• Grand Sierra Resort - Interior1
  • Grand Sierra Resort - Lobby Entrance
  • Grand Sierra Resort - Art Deco Elevator Door Design
  • Grand Sierra Resort - Lobby Entrance
  • Grand Sierra Resort - Lobby Entrance
  • View from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada

Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada

Grand Sierra and China Stone, remodeling and design/build project

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  • Regency Plaza, St. Cloud, Minnesota - rear entrance
  • Regency Plaza - interior construction 1
  • Regency Plaza - interior construction 2
  • Regency Plaza - interior construction 3
  • Regency Plaza - exterior construction 1
  • Regency Plaza - exterior construction 2
  • Regency Plaza - exterior construction 3
  • Regency St Cloud interior 3
  • Regency Plaza - Art Deco Interior Design
  • Regency Plaza - St. Cloud Main Street
  • Regency Plaza panorama

Regency Plaza in St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Regency Plaza in St. Cloud is a 3-story mixed use space featuring a up-market art deco vibe. Located in downtown St. Cloud, the concept required a luxurious design that blends and integrates with the existing “Main Street” row of historic buildings.

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  • Scotties on Seventh Discotheque in downtown Minneapolis - Interior - Bar

Scotties on Seventh – Discotheque in downtown Minneapolis

Award winning historic renovation in 1978 of the Forum Cafeteria into “Scotties on Seventh” discotheque at 36 South Seventh Street in downtown Minneapolis, during the hey-day of the Disco culture.

1920’s Art Deco relic

Credits: Design – Pablo Murillo, Murillo Design International
Scott Smith – Owner
Entertechs – Charlie Sinclair – Sound and Lighting Technology; Michael Maher – Principal, Entertech

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Scotties on Seventh Discotheque Story is told on the Disco Music website, under Disco Clubs in Minneapolis: http://www.discomusic.com/clubs-more/1959_0_6_0_C/


“Scotties on Seventh was housed in a 1930s art-deco movie theater that was a staple of the Minneapolis scene…”

Were you part of the Minneapolis disco scene? Did you frequent Scotties on Seventh? Your stories, comments, and photos are welcomed. Visit the above link and add your story there.

Galvez Corporation, Mexico City

Conceptual design for over 20 state-of-the art Centinela rest areas in Mexico that included security offices, medical emergency mini-trauma centers, gas stations, mini-mart, small bank and tourism center, motel facilities and truck stop with sleeping quarters.

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  • IDS Center reflects Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Minneapolis
  • Minneaplis Skyline from street leading up to IDS Center
  • Minneapolis Skyline showing the 57 story IDS Center skyscraper
  • View of the IDS Center annex, skyway, and entrance.
  • IDS Center entrance - Crystal Court at street level - Home to shops, banks, hotels, and offices of distinction
  • City of Minneapolis - Creative Commons Photo featuring the IDS Center, tallest skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, completed in 1972

Top of the IDS Center “SKI-U-MAH LOUNGE” downtown Minneapolis

Design and remodeling services for a $3 million renovation to a private restaurant for the University of Minnesota Alumni Club located on the 50th floor of the IDS Center, a 57-story skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis at at 8th & Nicollet Streets.

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From Wikipedia:

The 50th Floor contained an east-facing “Orion Room” restaurant, a north-facing bar and cocktail lounge, a private south-facing dining club (“Tower Club”), all which were converted to office space. The west-facing “University of Minnesota Alumni Club” closed to the public in 1994. Today, the entire 50th floor consists of four large ballrooms with a single central kitchen. The rooms are collectively known as “Windows on Minnesota,” and they serve as banquet space for the Marquette Hotel.

  • Minneaplis Skyline Panorama with IDS Center courtesy of Creative Commons photo on Wikipedia
  • Marquette Hotel entrance on Marquette Avenue and Seventh Street, part of IDS Center

The Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis

Design and remodeling for a $2 million interior renovation to a 19 story four-star, PREFERRED hotel centrally located at the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis, at 7th Street & Marquette Avenue.

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Set within the IDS Center skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, this upmarket Hilton hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Target Center and 1.4 miles from the Walker Art Center.

From Wikipedia:

The IDS Center is a skyscraper located at 80 South 8th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Completed in 1972, it is the tallest building in the state at a height of 792 feet (241.4 m). It originally stood 775 feet 6 inches (236.4 m), though a 16-foot (4.9 m) garage for window washing equipment was added between 1978 and 1979. The structure rises to 910 feet (10,900 in) when including communications spires on the roof, indisputably the highest points in the city. The IDS was constructed as the headquarters of Investors Diversified Services, Inc.—now Ameriprise Financial. It also housed the headquarters of Dayton Hudson Corporation (nowTarget Corporation) from 1972 until 2001.

The complex consists of five parts: the 57-story IDS Tower itself at 8th & Nicollet Streets, an 8-story annex building along Marquette Avenue, the 19-story Marquette Hotel at 7th Street & Marquette Avenue, and a 2-story retail building that was originally dominated by Woolworth’s. These four buildings are joined by the 7-story Crystal Court.