Photo of The Broadway Warehouse-to-Office Conversion

Warehouse-to-office conversion projects are all the rage right now. Why? As with everything else in commercial real estate, because it sells. Lots of tenants really want the brick-and-timber (or brick-and-whatever your building is) look. There is an authenticity to the style that people really like, and they want to connect back to whatever era that…

Architects review floor plans in advance of SAC determinations filing

New changes to how the Met Council makes Sewer Availability (SAC) determinations will alleviate headaches for property owners, while reducing wait times.

New warehouse conversion adaptive reuse design for Vandalia Glassworks

PlanForce is helping the owners of Vandalia Glassworks expand to a new, larger space on Concord Exchange in South St. Paul.

The architecture entitlement process is a must-follow path to getting construction projects approved

The entitlement process is one of the most critical aspects of your architecture or development project. If you need a variance, conditional use permit, or similar municipal permission, you’ll be required to go through the entitlement process over and above basic permitting.

Architecture Project Timelines

Typically, architecture projects that start now won’t begin actually digging for several months. It’s important to realize just how long it takes to jump through all the hoops to get your project started in the right way.

Rendering of Commercial Real Estate Common Area

One way to ensure that more deals come out on the right side is to involve an architect early in the deal process. Why? Because the best architects will help you lead your commercial real estate clients through the site selection process to ensure the deal gets done.

Case Building Warehouse to Office Conversion

The warehouse-to-office conversion, currently underway, promises to be one of the year’s most talked about Twin Cities commercial architecture projects.

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?

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