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Tag: Landscape Architecture

Eagle Brook Church

Apple Valley, Minnesota

At A Glance

Eagle Brook Church, Apple Valley Campus project converted an existing big-box retail store into a modern worship building and campus. The large, paved storage yard and parking areas were reconstructed to improve site circulation and pedestrian safety. Overall hard surface coverage was reduced from the existing conditions allowing adequate space for creation of outdoor gathering areas, open stormwater management facilities that dual function as a landscape amenity, and ample screening. Developing an effective stormwater management strategy was key to a successful project due to existing shallow storm sewer infrastructure surrounding the project area while also located in a drinking water protection area. Through the process of strategic site layout, we accommodated a series of swales, shallow pretreatment outlet structures, and open filtration basins to treat stormwater on the site.


  • BWBR

    ARCHITECT

  • Eagle Brook Church

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Sheehy Construction

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Zach Moen

    Associate Engineer

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • Max Stanislowski

    Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • 2022

    Completion Date

  • 1.26 acres

    Size



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Nordicware Expansion Building 8 and 9

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

At A Glance

Building 8: 21,853-square-foot addition to the manufacturing warehouse, constructing a second loading dock, a new parking lot on the north side of the property and landscaping improvements.

Building 9: 45,000-square-foot addition to the warehouse and loading dock operations on the east side of the campus. The project includes a small café with an outdoor patio on the south side of the property facing the regional trail.


  • UrbanWorks Architecture

    ARCHITECT

  • Dalquist Properties LLC

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Greiner Construction

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Jeff Shopek

    Principal Engineer

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • Max Stanislowski

    Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • 2021

    Completion Date

  • 1.5 acres

    Size


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Fortune 500 Corporate Office

Saint Paul, Minnesota

At A Glance

Loucks collaborated closely with the client to enhance their main entrance. The design process included multiple concepts to create a vibrant and flexible space while carefully considering various utility and site constraints. Several detailed conversations with stakeholders outlined and coordinated the design approach which ultimately resulted in a welcoming entrance to the corporate campus.


  • BWBR

    ARCHITECT

  • Private

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Kraus-Anderson

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Trevor Gruys

    Principal Engineer | Director Of Engineering

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • Max Stanislowski

    Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • $2M

    Cost

  • On the Boards

    Completion Date

  • .25 acres

    Size



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Keg & Case Market

Saint Paul, Minnesota

At A Glance

Loucks collaborated with the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, the owner, and architect, to develop site enhancements which honor and convey the area’s historical significance. The site plan includes a flexible outdoor plaza, which accommodates a farmer’s market, public art, gathering spaces, and a public ice-skating rink during winter months. Loucks’ design also includes an open lawn space for large gatherings, music concerts, and public performances. Permeable pavers were integrated into the plaza to efficiently manage stormwater runoff.


  • Studio M Architects

    ARCHITECT

  • Craig Cohen

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Kalcon

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

Mike St. Martin

President | Principal Engineer

Nate Ekhoff

Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

Max Stanislowski

Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • $10M

    Cost

  • 2018

    Completion Date

  • .76 acres

    Size

Other Commercial | Retail Projects

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Canvas Apartments

Minneapolis, Minnesota

At A Glance

Canvas, located at 2301 California Street in Northeast Minneapolis, will be a 6 story, 280,000+ SF mixed use apartment building with 160 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes and 23,000 SF of production space. 100% of the apartment homes will be affordable for a minimum of 40 years.


  • ESG

    ARCHITECT

  • LS Black Developers

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • LS Black Construction

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

Sam Trebesch

Principal Engineer

Nate Ekhoff

Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

Max Stanislowski

Principal Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • $71M

    Cost

  • 2024

    Completion Date

  • 280,000 sq ft

    Size


Other Housing | Mixed-Use Projects

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Xcel Energy Marshall Operations Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

At A Glance

The site design of this new facility is focused on delivering sustainable landscape solutions which focus on the surrounding site context, human health and well-being, water, vegetation, and education.

