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Thomas Meyer, FAIA

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    • Biography

      A founding principal of MSR with 42 years’ experience, Tom is well-known regionally and nationally for his work with historic preservation and the Mill City Museum complex (recognized with an AIA Honor Award for Architecture, National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award, and The Waterfront Center’s Excellence on the Waterfront Top Honors). His career is threaded with a strong interest in the correlation between old and new that has resulted in work with historic district planning, building rehabilitation and restoration, adaptive reuse projects, new construction in historic districts, and museum and interpretive center design. Tom taught design at the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture for 25 years and was the first recipient of the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching. He is a member of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design Advisory Board, co-chair of the University’s School of Architecture 2013 Centennial Committee, a trustee of the Mississippi River Fund, a member of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, and a member of the Viking Stadium Implementation Committee. Tom was elected into the AIA College of Fellows in 2006 and is past president of AIA Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
    • Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity
    • City House
    • Cowles Farmhouse
    • Mill City Museum
    • Saint Anthony Main (Phase IV)
    • Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center
    • Representative Experience

      • Alliance Capital Management Offices (Minneapolis, MN, and Chicago, IL).
      • Carmichael Lynch Office (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Centennial Mills (Portland, OR) mixed-use redevelopment.
      • City of Lakes Waldorf School (Minneapolis, MN).
      • DeLaSalle High School Playing Fields (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Herman Miller Administrative Offices (Zeeland, MI).
      • Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Center (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Rapids Lake Unit Visitor Center (Carver, MN).
      • Oak Hills Church (Eagan, MN).
      • University of Minnesota, Morris, Welcome Center (Morris, MN).
      • Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) various projects.
      • Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Von Blon Residence (Minnetrista, MN).
      • Washburn Lofts (Minneapolis, MN) 8th and 9th floor lofts.
    • Project Portfolio

      University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station

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      Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Bee & Pollinator Center

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      Water Works Park

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      Washburn Lofts, 9th Floor

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      Washburn Lofts, 8th Floor

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      Valspar Administrative Headquarters

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      University of Minnesota Morris Welcome Center

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      Stone Arch Lofts, 7th Floor

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      Schaar’s Bluff Gathering Center

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      Saint Anthony Main (Phase IV)

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      Private Residence and Guest House

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      Private Guest Cabin

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      Phoenix Lofts, 9th Floor

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      Oakdale Discovery Center

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      Mount Curve Modern

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      MN Valley Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

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      Mill City Museum

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      Little Earth Neighborhood Early Learning Ctr

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      Humboldt Lofts, 9th Floor

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      Humboldt Lofts, 8th Floor

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      Elm Creek Swim Pond

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      Eastman Nature Center

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      Crane Island Cabin

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      Cowles Farmhouse

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      City of Lakes Waldorf School

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      City House

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      Chanhassen Pedestrian Bridge

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      Centennial Mills Redevelopment

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      Carmichael Lynch Office

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      Carlyle Condo, 37th Floor

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      Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity

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    • Contact

      Thomas Meyer

      • Architect / Principal
      • thomas@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3222