Our bags are packed; we’re headed out the door, and we’re hitting the career fair circuit! Check out our opportunities at http://www.crawfordarch.com/careers/.

  • February 21 – University of Kansas 2017 Architecture Design & Planning Career Fair
  • February 23 – Montana State University 13th Annual Celebration of Architecture
  • February 28 – University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
  • March 10 – Kansas State University Design Expo


Since groundbreaking in October 2016, the $1.3 billion 2020 Project at the University of California, Merced has been making significant progress. The project calls for doubling the size of the campus by 2020. Approximately one million square feet of new classrooms, labs, housing and amenities are being added to enhance student life, enable academic distinction and expand access to higher education. Congratulations to the team on this significant project. Crawford Architects is proud to be part of this groundbreaking project where great work is being produced on a daily basis. Look at what we have accomplished together.



duoThe international planning, architecture and interior design firm of Crawford Architects has elevated Joe Corvaia and James Pastine to associate principal.

Corvaia has been with the firm for 14 years. He will be involved in all aspects of office operations and project management as well as building and managing client relationships for sports and entertainment projects. He has been involved in many award-winning projects, including the Branson Landing Waterfront Development in Branson, Missouri, McLeod Center Arena and Human Performance Center for the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the Pegula Ice Arena for Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. He is currently assigned to the Minnesota Vikings’ Corporate Headquarters and Training Facility at Viking Lakes in Eagan, Minnesota and the Health and Human Performance Education Complex for McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Corvaia is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

Pastine, who joined the firm 13 years ago, will be involved in the management of the office and projects as well as build and manage client relationships for sports and entertainment projects. Currently, he is serving as the project manager and designer for the A. Zahner Company expansion in Kansas City, Missouri and the Twin Cities Orthopedics project, which is a sports medicine center and orthopedic clinic and surgery center in Eagan, Minnesota. Pastine has been involved in historic renovation and higher education projects, including the Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field and Tse Ping and Cheng Cheung Ling Sports Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.



Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium will officially open Sept. 8 with the Jacks Bash concert featuring country music superstars Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Lee Brice. The first football game in the 19,000-seat stadium is set for Sept. 10 against Drake. The kickoff celebration is a joint effort by SDSU and South Dakota based First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard, the exclusive sponsor of the concert. Organizers are expecting more than 25,000 people for the private event.

“This concert is first and foremost a celebration for SDSU students and Jackrabbit football fans,” said Justin Sell, SDSU director of athletics. “However, we also are looking forward to introducing thousands more from around the region to come celebrate this great new stadium and the growing stature of Division 1 athletics in South Dakota.”

The new Dana J. Dykhouse stadium capacity will increase to 19,340 (up from 11,000) and will contain premium hospitality spaces in the forms of suites, loge boxes and club seats. Each of these areas include indoor/outdoor space, enhanced food and beverage options and exclusive restrooms among other amenities. These premium spaces will provide a one-of-a-kind gameday experience that Jackrabbit fans are sure to enjoy.

“When the new stadium opens in September, it will be one of the best in the country. It is designed to serve Jackrabbit football and its fans for generations to come,” said Dana Dykhouse, CEO of First PREMIER Bank. “But we only have one opening weekend. We want to give the program’s faithful fans and the students of SDSU a kickoff celebration they’ll never forget.”

South Dakota State University football fans will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium during an open house on Aug. 27.



In addition to naming Vikings practice facility and team headquarters, TCO announces plan to construct full-service orthopedics center on Eagan site

Eagan, MN (August 2, 2016) – The Minnesota Vikings, along with partners Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), the City of Eagan, Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, today celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium – the Vikings new practice facility and team headquarters slated to open in March 2018.

“Following the recent opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, today’s groundbreaking marks another significant milestone in Minnesota Vikings history,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “Constructing this world-class facility and formalizing the partnership with TCO furthers our goals of building this football team for sustained success, developing long-term business relationships, and ensuring our organization remains a strong community partner.”

The approximate 40-acre Vikings campus is expected to include (renderings available here):

  • New administrative offices for Vikings staff
  • Outdoor stadium with an anticipated capacity of 6,000 (expandable)
  • Five outdoor practice fields (including stadium field) – four grass, one synthetic
  • Outdoor training areas, including a sand pit and inclined surfaces
  • Indoor practice facility with a 100-yard synthetic surface field and full-clear height for kicking
  • Team auditorium and player position meeting rooms
  • Media center/press facilities
  • Expanded locker room, weight room and equipment facilities
  • Cardiovascular and specialized speed rooms
  • Hydrotherapy room and post-workout recovery rooms

C:UsersanygrenDocumentsVikings Headquarters - ARCH_dmurphy@crawford-usa.pdf“Today marks just the first of many more groundbreakings we hope will occur on this exciting 200-acre development,” said Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire. “The Vikings team headquarters and practice facility in Eagan opens up a whole new gateway to the northeast part of the city, and we are proud that this flagship franchise will now call Eagan home.

