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Paul C.N. Mellblom, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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    • Biography

      Paul believes that everyone deserves to live in healthy, safe homes that preserve their dignity. He is an active member of the community, donating his time to various organizations. Examples of his involvement include serving as president of the East Downtown Council Board of Directors and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Board of Directors. Paul’s design work has achieved notable recognition, including an AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award for the Trolley Quarter Flats project and an Environmental Initiative Award for the Rose mixed-income housing project with Aeon. He received a 2013 AIA Minnesota Louis Lundgren Award for his exemplary volunteerism and a 2005 AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award. Paul copresented a talk on cold climate, high performance affordable housing at the 2015 GreenBuild EuroMed conference in Verona, Italy. A registered architect and MSR principal, Paul has 24 years’ professional experience and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.
    • 801 Washington Lofts
    • Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center
    • SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters
    • Representative Experience

      • 801 Washington Lofts (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Frogtown CDC & Project for Pride in Living (PPL) (Saint Paul, MN) affordable housing.
      • Intermedia Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Jefferson Parish Library System Master Plan (Jefferson Parish, LA).
      • The Link Office (Minneapolis, MN) pro bono design.
      • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Office (Saint Paul, MN) study.
      • New Orleans Public Library Master Plan and Alvar Street Branch (New Orleans, LA).
      • PPL (Minneapolis, MN) various affordable housing projects.
      • River Park Lofts (Saint Paul, MN).
      • Springboard for the Arts Office (Saint Paul, MN).
      • Trolley Quarter Flats (Wausau, WI) affordable housing.
      • Wausau Federal Building Conversion (Wausau, WI) housing.
      • YouthCARE Office (Minneapolis, MN) pro bono design.
      • YouthCARE Camp Sunrise (Rush City, MN) pro bono master planning.
      • Zoom House (Minneapolis, MN) affordable housing.
    • Project Portfolio

      Minneapolis Riverfront Condo

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      City of Lakes Community Land Trust Pro Bono Project

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      Aeon The Rose Mixed-Income Housing

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      Private Loft

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      Northwest Area Foundation Office

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      Washburn Lofts, 4th Floor

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      Trolley Quarter Flats

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      SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters

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      Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center

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      New Orleans Public Library Master Plan

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      801 Washington Lofts

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    • Contact

      Paul C.N. Mellblom

      • Architect / Principal
      • paul@msrdesign.com
      • 612 209 7787