Finding the Right Existing Space for Your Laboratory

by Mamie Harvey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Anna Pravinata, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA; and Kristen Salkas, AIA The research industry is booming.  Universities and corporations are looking to expand their research and development capabilities in a quick and cost-effective manner, while incorporating new benchmarks in research standards and hybrid workplace…

Critical Planning Principles in Designing State-of-the-Art Research Laboratories

by Mamie Harvey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Anna Pravinata, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA; and Kristen Salkas, AIA State-of-the-art research laboratories support groundbreaking research and increase the speed of innovation. There are specific ways to maximize the required investment by focusing on efficiencies in square footage, infrastructure, and promoting sharing of…

Williston for the Win

The Williston Basin International Airport was awarded a National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association Terrazzo Honor award! The epoxy terrazzo floor patterns present an abstract portrayal of the rolling plains and wheat fields of the Drift Prairie of North Dakota’s Central Lowland.

Riverland Community College Wins 2020 Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

The Riverland Community College Transportation, Trade, and Industrial Education Center (TTIEC) was selected by Finance & Commerce as one of the Top Projects of 2020. The project was a renovation of the existing lower level of the building on the Riverland Community College Albert Lea campus. As a result, the…

2021 Airport Foundation MSP Golf Tournament

Alliiance had a fantastic afternoon at the 2021 Airport Foundation MSP Golf Tournament at Prestwick Golf Club!

Integrating Art and Architecture

Integrated with Alliiance’s architecture at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, artist Jen Lewin created “The Aurora” to bring the natural beauty of Minnesota indoors through the playful use of movement and light.

Say it Loud Minnesota!

Anna Pravinata and Nina Ebbighausen are among the designers featured in the SAY IT LOUD – Minnesota Virtual Exhibition! The digital exhibition features projects by diverse design professionals, as well as quotes and interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions. READ MORE

The Employee Experience: Driving Innovation

As we return to the office, do our workplaces enhance employee experience and foster innovation? Rochelle Maresh, CID, LEED AP of Alliiance, and Cristina Kelly, WELL AP of Entro share how positive employee experience promotes productivity and innovation through connection and community. READ MORE

Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines: Improving Human Experience on Campus


by Anna Pravinata, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA and Justin Wilwerding, MA, CID, IDEC With contributions from Amanda Aspenson, AIA, CID, LEED AP and Abimbola Asojo, PhD, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP, NOMA, NCIDQ The idea of having a sustainable society gained momentum on the first Earth Day in 1970, just over…

ACRP Research Report 226

Co-authored by Alliiance, the ACRP Research Report 226 provides a thoughtful, step-by-step process to help airports provide a higher level of accommodation for passengers through the planning, design, and implementation of well-functioning restrooms and ancillary amenity spaces such as lactation rooms, pet relief areas, and shower facilities. READ MORE

The Workplace: A Place of Purpose

In the second article of the two part series for WorkDesign Magazine, Rochelle Maresh, CID, LEED AP of Alliiance, and Cristina Kelly, WELL AP of Entro share how space, brand, and identity influence an employee’s experience of an organization’s purpose and culture. READ MORE The first article can be found…

The Business Value of People-Centered Design

by Nina Ebbighausen, AIA, LEED AP  “In an era where change is a currency, business as usual stopped being good enough.” – Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer of Apple It’s no longer news that design-led innovation can stimulate business growth, transform public services, and enhance places and cities. In a…