2024 Promotions to Senior Associates

We are pleased to announce the following promotions to Senior Associate. Stefan Balaz, AIA, LEED AP Stefan is a strong project architect and project manager who brings an even-handled demeanor to his projects. He has been active in creating staff cohesion, consensus, camaraderie, and mentorship while gaining the confidence of clients and project teams through…

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2024 Promotions to Principal

We are pleased to announce the following promotions to Principal: Brent Greer Brent joined Alliiance for technology support and now oversees the firm’s IT. He took Alliiance from a one-server network to an in-house data center and then ultimately transitioned the firm to a cloud-based network. A true problem solver, Brent has been critical in…

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2024 Promotions to Associate

We are pleased to announce the following promotions to Associate: Savannah Belcher Savannah is critical to the smooth running of Alliiance. She has filled several positions from project assistant at Alliiance’s airport office; general administrative work at the headquarters; to her current role leading accounts payable, employee expense report processing, and the huge task of…

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Celebrating Our Science and Technology Leaders

Alliiance has over 50 years of experience planning and designing more than 2.5 million square feet of Science + Technology (S+T) space. Our comprehensive expertise spans research and development in both academic and business environments, enhancing our ability to promote a crossover of innovation and new ideas across this spectrum. The breadth of our work…

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ENTER / Must-Stop Architecture: Four Minnesota Rest Areas

MnDOT Jackson SRA

This week, AIA Minnesota’s ENTER features the MnDOT Clear Lake and Des Moines River Safety Rest Areas near Jackson, MN, designed by Alliiance. In a few short vignettes, readers can get a glimpse into the unique design elements of each location and further understand how these spaces fit into their surroundings. Read all about it…

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Oleg Kozlovskii placed Top 50 in the Skyrise 2022 International Architecture Competition!

Oleg Kozlovskii

The competition challenged participants to create an innovative and iconic landmark skyscraper. Oleg sought to combat issues of urban density, gentrification, and depersonalization in his design by “empowering a vibrant, interconnected, and inclusive community” within the typical rigid and unlively fabric of a skyscraper. His modular concept maximizes flexibility and returns agency to residents to…

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2023 New Senior Associates

Destin Nygard Destin joined the firm in 2007 and has 22 years of experience. He has supported and led a wide variety of project types including Abbott Corporate Campus Expansion and Rosedale Mall Modernization. More recently, Destin has developed a specialty for regional airport facilities. His experience includes numerous projects at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International…

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2023 New Associates

Michael Cheng Michael joined Alliiance in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience. He plays an important part in our service to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), providing both project management and architectural design. Michael fills a unique and essential role on a variety of MAC projects, many technical in nature, requiring intensive collaboration…

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People’s Choice Award for Memphis International Airport Concourse B Modernization

Memphis International Airport Concourse B modernization

The Memphis International Airport Concourse B Modernization received a People’s Choice Award for the Renovation and Restoration category at this year’s AIA Memphis Awards Gala! Since 2013, we have worked in close partnership with UrbanARCH to design a world-class passenger experience through state-of-the-art amenities, regional character, and enhanced convenience. Congrats to the team for this…

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Bringing people together through the new performing arts expansion

At Alliiance, collaboration isn’t just a buzzword—it’s an active practice and key component of our project process and success. In the Center for Performing Arts expansion, we worked closely with the organization to develop the best solutions for the building tenants, artists, staff, and visitors, as well as the broader performing arts community and Kingfield…

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Finding: Site-Sourced Design

Xcel Midtown exterior under bridge

by Nina Ebbighausen, AIA, LEED AP “[Our job is] not to reproduce the visible, but to make visible.” –Paul Klee   “The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building.” –Louis Kahn   Introduction In our fast-paced and nebulous digital world, architecture that has an integral relationship to…

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