The TCO announcement builds on an existing Vikings-TCO relationship, as the two have long-partnered on the annual TCO Vikings 5k race and TCO has been the team’s Official Orthopedic Provider.

“Twin Cities Orthopedics has built a strong bond with the community by providing decades of trusted orthopedic care,” said TCO President David Holte, MD. “Our continued and enhanced partnership with the Vikings further demonstrates our commitment to athletes of all ages and emphasizes our expertise to help athletes recover through the broad spectrum of preventing and treating injuries.”

The performance center and stadium will serve not only as the home of the Vikings but also will be available to youth, high school and amateur athletics and other community events. The destination will serve as an anchor to a total 200-acre development expected to transpire over the next 10-15 years, the first piece of which was unveiled today with TCO’s announcement of a new 88,000 square-foot, full-service orthopedics center on the Eagan campus.

“Serving as a high-profile partner at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings gives Twin Cities Orthopedics a great opportunity to spotlight our services and continue to strengthen our presence in the metro area and specifically in the Eagan community and southeast metro,” said TCO Chief Executive Officer Troy Simonson. “We are privileged to have our name beside the Vikings and be their neighbor on this campus with our new, full-service orthopedic and sports medicine facility.”

“This is a natural partnership as both the Vikings and TCO are community advocates with a focus on healthy and active youth,” said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren. “While the new headquarters will allow us to continue building a best-in-class franchise that thrives in a progressive work environment, our vision and partnership goes beyond the new practice facility and is truly about developing a regional asset that will serve this community on a daily basis and become an exciting destination.”

For more information, please contact Vikings Executive Director of Communications Jeff Anderson at 952.828.6570 or andersonj@vikings.nfl.net or TCO’s Nathan Bowie at 612.677.2250 or nathan.bowie@onesimpleplan.com.

About Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium

Designed by Crawford Architects and built by Kraus Anderson Construction Company, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium comprise the Minnesota Vikings new practice facility and team headquarters scheduled to open in March 2018. The approximately 40-acre project will include four outdoor football fields, a full-size indoor football field, and a 6,000-seat stadium; player position meeting rooms and team auditorium; expanded locker room, weight room and equipment facilities; cardiovascular and specialized speed rooms, a hydrotherapy room, and post-workout recovery rooms; a broadcast studio and media center; and administrative offices for Vikings staff. Located off I-494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway, the performance center and stadium will serve not only as the home of the Vikings but also will be available to youth, high school and amateur athletics and other community events. The project is the first phase of an overall 200-acre development expected to transpire over 10-15 years and set to include offices, retail, residential, hospitality and a conference center.

About Twin Cities Orthopedics 

Twin Cities Orthopedics is an all-inclusive orthopedic, sports medicine and wellness provider. For more than 70 years, TCO has proudly provided a full spectrum of orthopedic care devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and conditions that affect the body’s muscles, joints and bones. TCO’s expertise includes services such as imaging, outpatient care, orthotics and prosthetics, and custom research based sports performance programs.

TCO’s integrated team led by 110 orthopedic physicians strive to provide superior quality care for people of all ages and abilities at 39 state-of-the-art facilities in the Twin Cities and at six orthopedic urgent care clinics. Visit TCOmn.com to learn more.   

 For a great video from the groundbreaking today, please head over to the Vikings Website: www.vikings.com


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 – The Minnesota Vikings have selected Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company as the architect and construction manager for the team’s new Eagan practice facility and headquarters.

“Establishing this leadership team is a major step forward on our new Eagan home,” said Vikings Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Steve Poppen. “We are thrilled to once again engage in a large project with a Minnesota-based construction company such as Kraus-Anderson, as they have a tremendous body of work and strong reputation within the community. Both Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson have long-standing relationships with the Vikings and together give us complete confidence in designing and building this project on time for a March 2018 opening.”

Based in Kansas City, MO, Crawford Architects is well-known for designing state of the art human performance facilities and multi-use destination developments. Some of their recent projects include the Virginia Mason Athletic Complex for the Seattle Seahawks (Renton, WA), Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State (University Park, PA) and the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at South Dakota State University (Sioux Falls, SD).

“This new facility will continue the Vikings ascension within the NFL, raising the bar for the team, for NFL training facilities and for human performance facilities nationwide,” said Crawford Architects Principal David Murphy. “We are proud to join the Vikings and the NFL in their significant commitments to the Eagan community and intend to leverage the area’s economic development engine by bringing new attention, jobs and consumer traffic to the community from all over the country through the design of this complex.”

Kraus-Anderson, headquartered in Minneapolis, has more than 100 years of construction experience within the community. Recent noted projects include the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (Minneapolis, MN), the Sanford Center (Bemidji, MN) and Alexandria High School (Alexandria, MN).

