Fall Newsletter
Projects Under Construction 

Min No Aya Win Human Services Center

The addition and remodeling of the  Min No Aya Win  Human Services Center  is nearing completion as finish materials are arriving onsite. The renovation work within the existing building is making great progress, as well. It's exciting to watch this project come to life! 

University of Minnesota-Duluth, 4th Floor Humanities Renovation

As the school year progresses, so does the renovation taking place in the new UMD Humanities office. The last couple of months, construction crews have been working to demo the old office and rebuild, working to open up the space and breathe new light into it. The space is being renovated to accommodate additional faculty members, as well as to allow more natural light to penetrate the interior of the building. The final touch, furniture, is set to be installed mid-December. 

University of Minnesota-Duluth, Bohannon Hall Suite 116 Program Development

Bohannon 116, office space for faculty and staff from the Education and Human Services Departments at UMD, is getting a face-lift. The space was dark and segmented, not allowing collaboration and communication. Reorganizing the space and updating the furniture and partitions will brighten the room and allow for more openness, spatially and with communication. The furniture and partitions are set to be installed at the end of November. 

Empire Block 
Empire Block is wrapping up with most construction completed. Meyer Group and the rest of Superior look forward to seeing the completed project!

Board of Trade Building, 2017 - 2018 Renovations
Restoration at Board of Trade is currently in the design phases. In working with such a historic structure, careful consideration  of the design is paramount to Meyer Group's process, especially when tax credits are involved.   There are so many unique and beautiful details that continue to inspire us! 

Lac du Flambeau of Lake Superior
Tribal Transit Garage Addition
Lac du Flambeau's new Transit Center is being designed and planning is underway to begin construction in the Spring of 2018. This new building will serve the community for years to come.

US Internet 
Data Storage Facility  
The design of US Internet's newest data center is nearly done. We are proud to assist US Internet's goal of providing to high speed internet to the citizens of Minneapolis.

Cook County 
Law Enforcement Center Facility 
Meyer Group worked with Cook County to help understand what the community center in Grand Marais needed to fully function as a community center. The current condition of the Grand Marais Community Center is underutilized, outdated, and underdeveloped. Meyer Group conducted a space needs analysis for the community center. In result of the study, Meyer Group prepared a documents and renderings that proposed a kitchen remodel, bathroom addition, additional storage and multipurpose spaces. Meyer Group also included a program, estimated budget, and a master plan. The master plan addressed other issues taking place in Grand Marais that were discovered during the assessment Meyer Group administered. If funding is approved, this project will take place in Spring 2018.

Red Lake 
Business Incubator Building 
Meyer Group worked with Red Lake Nation to redevelop the original Red Lake Tribal College. In August 2015, Red Lake Tribal College relocated and since then, the building has been abandoned. Meyer Group conducted a feasibility study along with a space needs analysis. Meyer Group put together an estimated budget of cost to renovate the existing building, along with recommendations of feasibility construction. The building was out of date and did not meet code. After the feasibility study was wrapped up, Meyer Group assisted Red Lake to analyze options for the newly renovated building typology. A space needs assessment was conducted and a new business incubator was proposed. Meyer Group than conducted a space needs analysis for a business incubator and proposed a renovation plan to Red Lake Nation.

Employee News
Duluth Chamber Annual Dinner

On Thursday, October 19, The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce had their 147th Annual Chamber Meeting & Dinner Celebration. This year's keynote guest speaker was Khawar Nasim, Canada's Consul General. Khawar spoke about the partnership between Minnesota and Canada and the importance of trade. We thought he delivered a great speech and our company had a great time at this great event. 

Meyer Group Architecture's 8th Anniversary Party

We formally celebrated our 8th Anniversary Party on November 10 at the Zeitgeist's Atrium. We wanted to thank everyone again for helping us celebrate this joyous event and we also would like to take the time to thank everyone who has been with us over these past eight years, we would not be where we are now without your support.

