Architecture Ancillary Services: Master Planning & Feasibility Studies

Master planning can involve any number of activities, but primarily relates to master planning the build-out of a particular site or building over time. For site master plans, we collaborate with our in-house civil engineers to effectively and efficiently plan the overall layout of a piece of property, including the parking, buildings, green space, and other site amenities as well as develop cost estimates for the different phases of the project. The intent with the master plan is to provide a guiding document that helps an owner to build different phases of the site and buildings on the site over time. For building master plans, we take a new building or an existing building that needs to b

Architecture Ancillary Services: Interior Design & Consulting

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend indoors? Data indicates 90% of your time - that's a lot of time in the confines of four walls and a roof, whether it be your home, your work, or businesses you patronize. To that point it becomes critical to think about the interior environment and how that impacts you on a daily basis. It can affect your mood, productivity, social interaction, and even your physical health. That’s where interior design comes in. What we can provide with interior design is a holistic approach to looking at your indoor spaces and assessing layout, color, lighting, daylighting, volume, geometry, and composition. We bring all that together to design a space th

Ackerman-Estvold Welcomes Katie Rudser as Receptionist

Minot, N.D. – Katie Rudser has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as the Receptionist. Ms. Rudser is a Minot native and has previously held business office positions at several local organizations. Her responsibilities will include overseeing client interactions and providing administrative team support. Ackerman-Estvold is a professional engineering and architectural firm headquartered in Minot, ND, with additional offices location in Williston, ND, and Boise, ID. The firm provides planning, design, and construction services for public and private clients throughout North Dakota and surrounding states. For more information about Ackerman-Estvold, or the services we provide visit us at

Delivering a Construction Project

Getting a building project designed, priced, and built can be a daunting task. And with so many options for how to get from point A to point B it can make the whole experience quite the challenge - and it can get really confusing with all the lingo involved! We want to help at least a little by discussing some of the most common options and what each of them mean to a client. The delivery methods we outline assume the project in consideration needs design by professionals, the project needs to be bid or priced by contractors, and subsequently the project needs to be constructed. When should you hire an architect? Public building projects typically require an architect and local jurisdictions


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Minot, ND 58701


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