PKA. ARCHITECTURE: A PREFERRED ARCHITECT FOR HIGHLAND BRIDGE CUSTOM HOMES
PKA. is proud to be a preferred architect for the Highland Bridge custom homes. Highland Bridge is a rare opportunity to build a new, custom home in the heart of St. Paul along the Mississippi River Boulevard. The community features 55+ acres of parks and greenways and will be one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in Minnesota. Learn more here.
Kristine Anderson and Tammy Angaran win Say it Loud Awards
We're thrilled to announce that Kristine Anderson and Tammy Angaran have been selected for the 2021 Say it Loud Diverse Designers of Minnesota exhibition presented by Beyond the Built Environment in collaboration with AIA Minnesota, MSP NOMA and the University of Minnesota. Beyond the Built Environment is an organization that engages community through architecture to advocate equitable, reflectively diverse environments.
Talking Design with PKA. and Artful Living
Artful Living editor AJ Longabaugh talks design with Kristine Anderson and Gabriel Keller.
PKA. and Engler Studio collaboration featured in MSP
We've collaborated with interior designer Linda Engler of Engler Studio on many new construction and renovation projects but this one was extra-special since it's her own home in Edina. Inspired by Linda's love of Southern California and passion for mid-century modern design, Kristine Anderson and Tammy Angaran designed this groovy outdoor living environment, which was built by Telos—with interiors by Linda.
Eleven on the River featured in Star Tribune
We're honored to be part of the Eleven on the River local design team. Together with Martha Dayton Design, MartinPatrick3, Streeter and John Kraemer & Sons, we're collaborating with Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Lakes Sotheby's and Ryan Companies to create this striking addition to the Minneapolis skyline.
PK Is Now PKA.
As we embark on the next chapter in our firm's history, we’re excited to introduce our new name—PKA Architecture—and a bright new logo. Gabriel Keller, founding principal, and Kristine Anderson, managing principal, are leading the firm with directors Andrew Edwins, Ryan Fish, Chad Healy and Brent Nelson. Check out our updated website and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Kristine Anderson Featured in Mpls.St.Paul H&D 100
The H&D 100 is one of Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design's most important annual issues, so we're thrilled that Kristine Anderson, managing principal, is included in this year's line-up of people, places and trends influencing our cities now.
Edmund Residence in the Star Tribune
We're honored to be included in the AIA MN + Star Tribune Home of the Month program which showcases the work of local architects. Our Edmund Residence was designed by Andrew Edwins and Lars Peterssen in collaboration with our wonderful clients David and Barbara Eijadi. Special thanks to Hage Homes, Hurley Custom Cabinetry and The Corduroy Studio for an amazing project!
Gleason Lake Mid-Century in Architecture Minnesota
It's always an honor to be featured in Architecture Minnesota—and to have our Gleason Lake Mid-Century included in the final print edition of this great magazine is extra special. Thank you to editor Chris Hudson and team - we're looking forward to the digital edition!
Dakota Prairie Residence Honored with ALA Merit Award!
Thank you to the Association of Licensed Architects for honoring our Dakota Prairie Residence with a 2020 Merit Award. This modern family home was designed by Kristine Anderson and Bob Le Moine with interiors by Martha Dayton Design and built by Tomlinson Shultz.
Lynnhurst Residence wins 2020 BLEND Award!
Designed by Gabriel Keller, Tammy Angaran and Cynthia Burns and built by Marsden Building and Remodeling with interiors by Brooke Voss Design and landscape design by LIVIT Site + Structure, this whole-house renovation project was honored for the way it blends into the fabric of the Lynnhurst neighborhood.
Belgian Modern Featured in Artful Living
We're so proud of this European-inspired home designed by Gabriel Keller and team and built by John Kraemer & Sons with interior design by Tom Rauscher of Rauscher and Associates. “We’re always trying to create something new that’s based in the history of our past,” Gabriel says. “I’m inspired by this collaboration that allowed us to take traditional vocabularies and give them a modern twist for today.” Read more about it here.
Mark your calendar for the AIA MN Homes by Architects Tour
This year's AIA MN Homes by Architects Tour offers a fascinating, immersive 3D experience using cutting-edge Matterport digital scanning technology. Your digital pass allows you to 'walk' through 17 homes, read stories about the projects, view photo galleries and videos and participate in live virtual chats with the architects and designers. Learn more and get tickets at aia-mn.org.
Sept. 26-Oct. 10
Photo by Kim Cornelison
Remembering Lars Peterssen
We are saddened by the loss of our beloved co-founder Lars Peterssen. As you may have heard, Lars passed away from complications of frontotemporal degeneration last week at his home in San Jose del Cabo. We’re thankful that Lars and his husband R.D. were able to visit his last project, a stunning casa next door to theirs. “Of course, with Lars’s eye for detail, he noted what needed to be fixed!” R.D. says.
Lars was born on Long Island and grew up in Phoenix. “He was the perfect mixture of his parents—brilliant like his father, who designed the landing systems for 747s and worked on the jetpacks for the moonwalk and the Hubble Telescope, and sweet like his mom, who’s still going strong at age 90,” R.D. says.
