There’s no shortage of beautiful architecture in the Twin Cities. From the Lake Harriet Bandshell to the Capella Tower, there’s a gorgeous selection of impressive buildings adding interest and art to the area’s skyline. Vanman ..
Before we tackle the question of how to find a community church builder, it’s valuable to understand what a community church is. Most often seen in small towns, where the population cannot sustain multiple churches ..
Commercial building renovations require a different approach than home remodels. Bank renovations, in particular, require designers, builders, and clients to closely work together in order to create a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and ..
A church doesn’t have to be enormous to serve its purpose. Church building designs for small congregations can make a service feel more intimate, fostering a sense of community and a personal relationship with your ..
Once you’ve done your fundraising, and you’ve engaged the community in a discussion about what they are seeking from their worship building, it’s time to discuss your plans with church builders. You can read more ..
Both residential and commercial architects are passionate professionals who strive to offer the best in design/build projects for their clients. There are a few fundamental differences, of course, between the two. As with most professions, architecture offers the opportunity ..
Working with your architect to design the bank floor plan that makes sense for your branch can be a rewarding, but frustrating, experience. It can feel overwhelming to attempt to predict exactly what your branch’s ..
So, you’ve decided the structure of the church you’re going to build, what your budget is, and you’ve discussed both of these with your congregation. It’s time to begin the interview process for potential architecture ..
If you’ve started to look into adding onto or remodeling an existing worship building, using prefabricated church designs and floor plans can be a tempting way to save time, money, and man-hours that go into ..
Commercial architecture is taking major steps towards becoming more sustainable and unique in their approach to creating beautiful buildings. Gone are the days where every building on the skyline is stark, grey, and cold. Commercial ..
While most architects can handle any project that a client needs accomplished, many choose to specialize in a particular field. For some, it’s residential services. You can count on them to create the home of ..
While the purpose of the church is timeless and universal, church designs change as trends in architecture, arts, and community priority change. Design/builders and the clients they work for are tasked with the duty of ..
Any financial institution needs to be a place where customers, clients, and employees feel that they are protected. From the time that they walk through the doors to the moment that they leave, they are ..
If you’re on the lookout for the best architects Minneapolis has to offer, you have to be very picky during the hiring process. Any architectural project can feel like an enormous undertaking, but being vigilant ..
Whether you’re just visiting or you’ve lived here for years, Minneapolis architecture has something to offer everyone. The Twin Cities offers an impressive range of architectural style, from Medieval to New Classical, and everything in ..
Choosing the perfect architect for your project in Minneapolis, Minnesota can be challenging because the options abound! Our beautiful city is packed with incredible architects and the buildings that they have created that bring both ..
Technology has changed the way that we do business, from online commerce to Skype conferencing. One of the biggest impacts has fallen on our financial institutions. Bank architecture is no longer the process of building ..
One of the most common misconceptions about architects is that they have a special jargon of their own that isn’t accessible to the layman. That’s simply not true. While the art and science of architecture ..
Frank Gehry, the award-winning architect and artist, once said, “Architecture should speak of its time and place, yet yearn for timelessness.” This is one of the most famous quotes ever spoken about the art of ..
There are many myths surrounding the art of architecture that can make people wary of hiring a new firm. Vanman Architects and Builders wants our customers to feel well-informed about the process and people involved ..
Last week, we shared a bit about the buzz surrounding sustainable architecture. This week, we’ll look at the concept of modular architecture, in which individual pieces are brought together in a way that allows individual ..
With the advances in science proving that humans (and their projects) have a major impact on the environment, we’ve become a more eco-conscious society. That value has made its appearance in almost every facet of ..
When it comes to designing your dream, communication is the key element. For someone not involved in the architecture profession, that can certainly feel overwhelming. After all, aren’t architects the experts who should be guiding ..