ENTRY-  Faith’s Lodge is a retreat center for families who have lost a child or have a seriously ill child. It provides a quiet get-away where the healing process can start.  A winding road through the woods ends at this inviting covered entry.  Designed with Rust Architects

LAKE SIDE-   This view from the lake side shows guest suites on the lower and third levels,each with its own quiet deck or patio. The main public spaces and entry are on the second level.  A meditation/look-out on the fourth level features a 360 degree tree-top view.

Timber trusses and stone fireplace at entry

Abundant use of wood paneling, different in each suite and rustic furniture contribute to the pampered north woods feel.


The Matoska Park Restroom Building is located on a very visible site on White Bear Lake and on the road to Manitou Island, an exclusive residential area. Designed with Rust Architects.

The gable forms, stone base, arched areas which will be filled with artwork by local artists, combine to make this an architectural feature of the park. At the same time, the building and especially the interior needed to be very vandal resistant.

Barrel vault ceilings with beaded siding direct one's view to spaces for local artwork.


Clark Avenue is a three block long divided street with a wide center boulevard connecting downtown White Bear Lake the lake of the same name. Designed with Rust Architects.

ROTARY PARK PLAZA  Above is the termination at the lake with circular Kasota stone seating and pillars with a steel trellis which will eventually be covered with vines. Funded by the local Rotary Club, it features the Rotary 4-Way Test carved into the face of the seat stones.

CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA  The existing Civil War monument was relocated to a more prominent location at the north end of the Clark Avenue boulevard. A plaza featuring Kasota stone seating and pyramid topped pillars surrounded by lush landscaping provides a suitable setting.