Lars went to Carleton College and spent a year studying Russian at Leningrad State University, where he met R.D. After Lars graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Physics from Carleton, he and R.D. moved to Minneapolis, where he had a distinguished career in supercomputing, academia and architecture.
Last August, AIA Minnesota honored Lars with the 2020 Special Award for his contributions to architectural education, advancement of technology and mentorship to architecture professionals. But, of all Lars’s many accomplishments, he was most proud of the homes he designed for friends.
R.D. is planning a special celebration for Lars around his birthday in June 2021 and we will share details in the new year. On behalf of R.D. and everyone in our studio, thank you for your friendship. It means the world to us.
Kristine Anderson, Managing Principal
Gabriel Keller, Principal
PKA Featured in AIA Minnesota 2020 Look Book
Our Edmund Residence, designed by Andrew Edwins, AIA and Lars Peterssen, AIA and built by Hage Homes, was recently selected as a 2020-2021 Home of the Month by AIA MN and Star Tribune. Here's a look at this great annual celebration of local architecture: https://www.yumpu.com/en/docum...
Giving Back to Our Community
The P/K team is working hard to care for family and friends and support our community. Gabriel Keller continues to work as a first responder, volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician in Lake City and working with Hennepin Emergency Medical Services in Minneapolis while Tammy Angaran has continued to donate blood regularly. Kristine Anderson and Peter Atkins are using their talents to sew masks— check out Peter and his partner Sonia's Cloth Masks, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like one of hers.
Star Tribune: Cottagewood Beach House
Our beautiful Cottagewood Beach House, built by Streeter Homes, was featured as an AIA Home of the Month in the StarTribune. Our client wanted the home to feel modest and understated, like a Hamptons cabin. Not ornate — simple and elemental.
“It’s one of those projects that’s a perfect example of what collaboration can create — when everybody’s allowed space to bring their best ideas.”
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: Travail Kitchen
"Rather than turn to a commercial-only architecture firm, Travail Kitchen chose P/K Architecture, a Minneapolis shop best known for creating high-end modern homes. “We held a charrette at our offices to hear them riff on all their ideas,” says Kristine Anderson, a principal at P/K. “We were two groups deadly serious about methodology, but we wanted them here to talk about all the ‘what ifs.’ And that’s how you get all these follies.”
Lake Society Magazine: De La Pointe Lofts
"De La Pointe is a rare opportunity to live in luxury just steps from shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, walking and hiking trails, and the city's crown jewels, the chain of lakes."
Artful Living Magazine: ELEVEN
We're proud to be an interior architect of ELEVEN, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Says Artful Living, "Officially under construction, ELEVEN is undoubtedly reinventing downtown Minneapolis living. Its presence has already garnered the national attention it deserves, drawing eyes to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. It’s not just part of the luxury boom the city is experiencing — it’s leading the way."
Lake Society Magazine: Bennett Bossert
"Bennett's artwork is soothing and captivating. It feels organic and, at first glance, quite simple. After all, they are just lines on a piece of paper or panel of wood. But, the pieces draw you in. They are complex. They have life and they move. They consist of undulating forms that can be experienced at any scale. They could be waves. They could be eroded earth. Or they could be molecular structures or vibrations of the cosmos. What quickly becomes clear, even to the untrained eye, is that there is a relationship between each line on the surface. When you realize that they are all drawn freehand and not by a computer, they become more impressive and inspiring. The discipline of parametric design is at the heart of Bossert’s work."
AIA NCSR Award: Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award
We're grateful to AIA North Central States Region for honoring P/K with the 2019-20 AIA NCSR Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award. This award reflects our commitment to providing fair compensation and benefits to emerging professionals, supporting architectural licensure and investing in professional development, actively creating opportunities for emerging professionals to grow and demonstrating commitment and innovation to train and mentor emerging professionals.
Peterssen/Keller Anniversary: The First Decade
Join us on October 3rd, 2019 for the annual P/K party!
We're celebrating another incredible year of collaboration and design (and our 10 year anniversary!) with our annual open house and art installation. Culinary wizardry provided by the spectacular crew from Travail, cocktails and an exhibition curated by Tim Peterson, featuring the work of Bennett Bossert, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Paula McCartney, Michael Wolf, Mary Griep, George Michael Hernandez, Benjamin Edwards, Keita Sugiura, Laura Migliorino, and Eric Mueller.
4PM - 8PM Thursday, October 3rd 2019 @ P/K HQ: 2919 James Avenue South
HGTV: Urban Oasis® 2019
We're so excited to share HGTV Urban Oasis® 2019, a modern Scandinavian-inspired farmhouse retreat we designed in collaboration with HGTV interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn and Reuter Walton Construction with custom cabinetry by Mark Hurley, windows by Andersen Windows and stone by Orijin Stone.
The show debuts on HGTV on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. EST and one lucky winner will win this house and all of its furnishings!
