5 predictions for architecture & design in 2019

Yogi Berra said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So, here are 5 predictions for commercial architecture and design in 2019.

Franchise Prototype Architecture for Erbert & Gerbert's

There’s a lot of work that goes into opening a new franchise location. Having a well-designed prototype is a big part of opening new stores without a hitch.

Architecture and Interiors for Sanctuary SalonSpa

Update: We won! The new Sanctuary SalonSpa in Excelsior, MN, has been nominated for a 2018 Minnesota Shopping Center Association STARR (Shopping Center Tribute Award for Retail Real Estate) Award for retail store design. MSCA STARR entries are reviewed and judged by a group of industry specialists, professionals, and peers closely involved with retail real estate. Nominees are judged on the project’s…

Like any other business asset, your workspace represents an opportunity to move your business forward. Through the Power of Design, your real estate can help your business thrive.

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:

Workspace design for Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

To make the most of your office footprint, create spaces that can be utilized in more than one way and work to get the relationships right between each of the different spaces.

Interior Design as Business Therapy

The title on my business card and the sign above the door say that I am a commercial interior designer, and this is certainly true. Some days, however, I am as much of a therapist as a designer.

With more massive growth projected over the coming years, PowerObjects turned to PlanForce Group to design a new 20,000 square foot office space on the eighth floor of the TractorWorks building in Minneapolis’ North Loop.

The 2017 MNCAR Industrial Deal of the Year was awarded to the new My Pillow manufacturing facility in Shakopee, MN. Last year, the company realized the need to consolidate and expand several divisions. My Pillow had been operating out of five buildings in Shakopee, but it wanted to move 50,000 square feet of pillow production,…

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…

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