Downtown Duluth

Stability engineered seven buildings in the historic downtown Duluth area including the renovations of an existing church and parsonage and the end unit of an existing building, as well as several new builds. The parsonage is being converted to a restaurant; we strengthened the floor system to accommodate 100psf and designed an addition at the back of the buildings that includes a full height basement.

We renovated the main and basement levels of the church building, and added two new buildings (planned for retail space) at separate elevations to side and back of the church. All 3 buildings are aesthetically connected to one another and structurally independent.

A restaurant building was added adjacent to the remaining end unit of the original downtown building strip. The restaurant includes a covered roof deck elevated above the main roof structure. The restaurant shares an exterior wall with the adjacent buildings but is also structurally independent.

Other buildings added are a traditional white box commercial building designed to aesthetically match surrounding masonry structures and a two-story building with wrap around second level balcony.




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