2019 BLEND Award: Lake Maka Ska Residence
We are excited to announce that our Lake Maka Ska Residence has received a 2019 BLEND award! We are honored to be recognized by an organization that encourages the cohesiveness, sensitivity, and quality craft of neighborhood homes. A big thank you to Wheaton Huscha Design and Terra Firma Building & Remodeling!
2019 AIA MN Homes by Architects Tour: Huntington Residence & Edmund Residence
This year we have two fantastic homes, the Huntington Residence, and the Edmund Residence, featured on the 2019 AIA MN Homes By Architects Tour! You can get an inside look from 10AM - 5PM on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Tickets and information can be found at AIA Minnesota Homes By Architects Tour.
Lake Society Magazine: Abbott Residence
Our Abbott Residence residence, a collaboration with Martha O'Hara Interiors and ReuterWalton Construction, was recently featured in the summer issue of Lake Society Magazine. This finely crafted house is the result of the client's goals to create a home that belongs in the neighborhood, but embodies modern design, materials and building technology.
Modern Farmhouse Magazine: Hayward Retreat
Our Hayward Retreat project was recently featured in Modern Farmhouse magazine! This cabin getaway balances rustic and modern materials to create the perfect home away from home.
Twin Cities Business: The Stable
Twin Cities Business recently featured our design for The Stable, a consumer-brand marketing agency. The project brings a Silicone-valley start-up vibe to the centuries-old building in downtown Minneapolis. "The build-out left the office almost a completely open space - encouraging collaboration, speed, and transparency in how we work."
AIA Home of the Month: Huntington Residence & Cottagewood Beach House
AIA Minnesota and the Star Tribune honored both our Huntington Residence and Cottagewood Beach House in the 2019 Home of the Month Awards. Starting in June, the twelve winning projects will be featured in the Star Tribune, where you can get an inside look at these architectural wonders of Minnesota. Our Huntington Residence will also be featured in the 2019 Homes by Architects tour on September 20th-21st!
Cambria Podcast: Midcentury Modern
Listen in as principal Kristine Anderson digs into the design of our award winning Gleason Lake Mid-Century project with the rest of the Cambria podcast crew! The entire episode, as well as the rest of Cambria's podcast series on mid-century modern design, can be found P/K Architecture Podcast!
2018 Rave Awards
We are pleased to say that P/K has once again been honored at the RAVE awards. Our Shady Lane Residence took first place in the kitchen category while our Sunfish Lake Residence won second place in the New Home 3,500 SF+ category and our Gleason Lake Mid Century also took second in the Remodel/Addition category. Thank you to all the homeowners and partners that helped create these stunning homes!
2018 Blend Awards
We are excited to announce that P/K has received BLEND awards in both Minneapolis as well as the St. Paul category in its inaugural year! Our designs for our East Calhoun Residence and Crocus Hill Renovation both received recognition at this year’s ceremonies. We are honored to be recognized by an organization that encourages the cohesiveness, sensitivity, and quality craft of neighborhood homes. A big thank you to all of our homeowners and partners!
Architecture MN: Gleason Lake Mid-Century
Our award-winning Gleason Lake Mid-Century project was featured on the cover of Architecture Minnesota. This stunning renovation was recently on the 2018 Homes By Architects Tour in September. If you missed the tour be sure to mark your calendars for next year, or pick up an issue of Architecture MN to see details about the homes on the tour, including two other P/K projects!
Licensed Architect Magazine: Firm Feature
We are pleased to have our firm featured in a recent issue of Licensed Architect Magazine. The article features our projects including the Cottagewood Beach House, Huntington Residence, and even our Calhoun Pavilions Residence which is on the cover of the issue!
ALA Design Award: Sunfish Lake Residence
We are honored to announce that one of our new homes has received national recognition through the Association of Licensed Architects. The Sunfish Lake Residence received a silver design award this year. Thank you to all those involved in the creation of this stunning lakeside home!
Star Tribune: Modern Urban Condo
P/K's collaboration with Kroiss Development and Lenox House Interiors was featured in the Star Tribune to mark the kick off of the Luxury Homes tour during the month of August. The tour runs Friday through Sunday from August 3 to August 19. Tickets are available online, at Menards locations in the Twin Cities and at the door the day of. 2 P/K houses will be featured on the tour: Kenwood Condos and Abbott Residence. Come out and join us!
Midwest Living: Into the Woods
Our Hayward Retreat was the featured house tour in the July/August issue of Midwest Living.
Star Tribune & MSP Business Journal: Travail Flagship
“The whole building is a stage, and we can do whatever we want in it. This is as far down the rabbit hole as we’re ever going to take it.” Our Travail Flagship project was featured in the Star Tribune and the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal.
Home & Design: Nothing but Sunshine
"When you turn into the driveway, you feel like you're on vacation." Our work with homeowner and interior designer Katie Bassett was featured as a centerpiece for the June issue of Minneapolis St. Paul Home & Design. This Wayzata lake house was rebuilt from it's architectural bones to reconnect the home with the lake, maintaining a traditional lake presence through the exterior scale and programming modern sensibility and livability throughout the interior.
