At this time of uncertainty there are some things that are certain: we need to look out for each other. We can lean on each other (even with social distancing). We are stronger together.
One of InSite Architects’ core values is to not just work in communities, but to serve them. In looking for a way to give back we compiled a list of opportunities to help others. We share these with you in hopes that people can both get the help they need and find comfort in being able to help others during these uncertain times.
We believe making our communities better and igniting change goes beyond improving neighborhoods through great design. Together we can make a difference!
Opportunities to help others:
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InSite Architects took an extra opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit this year – by participating in the Be A Santa to a Senior program.
InSite Architects' Elizabeth (Emmy) Jensen is now an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Her membership was announced in the November edition of the AIA Minnesota Matrix Newsletter.
The 2019 Saint Therese Foundation Gala was held on October 10, 2019. It was the Foundation’s 30th year of hosting the event.
It was a great evening full of inspiration, as well as a silent auction, raffle, formal dinner, and entertainment. InSite Architects’ Jill Krance nearly won the heads & tails game, sure to make a comeback next year due to its popularity.
See photos of the events on Saint Therese’s Facebook page here!
As part of the program they showed the Saint Therese New Hope Capital Campaign 2019 video (below), which thoughtfully encapsulates their vision to, “Grow [their] senior communities with thoughtful intention, driven by compassionate care for the individuals and families we serve.”
Much of the video is shot from the InSite Architects'-designed St. Therese Woodbury campus.
InSite Architects is proud to support and work with Saint Therese in their mission to “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”
Please click here or click the "play" button, below, to view the video!
Dawn Wieczorek Serves as Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin’s 2019 Projects of Distinction Awards Judge
InSite Architects principal Dawn Wieczorek, AIA, recently served as a judge for the 2019 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin’s Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Awards.
Dawn was asked to participate given her expertise in the role. The jury, made up of architects and engineers, evaluated entries based on design achievement, including quality, safety, and innovation.
The Projects of Distinction winners will be announced in February.
For more information, visit the award website.
Over 400 guests attended the Wesley Bradley Park grand opening event on Sunday, August 25, 2019!
The new Wesley Bradley Park project offers 99 independent living units, 50 commons apartments with assisted living-like services, 17 memory care apartments, and a brownstone with 32 condo-style apartments.
The grand opening allowed attendees to tour the campus, a variety floor plans and other accommodations, and get a sense of the community.
Visit Wesley Bradley Park's grand opening page for more information about the event and view Wesley Homes' slideshow of the event!
Congratulations to Wesley Homes and Walsh Construction!
Photo credit: Wesley Bradley Park
The Promenade of Wayzata is the recipient of Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2018 Award. Projects are judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.
The Promenade converted an aging retail mall on a former swamp to a vital urban housing and retail mixed use development in downtown Wayzata. The project includes senior and assisted living facilities, condominiums, commercial and office space, and open space called The Great Lawn for community activities.
InSite Architects’ Folkestone at the Promenade project is the senior housing component. Three blocks of senior housing contain independent living, assisted living, memory care, care center and commons spaces as part of the development.
Read the full story here.