Video: Meet the Architects
Thomas Meyer, FAIA, Principal in Charge
Aaron Wittkamper, Project Manager
Jodi Gillespie, ASID, Project Interior Designer
Pete Welch and Don Forsman, Welch Forsman Associates, Inc.
Meyer, Borgman, and Johnson, Inc.
Originally designed by University of Minnesota architecture professor Robert Bliss, this residence is a significant example of mid-century modern architecture. For a remodel, the clients wanted to update the amenities and traditional interior organization without marring the aesthetic. The kitchen was expanded into the former maid’s room to connect to the living and dining rooms, while the former chauffeur’s room, adjacent to the garage, was transformed into a guest suite. All woodwork was finished to match the existing millwork throughout the home.
In this big and competitive category, the judges were taken with this striking remodel of a historic mid-century modern home. Robert Bliss’s exterior design is echoed on the interior with sleek, luxurious materials and tones. While completely modernizing the functionality of the home, the team maintained respect toward the integrity and aesthetics of the original design.
Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd
710 South 2nd Street, 7th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401