AIA Minnesota Home of the Month: Calhoun Parkway Residence
AIA Minnesota and the Star Tribune honored out Calhoun Parkway Residence with a 2018 Home of the Month Awards. One of twelve projects chosen this year, this home was recognized for it's architectural excellence and will be featured in the Star Tribune Home and Garden section in the coming year.
Midwest Home: Small Spaces, Big Ideas
Our work on the Arden Residence was recently featured in Midwest Home. This fun project, in which we collaborated with Reuter Walton Construction, is a funky renovation that infused an cramped and outdated colonial with generous space and a fresh personality.
Master Plan: White Oaks Savanna
Peterssen/Keller Architecture is proud to have been selected to design the master plan and fine custom homes in the new White Oaks Savanna community just west of Stillwater. Designed to protect and preserve this idyllic rural landscape, White Oaks Savanna includes 30 sites of 5-7 acres each with 120 acres reserved for organic farming and farm-to-table enterprises.
Star Tribune Magazine: Fireplaces fuel flames of desire
Published recently in Star Tribune Magazine, this article features advice from Kristine Anderson and the cozy wood-burning fireplace from our Pelican Lake Modern project.
Association of Licensed Architects: 2017 Design Awards
This year, P/K was honored to receive 3 design awards from the Association of Licensed Architects. The Calhoun Pavilions Residence, Pelican Lake Modern Residence, and our office at 16twenty were presented with this national award at a ceremony in Chicago. Thank you to all of the project teams!
2017 BLEND Awards
We are excited to announce that P/K has received 5 BLEND awards, including Best in Show, at this year's BLEND awards ceremony. Our designs for Irving Residence (BLEND and Best in Show), Colfax Residence, Newton Residence, and York Residence all received recognition. We are so proud to be honored by an organization founded to encourage neighborhood design cohesiveness and quality in Minneapolis. A big thank you to all of our homeowners and partners.
AIA Minnesota Home of the Month: Calhoun Pavilions
AIA Minnesota and the Star Tribune honored our Calhoun Pavilions residence with a 2017 Home of the Month Award. This award seeks to recognize the achievement of local residential architects as well as showcasing the value an architect can bring to a project. Keep an eye out for this feature in the Home and Garden section over the next year.
Midwest Home: Luck Cabin
What a fun renovation to be a part of! Read more about the Luck Cabin project in the June issue of Midwest Home. Thank you to all of the collaborators on this exciting project.
Star Tribune: Sheridan Residence
Our Sheridan Residence in the Linden Hills neighborhood was featured in the Star Tribune's Home + Garden Section this weekend. This modest modern home is a fresh addition to one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city that though modern in design, meshes well with the diverse neighborhood by maintaining a simple material palette and playing off of the scale of the neighboring homes.
Spaces: Credit River Residence
Our Credit River Residence was highlighted by Spaces Magazine as a home for a modern growing family.
P/K awarded four BLEND Awards
We are pleased to announce that Peterssen/Keller has received four BLEND Awards. Our Zenith Residence, East Isles Residence, Lynnhurst Colonial, and Isles Craftsman homes were honored for their quality residential design that fits within the context of the surrounding urban fabric. Some of the distinguishing factors in these projects include their modest scales, their rich detailing, and their welcoming entries.
P/K wins two ALA design awards
We are so honored to announce that two of our homes have received national recognition through the Association of Licensed Architects. Our Sheridan Residence received a gold design award and our Cottagewood Residence received a silver design award. Thank you to all those involved in these two beautiful homes.
Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design: RAVE Awards
Our four award winning homes are featured in this month's Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design's RAVE Award Issue! Big thank you to everyone at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for an amazing awards season!
P/K Wins Four RAVE Awards
We still can't believe it--so honored to receive four! RAVE Awards from MSP Magazine. Our Edgewater IV Office won first place in the Special Details category, Fremont Georgian won first place in Renovation over 3,500 square feet, and our Sheridan Residence and Cottagewood Residence swept the New Home over 3,500 square feet category coming in first and second. A huge thank you to the fine folks at MSP Magazine, Streeter & Associates, Elevation Homes, and everyone who helped make these projects so great!
Mpls.St.Paul: Crocus Hill Georgian
Our transformation of a turn-of-the-century Georgian residence in St. Paul was featured in the June 2016 issue of Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design magazine. This renovation focused on completely opening up the ground floor while retaining the architectural integrity of this historic home.
Dunwoody: Napkin Sketch Auction
It's not often that one's name ends up on the same list as Renzo Piano, Cesar Pelli, John Dwyer, Tim Carl, and other greats. But, thanks to the Dunwoody College of Technology our very own Gabriel Keller was in the company of international architecture icons, top local architects, and the talented students of the Dunwoody Architecture program.
AIA Minnesota Home of the Month: Cottagewood Residence
We are honored to have received a 2016 AIA Minnesota Home of the Month award for our Cottagewood Residence. This new home juxtaposes the traditions form of a shingle-style home with the modern floor plan and material palette. Keep an eye out for this home's feature in the Star-Tribune's Home and Garden section in the next year!
