A Tour Filled Weekend

I've produced 8 videos for the 2011 Homes By Architects Tour.

This year's videos give you a taste of what you'll find on the tour, as well as provide insight into the design process and relationships built between architects, builders, and clients. All of which are viewable on the HBA Youtube Channel.

Here are a few of my favorites.

This weekend, Sept. 17th and 18th from 10am-5pm you can visit 14 spectacular homes designed by Minnesota Registered Architects. I'll be there to meet visitors and get their impression of the tour, the homes, and tidbits from the Architects who will be at the homes they designed all weekend long.

If you're looking for me, this is my Route:

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D1 10:00-10:45 Home #2:
Habitat Architecture, Hamid Kashani10303 Bittersweet St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
D1 11:30-12:15 Home #3
Landschute Architects 20260 Lakeview Ave., Deephaven, MN 55331
D1 12:30-1:15 Home #4
ALTUS Architecture + Design, Tim Alt 4016 Baker Rd., Minnetonka, MN 55305
D1 1:30-2:15 Home #9
Peterssen Keller Architects, Lars Peterssen20 Park Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55416
D1 2:30-3:15 Home #7
CityDeskStudio4108 Grimes Ave S., Edina, MN 55416
D1 3:30-4:15 Home #5
Quigley Architects, Tim Quigley5000 Arden Ave., Edina, MN 55424
D2 10-10:45 Home #14
SALA Architects, David O'Brien Wagner N1516 Pepin View Lane South, Pepin, WI 54759
D2 11:35-12:15 Home #13
SALA Architects, Eric Odor 6368 Oak Meadow Ln NW,  Rochester, MN 55901
D2 1:45-2:30 Home #10
David Heide Design Studio, Mark Nelson 977 Summit Ave., St Paul, MN 55105
D2 3:15-4:00 Home #11
Acacia Architects, Jeremiah Battles9533 Keswick Ave N.,  Grant, MN 55082
D2 4:15-5:00 Home #12
SALA Architects, Michaela Mahady 11775 102nd St N., Stillwater, MN 55082

I'm going to be hitting up pretty much every home that we didn't film as part of this years promo. videos. It's going to be a pretty jam packed weekend and I look forward to a day of rest with the family. I hope to see you out there.

Public Radio International and 20 Below Studio

I’ve just completed work on the Public Radio International series of Interview Videos for the online edition of Architecture MN Magazine.

For this project I was Director, Photographer, Editor, Audio Enigineer, and Graphics Editor. I thought that to be a bit much to include on a "Credit slide" so this is the only place you'll see it mentioned. Special thanks goes to the Julia Yager, Alissa Miller, and Jennifer Randolph and the entire staff of PRI, Joe Hamilton and Kim Batcheller from 20 Below Studio, and Chris Hudson from Architecture MN Magazine.

Pt. 1: THIS IS PRI (5m31s)

Designed by 20 Below Studio, PRI’s new home in Minneapolis’ warehouse district reflects PRI’s philosophy for collaboration and communication as well as their ability to uncover layers of a story through investigation and research.

Public Radio International, PART 1 from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.

Pt. 2: Why Move? (2m47s)

Evaluating their existing space and identifying it’s disconnect from their company culture, 20 Below and PRI identify the conditions driving the move to a new space.

Public Radio International, PART 2 from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.

Pt. 3: Working with 20 Below (2m16s)

Looking for an architect and an architect for a client, is a lot like dating. In this interview, we explore the attraction between PRI and 20 Below’s relationship.

Public Radio International, PART 3 from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.

Pt. 4: Visual Listening (2m04s)

20 Below Studio uses a key process to developing a shared language between them and their clients. This interview gives insight to how.

Public Radio International, PART 4 from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.

Pt. 5: Diagram Discussion (2m03s)

A way to evaluate options, spacial planning through bubble diagrams is explored during the programing phase of a new project. This can shift conversations and create consensus among diverse opinions.  

Public Radio International, PART 5 from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo.

Project details:

Client: Public Radio International (PRI)
Architect: 20 Below Studio
Principal-in-charge: Joseph Hamilton AIA, CID
Project lead designer: Kim Batcheller Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Project managers: Joseph Hamilton AIA, CID & Kim Batcheller Assoc. AIA, LEED
Project architect: Joseph Hamilton AIA, CID
Project team: Kim Batcheller Assoc. AIA, LEED AP (Project Designer); Mollie Drabik, LEED AP (Designer)
Lighting designer: 20 Below Studio
Interior design: 20 Below Studio
Construction manager:St. Paul ConstructionGeneral Contractor:Greiner Construction