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Tag Archive for: office move

Celebrating 30 Years!

January 22nd, 2015

by Nick Dellwo

McMonigal Architects celebrated our 30th anniversary at the recently opened Bauhaus Brew Labs on January 20th, 2015.  About 400 clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers, reps and family made for a truly special evening.  People loved the atmosphere, Bauhaus-brewed beer, local foods and lively conversations with friends both new and old.

Our office moved from the historic Grain Belt Brewery to another historic building, the Crown Iron Works of NE Minneapolis, just over two years ago. At our Grain Belt office, built in 1891, the columns were stamped “Crown” and were cast here at our building. Since most of our friends had not seen the new space, we offered hourly tours that highlighted our office and what we do. Fortunately, we had warm January weather and our office is across the parking lot from Bauhaus. The tour included a look inside the original vault of the Crown Iron Works, with its unopened safe and unknown contents.


If anyone has any special safe-cracking skills, please let us know!

 

Thanks to all of you who could come make our party a success!

 

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Change Is Good

December 7th, 2012

by Nick Dellwo

Crown Office 1938

No, this isn’t a nostalgic posting about what business was like 100 years ago, nor is it a commentary about how far we’ve come. Actually, it’s an announcement of our upcoming office move and the unique connection between our current and new office spaces.

The historic Grain Belt Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis has been McMonigal Architect’s home for the last 10 years. We’ve enjoyed it here and the time for change has come again. An extensive quest to find a new office home led us to another historic building.

The Crown Iron Works Company property is located just “1.24 miles” (according to Rosemary and Google) east of our current space. It began as a blacksmith shop in Northeast Minneapolis in 1878 and continued as a large iron foundry throughout much of the 20th Century. Crown Iron castings are clearly visible on the outside of the Grain Belt, and we are about to move into what was the main office of Crown Iron Works itself. The photo above is what it looked like in 1938 (courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society). A lot has changed since then…

The office move will happen during the third week of December. Check the website “Connect” page for updated contact information.

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