Xcel Substation Enclosures are finalists for an Architizer A+ Award
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Xcel Substation Enclosures are finalists for an Architizer A+ Award

7 months ago
The Xcel Substation Enclosures are finalists for an Architizer A+ Award in the Architecture + Landscape category! You can vote for this project by going to https://vote.architizer.com/PublicVoting#/winners/2017/plus/concepts/architecture-landscape The project is in the Architecture + Landscape category. Voting starts March 14th and ends March 30th. Located along Minneapolis’s Midtown Greenway – this new electrical substation is a hybrid of utility and site sculpture. Together they are among a small handful of substations in the country to have intentional design aspiration. If you would like to see more about this project check out the project page. http://www.alliiance.us/our-work/civic-community/xcel-energy-substation/
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MSP Airport Restrooms Win Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Award

11 months ago
Minneapolis, MN – November 11, 2016 – Alliiance is honored to announce that the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) restrooms have been awarded Cintas’ 2016 “America’s Best Restroom Award.” The restroom submissions were judged based on cleanliness, aesthetics, innovation, functionality, and unique design elements. Ten finalists were selected and then the public voted for their favorite restroom online. The Alliiance-led design team surveyed all 100 public restrooms in MSP to assess their condition and ADA compliance. Over nine months, the design team and representatives from airport planning, trades, customer service, procurement, cleaners, and vendors analyzed and debated every aspect of the restroom. This exercise led to the development of a new prototype, designed to be integrated in a complete universal planning module throughout the airport. Some of the design features include softer lighting; a material palette that serves as a wayfinding icon; wider and longer stalls; and custom recessed toilet

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Xcel Energy Celebrates Design With Alliiance

1 year ago
May 17, 2016 – The Xcel Energy Hiawatha Substation Enclosure in South Minneapolis is another award winning and community enhancing project planned and designed by Alliiance. Xcel Energy’s video shares their story of working with the City of Minneapolis, the community, and Alliiance. More information on this project can be found on the project page http://www.alliiance.us/our-work/civic-community/xcel-energy-substation/
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Medtronic and the Vikings Unveil “The Horn” Monument on Medtronic Plaza

1 year ago
Minneapolis, MN – May 11, 2016 – Medtronic and the Minnesota Vikings announced Medtronic’s contribution of a new contemporary art sculpture on Medtronic Plaza, outside the Vikings’ new home at U.S. Bank Stadium. Funded privately by Medtronic and designed by Minneapolis design firm Alliiance, the monument is titled “The Horn.” The Horn sits as a landmark on Medtronic Plaza at the west entrance of U.S. Bank Stadium. The Horn inspires the spirit with a pair of spiraling ribbons that entwine, reflecting Medtronic’s message of “Further, Together.” The inner surfaces of both ribbons are polished and seamless mirrors, reflecting the many faces of the community who come to explore and interact with the sculpture. The combined shape of the spirals represents the Gjallarhorn, a familiar symbol to Vikings fans which is sounded prior to all home games. Once erected, the sculpture will be approximately 107 feet long, 30 feet wide, and

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Gerald R. Ford and Louisville International Airports update brand during renovations

1 year ago
March 17, 2016 – Gerald R. Ford International and Louisville International Airport in the news at Airport Improvement
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Alliiance Promotions

1 year ago
Minneapolis, MN – March 9, 2016 – Alliiance is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals from left to right, top to bottom: Scott Sorenson to Principal; Kari Gullixson, Paul Merrell and Joe Simma to Senior Associate; David Bower, Evan Hall, Julie MacLeod, Lauren Perich, Amber Sausen, Amy Sonbuchner, Jill Vowels and Shane Wirth to Associate.
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Target Center Renovation

1 year ago
Minneapolis, MN – February 29, 2016 – Target Center in the Business Journal Read more here

Alliiance names President

1 year ago
Minneapolis, MN – February 29, 2016 – Alliiance is pleased to announce that Eric Peterson has been named President of Alliiance. Eric brings a strong collaborative leadership to the firm that puts service to the firm’s clients first while ensuring excellence in design. Peterson, who graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1991, and a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Washington University, St. Louis in 1988, joined the firm in 1989. Eric’s career has been devoted to leadership of the firm’s international aviation architecture practice, and he will maintain that involvement. His first aviation architecture project was close to home: Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport. Since 1989, he has brought his design leadership to over 37 airports, from San Diego to Kingston, Jamaica, which has been characterized by the enhancement of passenger’s experience in all its permutations. Eric’s leadership for his projects, and within the firm,

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