EcoBLEND Award, 2018

BLEND Award for Addition / Remodel, 2018

“Updating an owners’ suite with a modern ‘closet box’ in Minneapolis home” Star Tribune, Sun, August 2018

Home By Architects Tour Coverage, Architecture Minnesota, Sep / Oct 2018

RAVE Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Stanley Ridge Shed, 2018

RAVE Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Rooftop Sauna, 2018

“Getting It Wright”, Architecture Minnesota, July / Aug 2018

Minneapolis Merit Award, AIA Minnesota, 2018

Architect of Distinction, AIA Minnesota, 2018

“An unusual Minneapolis update removes the kitchen island,” Star Tribune, January 30, 2018

“Burnt is the New Black: An ancient Japanese wood-charring technique is finding new fans in Minnesota” Star Tribune, December 2017

“Split Decisions: A tired ’80s tract home in Bloomington gets a stylish refresh,” Star Tribune, Fast Forward, 2017

“Contemporary Home in the Woods Turns Nature Into Art,” Houzz, by Camille LeFevre, November 2, 2017

The Family Cabin by Dale Mulfinger, Taunton Press, 2017

“House 17,” Architecture Minnesota, Sept / Oct 2017

“At the Architect’s Table,” Southwest Journal Home Guide, September 2017

RAVE Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Fast Forward, 2017


Blend Award for Renovation / Addition, 2017

RAVE Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Sun, 2017

Young Architect Award, AIA Minnesota, 2017

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Marine Barn, July, 2017

“North by Northwest – With its modern wood-lined interiors, a Minnesota home with a lake view embraces a Northwest aesthetic”, Linda Mack, Architecture MN, May / June 2015

Emerging Talent Award, AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home, 2017

“Craftsmanship Conservation”, Southwest Journal, May 2017

“100-year-old Minneapolis Home Gets High-Tech Makeover”, Star Tribune, April, 2017

“An Historic Approach to Home Energy” Twin Cities PBS Almanac, April 2017

“The Renovation That Ended Up As a Tear-down”, Residential Design, February, 2017

“Midcentury Homes Get a Second Chance at Life”, Midwest Home Magazine, Remodeling, January 2017

“Small Addition, Big Impact” Fine Homebuilding, December 2016 / January 2017

RAVE Award, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Urban Zen, 2016

AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine RAVE Award, 2016

“The Value of Great Design,” Star Tribune, April 17, 2016

“’Strange brew’ was right recipe for creative Edina home makeover,” Star Tribune, Strange Brew, 2015

B.LE.N.D. Award, Gold-Best in Show, Pitch Perfect, 2015

B.LE.N.D. Award, Addition / remodel, Fenix, 2015

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Chiaroscuro, 2015

“Urban lake home in Minneapolis makes the most of its setting”, StarTribune, April 6, 2015

Architect of Distinction, AIA Minnesota, 2015

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Hamilton-Jelle Retreat and Studio, 2005

Home of the Month, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, North Oaks Residence, 2004

Architect of Distinction, 2014

“Katherine Hillbrand of Sala Architects Wins the 2014 AIA MN Architect of Distinction Award,” Midwest Home Magazine

Everyday Solutions, Star Tribune, August 24, 2014

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Slow Cooker, 2014

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Fenix, 2014

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Gnarly & NE, 2014

“Everyday Solutions” – StarTribune Homes

“A Small Kitchen is Redesigned for Open Family Living”, by David O’Brien Wagner, Fine Homebuilding, 2014

Young Architect Award, AIA Minnesota, 2013

Back to the Cabin by Dale Mulfinger, Taunton Press, 2013

“Edge House: Modern farmstead is closely tied to the land”, Wood Design & Building, Summer 2013

“Modern Pastoral”, Architecture Minnesota, May / June 2013

“Rapson / Redux”, Architecture Minnesota, March / April 2013

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Slow Cooker, 2013

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Aerie, 2013

Midwest Regional COTY Award, Modern Porch, 2013

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Edge House, 2013

Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures by Theresa Rogers, Canadian Wood Council, Ontario, 2013

AIA Minnesota Honor Award, Rapson / Redux, 2012

“Split Decision” – Style 1900

“Tree Hugger”, Architecture Minnesota, May / June 2012

Emerging Talent, “Modern Vernacular,” Midwest Home, April / May 2012

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, St. Croix River Retreat, 2012

