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Dreaming…

Shelter • August 16, 2016 dressing room, magic mirror

We are so lucky that we get to design people’s “dream homes”.  Everyone has a different /thoughts on this, so each time we do this…

Shelter’s RFP

Shelter • May 26, 2016

The RFP submittal is a branded deliverable that in some ways is unique to the field of architecture.  We assemble RFP submittals  in order to be…

The Logo: Then & Now

Shelter • May 24, 2016

“We asked for a new logo that did not completely erase our original logo, yet was not immediately seen as a spinoff of it. A…

Shelter’s Refreshed Branding

Shelter • May 20, 2016

This week we looked back at the big ideas that have shaped Shelter into what it is today and looked forward in the direction Shelter is headed.  We…

Sustainability

Shelter • May 19, 2016

Sustainability is a tricky brand point to market these days because it is no longer the differentiator that it was 12 years ago.  And, to…

Design for All

Shelter • May 18, 2016 universal design, design for aging, ADA,

LOOKING BACK at 12 years’ worth of work, we saw that livability has been an important component of Shelter’s designs from the beginning.  We tested our ideas…

Residential AND Commercial

Shelter • May 17, 2016 Shelter Architecture, great design

One question always comes up during casual party conversations when people learn that we’re architects and interior designers: “What kind of work do you do?”…

The Countdown is ON!

Shelter • May 16, 2016 Shelter Architecture, great design

12 years ago… We launched Shelter to address sustainable design practices in residential architecture. We took up offices just south of Loring Park in a…

The ADA in Context

Shelter • April 17, 2016 design for all, aging in place, ADA, universal design

We talk about the “ADA” and “ADA compliance” a lot in our industry, forgetting that not everyone we interact with understands what it’s all about. …

Zero Threshold Entry

Shelter • April 17, 2016 cast concrete house

If you can’t get in, you can’t live there… Remodeling a home to elegantly accommodate a flush entry is a challenge.  We have thought long…