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Road Trip!

It’s barely past the middle of winter, and my thoughts can’t help turning to warmer weather and to plans I’m making to take a summer road trip with friends. I haven’t gone on a classic road trip before, and I can’t wait. And where would a young engineer and his buddies head on such a […]

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An Old-Timer in Fall

It’s autumn – some might say it’s closer to winter – and we’ve just put the finishing touches on our latest KOMAink newsletter. It’s our annual Halloween-themed issue, and this year we focus on “dressing up” some of the spaces we’ve been hired to design. (Get it? Dressing up? Like you’d dress up for Halloween? […]

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An Architect’s Tools

Remember playing the telephone game? Whispering a message from person to person sitting in a circle? Of course, the message is completely different by the time it gets back to its origin. There’s been a breakdown of communication, and we often see something similar in our roles as architects.

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Headlines or Not …

Have you seen the news lately? Our projects are everywhere! OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration … they’re not everywhere. But they certainly seem to keep popping up. From “Best of” lists to “Must See!” articles, projects that bear our fingerprints have certainly seen their share of ink recently.

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My Next (Exciting) Chapter

It’s springtime! A time of renewal, rebirth and fresh starts. A time to take a deep breath, stretch out our legs and get back outside. It’s in this springtime spirit that I share some exciting news with you.

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Not Your Average Engineers

On behalf of engineers everywhere, I’d like to set the record straight. We are not all dull, pocket-protector, tape on your glasses, introverted geeks. Oh, no. Many of us are, in fact, quite pleasant.

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Whirlwind

As I look at the calendar and see that autumn and Halloween have arrived, and that the holiday season is right around the corner, I am amazed how quickly the past months have gone.

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The Only Constant is Change

Nearly 40 years ago I took a course from architecture professor Jerry Allan at the University of Minnesota simply called, “Creativity.” The course was a wide study of what it means to be creative and how to maintain a creative mind and spirit even during times of challenge.

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This is Twins Territory

Ah, spring. Finally. Sunny skies. Green grass. Gentle breezes. And perhaps my favorite indication of spring… hearing the crack of the bat at Twins games. Even though the start of the 2011 season has not been what most Twins fans were hoping for, there is still something special about the new stadium, Target Field.

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Every Kid’s Dream

My name is Matt. I’m 36 years old. I’ve got a wonderful wife, three amazing kids, a career I enjoy, and – as a Packers fan – some serious bragging rights. And, I admit, I like to play with LEGOs.

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