North America Wood Design Award, Edge House, 2012

Chrysalis Award for Residential Exterior over 100K, 2011


RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Rapson / Redux, 2011

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Shopa Residence, 2011

“There’s More to Green Building Than Systems and Certificates”, by Meleah Maynard, The Line, March 16, 2011

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Davis Residence, 2011

Chrysalis Award for Residential Exterior over 100K, 2011

“Best of Both Worlds” – Old House Journal

“Best of Both Worlds,” Old House Journal (cover), Tudor on the Creek, 2011


HOUSES Issue, Fine Homebuilding, Farm Flight, 2011


“Home As Art”, StarTribune, November 14, 2010


Welcoming Home: Creating a House that Says Hello by Michaela Mahady, Gibbs Smith Publishing, 2010

“Pure Style”, StarTribune, August 8, 2010

“FAIR Housing,” Architecture Minnesota, Eco House, 2010


“Fair Housing: A Green Dream Home At the Minnesota State Fair,” Architecture Minnesota, May / June 2010

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Farm Flight, 2010

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Deschamps Residence, 2010

ROMA Award for Deck, Patios, Porches, 2010

Practical Green Remodeling, by Barry Katz, Taunton Press, 2010

“Green at the Fair,” StarTribune, August 26, 2009

“Retro Showplace,” Star Tribune, May 20, 2009

Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2009

Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2007

Not So Big Remodeling by Sara Susanka and Marc Vassallo, Taunton Press, 2009


“Into the Woods,” Architecture Minnesota, March / April 2009


Remodeling Design Awards, Green Remodeling, Mighty MISS House, 2009


COTY Best Residential Exterior Grand Award, NARI, 2009

Mid-Century Makeover, ASID Showcase Home, 2009


Rome Prize Nominee, with Aaron Amosson, 2009

“Small project earns big award and extended life at arboretum,” Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, December 19, 2008

National AIA Small Project Award, Pine / Cone, 2008

AIA Minnesota Honor Award, Pine / Cone, 2008


“A Cabin Is Not a Shack: The New Cabin Culture,” The New York Times, November 14, 2008

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Rustic Redefined, 2008

Cabinology by Dale Mulfinger, Taunton Press, 2008

The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998, 2009

Not So Big House, by Sara Susanka and Kira Obolinsky, Taunton Press, 2008


Midwest Regional COTY Award, Bungalow Oasis, 2008

Dream Homes Minnesota: Showcasing Minnesota’s Finest Architects, Designers and Builders, Panache, 2008

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Braegelmann Retreat, 2008

Dream Homes: Minnesota, Panache Partners, LLC, 2008

Dream Homes of Minnesota, Panache, 2007


AIA Minnesota Presidential Citation (starting Homes by Architects Tour), 2008

“The Wright Influence,” Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, February 2008

“Screen Dreams,” Custom Home Outdoors, Winter 2008

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Riverhouse, January 2008

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Minnestrista Farmhouse, 2008

“a-HA,” Architecture Minnesota, MiNN-Ha house, 2008


National AIA Small Projects Award, Loon’s Nest, 2007

AIA Minnesota Honor Award, Loon’s Nest, 2007

“Living the Dream,” Villager, September 26, 2007

“In a Firehouse, Life With Art and Music” The New York Times, September 9, 2007

“Lake Effect,” Architecture Minnesota, May / June 2007

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2007

On The Porch, “The Screened Porch,” by James Crisp, Taunton Press, 2007

On The Porch by James Crisp and Sandra Mahoney, Taunton Press, 2007

On the Porch: Creating Your Place to Watch the World Go By, by James Crisp, Taunton Press, 2007


Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Urban Ark, 2007

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Raptor Ridge, 2007

Luxury Homes & Estates Special Edition, New York Times Magazine, 2007

The Simple Home: The Luxury of Enough by Sarah Nettleton and Frank Martin, Taunton Press, 2007

“Great Garages for Today,” Arts and Crafts Homes, William J. O’Donnell, Winter 2007


