Firm Ground Architects & Engineers

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
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Our Story

Firm Ground Architects & Engineers, Inc. is comprised of an experienced group of architectural and design professionals committed to creating livable and valuable environments for our clients and their communities. Our diverse backgrounds and collective resources allow us to deliver functional, profitable and timely solutions to meet our client’s specific situation.

We closely collaborate in all areas of architectural and technical disciplines in order to establish a comprehensive consistency throughout the project. From master plan to completion, we make sure the project scope, programming and aesthetic are in sync with the programmatic needs and cultural sensitivities of our clients. This integrated approach enhances the potential for imaginative and successful solutions to every project.

  • Architecture and Supporting Engineering Services
  • Connection to Broker Services for Land Acquisition
  • Networking with Financial Institutions
  • Due Diligence Pre-Purchase Property/Building Inspections
  • Master Planning
  • Entitlement
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Space Planning
  • Preservation and Renovation Services
  • Interior Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Consulting
  • Graphic Design
  • Rendering

 

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
01 33 16 - Design Data
01 33 29 - Sustainable Design Reporting
01 45 26 - Plant Inspection Procedures
01 71 23 - Field Engineering
01 71 23.13 - Construction Layout
01 71 23.16 - Construction Surveying
01 78 53 - Sustainable Design Closeout Documentation
01 80 00.00.01 - Performance Requirements
01 81 13 - Sustainable Design Requirements
01 82 13 - Foundation Performance Requirements
01 82 16 - Basement Construction Performance Requirements
01 83 13 - Superstructure Performance Requirements
01 83 16 - Exterior Enclosure Performance Requirements
01 84 16 - Stairways Performance Requirements
01 86 13 - Fire Suppression Performance Requirements
01 86 16 - Plumbing Performance Requirements
01 86 19 - HVAC Performance Requirements
01 86 23 - Integrated Automation Performance Requirements
01 86 26 - Electrical Performance Requirements
01 86 29 - Communications Performance Requirements
01 86 33 - Electronic Safety and Security Performance Requirements
01 87 16 - Furnishings Performance Requirements
01 88 13 - Special Construction Performance Requirements
01 90 00.00.01 - Life Cycle Activities
01 91 13 - General Commissioning Requirements
01 91 16.13 - Foundation Commissioning
01 91 16.53 - Basement Construction Commissioning
01 91 19 - Facility Shell Commissioning
01 91 19.13 - Superstructure Commissioning
01 91 19.43 - Exterior Enclosure Commissioning
02 06 30 - Schedules for Subsurface Investigations
02 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Existing Conditions
02 22 19 - Traffic Assessment
02 25 16 - Existing Concrete Assessment
02 25 19 - Existing Masonry Assessment
02 25 23 - Existing Metals Assessment
02 25 23.13 - Welding Investigations
02 25 26 - Existing Wood, Plastics, and Composites Assessment
02 31 29 - Magnetotelluric Investigations
02 32 23 - Geotechnical Monitoring Before Construction
05 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Metals
06 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Wood, Plastics, and Composites
10 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Specialties
11 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Equipment
13 08 11 - Commissioning of Swimming Pools
13 08 23 - Commissioning of Planetariums
13 08 30 - Commissioning of Special Structures
21 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Fire Suppression
22 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Plumbing
23 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of HVAC
25 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Integrated Automation
26 05 73 - Overcurrent Protective Device Coordination Study
26 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Electrical Systems
27 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Communications
28 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Electronic Safety and Security
31 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Earthwork
31 09 13 - Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring
31 09 16 - Special Foundation and Load Bearing Elements Instrumentation and Monitoring
31 09 16.13 - Foundation Performance Instrumentation
31 09 16.26 - Bored and Augered Pile Load Tests
32 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Exterior Improvements
33 08 10 - Commissioning of Water Utilities
33 08 20 - Commissioning of Wells
33 08 30 - Commissioning of Sanitary Sewerage Utilities
33 08 40 - Commissioning of Storm Drainage Utilities
33 08 50 - Commissioning of Fuel Distribution Utilities
33 08 60 - Commissioning of Hydronic and Steam Energy Utilities
33 08 70 - Commissioning of Electrical Utilities
33 08 80 - Commissioning of Communications Utilities
34 08 13 - Commissioning of Roadways
34 08 23 - Commissioning of Railways
34 08 33 - Commissioning of Airfields
34 08 43 - Commissioning of Bridges
35 08 30 - Commissioning of Coastal Construction
35 08 40 - Commissioning of Waterway Construction
35 08 50 - Commissioning of Marine Construction
35 08 70 - Commissioning of Dams
40 80 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Process Systems
41 08 30 - Commissioning of Manufacturing Equipment
42 08 10 - Commissioning of Heating Equipment
42 08 20 - Commissioning of Cooling Equipment
42 08 30 - Commissioning of Drying Equipment
43 08 10 - Commissioning of Gas Handling Equipment
43 08 20 - Commissioning of Liquid Handling Equipment
43 08 30 - Commissioning of Gas and Liquid Purification Equipment
43 08 40 - Commissioning of Gas and Liquid Storage
44 08 40 - Commissioning Water Treatment Equipment
45 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
48 08 00.00.01 - Commissioning of Electrical Power Generation

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Animal Hospital / Kennel
Apartments & Condominiums
Casinos
Club House / Community Center
Design Build
Grocery Stores
Historic Preservation
Hotel / Motel
Manufacturing Plant
Mixed Use
Office Building
Residential Building
Retail Store
School / College / University
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Theater
Theme Park

Company Information

Year Established:
2009
Labor Affiliation:
Not Provided Request
Annual Volume:
Not Provided Request
LEED Experience:
Yes
BIM Experience:
Yes
Company Size:
10-19 Employees
Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
From $500,000 and above
Project Types:
New
Alterations/Renovations
Interior Fit-Ups

Diversity Classification

Small Business Enterprise

Associations & Memberships

AIA (American Institute of Architects)
AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students)
AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance)
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
NCARB (National Council Of Architectural Registration Boards)

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