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The Nordic House was recently published in Sweden, 'Svensk Dam Tidning'.
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Thanks, Rolf, for laying down over the railroad track. I hope the grooves in your back are neither deep nor permanent. As you know, owners care deeply about follow-through. You're da' man! Like that thing about the punch list; we thought your procedure was just brilliant. It's always nice when you can look good at the end of a project. Congratulations.

Solid Rock Foundation | Sense of Place
The art of Rolf Lokensgard is exhibited in Fireside Commons, Easter Lutheran Church showing drawings, renderings, and design from a solid rock foundation/family, church, education to a sense of place/design, goals, and faith. October 20 - December 20, 2010.

Home Swede Home
"We always look forward to coming home."

In memory and respect
Robert Swalve, "Bob the Builder", TrueLine Builders, LTD

I had the distinct honor of knowing and working with Bob, a friend and colleague. We worked together for over ten years on many projects from Plymouth to Summit. Bob always treated his clients as number one, never spoke negatively, always positive, and always fair. If there was ever a problem at the job site, he would strap on his tool belt and fix it. When he called, he never had to say who was calling, just "Hey Rolf" and I always knew it was Bob. His faith was strong, he loved his family, and had pride in his work. Hey, Bob.

From Bob's funeral:
"And we know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose."
--Romans 8:28

2008 Dedication
Fireside Commons and Spiritual Resource Library
Easter Lutheran Church Eagan, Minnesota

At the Dedication, Rolf was given a steel rule with the following words engraved, "To the Glory of God and in Appreciation of Rolf Lokensgard, Fireside Commons, Easter Lutheran Church, January 13, 2008"

Unless the Lord builds the house, Those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.
--Psalms 127:1

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established.
--Proverbs 24:3

2007 Minneapolis Preservation Awards - Day Block  With CityDesk Studio

The Day Block Building received an award for adaptive reuse of an historic property for 2007. The awards jury was comprised of six professionals representing the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and the Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The HPC is grateful for preservation-consciousness, hard work, and efforts to carry the legacy and heritage of Minneapolis into a better future.

"A retooled Day Block among Preservation Award winners"  --Linda Mack, Star Tribune Thursday May 17, 2007

What do three celebrated architects in town to jury the 2005 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards do on their night off? Architecture Minnesota's resident wit, Phillip Glenn Koski, AIA, has the scoop
Dateline: November 17, 2005
Jurors Dine and Tell

After deliberating the 2005 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards, jurors Lawrence Scarpa, Kirk Blunck, and Karen Van Lengen retreated with a small local AIA delegation to Restaurant Alma, a highbrow epicurean haven nestled in the penumbra of the University of Minnesota campus . . .
Architecture Minnesota March/April

Work Aesthetic

"Flexible light-filled offices rule the day. Who knew work could be so enjoyable? From the new and luminescent to the historic and character-filled to the exceedingly eco-friendly, these office designs brighten the workday considerably."
Pipe Dream: Day Block Renovation
Architecture Minnesota November/December 2006

Organic Style: transformation of a speedboat factory into the elegant bistro, Restaurant Alma
Architecture Minnesota July/August 2003

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award 1999
The Blue Ribbon Building, 530 University Ave SE
Register of Historic Places
Minneapolis, Minnesota

David told me about the Preservation Award your fire station renovation won, and I just wanted to offer my congratulations. Of course, we think our house is worthy of an award as well. This morning when I went out to get the paper I looked back at the house and was struck by how lovely it is, how well it works with our new landscape, and how happy we are with how it all turned out. Thanks again for your delightful design.
--Laurie Miller

Certificate of Recognition 1998
Easter Preschool
Eagan, Minnesota

Certificate of Recognition 1996
Dakota County Mentor Program

CUE Award (Committee on Urban Environment) 1987
Bardwell-Ferrant House Apartments
Register of Historic Places
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Given to propose aesthetic guidelines for the built environment, to improve what is drab, preserve what is natural, and protect what is beautiful. It is presented to projects which exemplify excellence and enhance the visual, cultural, or aesthetic quality of Minneapolis.

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Certificate of Recognition 1987
Bardwell-Ferrant Apartments
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Expansion of an old Carnegie Library
Register of Historic Places
Hutchinson, Minnesota
David Inman, 1994

Best Renovation of a Historical Building
Pioneer Endicott Center
Register of Historic Places
St. Paul, Minnesota

Other Awards:
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, AIA Minnesota
Licensed, Minnesota State Board of Architecture
Certified, National Council Architectural Registration Boards

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