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Stanius Johnson Architects

James I. Swenson Science Building
University of Minnesota, Duluth
SJA led a team to create a new building that will ihouse computer and wet chemistry labs, offices and study spaces for UMD's chemistry and biology programs. Building design emphasizes using indigenous materials such as Minnesota taconite rock on the exterior walls. A helical staircase, evoking images of DNA, will overlook an outdoor classroom-gathering area on the building's southeast side. Completion is scheduled for 2004. SJA is the project's prime architect; Chicago architects Ross Barney +Jankowski was responsible for design; Kornberg Associates of Menlo Park, CA, did the lab planning.
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Weber Music Hall
University of Minnesota, Duluth
This new music hall, completed in 2002, provides high-quality rehearsal and performance space for UMD and the broader Twin Ports community. The 21,600-square- foot facility seats 350 and provides performance space for up to 70 orchestra players and 75 chorus members. Its 75-foot-high performance space, designed for acoustical excellence, permits 360-degree audience seating. SJA was the Weber's prime architect; design was done by Cesar Pelli & Associates Inc, a New Haven, Conn.-based firm renowned for its design of music centers in the U.S. and abroad.
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Kraus Anderson

Housing
Kraus-Anderson has been active in the construction of senior, student and multifamily housing for over 50 years. In the last 5 years, we have constructed over 4,000 unites in all different product types. Our experience includes over 1,650 unites of senior housing projects ranging from cooperatives to longtime care. We are also active in the construction of urban condominiums with 1,000 unites completed or under construction in the past five years.
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Sustainable Design & Construction
Kraus-Anderson remains in the forefront of innovative construction, sensitive to energy use and the environment. Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center was the winner of the Earth Day 2000 Award for design & construction solutions that protect and enhance the environment. Westood Elementary is the first, and currently the only, LEED's (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified project in the state of Minnesota. Certification was received in October 2004. Visit Builder's Website