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MG McGrath, Inc. an industry leader in Architectural Sheet Metal Fabrication and Installation has been named to Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies List for the second year. Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies list—based on annual sales volume—features the leading suppliers of metal... Read more →

MG McGrath Architectural Sheet and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing’s recently completed Florida Polytechnic University Project was named ENR Southeast’s 2014 Building Project of the Year.  Florida Polytechinc University was also a 2014 recipient of the ENR Southeast’s Best Projects... Read more →

Converting what was previously a film studio into a LEED certified, K-12 charter school through multiple phase over almost a decade, Minneapolis- based Kodet Architectural Group seamlessly bridged the old and the new. Featuring a gym, two kitchens, a theatre, classrooms, a media center and... Read more →

Since opening in November 1929, Northrop Auditorium has served the University of Minnesota as a venue for music, dance, traveling roadshows, and convocations in its auditorium. Although not officially on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is register-eligible. Thus Historic... Read more →

From the moment its doors opened for fall 2014 classes, students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike have taken delight in UMBC’s new Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB), which offers exceptional venues for performances and lectures, settings for teaching and research, and... Read more →

ENR MidAtlantic is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Best Projects competition, honoring the top projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our independent jury recognized 28 projects in 16 categories. Eleven projects were awarded the... Read more →

This year, in addition to the annual redecorating of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., parts of the Palace will be under ‘corn-struction’ as the building undergoes a transformation. The remodel of the Corn Palace will feature larger exterior murals, a new sign, custom-designed light-up... Read more →

When it comes to sustainability, Facebook Inc.’s new West Campus in Menlo Park checks all the expected boxes for a progressive tech company: Think sophisticated energy systems, water-saving features and healthy building materials. -Silicon Valley Business Journal   MG McGrath, Inc. will work... Read more →

Although the University of Minnesota’s 17th Avenue student residence hall and dining facility is brand new, the soon-to-be-named structure fits well in a historic area of University Avenue known as fraternity row. And that’s by intention, said Kevin Swanson, project manager at Golden... Read more →

The University of Minnesota’s new 175,000-square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center expansion looks to be part Lifetime Fitness, Vertical Endeavors and REI.  The building houses dozens of exercise machines, weightlifting areas, a running track, courts for racquet sports, a climbing wall, seven... Read more →

With an ambitious goal to become one of the country’s top three public research universities, the University of Minnesota needs top-flight facilities to attract premier researchers. It set out to develop a centerpiece building that would serve as the gateway to its new Biomedical Discovery... Read more →

The transformation of the Speed Art Museum is a work in progress that will be complete in early 2016. Substantial in scale and even more remarkable in design and potential, the $60+ million expansion will bring the museum’s total space to 200,000 square feet. The project plans also include an... Read more →

Completed in August 2013, the University of Maryland and Baltimore County’s UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities, Baltimore, was clad with metal wall panels. In phase one of the 34,150-square-foot project, Maplewood, Minn.-based MG McGrath Inc. fabricated and installed 17,500 square feet of... Read more →

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 →