Designer selection committee


Hennepin County Office Facilities Study

This spring, the Hennepin County Staff Consultant Selection Group (SCSG) will be soliciting architectural/facility planning firms for strategic office facilities planning services on the Hennepin County Office Facilities Study. Read the full RFP (PDF).

Additional project information will be made to those firms interested in pursuing this RFP. Please register your interest by contacting as soon as possible for the additional project information.

During the solicitation process, the following questions were asked by prospective design firms.

HCGC elevator and escalator modernization

The window to register your interest for this project has been closed. An RFP will be issued to the firms that expressed interest in the project.

Committee background

The committee and its process was established by the Hennepin County Board in 1979 with subsequent modifications in 1983, 1994, 2002 and 2006. It is an advisory, non-statutory body that assists the county board and the county administrator in the selection of architectural and engineering consultants for major facility construction and remodeling projects. The committee has no approval authority, but does select consultants and recommends them to the county board for approval of contracts that are negotiated by county staff.

The committee solicits architecture and/or engineering consultants via the following methods:

  • Minnesota State Register
  • Finance and Commerce
  • American Institute of Architects Project Announcement Newsletter
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (of MN)
  • This website

Recent projects

The project selection history (PDF) lists the projects that have recently gone through the committee process. The recommended firm is listed, along with the two alternate firms.