PVN’s research team argued that the Ellerbee-designed flagship office building was individually eligible for the NRHP and significant for its association with the local Minnesota Mutual Insurance Life Company and for its representation of midcentury office building design.
The Marathon Shoe Company East Side Plant, located at 1418 1st Street in Wausau, Wisconsin, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in January of 2017. This is the first of a two post series about the history of the Marathon Shoe Company and its “East Side Plant.”
The Garfield Substation was designed in the Renaissance Revival style – a purposeful design decision intended to garner neighborhood support for the substation and to communicate Minneapolis General Electric Company’s goal of electrifying the entire city.
This post—which introduces electric substations and the history of the development of power generation and distribution in Minneapolis—is the first of a three-part blog series on the history of the Garfield Substation.
This blog post will be updated regularly as a chronology of the progress at the construction site of the Hollywood Theater at 2815-2819 Johnson Street NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The building will be prepared for a future overall redevelopment with masonry repointing at the limestone, chimney repair, cleaning, restoration and relighting of the marquee, replacement of missing windows, and removal of the plywood and refurbishment of the doors on Johnson Street.
PVN’s annual holiday cards showcase interesting architectural and engineering drawings from our projects. This year, our holiday card features the decorative plaster ceiling of the entry vestibule and public lobby space of the First National Bank building in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
PVN’s President Meghan Elliott recently participated on the Women Started and Owned Business panel, organized by the Women In Real Estate, Economic Development, and Urban Planning (WIRED UP) networking group.
Our recent teaser campaign hinted that PVN's Michael Bjornberg is a competitive runner, and for good reason. Michael was recently named a 2016 Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) Grand Prix Winner.
PVN's new Director of Design, Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, has been recently featured in the news. Michael brings over 30 years of experience and expertise with the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures.