Design > Insights Series features a conversation between Charlene K. Roise and Jon Commers

In this video, Charlene K. Roise, President of Hess Roise and Company in Minneapolis talks to Jon Commers, Principal at Donjek, Inc. in St. Paul about the historical identity and community interactions with the central and upper Mississippi River. Roise discusses the changing relationship with …

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MPF news release > SCAPE leads four-firm team of Water Works park designers

Team will collaborate extensively with Central Riverfront master planning team on way to early 2014 design
Minneapolis, Minn. – SCAPE and Rogers Marvel will shape one of the most dynamic destinations on the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board …

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VIDEO > 3D animated Hall’s Island and riverfront park experience

This animated future “day in the park” helps you imagine the very special connection to the Mississippi River that Scherer and Hall’s Island will provide: Recreation and amenities together with new habitat, all with the city skyline in view.  Thank you, Tom Leader Studio!
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2013 Executive Summary > Where are we going, and how are we going to pay for it?

If you’re following RiverFirst design or looking forward to our forthcoming Finance Strategy, you’ll appreciate this Executive Summary presentation.
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioners heard, Wednesday, May 1, a summary of progress from the RiverFirst Design Team and the RiverFirst Initiative, who have completed …

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NEWS > Chris Bentley takes a look at our “River Town” in the Architect’s Newspaper

Sheila Kennedy of Kennedy & Violich Architecture gave this evocative quote to Chris Bentley for the Architect’s Newspaper:
“Sometimes I think of our design process as stripping away the thin industrial layer that covers the site to reveal the river as it actually is,” said …

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Event > Charles Birnbaum, 6PM tonight at CDES

Tonight, 6-8PM, Charles Birnbaum, founder & president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will be lecturing at the University of Minnesota on the subject Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation.  The program is sponsored by the College of Design Dean’s office, the Department of Landscape Architecture and …

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