Some architecture and interior design trends should just go away.

While every building and workspace is tied to the era in which it was designed, following trends too closely can make a project look dated. We polled the PlanForce staff of Minneapolis architects and interior designers to see which design trends they will be all too happy to see die. Here’s what they had to say:

Rendering of Case Building renovation

Come tour the Case Building in St. Paul to get a firsthand glimpse of the historic warehouse before the transformation begins.

ADA Survey Results Image

What should building owners be aware of, either before they get an ADA-related lawsuit, or in the unfortunate case where they do?

PlanForce designers and technicians examine architectural drawings

Steve Jobs famously said that design is “not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” I was reminded of that quote recently when faced with a sticky tenant improvement challenge in an office build-out. The big challenge was that the current classification of the building would make it prohibitively…

Office interior design rendering created with Building Information Management (BIM) system

Over the past several years, the architecture and commercial interiors industry has been making a shift from using traditional, two-dimensional CAD systems to three-dimensional Building Information Management (BIM) systems like Revit. Most clients view the major benefit of this change in the ability to really start seeing the space and how it’s developing. With a…

  With more than 30 years in the commercial architecture and interiors business, we’ve pretty much done it all at PlanForce. From healthcare and restaurants to hospitality, retail, and corporate offices, we have a depth of experience that can’t be ignored. But which projects are our favorites, and what makes them so special? Hint: it…

Thousands of fans showed up to the grand opening of Carlo's Bakery at Mall of America

  The bakery behind the hit TLC show Cake Boss has come to Mall of America — thanks in part to PlanForce. Established in 1910, Carlo’s Bakery was catapulted from a Hoboken, NJ-based neighborhood bakery to a household name through the public’s fascination with the recipes produced by master baker Buddy Valastro and his famiglia…

PlanForce launches newly designed website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website! Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a beautiful, eye-catching view of our architecture and interior design work and the services we offer. Browse our new and improved projects section (big photos!) to see our latest work and read about the value…

Erbert & Gerberts Restaurant Architecture

 Drafters like me aren’t very interesting. We spend a lot of time with our heads down, drawing the details of commercial architecture and interiors projects. Everything from floor plans to elevations to wall sections — and lots and lots of details. All of the details needed to convey to the contractor what’s going on….

Taco Bell Restaurant Architecture & Interiors

  For restaurant franchisees, developing, maintaining, and remodeling their buildings can be as important to business success as the rest of daily operations. Over my 30 years of experience designing, drafting, and project coordinating, I’ve found there are a few critical factors that can significantly determine the success of a restaurant architecture project. 1. Get…

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