Designer selection committee

Announcements

Currently, the Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee (DSC) is not soliciting for architectural/engineering services on County projects. Please check back periodically for information on future projects at Hennepin County.

Recommendations

The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee (DSC) has concluded the fall session of the 2017 DSC process for the selection of architectural/engineering firms for design and construction administration services. The DSC’s recommendations are shown below.

New Southdale library (1005259)

  • Recommended firm
    MSR
  • First alternate
    HGA
  • Second alternate
    Leo A Daly

Westonka library replacement (1004468)

  • Recommended firm
    Gensler
  • First alternate
    LSE Architects
  • Second alternate
    PDI Design Group

North Regional library refurbishment (1004474)

  • Recommended firm
    Bentz / Thompson / Rietow
  • First alternate
    Gensler
  • Second alternate
    Collaborative Design Group

1800 Chicago triage center (1005173)

  • Recommended firm
    Mohagen Hansen
  • First alternate
    Leo A Daly
  • Second alternate
    HGA

Medina communication consolidation and office remodeling (1005639 and 1005640)

  • Recommended firm
    Alliiance
  • First alternate
    Wold Architects & Engineers
  • Second alternate
    HCM Architects

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.

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