AIA Minnesota Home of the Month: Basswood Ranch
AIA Minnesota and the Star-Tribune honored our Basswood Ranch remodel with a 2016 Home of the Month Award!They offered high praise to our refresh of the 1950s rambler including a complete opening of the interior spaces. This project will be featured in the Home and Garden section during the next year.
AIA Minnesota Home of the Month: Sheridan Residence
Our Sheridan Residence project was honored as a 2016 Home of the Month by AIA Minnesota and the Star-Tribune. This award seeks to recognize the achievement of local residential architects as well as showcasing the value an architect can bring to a project. Keep an eye out for this feature in the Home and Garden section over the next year.
Custom Builder: Kenwood Cottage
Custom Builder features P/K's Kenwood Cottage in their Spring 2016 issue. This collaboration with Elevation Homes is showcased as an ideal example of how to overcome the challenges of an infill site in order to provide the modern conveniences of a new home with the benefits of an established neighborhood.
Florida Design: Shoreline Residence
The Shoreline Residence, our collaboration with interior designer Alene Workman, was featured in Florida Design magazine. This "house with glass walls" focused on creating harmony with nature while keeping each room warm and organic.
Midwest Home: Lowry Hill Renovation
P/K's stunning renovation of a historic home in Lowry Hill was featured in the latest Midwest Home. Our very own Ryan Fish helped the client revive the home, making bold statements in design as well as showcasing an amazing art collection.
Star Tribune: Golden Valley Rambler
Our very own architect, Carl Olson, was featured in the Star Tribune Home & Garden section. His project in Golden Valley is a perfect example of how a simple solution can change an entire space.
P/K Wins ASID Award
We're so honored that our Isles Craftsman kitchen project, designed in collaboration with interior designer Annie Tropple of Blend Design, received First Place—Best New Kitchen Under 300 SF in the ASID MN awards. A big thank you to our clients and everyone at Blend Design, Hage Homes, and Designed and Made Custom Woodworking for a wonderful project.
Minnesota Monthly: Basswood Residence
Minnesota Monthly recently featured our Basswood Residence as a project highlighting modern living trends.
P/K Art Exhibition
Tim Peterson curated another exhibition of notable local artists for us. The new exhibit, entitled Extraordinary Outdoors, features works in drawing, photography, painting, and neon by artists Alyssa Baguss, John Diebel, Beth Dow, Osama Esid, Michael Kareken, Paula McCartney, Justin Newhall, Lamar Peterson, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Tectonic Industries, Lex Thompson, and Megan Vossler. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and view these amazing pieces by local artists!
Mpls.St.Paul Home and Design: Braemar Hills Modern
PK's recent RAVE Award was highlighted in Mpls.St.Paul Home and Design Magazine. Our crisp, contemporary Braemar Hills remodel was recognized as best significant renovation. The dramatic transformation from Brady Bunch to spacious yet intimate contemporary space caught judge's attention.
Sub-Zero Wolf Award: Deephaven Kitchen
We still can't quite believe it, but Sub-Zero Wolf has honored P/K with their "Best Kitchen Design" award for our Deephaven Residence project. Fingers crossed as P/K joins other winners from across the country and around the world at the Best of the Best Winners' Summit and Gala in September!
Midwest Home Remodel: Deephaven Residence
P/K's refresh of a mid-century home was featured in Midwest Home's Remodeling Guide. A collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Brandi Hagen, the Deephaven Residence featured a unique feature for a circa-1950 home, floor to ceiling windows in the main living space. We opened up a cramped kitchen, along with a pantry that previously blocked sweeping forested views of Lake Minnetonka to create a light, airy, modern feel that is bright and cozy, even on the greyest of winter days.
Midwest Home: Deephaven Residence
The Deephaven Residence, a collaboration with interior designer Brandi Hagen was featured in Midwest Home magazine. This tired circa-1960 home received a fresh injection of modern design, enhancing the livability and style while preserving the spacious views from the floor to ceiling windows. Featuring a over-deyed rug, floating 104-inch sofas, and cream colored walls, this living room is a surefire hit within this fully renovated home.
P/K Wins Two 2015 RAVE Awards
Peterssen/Keller made a splash at the 2015 RAVE Awards (Residential Architects Vision & Excellence Award). Our Bramear Hills Residence won the top award for significant renovations, and our Enchanted Island Residence received 2nd place for new home. The awards recognize exceptional design across a range of styles by Minnesota architecture firms.
Star Tribune: Golden Valley Ranch
P/K's stunning renovation of Don D. Davies's home is featured on the front page of the StarTribune Home + Garden Section. Our Golden Valley Ranch project seamlessly tweaked elements to maintain the original mid-century design while increasing livability for a contemporary lifestyle. The home has previously won an AIA Minnesota Home of the Month Award.
Star Tribune: Kenwood Cottage
The Kenwood Cottage project, a collaboration with Streeter and Associates and Martha Dayton Design, is featured in the StarTribune Home + Garden Section. The article highlights the process through which the home was designed to blend in with the historic charm of the neighborhood while maintaining a modern design. Each aspect was tailor-made for the clients, down to the very last detail. This home also won a 2014 B.L.E.N.D. Award!
