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Josh Stowers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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    • Biography

      A principal of MSR, Josh has a proven track record of success. Recently, for example, he has served as principal in charge for two more phases of the Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus project, involving the adaptive reuse of three historic buildings that feature a green roof and other sustainable strategies. The project has received numerous honors, including a national AIA Honor Award. His ability to translate an institution’s mission into workable design objectives has resulted in close, long-term relationships with clients. Josh also guided the transformation of the University of Minnesota, Morris, Welcome Center, which incorporates innovative chilled beam technology. He speaks regularly on topics related to the intersection of historic rehabilitation and sustainable design. Josh recently spoke at a one-day Mid-Atlantic SCUP conference on the topic of how corporate campuses can become models for university campus planning and copresented a talk on integrated project delivery at the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago. He is vice president of sponsorship for the CoreNet Midwest Chapter and also served as a volunteer for the Minnesota Governor’s Residence Council Greening of the Residence Advisory Group. He holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
    • San Rafael Ranch
    • University of Minnesota Morris Welcome Center
    • Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus
    • Representative Experience

      • 3M Corporate Campus Makeover (Saint Paul, MN).
      • 801 Washington Lofts (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Carthage College A.W. Clausen Center for World Business (Kenosha, WI).
      • Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design URBN Center (Philadelphia, PA).
      • GSA Federal Office Building (Minneapolis, MN) restoration.
      • Kopp Investment Advisors Offices (Edina, MN).
      • Mount Prospect Public Library (Mount Prospect, IL).
      • Oakdale Discovery Center (Oakdale, MN).
      • Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch Library (Omaha, NE).
      • San Rafael Ranch (Santa Elena, TX).
      • SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters (Oaks, PA) Data Center.
      • University of Minnesota, Morris, Welcome Center (Morris, MN).
      • Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus (Philadelphia, PA).
    • Project Portfolio

      3M Corporate Headquarters Renovation

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      Urban Outfitters: Anthropologie Brand Office (Building 18)

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      Urban Outfitters: IT Department Office (Building 14)

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      Urban Outfitters: Free People Brand Office (Building 25)

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      West Academic Publishing Corporate Headquarters

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      Aimia U.S. Headquarters

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      3M Corporate Headquarters Campus Renovations

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      Aimia Minneapolis Office

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      3M Corporate Headquarters Campus Quad

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      Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus

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      University of Minnesota Morris Welcome Center

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      San Rafael Ranch

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      Oakdale Discovery Center

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    • Contact

      Josh Stowers

      • Architect / Principal
      • josh@msrdesign.com
      • 612 889 0034