Portfolio Projects

WAASWAAGANING LIVING ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

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.

MIN NO AYA WIN HUMAN SERVICES CENTER

Cloquet, Minnesota

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.

COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER HOCKEY RINK AND WARMING HOUSE

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Meyer Group Architecture has been retained to design a new Hockey Rink and Warming building for the Cook County Amateur Hockey Association. The new facilities will provide for Youth Hockey programming in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Provisions will be made for Player Changing and Warming Facilities; Concessions; Skate Rental and Sharpening; Recreation Storage; Public Restroom facilities and a new Garage facility for their ice re-surfacing equipment. The new facilities are included as part of the Cook County Community Center Recreation Complex. Sharing of the facility with the softball, tennis, playground and youth recreation programs will ensure year round, multi-purpose use of the facility.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH HUMANITIES 4TH FLOOR OFFICE SUITES RENOVATION

Duluth, Minnesota

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

Superior, Wisconsin

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.

BACHAND GROUP HEADQUARTERS

Superior, Wisconsin

The Bachand Group of Superior, Wisconsin contracted Meyer Group Architecture to design their new headquarters situated prominently on the corner of Tower Avenue and N 8th Street in downtown Superior. The Bachand Group was in need of consolidating their various growing business ventures into one building in an effort to facilitate a more efficient and cohesive business model. The building was designed to gather under one roof all three divisions of realty services that the Bachand Group offers. It stands as an enduring testament to the Bachand Group’s business.