MPLS-St.Paul Home: Design 100
Peterssen/Keller was featured in the Design 100 issue of MPLS St. Paul Magazine. Our use of enhanced reclaimed wood was featured as an innovative way to use a seemingly overused material. Combined with Trove wallpaper and Bocci glass pendants, "these create an experience that transcends simple materials."
B.L.E.N.D. Award: Kenwood Cottage
We are pleased to announce that our recently completed Kenwood Cottage, built by Streeter and Associates, received a 2014 B.L.E.N.D Award! The awards recognize quality residential design that fits the context of the surrounding urban fabric. With an open front porch, signature blue door, and archetypal forms that blend with the surrounding homes, the house is a welcome addition to the historic neighborhood, fitting seamlessly into its surroundings while also maintaining its subtle modern identity.
P/K Wins Two 2014 RAVE Awards
Peterssen/Keller made a splash at the 2014 RAVE Awards (Residential Architects Vision & Excellence Award). Our Cedar Lake Residence won the top award for significant renovations, and our Calhoun Kitchen received 2nd place for kitchen design. The awards recognize exceptional design across a range of styles by Minnesota architecture firms.
ARCHITECTURE MINNESOTA: Braemar Hills Residence
The Braemar Hills Residence, P/K's stunning transformation of a mid-century ramble, graces the cover of the September issue of Architecture Minnesota. The design infuses the living spaces with new spirit and a modern design sensibility. The spaces are arranged to capture the natural light throughout the day and center around a dramatic, cantilevered open fireplace finished with Venetian plaster and a floating hearth made from gun-blued steel.
STAR TRIBUNE: Braemer Hills Residence
The Braemar Hills Residence was featured on the cover of the StarTribune Home + Garden section on September 14th. This sensational project has also been published in Architecture Minnesota and is a signature piece of P/K's recent work and collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Andrew Flesher Interiors.
2014 AIA Home of the Month Awards
Peterssen/Keller has received three AIA Minnesota Home of the Month awards for our Kenwood Cottage, Kenilworth Lagoon Residence and Golden Valley Ranch projects! The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context. Each home will be featured in the StarTribune in the coming year.
MPLS.St.Paul Home: Kenwood Cottage
Our award-winning Kenwood Cottage, a collaboration with Elevation Homes and Martha Dayton Design, graces the cover of MPLS.ST.PAUL Home & Design magazine. This new home brings together classic architectural style with modern livability. Designed as an "urban cottage," the home draws on the rich heritage of the neighborhood without feeling repetitive, and has a carefully proportioned massing that allow it to blend in beautifully. "The not-so-big house lives on, as it should."
Trends International: Fremont Georgian
Our spectacular top-to-bottom renovation of a gracious old Georgian home is featured on the cover of Trends International in India! This award-winning home combines classic elegance with a twist of the unexpected, and has been extensively published in numerous media. Its refined and functional interiors, designed to withstand the trials of a family of boys, could be easily at home in Chicago or on the coast.
Residential Architect: Tyrol Hills Residence
Our award-winning complete transformation of a 1980s house into a stunning modern family home is featured in Residential Architect. We removed all the interior walls, exposing the tall vaulted spaces hidden within the roof trusses. Rooms are defined by walls of red birch cabinetry, and the volume is accented with enameled shelves and skylights. We are pleased that this project has been recognized again!
Trends Home Renovation: Fremont Georgian
Our spectacular top-to-bottom renovation of a gracious old Georgian home is featured in Trends Home Renovation magazine--the project's first international publication! The richly detailed family home, which combines classic elegance with a twist of the unexpected, is one of our most popular recent projects. Its refined and functional interiors, designed to withstand the trials of a family of boys, could be easily at home in Chicago or on the coast.
Architecture Minnesota: Enchanted Island Residence
Our newly built home on Lake Minnetonka's Enchanted Island is featured in Architecture Minnesota! The design integrates P/K's signature Organic Modern design style with a stunning lakeside site.
Midwest Home: Enchanted Island Residence
Peterssen/Keller's new residence on Lake Minnetonka graces the cover of Midwest Home magazine. The article, "Fashion Meets Architecture", features the latest in New York fashion paired beautifully with our organic modern design. The home's incredible views, clean lines and exquisite detailing bring out the best in the models!
House & Home: Fremont Georgian
The Fremont Georgian Residence has once again gained attention for its thoughtful material selection and meticulous details. The home's intimate sunroom has been featured in House & Home magazine. The feature showcases the room's stunning Moroccan terracotta tile, period windows, beadboard walls, and memorable blue ceiling. The story explains that the composition "keeps the relaxed vibe going, top to bottom".
B.L.E.N.D. Award: East Harriet Residence
We are pleased to announce that our recently completed East Harriet Residence, built by Marsden Building & Remodeling, received a B.L.E.N.D Award! The awards recognize quality residential design that fits the context of the surrounding urban fabric. The home's modest scale, welcoming front entry, and rich craftsman detailing bring welcoming warmth to its neighborhood.