Surrounding the site are several prairie habitats, scattered stands of woods, and the Mississippi River, which acts as the key component to the Mississippi Flyway Bird Migration Corridor. To connect and enhance these existing habitats, the vegetation treatments proposed for this project include the creation of pollinator and wildlife habitats through the use of native prairie, tree, and shrub plantings. A variety of stormwater facilities are proposed for the site and all of them were purposefully placed along the public edges of the site. The facilities provide a multi-stage stormwater treatment process, which highlights the importance of stormwater in our landscape.


  • RSP Architects

    ARCHITECT

  • Xcel Energy

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Shaw-Lundquist Construction

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Zach Moen

    Associate Engineer

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • Max Stanislowski

    Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying



  • $25M

    Cost

  • 2023

    Completion Date

  • 1.95 acres

    Size

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Syngenta

Dekalb, Illinois

At A Glance

Loucks envisioned Syngenta’s new courtyard for their R&D Research facility in Illinois. The design featured a courtyard with planting areas specifically tailored for Syngenta to showcase their commercial planting offerings. The proposal incorporated decorative concrete and permeable surfaces, complemented by a meticulously curated planting plan designed to highlight a diverse array of plant materials.


  • BWBR

    ARCHITECT

  • Syngenta

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Knutson

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Jon Donovan

    Principal Engineer

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • On the Boards

    Completion Date

  • .4 acres

    Size



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Fortune 100 Main Entry

Minnetonka, Minnesota

At A Glance

Loucks works closely with a Fortune 100 company to develop a campus framework plan to exploit the hidden qualities of the site without erasing vestiges of history. The plan studies campus entries, vehicular circulation, parking, building entries, landscape, and preservation of native landscapes. Sustainable strategies are evaluated for implementation on campus to promote stewardship of natural resources and protect the environment. Building entries are studied in detail, and plans are developed to enhance the arrival experience and brand the site. Campus trails are evaluated and studied for expansion opportunities offering workers an immersive experience in the landscape. Programming of key exterior spaces studies flexibility and collaboration enhancement opportunities.


  • HOK

    ARCHITECT

  • Private

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Gardner Builders

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Jon Knutson

    Engineer in Training

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

  • On the Boards

    Completion Date

  • 1 acre

    Size


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Fortune 100 Event Space

Minnetonka, Minnesota

At A Glance

Loucks is currently collaborating with a Fortune 500 company to create a fresh outdoor experience for the campus, tailored for outdoor dining and special event spaces. The project examines paving materials, vendor circulation, building connections, landscape features, and the preservation of the site’s mature pine forest. Sustainable strategies are being assessed for implementation across the campus, aiming to foster stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection. Campus trails are under evaluation for potential expansion, providing employees with an immersive landscape experience. Additionally, the project includes a study of key exterior spaces to enhance flexibility and encourage collaboration.


  • N/A

    ARCHITECT

  • Private

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Gardner Builders

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

  • Jon Knutson

    Engineer in Training

  • Nate Ekhoff

    Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architect

  • Max Stanislowski

    Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying

  • On the Boards

    Completion Date

  • 1.5 acres

    Size

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Fortune 100 Courtyard

Minnetonka, Minnesota

At A Glance

This new courtyard space was designed to capture and tell the agricultural story of this Fortune 100 Company. New seating areas with decorative paving patters, pergola structure, and landscape beds all take on the forms and geometry of our agricultural landscape. The importance of stormwater in the landscape was another aspect of the design. Stormwater runoff is captured from the roof as it spills into decorative stone basins which are then directed to this central feature. This decorative basin acts as a focal point and encourages the users to closely interact with the treatment of this critical resource.


  • N/A

    ARCHITECT

  • Private

    DEVELOPER/OWNER

  • Greiner Construction

    GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Services


Contacts

Nate Ekhoff

Principal Landscape Architect | Director of Landscape Architecture

Jon Knutson

Engineer in Training

Max Stanislowski

Principal Land Surveyor | Director of Land Surveying



  • $1.0M

    Cost

  • 2020

    Completion Date

  • .75 acres

    Size



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