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Single-Family Residence, Grand Forks, ND. 2016-2017 (under construction).

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Single-family residence on a suburban site. Energy-efficient design and construction; use of structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava, Dan Badilla, Peter Atwood, Ingrid Fullerton.

 


Single-Family Residence, Minneapolis, MN. 2015-2017 (under construction).

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Single-family residence on an urban site. Energy-efficient design and construction.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava, Darin Duch, Ingrid Fullerton, Elizabeth Rae.

 


Restaurant Renovation, Morris, MN (project). 2016.

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Renovation of existing tenant-improvement space on an urban site.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava, Ingrid Fullerton.

 


Single-Family Residence, Meeker County, MN (project). 2015-2017.

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Single-family residence on a rural site. Energy-efficient design and construction.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava, Ingrid Fullerton, Elizabeth Rae, Troy Raisanen.

 


Urban Renewal Research. 2014-2015.

Funded by Gunlogson Award, NDSU. Website created by Alex Carlson, Graduate Research Assistant.

 


Single-Family Residence Renovation, Richland County, ND (project). 2014.

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Renovation and addition to a single-family residence on a rural site.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava.

 


Horizon House (Single-Family Residence), Moorhead, MN. 2012 - 2013.

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Single-family residence on a suburban lot. Energy-efficient design and construction.

Recipient, AIA North Dakota Honor Award, Residential Category, 2014.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava. Contractor: VanDoren Building Company.

 


Private Residence, Clearwater County, MN (project). 2011.

Architect: Design and Energy Laboratory, LLC.

Role: Principal.

Single-family residence on a rural lot. Energy-efficient design and construction.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Malini Srivastava.

 


Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN. 2002 - 2005.

Architect: Jean Nouvel / Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Theater building on the bank of the Mississippi River; including three distinct theater spaces.

Recipient, Award of Excellence: Project of the Year (2008). This award was given to the Guthrie Theater in recognition of post-tensioned concrete throughout the building. The award recognized the supplier (Amsysco, Inc.) and the design team led by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Architectural Alliance (as Architect of Record).

Team members: (From Ateliers Jean Nouvel:) Bertram Beissel, Michel Calzada, Athina Farault; Damien Farault; (From Architectural Alliance:) Mike Christenson, Tom DeAngelo, Jennifer Halligan, Aaron Mullins, Destin Nygard, Ken Sheehan, Scott Sorenson, Bob Zakaras.

 


Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN. 2003 - 2005.

Architect: Cesar Pelli / Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Flagship library of the Hennepin County system.

Recipient, AIA/ALA Library Building Award. Recognizing the Minneapolis Central Library, this award was given to the design team led by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Architectural Alliance (as Architect of Record), and to the Owner, the Hennepin County Library System.

Team members: Mike Christenson, Tom DeAngelo, Kari Gullixson, Tom Hysell, Ken Sheehan.

 


GMAC, San Diego, CA. 2003.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Tenant improvement of a corporate office floor.

Team members: Bruce Albinson, Carey Brendalen, Mike Christenson.

 


Archivers, Naperville, IL. 2003.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Retail store / interiors.

 


Archivers, Bloomingdale, IL. 2002-2003.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Retail store / interiors.

 


Curbside Check-In and Baggage Screening Facility, MSP Airport, Minneapolis, MN. 2002.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Check-in facility for Northwest Airlines.

Team Members: Stuart Stephens, Alan Howell, Mike Christenson.

 


Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics, St. Paul, MN. 2001 - 2002.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

University laboratory building.

Recipient, AIA Minneapolis Merit Award (2005). This award was given to Architectural Alliance for design of the Cargill Building for Microbial & Plant Genomics. This was one of four projects awarded. The jury selected this project due to its "...High Design. The building fits well into its tight site, and the use of materials is innovative and elegant."

Team members: Duane Blanchard, Mike Christenson, Tom DeAngelo, Mamie Harvey, Tom Hysell, Ken Sheehan, Marcus Webb. 

 


Texas Culinary Academy, Austin, TX. 2001.

Architect: Architectural Alliance.

Role: Intern Architect.

Renovation of former IBM warehouse into cooking school.

 


Digital Technology Center, Minneapolis, MN. 1997 - 2001.

Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs.

Role: Intern Architect.

Renovation of former University Library into Science & Engineering Library and Digital Technology Center.

Recipient, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award (2002). Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards recognize projects that promote and enhance heritage preservation in the city of Minneapolis. This award, in the category of "Restoration and Rehabilitation," was given to the design team led by Stageberg Beyer Sachs Architects for the design of the Walter Digital Technology Center.

Team members: Bill Beyer, Drew Bjorklund, Tom Cain, Mike Christenson, Tom Findlay, Jim Foran, Mike Henry, Karie Johnson, Donovan Nelson, Destin Nygard, Dennis Sachs, Jim Scott, James Stageberg, Nicolle VanWie, Meredith Wu.

  


Private Residence remodeling, Winona, MN (project). 2000.

Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs.

Role: Intern Architect.

Renovation of existing single-family house.

Team members: Bill Beyer, Mike Christenson.

 


West Broadway Multi-Family Housing, Minneapolis, MN (project) 1999.

Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs.

Role: Intern Architect.

Multi-family housing in high-density urban neighborhood.

Team members: Bill Beyer, Mike Christenson.

 


Riverway Elementary School, Winona, MN (project) 1999.

Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs.

Role: Intern Architect.

Renovation of existing office building into elementary school.

Team members: Bill Beyer, Mike Christenson.

 


Jerstad Center, Sioux Falls, SD. 1997.

Architect: Julie Snow Architect.

Role: Intern Architect.

Conference center.

Recipient, 1999 AIA Minnesota Design Honor Award. Given to Julie Snow Architects for design of the Jerstad Center.

Team members: Ben Awes, Mike Christenson, Doug Coffler, Christian Dean, Todd Hemker, Greg Larson, Jim Larson, John Larson, Mark Larson, Krista Scheib, Julie Snow.

 


Dayton Residence, Minneapolis, MN. 1996.

Architect: VJAA.

Role: Intern Architect.

Private residence on an urban lot overlooking Lake of the Isles.

Recipient, 2002 AIA National Honor Award (Single-Family Residence). This award was given to Vincent James Associates for design of the Dayton Residence. The National Honor Award is the architecture profession's highest award of excellence given to built architectural works.

Team members: Nancy Blankfard, Mike Christenson, Douglas Danks, Andrew Dull, Vincent James, Nathan Knutson, Steve Lazen, Robert Loken, Mark Noland, Taavo Somer, Kate Wyberg, Paul Yaggie, Jennifer Yoos.

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