Kitchen Trends: Eminent Residence
The renovation of the Eminent Residence, home of interior designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design, was featured in Kitchen Trends magazine. The organic modern design shows the potential of great collaboration between architecture and design firms: attention to detail and seamless integration of material, form and furnishings.
Star Tribune: Tyrol Hills Residence
The Tyrol Hills Residence was featured as the 'AIA Home of the Month' in the Home + Garden section of the StarTribune. The article highlights the challenges P/K faced transforming the 1980's builder home into a modern, sun-filled dwelling. The feature describes the home's new 'organic modern' feel and the intimate, warm spaces it creates.
Kitchen Trends: Lowry Hill Penthouse
Our recently completed Lowry Hill Penthouse is featured in the current Kitchen Trends magazine. The bold, contemporary design is apparent in the materials: dark floors of Canadian marble and European style cabinets of Japanese figured ash and high-gloss automotive paint. The project has a flair rare in residential projects, befitting the homeowner's extensive collection of art and furniture.
AIA Home of the Month Award: Tyrol Hills Residence
Peterssen/Keller has received an AIA Minnesota Home of the Month award for our spectacular Tyrol Hills Residence renovation. The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context. This is the third award given to this fabulous collaboration with Streeter & Associates and Eminent Interior Design..
ASID Design Awards: Fremont Georgian & Eminent Residence
P/K's collaborations with interior designers recently won three ASID Design Awards! The Fremont Georgian renovation, designed with Engler Studio, received two first place awards. The Eminent Residence, designed with Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design (her own home, no less!) also received an honorable mention. We are thrilled that our continued collaborations with these talented interior designers have received such recognition.
Star Tribune: Fremont Georgian Residence
The Fremont Georgian Residence was featured in the Everyday Solutions section of the StarTribune. The full page spread tells the backstory behind the creation of this award winning sunroom. Our close collaboration with Engler Studio and Streeter & Associates is a perfect example of how a home can be crafted to suit the personality and lifestyle of our clients.
Midwest Home: Gull Lake Cottage
Gull Lake Cottage is featured in Midwest Home! The cabin, designed by Kristine Anderson while she was with Domain Architecture & Design, blends a subdued Scandinavian vernacular with a fresh palette of white-washed wood walls and accents of blue. As the homeowner says, "it's a little more New England than Up North."
Trends Design Award: Edgewater Penthouse I
We're happy to announce that the Edgewater Penthouse Ikitchen has been named a Trends Top 50 American Kitchen! The kitchen, published recently in Trends, was selected for its "excellence in design, function, product specification, and style." The home has also won a Sub Zero/Wolf Design Award, been featured in MplsStPaul Magazine and the StarTribune.
B.L.E.N.D. Award: Linden Hills Farmhouse
We are pleased to announce that our recently completed cottage in Linden Hills, built by ReuterWalton Construction, received a B.L.E.N.D Award for new home construction! The awards recognize quality residential design that fits the context of the surrounding urban fabric. The home's modest scale, open front porch, and traditional detailing bring welcoming warmth to its neighborhood.
MPLS.St.Paul Home: Fremont Georgian
Our Fremont Georgian is featured in Mpls.St.Paul Home! The extensive renovation transformed a dark, gloomy house into a crisp and comfortable light-filled oasis. An addition created a spacious kitchen and family room that take advantage of the light and views of the newly landscaped yard. Our collaboration with Engler Studio and Streeter & Associates (dubbed "The Dream Team" in the article) is a perfect example of how our clients' unique visions inspire our designs.
Architecture Minnesota: Golden Valley Residence
Peterssen/Keller associate Ryan Fish's award-winning Golden Valley Residence was featured in Architecture Minnesota. The home, completed by Ryan before he joined us at P/K, "brings cutting-edge energy solutions to a time-honored architectural style" as "sustainable design is all about function; it doesn't have to dictate aesthetic.
AIA Home of the Month Award: Cedar Lake Residence
Peterssen/Keller won an AIA Minnesota Home of the Month award for our stunning Cedar Lake Residence! The awards recognize "unique and valued design solutions" that demonstrate design excellence and respond to their surrounding context.
Kitchen & Bath Ideas: Golden Valley Residence
Peterssen/Keller associate Ryan Fish's Golden Valley Residence was featured in Kitchen & Bath Ideas magazine! This nearly "net-zero" home, featuring geothermal heating/cooling paired with photovoltaic solar panels, is a testament to how sustainable architecture and traditional design can successfully work together.
COTY Awards: Tyrol Hills Residence
Our recent collaboration with Bob Near of Streeter & Associates, theTyrol Hill Residence, received two COTY Awards from NARI Minnesota, including best whole house renovation! The awards recognize excellence in aesthetics, functionality, superior craftsmanship, use of innovative construction materials and techniques, overcoming difficult obstacles, and meeting client needs. We are proud that this transformation of a 1980's home, which integrated unique materials within an organic modern design, has been recognized!
