City of Minneapolis Public Service Building

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Missoula Public Library

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Bee Discovery Center

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3M Design Center

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Eastman Nature Center

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Haverford College Visual Culture, Arts & Media (VCAM) Building

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MSR Design 510 Marquette Studio

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Design for positive impacts

MSR creates exceptional architecture that is responsible and enduring. We seek to enrich lives and the environment through design.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

  • Design philosophy

    We create beautiful places that are environmentally responsible and have enduring value: high-performing buildings that are expressly right for their time, place, and function. We measure performance comprehensively, considering economic, social, cultural, technical, and environmental factors.

Our culture

We share the joy of doing important work together to create exceptional architecture, enrich lives, and enhance the built and natural environments through positive impacts.

News

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  • MSR Design elevates staff as part of an initiative to become a more nimble and transparent practice

    Firm CEO and principal Traci Engel Lesneski states, “At the heart of these promotions is support for individual and firm-wide growth and redoubled intentionality related to strengthening design, ensuring successful project outcomes, and enhancing our ability to serve clients.”

  • MSR Design will host a mindful MATERIALS pop-up event on the theme of materials circularity

    The Minneapolis mM pop-up event in MSR Design’s studio will focus on circularity. We invite you to join us in learning about the next steps on the road to building a common materials framework and why the industry is looking beyond single impact areas (e.g., carbon) to take a more holistic approach to materials sustainability.