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The two contenders for this year’s “Southeast Project of the Year”—ENR Southeast’s top recognition for its Best Projects contest—couldn’t be more different. At the same time, the PortMiami Tunnel project and the Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science... Read more →



Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity needed a new home to meet the growing demands of the clientele. They also wanted a location that was more visible and accessible than their previous one, which was tucked away in an industrial area in Minneapolis’ Prospect Park.  The new location, a former... Read more →



As part of Oklahoma City’s revitalization efforts, SandRidge Energy—a growing, independent natural gas and oil company—relocated its suburban headquarters downtown. The company’s corporate master plan encompasses several city blocks and a number of different buildings, one of which is a... Read more →



The Soo Line Building was once the tallest office building in downtown Minneapolis.  After nearly 100 years of serving as headquarters for a bank and later a railroad, the Soo Line Building in downtown Minneapolis has become one of the hottest new properties for rent.  Today, the former Soo Line... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, has been awarded the ENR Mountain States Sports/Entertainment Merit Award for the Pinnacle Bank Arena project located in Lincoln, Nebraska.   The new 16,000 seat multi-purpose event arena offers... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry is honored to announce employee Jeremy Gajeski was selected by The Building Congress and Exchange of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. as the winner of the 2014 Craftsmanship Award for the “SS Shingles... Read more →



Pretty much everything about the Radisson Blu hotel project at the Mall of America was tight: the financing, the site, the safety precautions and accommodations for the mall’s daily business.  Financing the 500-room hotel and 666 parking spaces proved very tricky, according to Tom Lander, vice... Read more →



Pohlad Companies is located in the 539-foot tall skyscraper RBC Plaza in  downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 38-40th floors.  MG McGrath designed and engineered the three-story glass art wall and custom elliptical staircase that connects the 3 floors.  MG McGrath also designed, fabricated,... Read more →



Throughout Orchestra Hall’s new light-filled lobby, floor-to-ceiling windows reaching 55 feet reveal a never-before-seen view of the hall’s urban setting on Nicollet Mall and 11th Street in downtown Minneapolis.  The renovated lobby replaces a 1970s-era structure that was meant to be a... Read more →



This is the 14th year for ENR Southeast’s annual project excellence program, and once again our judges have spoken, and determined which projects represent the “best” construction and design achievements of the past year for the Southeast region.  Reviewing this year’s... Read more →



Florida’s first STEM-focused college, Florida Polytechnic University, marked its formal opening and the beginning of the 2015 school year on Saturday. The Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building that is the centerpiece of the campus was designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava... Read more →



Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood is quickly becoming a desirable location for the city’s creative and professional types, thanks to the old but viable buildings there. The area turned out to be a perfect fit for LHB Inc., the Duluth-based engineering and architecture firm.  The firm wanted... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, has been awarded the 2014 North American Copper in Architecture Awards for three projects that MG McGrath recently completed. The North American Copper in Architecture Awards recognizes and promotes... Read more →



The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up in a reboot of the Block E redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis.   The Mayo Clinic will open a 20,000 square foot medical facility and take over medical care for the NBA and WNBA franchises. The collaboration includes opening a... Read more →



The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is undergoing a complete rebuild in a new downtown Berkeley location, west of Oxford Street between Center and Addison, with its opening set for January 2016.  The “topping out” celebration was a chance for art fans to sign the final beam before... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, has been awarded the contract for the Mayo Clinic Square Project.  The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up in a reboot of the Block E redevelopment in downtown... Read more →



Brunsfield North Loop name to the to the 2013 Top Projects List. The first United States project for a Malaysia-based company is Brunsfield North Loop, a decidedly modern addition to a bustling neighborhood. Architect Julie Snow crafted a reserved, gun-metal gray panel exterior much different... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, has been awarded the 2014 Interiors Metal Architecture Design Award for the work completed on the Mall of America Rod Art Project.   MG McGrath designed, engineered, fabricated and installed the... Read more →