“We are excited to get underway with the Vikings headquarters project, continuing a relationship that goes back more than 30 years and includes the construction of the Vikings current Winter Park facility,” said Kraus-Anderson Construction Company’s Chief Operating Officer Al Gerhardt. “We are committed to delivering this project safely and on time and on budget, consistent with our core purpose of building enduring relationships and strong communities.”

The new team headquarters, located off I-494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway, will include outdoor and indoor practice fields, a 6,000-seat stadium, team meeting rooms and auditorium, a broadcast studio and media center, and administrative offices for staff.  The facility is the first phase in an overall 200-acre planned development expected to include offices, retail, residential, hospitality and a conference center with the Vikings headquarters as a development anchor. Construction of Phase I is expected to be complete in approximately 20 months, while the remaining multi-phase, mixed-use development will depend on market analysis and occur in stages over the next 10-15 years.

“This project will not only provide a first-class training facility for our players and business environment for our staff, but it will also allow us to transform this site into an international destination and a regional community asset,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “We appreciate the partnerships with Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson and look forward to officially breaking ground on the Vikings future home.”

With site work beginning earlier this month, an official groundbreaking is scheduled to take place August 2nd. More details on that event will be distributed soon.C:UsersanygrenDocumentsVIKINGS - Site and Massing_dmurphy@cr


On Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM, please join us for our presentation, An Alternative to a Single Terminal Airport – Remodel What We Have”. This will take place at the KCPL – Plaza Branch

This will be an opportunity for the voting public to view an alternative plan  to destroying our existing airport, put together by Crawford Architects in Association with Woods Bagot.

KCI Renovation Briefing Announcement


We enjoyed a Thanksgiving Potluck in the office this year, complete with Honey Baked Ham and some of the best side dishes! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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What a day in history! On November 3rd, we got the opportunity to experience an amazing parade in support of our boys in blue, The Kansas City Royals, for their 2015 World Series Win!! The Crossroads was beaming with people on their way to celebrate the parade. The newspapers state that in the city there were about 800,000 people, which is double the amount of people that actually live in this city! Way to go Royals and way to go fans!!


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The 2015 Best Projects competition in the Mountain States featured over 100 entries. They were judged on degrees varying form design and construction quality to community, industry and innovation among other categories. A panel of eight judges from all areas of the industry—architects, GCs, consultants, academics and engineers—selected winners in each of categories. Crawford Architects was pleased to have received an ENR Best Award in the Sports and Entertainment Category. We received the award at a banquet in Denver on Oct. 29. When they presented this award, the presenters mentioned that this category had the most entries that any category has ever had in ENR Mountain States. We are proud to congratulate all of our team: JE Dunn, Henry Carlson, Banner Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, Associated Consulting Engineering, Architecture Inc, & Structural Engineering Associates. Check out our project below and stay tuned for the magazine article online.ENR Best Award


Writer Greg Bishop of the MMQB wrote this story about experiencing CenturyLink Field from the stand. Check out the photo of the Toyota Fan Deck at the beginning of the article and then keep an eye out for this story in the upcoming Sports Illustrated.



ENR Mountain States has recognized the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex (SJAC) at South Dakota State University as the Best Project in the Sports | Entertainment Category.  A panel of eight judges from all areas of the design and construction industry selected winners in 19 categories.  The judges also selected a number of merit winners and awarded ties in some categories including 3 projects in the Sports | Entertainment Category.
  The winning projects including the SJAC will be covered in more detail in the October issue of ENR Mountain States.  We have our fingers crossed as the SJAC is still in the running for top honors as the Best Overall Project to be announced on October 29th in Denver.  Congratulations Team SJAC!!


Crawford Architects is working with RGA Architects of Lake Charles, Louisiana to design the new Health & Human Performance Education Complex Building at McNeese State University.  The project consists of a 4,000 seat arena for basketball and auxiliary gymnasium facilities for volleyball competition (600 seats) plus basketball practice floors.  Another component of the project includes approximately 15,000 square feet of classrooms and laboratories for McNeese State’s H&HP Program.  State of the art training and operations facilities for basketball and volleyball are also housed in the complex.  Design is on track for completion this year with construction set to start early 2016.


Zahner just recently posted about the top 14 Icons of Kansas City on their blog. They reference projects from all corners of the metro, and Crawford Architects has the honor of being featured in #13 & 14. Read the rest of the article here, to see what other places were featured.


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Phase 1 of the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium is close to completion.  The completion of Phase 1 kicks off the final season for Coughlin-Alumni Stadium which opened in 1962.  Construction of the Phase 2 – West Sideline Tower is also proceeding on-schedule.  At the conclusion of this football season, the remaining  concrete structure will be demolished to make way for a new grandstand.  Phase 2 will be completed for the Jacks 2016 football season.

Phase 1 includes new grandstand structures on the east sideline and the south end zone plus one of the largest video displays in FCS College Football.   Hard hats off to the JE Dunn | Henry Carlson Construction and Dant Clayton team for their good work.

On a side note, the view from the camera platform on top the video display is spectacular.