We realize that we’re fortunate.

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The nature of our work and the systems we have in place allow us to remain open and fully operational at this time. We can accommodate telecommuting by our staff and use electronic communication (including videoconferencing) to engage with our clients and collaborators.

The adjustments we’re making are minimal compared to those required of many other organizations. We strongly encourage everyone — if they’re able — to support local businesses and institutions that aren’t in a position to operate normally during the COVID-19 outbreak. Order delivery or takeout from area restaurants. Buy gift cards or make online purchases from local shops. Donate to arts organizations. Anything you do to assist others in your community will, no doubt, be much appreciated.

More changes may come before this public health crisis is behind us. Whatever we do will be guided by our top priority: the health, safety and well-being of our staff, clients, vendors, peers and fellow community members. If you have any questions or requests for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We want to help in any way we can.

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Our projects are approachable, livable, responsible, and of course beautiful.

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Our Work

01

River Residence

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city along the beautiful St. Croix River, the site of this residence is unparalleled. Having lived at this location for many years, the client was unwilling to move from this gorgeous site but needed updates to their space. Shelter was tasked with adding more life and…

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Modern Sensitivity

They wanted to find a home on the North side of the Longfellow Neighborhood of Mpls, no other location would do. These newlyweds also knew they wanted a modern home designed to fit respectfully within a neighborhood of mostly traditionally styled homes. They approached Shelter to design their new home ...even if they didn't know…

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St. Louis Park Modern

This home was originally built for an architect who designed the space for his family in 1952. When the current homeowners purchased the property, they decided to update several of the spaces to meet their family’s needs. Over the last 10 years, Shelter has worked with them to update nearly every space in the home,…

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04

Sargent Avenue Redo

We reworked an undersized house for an ecologically-sensitive family of five.  After bringing the house down to its studs, we opened up the main level, added a stair column, raised a shed dormer at the center of the roof, expanded the upstairs quarters, and built out front and side porches.  The house is now not…

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CREED Interactive

CREED Interactive is a web design company that is doing big things with interactive media. They work primarily with clients in the local Minneapolis and Saint Paul area, but their clients have goals that extend far beyond simple geography. They strongly believe in partnership with their clients and offer them a team of senior-level talent…

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Bent Paddle Brewing

When the owners of Bent Paddle Brewing went in search of a place to call home they were drawn to the waters of Lake Superior and Duluth, Minnesota. When it was time to expand, water and outdoor adventure were the logical theme of their new taproom. The design team repurposed an old furniture warehouse into…

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Dwan Maintenance Building

This building demonstrates the City of Bloomington’s consistent commitment to attractive public spaces and high quality architecture. Most golf course maintenance buildings are usually relegated to the category of banal utility garages. Not so for Bloomington’s Dwan Golf Course. The original Dwan Maintenance Building’s structural integrity failed due to a heavy snow load. Shelter redesigned…

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04

The Hangar

Stephanie and Nate Janousek had been running a successful food stand at the Minnesota State Fair for over a decade. In 2017, the opportunity came along to revitalize an old airplane hanger on the north end of the fairgrounds and expand their business. Built in 1909, the hangar housed biplanes used in death-defying aerial stunts…

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