Meyer Group Architecture was selected to design Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Chippewa Band’s new Indian Bowl Culture and Living Arts center. The new building and amphitheater replaces their former Indian Bowl Amphitheater facility, a well known area landmark. Phase 1 of the the new facility includes a new Pow Wow Grounds, Ticketing Booth, and Concessions and Restroom Building. Phase 2 of the design includes an Art Center, Art Education classroom space, and additional museum facilities. Phase 1 Construction was completed in time to hold the Tribe’s annual 4th of July Pow-wow. The new facility will also be utilized by Lake of the Torches Casino for outdoor Music performances. The Tribe is continuing fund raising efforts in hopes to construct Phase 2 of the project soon.
Meyer Group Architecture is working with Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to expand their clinic and parking area. Overall project addition increase includes over 26,000 SF. Three major departments are able expand – including Behavioral Health, Social Services and Medical. Medical department growth includes a new nurse’s station, an expanded laboratory department and new exam rooms. The behavioral health department will feature a brand new conference room, therapist offices. Additionally, the project includes additional entrance with reception area and sub waiting for clients, patients and guests. A dedicated area for social services is located on the lower level, allowing for increased privacy and space for clients and staff. Organizational needs and long term goals were met and exceeded by the project by creating a large conference room for multi-use purposes, including training and meetings, in addition to a newly created and expanded break room for staff. Additional project scope includes a dental renovation and expansion of several laboratories, offices, multi-purpose room and a coat room for staff.
Meyer Group was hired by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to develop 32 units of assisted living for their elders. The units include a full continuum of senior living including assisted living, skilled care, hospice, and adult and elder rehabilitation. A warm earth tone palette with rich accent colors was selected to complement the surrounding environment while creating a cozy, home-like atmosphere. Materials were selected based on durability and functionality while maintaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The University of Minnesota-Duluth determined that the office space on the 4th Floor of the Humanities Building needed to be laid out to be more functionally effective. The current layout of the office is segmented and doesn’t provide office space for enough faculty members. We proposed two different floor plan options. The first plan involved demolishing interior walls and adding window walls to the interior hall space, providing a more open concept, allowing light into the office from multiple directions. The other option involved leaving existing walls in place, adding only furniture to accommodate up to 12 faculty and staff members. Both options involve centralizing and consolidating the Reception area. In either scenario, utilizing partially glazed panel systems to create personal office spaces for faculty, will allow light to move through the space and will encourage collaboration and communication.
Empire Block Historic Rehabilitation project was proposed to conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, as well as related guidance from Technical Preservation Services of the National Park Service (SOI Standards and Guidelines). The project had to meet the SOI Standards and Guidelines to qualify for historic tax credits. All rehabilitation work under this Project was to adhere to these specifications and the guidelines of the Secretary of the Interior governing same. Empire Block Historic Rehabilitation project had a scope that included historically accurate new window replacement, as well as rehabilitation of the exterior facade back to the original design of the late 1800’s. An extensive interior rehabilitation design that included main level retail and 2nd and 3rd floor living spaces was also a large part of MGA’s charge as well as a list of general repairs to the property including carpentry, painting, roofing, lead abatement or lead hazard reduction, masonry and concrete work.
Meyer Group Architecture, in association with JLG Architects, worked with the Duluth Family YMCA and Cook County to design the Cook County Family YMCA. The facility is a $9.5 million, 38,000 S.F. addition, attached to the Cook County High School. In 2009, the County held a public meeting and from that meeting, a programming assessment was made. The existing Community Center was not aesthetically pleasing nor built to last; the existing facility was also too small to hold small events put on by the community, and not energy efficient. The new addition includes a gymnasium, aquatic center, wellness and ﬁtness center, walking and running track, physical therapy, child care, meeting spaces, ﬁeld house, full-service kitchen, youth area, locker facilities and a multi-purpose recreation space. The facility will be the key to a great partnership between the City of Grand Marais, ISD 166, and the Duluth YMCA.