Metal Architecture features Black Bear Casino Resort.  MG McGrath furnished and installed 100,000 square feet of Trespa TS 100 in Italian walnut and white with a smooth and rock face finish.  The casino and resort features gaming, 250 hotel rooms, and a 10,000 square foot indoor pool complex... Read more →



On Saturday morning, it happened.  The students came to Florida Polytechnic.  Passersby may have wondered about the unusual building being constructed off Interstate 4 near the Polk City exit, but its purpose became clear and in focus on Saturday.  More than 1,600 people — about 500 future... Read more →



Now, the Corn Palace sits dome-less, as a two-phase, nearly $7.2 million renovation of the city-owned arena and tourist attraction takes a major step forward, visually, at least. Inside the Corn Palace, work has been ongoing since June, but has mostly consisted of demolition to make way for changes... Read more →



Beck Academic Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Building Rating System™.  The three-story, 125,000-square-foot... Read more →



The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minneapolis) awarded four Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building.  Unique in its approach to... Read more →



This five-story, Class A, LEED Gold certified office campus features Level IV Security with a progressive collapse structural system and blast force protection. The project includes a 144,360 s.f. office building, 108,108 s.f. 3-story, 300-car precast secured parking structure, 28,196 s.f. vehicle... Read more →



The new Xcel Energy structure along the Midtown Greenway is one of just a handful of substations in the country with an aesthetic exterior.  Architects used gold aluminum mesh to create a fabric-like wrap on the outside of the facility which will eventually be lit up at night.  MG McGrath... Read more →



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MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, was awarded the contract for the renovation and expansion at the Corn Palace located in Mitchell, South Dakota. MG McGrath will furnish and install the aluminum exterior decorative turrets and domes... Read more →



The Line highlights MG McGrath in their featured article The Line | Design Tech: Why MSP is a Hotbed of Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation MG McGrath’s projects included in the feature are: Denver Art Museum | Project Portfolio US Land Port of Entry | Project Portfolio Walker Art Center |... Read more →



Maplewood, MN June 16, 2014 MG McGrath, Inc. announced today that it has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune. “MG McGrath is exceptionally honored to again be named to the Star Tribune’s Top 100... Read more →



MG McGrath fabricated and installed custom aluminum plate panels for Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY in Conjunction with Leeser Architecture and F.J. Sciame Construction Company. Museum of the Moving Image is a museum of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and... Read more →



Six 2014 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Award recipients were honored at the annual awards reception at the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Court House. 2014 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards MG McGrath’s Union Depot Project Portfolio MG McGrath worked with Mortenson Construction... Read more →



MG McGrath Architectural Sheet, an award-winning leader in the architectural sheet metal industry, has been awarded the Regional and Local Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Craftsmanship Award for the work completed on the Krion 3-Dimensional Wall at the Radisson Blu, Mall of America. The... Read more →



Best in Real Estate judges saw this as a competitive category, but ultimately said the 26-story, mixed-use Nic on Fifth was a market-changing project in downtown Minneapolis. It already has spurred other development in the neighborhood and has the potential to change a national perception that... Read more →



From the Duluth International Airport’s new terminal to the expansion of a Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2013 honorees represent a range of construction projects in Minnesota.  A record 90 nominations were submitted, and 26 projects were selected... Read more →



Builders of a glass-sheathed Florida college building—topped by a 250-ft-long skylight shading system with 94 louvered arms that raise and lower to track the sun—say they could not have successfully executed the unusual design without intense consultant-contractor cross-pollination. The... Read more →



The 254-unit luxury apartment tower that has transformed the 19-story Soo Line building has been named Best in Real Estate 2014: Adaptive Reuse Multifamily Finalist: Soo Line Building City Apartments.  The specialty market, wine bar and restaurant; indoor/outdoor 20th story rooftop pool and hot... Read more →