Meyer Group Softball
Meyer Group Softball team made it to the Semi-Finals in the playoffs for the first time in five years. It was a great season! 
Tim M.
Principal Tim Meyer spent much of the summer on day trips with his family. They were able to visit the Minnesota Zoo, Cable, Wisconsin Natural History Museum, Great Lakes Visitor Center, Jay Cooke Park and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Pictured is Tim Jr.'s first Halloween. Tim's summer also included managing the Meyer Group Softball team which played in the Sunset League in Duluth. He is proud of the team for making the semi-finals during the playoffs!
Jamie G. 
Jamie has been studying hard to earn a certificate in Construction Management and anticipates completion in the spring. In his spare time, he has been enjoying time outdoors with his family. One of there favorite activities is hiking and biking. He is very excited that Old Man Winter seems to be knocking on our door early this year and has hopes of a very snowy season to come!

Erik S.
Erik had a busy summer studying for the ARE exams, buying a house in Duluth, and getting married to his lovely wife, Lynn! This summer was benevolent in supplying many lovely days, which he took advantage of by walking along Chester Creek. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He wants to thank his coworkers for making every day at Meyer Group as delightful as the last. Erik is looking forward to a fun filled winter on the ski slopes of in and around Duluth.
Kelly S. 
This summer, we welcomed a daughter, Hazel Luna, to our family. We've spent the last 3-1/2 months getting to know her and watching her grow...a lot! On the way to the hospital, the sky was lit by the full moon, and that contributed to the choice of her middle name. Her big brother, Dom, is SUCH a helpful, caring, compassionate guy. He's a wonderful big brother. We're still figuring out how to function on less sleep that we used to know, but we're managing.  Having a new baby occupied most of our summer, but we still managed to have some additional fun. We visited family and went to the Como Zoo, we watched Dom play flag football, and helped celebrate 2 weddings, along with hosting countless well-wishers meeting Hazel for the first time. We spent lots of time in the sunshine, went to the beach, tended to our garden, went to the MN State Fair, and hiked at Gooseberry falls. 

Mark C.
Mark and his children started playing disc golf earlier this year and are hooked on the sport. They played nearly every day during the summer at all of the courses in the area. In Duluth, Miller Creek is their favorite place to play and Blue Ribbon Pines is their favorite course in Minnesota. Mark also made several trips to visit his family and play disc golf with his siblings, nieces, and nephews. He traveled to Detroit, MI, twice to Vancouver, WA and made multiple trips down to Minneapolis. The highlight of his summer was meeting his brothers in Pekin, IL to play at Sunset Hills and McNaughton, both highly rated courses. Now that winter has set in early, it's time to unpack the ice skates and snowboards and switch over to winter activities.
GaoChy V.
GaoChy spent time in New York City with one of her close friends. She was able to explore most the tourist attractions. She went to the Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, Time Square, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial, and One World Observatory. Her favorite attraction was the One World Observatory. Being able to see New York City's iconic sights and skyline was an amazing experience. She had a great time walking around the city, as everything was in walking distance. She also enjoyed how convenient it was to find food no matter what they were craving. There is still so much to see and she can't wait to go back again some day! 

Rebecca B.
Rebecca and her family enjoyed a great family trip to Hawaii.  They all took a surfing lesson and were able to get up in Waikiki.  They hiked up Diamond Head and attended a luau.  It was hot and sunny.  In July, while the boys were at camp, Rebecca joined Jeremy on a business trip to Burlington, VT.  It was a fun get away as Rebecca was able to visit her alma mater, the University of Vermont.  They enjoyed great food at the many wonderful restaurants and a bike ride for 20+ miles along Lake Champlain.  They anticipate switching to fall and winter sports now - watching hockey and skiing.

Elliot M.
Elliot joined the Meyer Group team this October and is excited to start this new journey! She is a UMD graduate and is originally from the Iron Range. Earlier this fall, she was able to visit friends and family in the Pacific-Northwest with her partner. One of the many highlights was being able to see the world's largest red cedar tree in the Quinault Rain Forest (Olympic National Park, WA). It's 178 ft tall and an estimated 1,000 years old! Elliot is looking forward to visiting again and spending more time exploring Seattle.

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