Alliiance ranks #23 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook airports list!

Alliiance is ranked #23 in airports on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook list! We have been partnering with consultants and clients across the country and worldwide for more than 50 years to improve aviation design, and we are excited to continue bringing excellence and innovation to the industry…

A flexible, neighborhood-welcoming expansion takes an arts center to the next level

In ENTER’s recent article, “A Flexible, Neighborhood-Welcoming Expansion Takes an Arts Center to the Next Level,” Principals Amber Sausen and Marcelo Pinto share insights behind the design of the Center for Performing Arts addition in South Minneapolis. From community and character to connection to place and time, their considerations achieve…

MSP International Airport: Integrating Art and Architecture

Alliiance is fortunate to partner with a client like the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) that shares our value for integrated art and architecture. In a feature for ENTER, senior architect for the MAC, Alan Howell, talks about the design goals for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the interplay of…

Alliiance Welcomes Dan Boivin

We are excited to welcome Dan Boivin to Alliiance! He will be joining our Business Development leadership team. Dan will foster client relationships and support the firm’s business development efforts in the Public, Workplace, and Science & Technology studios. Dan comes to Alliiance with decades of experience in a wide…

Cliff Dunham is Retiring

After more than thirty-four years with Alliiance, Cliff Dunham will be retiring on June 17, 2022. With a lifelong passion for architecture and aviation, Cliff pursued both interests–earning his pilot’s license at an early age and becoming an architect in 1980. He began his career with Alliiance in September 1987,…

Supporting Social Spaces in Parks with Flexible Architecture

by Amanda Arnold, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA Parks and outdoor public spaces are a valuable resource for all, and usage is surging. By providing elements that support and enhance outdoor recreation and socialization, we can respond to current needs, while allowing for flexibility in the future. An unfortunate result of…

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s (MSPBJ) 40 Under 40

Congratulations to architect Amber Sausen for being honored as one of this years’ Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s (MSPBJ) 40 Under 40. This award recognizes young business and community leaders across the Twin Cities encompassing a variety of industries. Since joining Alliiance in 2011, Amber has worked on design projects for…

Alliiance Promotes Three New Principals

Julie MacLeod AIA, CID, LEED AP Since rejoining Alliiance in 2014, Julie has led the design of many projects across the full spectrum of our practice. Her aviation portfolio includes the Memphis Concourse Modernization, Lincoln Airport expansion, Grand Rapids International Airport, planning for the Quad City International Airport, and on-going…

Alliiance Promotes Nine New Senior Associates

Adam Ariano AIA Adam joined the firm in 2011 and has exceled in the design of high-visibility public projects. Working directly with stakeholders and end-users, he continually strives to improve people’s experience of public spaces through design. He has made valuable design contributions in our Aviation and Lifestyle studios including…

Alliiance Promotes Six New Associates

Amanda Arnold AIA, LEED GA Amanda joined Alliiance in 2018. With over 20 years of experience, she is a very knowledgeable project architect with a strong technical foundation. An engaged listener and strong communicator, Amanda applies her extensive knowledge to guide teams in solving complex challenges by coordinating and detailing…

April Meyer Featured in Thrive Global

April Meyer NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal at Alliiance and Senior Terminal Designer for Interiors, is an industry thought leader in airport design. Having brought design leadership to over 40 airports worldwide, her focus is on the passenger experience. In this recent interview, April shares her thoughts on equitable access and well-being which…

Two Firm Leaders Awarded TCB 2021 Notable Women in Construction, Architecture, and Engineering

Mamie Harvey AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Anna Pravinata, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA have been named as two of the Twin Cities Business 2021 Notable Women in Construction, Architecture, and Engineering. Fueled by a focus on collaboration, inclusivity, and design excellence, these two Science + Technology experts are committed to…