Vesterheim gives special thank you to the many companies who helped bring Vesterheim Commons to fruition! Their dedication, expertise, and hard work are evident in the beautiful structure and details.

With 7,600 square feet spread across three levels and almost an acre of surrounding landscaped patio, this building project physically links the past and the future, connects the museum collection to the Folk Art School, and enriches the Vesterheim visitor experience for those coming to Decorah or participating digitally through a new video and photography production studio. Find out more here.

Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway & New York City, NY
BNIM, Des Moines, IA

Construction Manager
McGough Construction, Des Moines, IA

Meyer Borgman Johnson,
Minneapolis, MN
Morrissey Engineering, Omaha, NE

ARUP, New York, NY (Acoustical)
Atelier 10, New York, NY (Sustainable Design)
Eckersley O-Callaghan, New York, NY (Building Envelope)
Fast + Epps, Brooklyn, NY  (Structural Engineers)
FP&C, Kansas City, MO (Code)
Terracon, Cedar Falls, IA (Environmental)

1st Window Treatments, Des Moines, IA
2nd Nature Landscaping, Bloomington, MN
Alamco Wood Products | Bell Structural Solutions, Albert Lea, MN
Artisan Ceilings, Waterloo, IA
Benzing Surveying LLC, Waukon, IA
Braun Intertec, Cedar Rapids, IA
Casper Plumbing & Heating Inc., Decorah, IA
Croell, Inc., New Hampton, IA
CTI, St. Louis, MO
Darold Berger Masonry Inc., Waukon, IA
David Bear, Inc., Urbandale, IA
Erdman Engineering, Decorah, IA
Finholt Construction, Decorah, IA
Floors by Beckers LLC, New Brighton, MN
For Sure Roofing, Des Moines, IA
Glen-Gery Brick, Urbandale, IA
Kinzler Construction Services, Waterloo, IA
Latitude Signage, Grinnell, IA
Perry Novak Electric, Decorah, IA
Schumacher Elevator, Denver, IA
Skold Construction, Des Moines, IA
Skyline Construction, Decorah, IA
Summit Companies, Rochester, MN
Walsh Door & Hardware Company, Iowa City, IA
Wicks Construction, Decorah, IA
Wilkie Sanderson, Sauk Rapids, MN
WL Hall, Hopkins, MN
Wright Way Computers, Decorah, IA
Young’s Painting & Decorating, Independence, IA

All good projects start with proper planning, and Vesterheim Commons could not have progressed without the knowledge, creativity, and expertise of the architects, landscape architects, engineers, and consultants who gave a solid start and met every challenge along the way, exceeding expectations! We are grateful for the partnerships that made these dreams take shape.

Read further to learn about the design team – Snøhetta, BNIM, MBJ, Morrissey, and McGough – who helped create Vesterheim Commons and the specific ways they connected to the project.

This article is from Vesterheim, Vol. 20, No. 2. The magazine is a benefit of a Vesterheim membership. For more articles like this, join now here to receive new issues twice each year!