Why Hire an Architect? What do Architects do? And how can they help you? Few people realize how complicated it is to build-that is until they find themselves lost in a maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors and so on… Click here to read the rest of this article.

Phased Building Projects: making them work in rural hospital environmentsIf you lead a rural health care facility, you need to read this. And if you have ever led or are going to lead a building project, you definitely need to read this… Click here to read the rest of this article.

AIA Homepage: [The American Institute of Architects] Learn more about what architects do and how they solve operational challenges. You’ll find lots of architectural articles, research and resources.

AIA Minnesota Homepage: [The American Institute of Architects – Minnesota] Learn more about the local state chapter of the AIA, including upcoming events and Architecture MN Magazine.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association: A network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency.

LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: A page on the U.S. Building Council site that gives information about lots of issues, including the Green Building Rating System.

Minnesota Historical Society:  Information on grants and financial incentives for rehabilitating historic properties. Note: Engan Associates helps clients apply for these funds; for more information on some of these projects, see the Historic Preservation section of this site.