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LIVE BETTER.

Shelter projects are approachable, livable, responsible, and of course beautiful environments in which to live and work better.

Paris

Paris

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Modest Midcentury

Modest Midcentury

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Graphically Modern

Graphically Modern

Interiors, Residential

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Architecture, Commercial

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Interiors, Residential

Dwan Maintenance Building

Dwan Maintenance Building

Architecture, Commercial

Icehouse

Icehouse

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Meditation Room

Meditation Room

Interiors, Residential

Carriage House

Carriage House

Architecture, Residential

5ive

5ive

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Pattern Home

Pattern Home

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Cedarwood

Cedarwood

Architecture, Interiors

Hotel Donaldson

Hotel Donaldson

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Secret Room

Secret Room

Interiors, Residential

Harriet

Harriet

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Burgess

Burgess

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Tricker Hess

Tricker Hess

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones

Interiors, Residential

Carson Bay

Carson Bay

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Silver Lake Park

Silver Lake Park

Architecture, Commercial

Science House

Science House

Architecture

Como Park Conservatory

Como Park Conservatory

Architecture, Commercial

Light Rail Transit Stations

Light Rail Transit Stations

Architecture, Commercial

Hella

Hella

Architecture, Interiors, Residential

Vesuvius Pizza

Vesuvius Pizza

Architecture, Commercial, Interiors

Dodge Nature Center

Dodge Nature Center

Architecture, Commercial

Family of Five

Family of Five

Architecture, Residential

Tiles That Bind

Tiles That Bind

Interiors, Residential

The Nicollet

The Nicollet

Architecture, Commercial

Bearden Place

Bearden Place

Architecture, Commercial

Clearwater Forest

Clearwater Forest

Architecture, Commercial

Saddlebag

Saddlebag

About Us

Shelter is a regional design firm located in Minneapolis. Our multi-disciplined process draws on our clients' ideals and our expertise to develop cutting-edge solutions and sustainable systems.

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Jackie Millea

Founding Partner

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Kurt Gough

Founding Partner

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F. John Barbour

Partner

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Lisa Antenucci

Interior Designer

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Beth Halstenson

Designer

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Benjamin Olsen

Marketing Associate

Otis

Otis

Clients

Microsoft
Apple
BMW Group USA
DELL Computer
Envato Pty Ltd
Coca-Cola Beverages
Samsung

Blog

Brand Support

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Commercial projects represent about half of Shelter’s design work and they are typically driven by very different ideas than our residential projects. More often than…

Shades of Gray

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A big part of our job involves reading through code manuals and zoning ordinances because, let’s face it, figuring out building codes takes time. Many…

“Inspiration”

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The word “inspiration” has many meanings and a boatload of uses.  The term is tough to tack down because it refers to so many things:…

Sir Otis Macintosh

Shelter • February 24, 2015 Otis

Having a tagalong pet has changed the dynamics in our office.  Sir Otis Macintosh, a forty pound Border Collie/Corgi mix, joins us in the office…

Scale

Shelter • February 18, 2015 Scale

Lately, we’ve been thinking about scale.  As a design term, scale refers to the size of one part relative to the size of another part. …

“Practice Makes…er, Professional”

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Professional service firms are called “practices” for a reason. They are informed by a high level of understanding that comes from doing a task over…

Best of Houzz 2015

Shelter • January 19, 2015

Shelter Architecture Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United…

Shelter’s Top Ten Memories from 2014

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10. Saints Game  Team Shelter went out to the ball game to see the Saints play in the last season at Midway Stadium.  It was…

Origins

Shelter • December 3, 2014 Partner Group Portrait

We’ve been reminiscing a lot this year.  Between moving offices, prepping for our tenth anniversary party, and launching a new website, we have come across…

Master Suite Considerations & Challenges

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Master suites are the second most common home remodel project we get. The reason? Many homes in the Twin Cities and first-ring suburbs were built…

Contact

1229 Tyler St. NE | Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN 55413

E-Mail: info@shelterarchitecture.com
Phone: 612.870.4081
Fax: 612.870.4084

Opportunities

Employment and internship opportunities are posted here as they arise.

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Contact

1229 Tyler St. NE | Studio 202 | Minneapolis, MN 55413

E-Mail: info@shelterarchitecture.com | Phone: 612.870.4081 | Fax: 612.870.4084

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Your needs, our help. Live better.

Shelter Architecture + Design brings an award-winning record of environmental sensitivity and beautiful design to your project. We are a holistic design firm offering full architectural, interior and landscape design services. Shelter's collaborative approach places the right people on your project team to produce a unique outcome that is tailored to you.

Your project will come together as a complete thought, flowing effortlessly from the inside to the outside. From boutique hotels that welcome guests and restaurants that capture the spirit of food and drink to contemporary and traditional homes that provide comfort and style, Shelter delights in creating unique and inspired projects for our clients. No project is too big or small for our design team.

We are homeowners and family members.

Our residential group does everything from new homes, additions and renovations to single bathrooms, kitchens, and basement build-outs. Residential projects draw on perspectives we have gained as homeowners, gardeners, cooks, cleaners, hosts and hostesses, and family members.

We are entrepreneurs and engaged citizens.

Our commercial group works with entrepreneurs, business owners, and developers to create projects that include restaurants, breweries, boutique hotels, athletic facilities, and museums. Commercial projects call on skills we have learned as entrepreneurs, consumers, entertainers, and engaged citizens.

Architecture

  • Concept Development
  • Building Layout
  • Creative Renovation & Reuse
  • Brand Integration & Support
  • 3D Visualization
  • Zoning & Code Research
  • Master Planning & Phasing
  • Site Documentation
  • Engineering Integration
  • Construction Details
  • Drafting & Construction Specifications
  • Project Oversight

Interior Design

  • Space Planning
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Finishes Selection
  • Lighting Design & Selection
  • Fixture Selection
  • Furniture Selection
  • Color Selections
  • Window Treatments
  • Custom Cabinet Design & Coordination
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Product Sourcing & Ordering
  • Art Sourcing & Selection

Landscape

  • Site Evaluation
  • Site Planning
  • Rendering & Illustrations
  • Planting Plans
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design
  • Patio & Deck Design
  • Public Plazas & Parks
  • Public Art Coordination
  • Corporate Campus Design
  • Education & Interpretive Trails
  • Rain Garden Design
  • Site Detailing

Fees

Our fees are completive within our industry with pricing ranging from 8-12% of construction costs. Although this is a good base point to consider for architectural fees, we always provide a fee estimate before beginning a project. This estimate is determined after meeting with you at your project site, reviewing your project goals, and discussing any of your issues and concerns regarding the project.

Reality Check

Reality Check

If you want to see what we can do, try our Reality Check service. It allows you to meet with one of our experts in either architecture or interior design to find practical, sustainable, and inspiring solutions to specific design problems.

You give us your thoughts on your potential project and we give you our undivided attention and expert advice. The Reality Check is an on-site consultation service that unleashes the power of Shelter's design process in an affordable, condensed form.

To schedule your Reality Check, just call us at 612-870-4081 or email us at realitycheck@shelterarchitecture.com and tell us what you want.

Tier 1

2 hour on-site consultation
$300
for residential feasibility, landscape assessment, kitchen and bathroom layout, and small addition/renovation layout and ballpark pricing.

Tier 2

2 hour on-site consult + 4 hour studio time + 1 hour follow up
$850
for commercial feasibility, initial scoping, zoning evaluation, and large addition/renovation layout and ballpark pricing