Snow Kreilich Architects is a nationally recognized and award winning architectural studio based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio was formerly Julie Snow Architects, founded in 1995 by Julie Snow. With each project led by design principals Julie Snow and Matt Kreilich, the studio focuses on producing architecture that performs against multiple measures of design success. This focus has resulted in consistent design recognition for projects that rely on a fresh and intensive design investigation of every project. We have developed shared working methodologies that result in consistently intelligent buildings that are well conceived and carefully detailed.
Our ability to deliver across all measures of design success is evidenced by our numerous awards from both our clients and design peers. Since its inception, the studio has received significant and consistent design recognition, winning a variety of design awards ranging from a Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, a Design Distinction Award from I.D. Magazine, a National AIA Honor award, a Progressive Architecture Award, a Holcim Bronze Award for sustainable construction and several GSA Design Awards & Citations.
We have performed master-planning, programming and conceptual design exercises for our clients in a collaborative studio-based design investigation. Detailing, materials and systems are all part of the design’s conceptual basis. Continued evolution of design and detailing is pursued through the documentation process. Full-scale details, mock-ups, physical and computer models are used to explore the project in all its dimensions. Interior design services, custom furnishings and furniture specifications are also performed in-house. Through collaboration with specialist designers and engineers, we expand our team to accomplish projects of significant size and complexity. We have consistently worked with several key consultants to develop critical working relationships that allow us to extend our collaborative methodology beyond the studio; allowing us to perform projects of considerable complexity and scale.
The X House is balanced on the rocky terrain on a half-mile of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula coastline overlooking Lake Superior. Adjacent to the owner's multi-generational family retreat, the land was purchased to enhance the family's tie to this place and this landscape.