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Historic Consulting

We incorporate in-house historic consulting into our architectural services and offer historic consulting as an independent service. Historic consulting goes hand in hand with our adaptive reuse and historic preservation work. Having the AWH team work directly with the historical research and tax credits streamlines the process and informs our designs to acknowledge and honor the history of the building. Our mission to best serve our clients and our inherent curiosity led us to become experts in historic tax credit consulting. Alex Haecker was a commissioner on the Heritage Preservation Commission Board and has a multifaceted perspective of how projects are reviewed.

Historic Consulting Services:
Tax Credit Consulting
Code Analysis and Change of Use
Condition Assessment Reports
Documentation Studies

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Experience:
Bemidji Carnegie Library (Large Grant), Bemidji, MN
Lake Harriet Methodist Church (Multiple Small Grants), Minneapolis, MN
Lanesboro Historic District Expansion Nomination (Small Grant)
Lanesboro Art Center (Small Grant), Lanesboro, MN
Winona Islamic Center (Small Grant), Winona, MN


Maytag Building

The Maytag Building has a new breath of life. Erected in 1916 by the Maytag Company, in the classical Chicago School style, this Minneapolis warehouse building served as the company’s northwest branch. Until recently the building was underutilized…

Hewing Hotel

Winner of 2017 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award for Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Adaptive Reuse Project. AWH  performed a Value Analysis to review the options for the building including a Condition Assessment, Fit Plans and Historical Review.

Printers Exchange

After years of deferred maintenance and under-utilization, the Printers Exchange is posed to become a revived anchor to the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District. The primary facade facing 4th street is clad in terra-cotta and will be restored to its original glory…

Thorp Building

The Historic Thorp Building is a unique complex of creative industrial spaces, art studios and galleries, businesses, roaming hallways and Northeast Minneapolis artifacts. AWH Architects has been the base building architect for 10 years.

Hillman Mechanical & Porter Electric Warehouse

The Hillman Mechanical and Porter Electric structures were converted from underutilized warehouse structures into mixed used, fully restored buildings. The project received both Minneapolis HPC Certificate of Appropriateness and NPS approvals.

Merchant’s National Bank

The Merchant’s National Bank is being fully restored to its original glory. The building was designed by Architect Edward P. Bassford, and erected in 1892 in the Romanesque style. The project has received both HPC and NPS approvals and is pursuing LEED Platinum Certification.