SALA Architect Eric Odor

When Remodeling, Try Spicing The New With The Old

Whenever I embark on a remodeling I search for remnants of the old that might flavor the new with echoes of past in an effort to form a temporal continuity of sorts. Read More

SALA Architect Dale Mulfinger

How Leadership Can Influence Architecture: Dale’s Talk

Recently, Dale was asked to speak at the Dunwoody College of Technology Leadership Lecture Series. Dale decided on the topic, “Leadership: From Softball to Residential Architecture”. His material was uniquely interesting since it’s the first time he’s been asked to speak on the topic of leadership after being with the firm he cofounded over 30 years ago. Read More


The New World of Ventilation Systems in Energy Efficient Homes

Last week I spent a morning in the basement of Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)—the only architect in a room full of mechanical contractors, energy raters, and educators (thanks for the slack, guys!) to learn about advancements in ventilation systems, specifically those commonly associated with European Passive House projects. Read More


Visiting Oaxaca Part 3: Impressions of the City, History, Architecture and Art

In Part One I spoke of my experiences with people. In Part Two I highlighted a few of the notable buildings, museums and a bit of history. In this final Part Three I hope to share some experiences of the art available in the area. Read More


David Wagner is a 2015 Star Tribune Home of the Month Selectee!

David Wagner has secured his latest in a series of Star Tribune Home of the Month selections. Read More

SALA Architect Wayne Branum

Visiting Oaxaca Part 2: Notable Buildings, Museums and History

In part one I spoke of my experiences with people. In part two I hope to highlight a few of the notable buildings, museums and a bit of history. Read More

SALA Architect Katherine Hillbrand

An Architects’ Travels: Stone Once Again

Last fall, after a trip to Ireland, you may recall that I wrote in a blog post how we no longer use stone to support walls and roofs, but apply it as a thin veneer to imitate structural stone construction. Sadly we have all seen too many soul-sucking examples of counterfeit stone facades that simply don’t fool anyone. Read More

SALA Architect Michaela Mahady

“Connecting a House to the Land”

Michaela Mahady has an article in this month’s Minnesota Women’s Press Magazine. Check out Michaela’s enlightening piece, “Connecting a House to the Land” on page 41 of the online edition! Read More