Project DescriptionKodet Architectural Group, Ltd.’s design of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Maple Grove Maintenance and Truck Station has earned a 2014 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects’ Minneapolis chapter (AIA Minneapolis). Kodet Architectural Group, a Minneapolis-based full-service architectural firm, was honored at a luncheon celebration on June 19. During the presentation, jurors shared their thoughts from their visit to this new facility and the insights gathered from the government agency leaders involved in its successful development.
AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders, as well as architects. In the words of the owner: “With this building design, MnDOT will be able to provide better customer service through enhanced equipment availability for road maintenance and by prolonging the life of taxpayer-supported equipment.”
AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building – from the client/team satisfaction to technical innovation and environmental responsibility, from budget/business success to community impact. For MnDot Maple Grove Maintenance and Truck Station, the jurors’ comments included such descriptions as “the garages are beautiful,” “balance of interior and exterior” and “six percent below budget and on time.”