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MacDonald & Mack has been at the forefront of the preservation movement since our founding in 1976, recognized as a leader and innovator in giving new life to existing buildings. In our 40 years of practice, we've worked on well-known structures across the USA, including more than a dozen National Historic Landmarks and over 500 properties on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2011, we were honored with the AIA Minnesota Firm Award, with the jury praising us as “the gold standard in historic preservation.”

 

Small firm, big results

MacDonald & Mack is large enough to take on substantial projects but sufficiently small to retain a nimble, adaptable, and highly personalized approach. All work is performed by or under the direct supervision of one of the four principals, ensuring each project meets the highest quality standards. Our entire architectural team fulfills the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architecture and Historic Architecture.

 

Design for a building's next era

Our specialty is working on existing structures. But our projects aren't exclusively "historic" in the traditional sense. We also work with mid-century Modernism and structures built in the last decade or two. There are key differences between designing new and working with what's already there and improving its function.

 

Nationally recognized expertise

Our experience and rigor mean that we're both meticulous and efficient, ready to start your project now. We're often called upon to assist other firms—one of nation's largest firms recently hired us to help with a project at Glacier National Park because we offered expertise they simply didn't have.

 

We've worked with local, state, and federal oversight bodies for decades. We know the  system and the questions to ask. Because of our proven abilities, our projects regularly receive approval without question from State Historic Preservation Offices and local Heritage Preservation Commissions.

 

case study > Pierre Bottineau House

Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota  > Awards: AIA Minnesota Honor Award, Minnesota Preservation Award  > Scope: Historic Structure Report, move to new site, complete restoration

 

Built in 1854, the Bottineau House had been moved multiple times. At the start of our project, it was languishing in a public works storage lot. Through meticulous archival research and forensic investigation, we determined how the house had been altered and how to restore its original design, from floor plans to window openings.  > READ MORE

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Design for a building's next era

MacDonald & Mack Architects gives new life to existing structures of all ages, from little houses on the prairie to majestic churches to streamlined icons of Modernism. We use the latest technology and our decades of expertise to examine the smallest details while always focusing on the big picture. We're old-building nerds and proud of it.

 

Our office is in downtown Minneapolis and we work across the USA.

 

Phone 612-341-4051

EMAIL info@mmarchltd.com

> MORE CONTACT INFO & MAP

 

Research > Investigate > Analyze >

Design for a building's next era

MacDonald & Mack Architects gives new life to existing structures of all ages, from little houses on the prairie to majestic churches to streamlined icons of Modernism. We use the latest technology and our decades of expertise to examine the smallest details while always focusing on the big picture. We're old-building nerds and proud of it.

 

Our office is in downtown Minneapolis and we work across the USA.

 

Phone   612-341-4051

EMAIL  info@mmarchltd.com

> MORE CONTACT INFO & MAP

 

Research > Investigate > Analyze >

Design for a building's next era

MacDonald & Mack Architects gives new life to existing structures of all ages, from little houses on the prairie to majestic churches to streamlined icons of Modernism. We use the latest technology and our decades of expertise to examine the smallest details while always focusing on the big picture. We're old-building nerds and proud of it.

 

Our office is in downtown Minneapolis and we work across the USA.

 

Phone   612-341-4051  
EMAIL  info@mmarchltd.com

MORE CONTACT INFO & MAP

 

612.341.4051  /  info@mmarchltd.com

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