To encourage and reward builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods.
Thank you for your interest in the BLEND Award! If you are a current submitter, a past winner or even a general follower, we have an update that may affect you.
As we continue to see the reverberating effects of the pandemic and its subsequent effects on....well, everything, we have made the difficult decision to take a one-year hiatus from the BLEND Awards program.
We have every intention of being back on board in 2023 when project inventory is up, workloads are leveled out, and submitting for a well-deserved award is something to look forward to, (and notto stress about).
In the meantime, please continue in your efforts to do and support great work in our neighborhoods, and we'll see you next year!
Warm regards, The BLEND Awards Committee (June 2022)
Congratulations to the 2021 BLEND Award Winners We are grateful for all you do to enhance our community and for your continued commitment to BLEND.
BEST IN SHOW Unbungled Bungalow Architects: Mark Nelson- AIA; David Heide - Assoc. AIA David Heide Design Studio Builder: A-Squared
RENOVATION/ADDITION: Residential Minneapolis Natural Architects/Designers: Jim Scott - Assoc. AIA, Bill Nagel; Locale Design Build Builder: Locale Design Build -Minneapolis-
Victorian Veranda Architects/Designers: Kurt Gough - Assoc. AIA, Greg MacKenzie - Assoc. AIA; Shelter Architecture Builder: Terra Firma Property owner: Gretchen and Tom Twiss -St. Paul-
Unbungled Bungalow Architects: Mark Nelson- AIA; David Heide - Assoc. AIA; David Heide Design Studio Builder: A-Squared -St. Paul-
NEW CONSTRUCTION: Commercial The Donegan Architects/Designers: Todd Hewett, Will Pigeon; DJR Architecture Builder: Reuter Walton Development -St. Paul-
2021 BLEND Awards "Virtual Ceremony"
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Blend Awards! We hope to see you next year for an in-person ceremony!
2021 Blend Awards Ceremony "Virtual Keynote" Thank you to Kathy Kullberg from If Your Walls Could Talk, for serving as our "virtual keynote" speaker for the 2021 BLEND Awards ceremony. Please click below to hear her fascinating talk about discovery the history and secrets of any property!