Lakeview Restaurant in Warroad, MN takes advantage of its location on the south shore of Lake of the Woods. Built by the Red Lake Band of Ojibwa, it features a sunburst window and other native inspired details. Designed with Rust Architects

The restaurant interior reflects its northwoods location with peeled tree trunk columns and  Its Ojibwa heritage with a floral pattern based on traditional bead patterns in the tile borders. 

A band of large windows provides a panoramic view of Lake of the Woods.


This storefront is part of a revitalization of downtown Hastings, one of the oldest cities in Minnesota. It was designed to give the feel of a 19th century store at a modest cost. The windows are surplus insulating glass in standard sizes. The red brackets are from an architectural salvage dealer. High transom windows allow daylight to penetrate far into the shop space- essential before fluorescent lights and again becoming popular with energy concerns. Designed with Blanck and Farnan Architects.

Construction photo of Reissner Meats. The dropped ceiling was removed exposing the original tin ceiling and a non-discript 1960's storefront was replaced with one in keeping with the orginal design of the building.


This new bank in White Bear Lake, Minnesota provides efficient office and banking areas with additonal rental/expansion space. The timber trusses continue through the banking lobby and are reflected in the glass entry wall. A covered colonade protects visitors on their way from parking to the main entry. The building's arts andcrafts/north woods style makes it a comfortable yet exciting workplace. Designed with Rust Architects.

LOBBY AND FIREPLACE- The lobby features a wood and timber truss vaulted ceiling with light entering from both gable ends. The focal point is a natural stone fireplace. The hearth and lintel are each a single piece of stone chosen by the mason at the quarry. 

SUNKEN GARDEN- A landscaped garden with stone retaining walls provides natural light and views for the lower level turning it into desireable leasable space.