buildings

Client: Parks and Recreation Dept., City of Roseville

Location: Roseville, MN

Status: In Progress


Construction is currently underway on six Community Buildings for the City of Roseville.  The buildings are located throughout the City in the following parks; Lexington Park, Autumn Grove Park, Rosebrook Park, Villa Park, Oasis Park and Sandcastle Park.  These buildings are part of a larger Parks Renewal Program that is making improvements to all the City’s park facilities.


The Community Buildings will be year-round facilities that will support the activities of the parks, the neighborhoods and the larger community.  The buildings are of different sizes and design but maintain a common image and vocabulary that support the common mission of the Parks and Recreation Department.


The project team and site design is led by LHB Corporation with project partners including; HCM Architects, SRF Consulting civil engineering, Mattson Macdonald Young structural engineering, Emanuelson-Podas mechanical/electrical engineering, and Knutson Construction.


The Community Buildings are anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2015.









Lac Lavon Park- New Park Building in Progress

Client: Parks and Recreation Dept., City of Burnsville

Location: Burnsville, MN

Status: In Progress


HCM Architects have partnered with Kimley Horn and Associates civil engineering firm to renovate the recreation fields and their facilities of Lac Lavon Park for the City of Burnsville Parks and Recreation Department.  The existing six field complex at Lac Lavon Park is one of the top complexes in the state.  It frequently hosts regional, state, and national tournaments.  HCM Architects designed a new ~1,300SF concessions and restrooms building for the site that will become the centerpoint from which four ballfields radiate.  The style of the building is simple yet strong, with steeply pitched rooflines that extend well beyond the exterior façade.  Horizontal, linear siding wraps the building and sits atop a brick base, coordinating with the surrounding residential context.


HCM thanks Kimley Horn and Associates, Mattson Macdonald Young Structural Engineers and Emanuelson-Podas Consulting Engineers for their collaboration with this project.


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