August 28th, 2015

Rayette Lofts Win Impact Award

Rayette LoftsOn August 26, 2015, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) announced the recipients of the Minnesota Preservation Awards (MPAs) recognizing outstanding projects, groups and individuals that contribute to Minnesota’s preservation accomplishments. Kaas Wilson’s Rayette Lofts project will receive an Impact Award, which is given to a project that exemplifies undeniable impact, quality, and vision in the field of preservation.

The awards will be presented at the Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala on October 8, 2015.

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October 26th, 2014

We’ve Moved!

KWA officeKaas Wilson Architects has moved to
1301 American Blvd E. in Bloomington.

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July 30th, 2014

Nick Conniff Awarded First Prize

Nick Conniff

Nick Conniff

Nick Conniff, Project Designer here at Kaas Wilson, was awarded the Moll/Betts Student Excellence Award for scoring the highest in the nation on the Construction Documents Technologist Exam (CDT). This exam is given by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and measures an individual’s knowledge of CSI’s recommended practices in construction, contractual relationships, and relationships and organization of construction documents.

As highest scorer, Nick receives a $2500 cash prize and a CSI Membership, and his school (Dunwoody College) receives a library of CSI member-authored books.

Congratulations, Nick!

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July 2nd, 2014

Compass Pointe Breaks Ground

Compass-Pointe-GroundbreakingA Minnesota Finance Agency tax credit was approved, and construction will begin on the 66-unit Compass Pointe project after the Fourth of July holiday!

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June 3rd, 2014

City Place Lofts Wins Award

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, the Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Preserve Minneapolis awarded Kaas Wilson’s City Place Lofts with a 2014 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award.

These awards highlight the year’s best achievements for transforming a historic property, building, or landscape and reinventing it to incorporate both new and old elements in a way that that is respectful to the past. Projects are judged on attention to the quality of design, architecture, workmanship, and materials as well as the positive impact on the surrounding neighborhood and community.

The award was presented during the 23rd annual Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Awards luncheon on May 15, 2014.


Awardees at the 2014 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commision Awards luncheon on May 15, 2014.

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March 23rd, 2014

Maplewood Redevelopment

Kaas Wilson is working with developer Sherman Associates on a proposal for redevelopment of the former Maplewood Bowl. Read more at the Star Tribune.

Phase one of the proposed redevelopment: workforce housing.

Phase one of the proposed redevelopment: workforce housing.

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March 22nd, 2014

Ground broken on The Flats at Cedar Grove

flats_cedar_grove_groundbreakingOn March 5, ground was broken on The Flats at Cedar Grove, a new apartment development in Eagan. The four-story building will contain 192 units as well as retail space.

Read more in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.


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September 18th, 2013

Link Wilson on renovation

Screen shot of Link Wilson presenting plansLink Wilson speaks about the vision behind the renovation of Park Manor Estates in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Go to video.

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August 31st, 2013

City Place Lofts Opening Soon!

Rendering of apartmentCity Place Lofts in the historic theater district of Minneapolis will open October 1. Units are renting quickly. Go to City Place Lofts website.

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August 18th, 2013

Rayette Redevelopment

Facade of Rayette BuildingKaas Wilson is working with Sherman Associates on the redevelopment of the history seven-story Rayette Building in the Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul. The Rayette Lofts will be a mixed-use housing and commercial development containing 88 apartment units, community retail space, and structured parking. Housing will consist of one- and two-bedroom market rate apartments; and building amenities include a rooftop deck with views of the Mississippi River, a fitness center, community room and onsite property management. The rehab of the exterior includes the repair of damaged buff colored brickwork and conversion of modern finishes back to their historic façades.

Construction has begun, and occupancy is projected for September 2014.

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August 17th, 2013

Park Manor Estates Open House

Renovated apartment kitchenSchuett Companies, Inc. held an open house at their Park Manor Estates in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on August 15 to show off the renovations designed by Kaas Wilson Architects. The rehab revitalized the appearance of this 97-unit affordable senior living development while also making it more energy efficient. Apartments received new cabinets, flooring, and fixtures, and community areas were also renovated.

View a short video about the renovation.

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August 16th, 2013

Good luck, Devan!

Kaas Wilson Architects wishes all the best to our colleague Devan Shihata as she leaves for grad school!

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June 25th, 2013

Cedar Grove Apartments Featured

Cedar Grove Apartments renderingThe June 25th edition of Finance and Commerce featured an article about the Cedar Grove Apartments proposal which is moving briskly through the approval process. KWA is working with Stonebridge Construction on this 180-unit market-rate apartment project in Eagan. Read more…

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June 5th, 2013

Eagan Development Plans

SiteplanLink Wilson and Stonebridge Cos. presented a plan for a 180-unit apartment complex with retail space to the City of Eagan last night.  The concept plan was approved by the Eagan Economic Development Authority.

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May 20th, 2013

Congratulations Griffin!

Griffin Jameson has just finished his M.Arch from the University of Minnesota, and has joined KWA as a full-time Intern Architect.  We are proud of his achievement!

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