Offering Professional Architectural Design Services
Featuring 3D Virtual Reality 'We design with you'
Gary Turpening Architect
Serving Minnesota and Wisconsin phone (612) 327-6725
Sun Rooms with loads of glass allowed by code. Porches, Decks, and decorative details alo included here.
Press 'link' to see a variety of home additions which address unique challenges. Additions require close coordination to use existing features without sacrificing aesthetics, function or serviceability.
Click the link below to see innovative home designs. We incorporate our clients’ taste into our designs, which results in a variety of styles. We always try to have the best use of Solar Orientation and views.
The Entry to this historic farmhouse was very close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. By placing a new entry in the back an expensive new addition was avoided. This 'Canning Kitchen' was the Living Room.
It is great fun to design buildings and spaces close to nature. Many cabin sites require special planning to take advantage of the unique opportunities for views, breezes, sunsets, and other natural features.
Indoor Pools are very tricky to get right. Issues include humidity control, security, safe flooring and other materials. Outdoor Pools have most of these requirements and require careful planning.
Includes: Historic apartment condominiums Townhouses and traditional apartments Student luxury apartments/suites
This building type is one of our favorites. Ideally a Restaurant is a totally functional space for the workers, yet the customers should be shielded from any commotion and be comfortable.
The goal of Retail Buildings is to show off the tenants and increase sales. Sometimes this involves design to pull people off the highway. Mall Spaces are about showing off the merchandise, not the ARCHITECTURE.
On many commercial projects we deeply analyze technical issues. This building is 92% efficient which enabled the developer to pre-lease the entire building. See link for more details and for Interior Planning and Design.
Projects include: 1. Subdivision in Shakopee, MN 2. Urban projects in Toledo OH, Detroit MI, and Milwaukee WI. 3. Detroit City Plan Commission 4. Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 5. Washington DC Metro
Architecture Direct excels at designing buildings for Industrial use. To organize a building for manufacturing, storage, and shipping involves closely coordinated planning. In addition to a building looking good, it must function perfectly.
Includes: Churches Religious Schools School Athletic Facilities School Science Facilities Historic City Market
Architecture Direct is very energy conscious. In addition to designing excellent buildings, we have been involved in a number of Passive Solar Projects.