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota: Donor Circle
Peterssen/Keller is proud to be a member of Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's (PAM) Donor Circle! PAM has been critical in identifying and protecting irreplaceable architectural treasures throughout our state, and we are pleased to be able to support their important mission. Read more about their efforts and how you can get involved on their website.
MPLS.St.Paul Home: Tyrol Hills Residence
Our recently completed transformation of a 1980's home in Tyrol Hill is featured in Mpls.St.Paul Home magazine. We removed all the interior walls, exposing the tall vaulted spaces hidden within the roof trusses. Spaces are defined by walls of red birch cabinetry, while glass transoms and hidden doors provide acoustic separation.
Architecture Minnesota: Firm Profile & Interview
Peterssen/Keller Architecture was featured in Architecture Minnesota! The profile showcases P/K and our studio space. The interview continues online in a video where we discuss architectural practice and our design process.
New Ideas Trends: East Isles Retreat
East Isles Retreat is a highlight of New Idea Trends. This wonderful collaboration with Coen+Partners Landscape Architects and ReuterWalton Construction was completed while Lars Peterssen and Gabriel Keller were at Domain Architecture & Design. An unuseable and unwelcoming backyard has become the center of summer activity, directly connecting indoor spaces of the home to the new terraces and pool. A row of birch trees and an elegant white fence frame the view of the new pergola and stone wood-burning fireplace.
MidWest Home: Meadow Lane Residence
The renovation of an original 1963 Elizabeth Close house was featured in Midwest Home. The design updated the home to allow for the needs of a modern family while respecting the original architecture. A new spiral stair now leads from the living room to the terrace below without obstructing the facade. Inside, the kitchen's ceiling was vaulted and a wall removed to open the space to the dining room, reflecting the important role the kitchen now plays in family life. The project, completed while Lars Peterssen was a principal at Domain Architecture & Design, is another successful collaboration with interior designer Sally Wheaton Huscha.
Kitchen Trends: Edgewater Penthouse I
Edgewater Penthouse I was featured on the cover of Kitchen Trends magazine! The condo, designed by Lars Peterssen and Gabriel Keller while they were at Domain Architecture & Design, is another example of the organic modern design approach that we can bring to our projects when our clients want a warm, contemporary interior.
Surly Brewing: Destination Brewery & Restaraunt
P/K developed the conceptual design for Surly Brewing’s newly announced “destination brewery”! A one of a kind experience in Minnesota, the 60,000sf brewery boasts many sustainable features and include a restaurant, beer garden, green roof deck, and even a windmill.
Landscape Architecture Magazine: East Isles Retreat
The East Isles Retreat was featured in Landscape Architecture magazine. The article highlights Coen + Partners award-winning landscape design, which plays modern geometries and subtle textures off the historic details of the Lake of the Isles home. A new raised terrace maximizes views of the lake and creates a direct connection into the home. The pattern of bluestone pavers clearly delineates areas of activity: panels of lawn, the pool, and a pergola and fireplace for outdoor living space.
We are excited to announce that the Lake of the Isles Residence and Vujovich Design Build received a COTY Award from NARI Minnesota! The home for Dan Buettner, which was designed by Lars Peterssen and Kristine Anderson while at Domain Architecture & Design, is a study in what is possible when talented designers, an inspired client and a meticulous contractor collaborate. Thanks again to Vujovich and all of the ASID interior designers that made it possible!
Renovation Style Magazine: Mount Curve Residence
The Mount Curve Residence, designed by Lars Peterssen and Garbiel Keller while they were with Domain Architecture & Design, was featured in Renovation Style magazine. “By abandoning convention and embracing change, one family elevates its humdrum kitchen from functional space to a high-art cooking and gathering hub." The renovation also included a sunlit family room addition that opened the home (and the kitchen) to the yard. This exceptional project is another collaboration with interior designer Andrew Flesher.
Midwest Home: Edgewater Transitional
Another fabulous Edgewater Loft was features in Midwest Home. As interior designer Sally Wheaton Hushcha said, the client “let us all flex our aesthetic muscles and do the things we were trained to do.” The result is a fantastic, one of kind pied-a-terre that exceeds the homeowner’s expectations. Explore the six page spread of luscious photos in the magazine (on newsstands now!), the article online, and our portfolio for additional photos.
Artful Living: Healthy by Design
Can your home bring you happiness? Dan Buettner discusses how his Blue Zones philosophies for living were applied to the design of his home's renovations in Artful Living. Responding to research showing that the happiest people live near water, his home and new master suite were opened to Lake of the Isles. With sweeping views and cool breezes, the new 2nd floor porch provides moments of rest and connection with nature that are essential to a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check out this great collaboration, including the ASID interior designers and Vujovich!
National SIPA Building Excellence Award: Kenilworth Bungalow
The LEED Platinum certified Kenilworth Bungalow was awarded a SIPA Building Excellence Award! SIPs panels, or Structural Insulated Panels, are high performance prefab building panels that were used as the walls and roof structure for the home. Constructed of rigid foam sandwiched between two layers of OSB, they are extremely energy efficient and cost effective. Associate Principal Kristine Anderson has also designed a number of SIPs projects, including her own north woods cabin.