Lakeside Living “Arrowpoint,” by Linda Leigh Paul, Universe, 2007

Young Architects Award, AIA Minnesota, 2007

B.L.E.N.D. Award, Fulton Neighborhood, Growing Up Green, 2007

Fine Homebuilding, HOUSES issue

HOUSES Issue, Fine Homebuilding, Sustainable Ranch, 2007


“Forms that Function,” StarTribune, December 10, 2006

500 Bungalows by Douglas Keister, Taunton Press, 2006


RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Loon’s Nest, 2006

“New Old House,” Cottage Living, July / August 2006

“On the Edge of the Prairie” (article), Residential Architect, July 2006

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Minnetrista Farmhouse, 2006

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Private Residence, 2006

Home of the Month, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Private Residence, 2006

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Sustainable Ranch, 2006

Farm Houses: The New Style by Neil Heath, Collins Design, 2006

Home of the Month, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Madeline Island Cottage, 2006

Home of the Month, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Wikstrom Residence, 2006

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Tofte Addition, 2006

Rustic Revisted: Innovative Design for Cabin, Camp, and Lodge by Ann S. O’Leary and Andrew Wellman, Watson-Guptill, 2006

“Hidden Potential,” Cottage Living, Urban Transformation, 2006


AIA Minnesota Firm Of The Year Award, 2005

Citation Award, Wood Design & Building, Autumn 2005

“A Size That Fits,” StarTribune, August 5, 2005

AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine RAVE Award, Rural Pepin Residence, 2005

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, The Freeman House, 2005

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Urban Tranformation, 2005

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2005

“A Haunting Nova Scotia Site Plays Host to Ghosts”, Architecture Record, 2005

Bungalow Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Arts and Crafts Home, by Treena Crochet, Taunton Press, 2005


Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Rural Pepin Residence, 2005

“New Old House,” Cottage Living, Lake Andrew Cottage, 2005


The Getaway Home by Dale Mulfinger, Taunton Press, 2004

“Return to Favor” – Better Homes and Gardens, Before and After, Meredith Publishing, August 2004

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Arrowpoint Cabin, 2004

The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home by Jean Rekamp Larson, Taunton Press, 2006

The Farmhouse: New Inspiration for the Classic American Home by Jean Rehkamp Larson, Taunton Press, 2004

Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Award, Myers / Rich: Live / Work, 2004

“Urban Canvas” – Architecture Minnesota May / June 2004

Home By Design by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2004

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / MplsStPaul Magazine, Johnson Big Sky Residence, 2004

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, The Freeman House, January 2004

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Urban Transformation, 2004

“Art House” – Midwest Home and Garden March 2004

Home by Design: Transforming Your House Into Home by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2004

“Architectural Excellence,” Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, 2004


Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Arrowpoint Cabin, 2004

AIA Presidential Citation (starting Home of the Month in Star Tribune), 2003

“Bungalows By the Bunch,” Duluth News Tribune, May 3, 2003

“Bungalow Love,” Pioneer Press, April 26, 2003

RAVE Award, AIA Minnesota / Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, North Oaks Residence, 2003

Home of the Month Award, AIA Minnesota / StarTribune, Hoke Residence, 2003

“Before and After, Episode 406” – HGTV

Historic Preservation Award, Indigo Corners, 2002

“Center Stage” – Better Homes and Gardens, Beautiful New Homes, Meredith Publishing, Summer 2001

The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway by Dale Mulfinger, Coauthor Susan Davis, Taunton Press, 2001

Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park by Kira Obolensky, Taunton Press, 2001

Residential Architect Award, Leadership Awards, Rising Star, 2000

“Trading Places,” Renovation Style, Meredith Publishing, Spring 1999


“Pure Prairie,” Prairie Transformation, Midwest Home (cover), 1999


The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live, by Sarah Susanka and Kira Obolensky, Taunton Press, 1998

“Reality Check,” Remodeling Magazine, Hanley Wood, March 1998


“A Place to Call Home,” Renovation Style, Meredith Publishing, Winter 1998


AIA Minnesota Honor Award, Prairie House Renovation, 1997

“A New Farmhouse,” House Beautiful Magazine, Hearst Publishing, Spring 1997


“A Party Pleaser,” Twin City Business Monthly, MSP Communications, April 1997

Red Wing Historic Preservation Award, Indigo Building, 1996

The Architecture of Edwin Lundie by Dale Mulfinger, MHS Press, 1995