Zvago Glen Lake Cooperative Housing Wins 2017 Top Project Award by Benjamin Hartberg

CALYX Design Group worked with OneTwoOne Development, Kaas Wilson Architects and BKBM Engineers to develop a multi-story senior cooperative housing complex in Minnetonka, just north of Glen Lake. This project was a Finance & Commerce 2017 Top Project.


Little Mekong Plaza Honored by Sensible Land Use Coalition by Benjamin Hartberg

CALYX Design Group along with Hmong American Partnership and the City of Saint Paul was an award recipient from the Sensible Land Use Coalition at their 5th Annual Great Places Award Ceremony.  Little Mekong Plaza is one of the first privately-owned public spaces along the Green Line. The landmark and gathering space reflects the Hmong, Vietnamese, and other ethnic and immigrant communities that live and operate businesses in the area.

Summer Internship for Landscape Architecture Student by Benjamin Hartberg

CALYX Design Group, a leading Landscape Architecture firm based in Minnesota, is seeking an intern at our Saint Paul / Cathedral Hill location.

CALYX Design Group’s practice encompasses all aspects of Landscape Architecture and Site Planning with foremost experience in Multi-Family Housing, Master Planning, Public Space Design, Community Development, and Commercial Mixed-Use. In addition to a broad portfolio of work within Minnesota, the firm and staff has extensive project experience throughout the greater Midwest region. More information about our firm and our work can be found on our web site: www.calyxdesigngroup.com

We are currently offering an internship in Landscape Architecture. Internships are offered for a limited term and have potential to lead to permanent employment. CALYX Design Group offers a stipend as well as a studio environment that provides opportunities for professional growth and participation in exceptional projects.

Skills Required:

·         Computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite)

·         An attention to detail, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities

·         Strong interest in and familiarity with horticulture

·         Be able to effectively manage his/her own time

·         Willingness to learn and participate in a diverse range of support tasks

Internship Duties:

·         Assisting with site analysis and creation of base drawings

·         Assist with redlines & basic drafting and some work with SketchUp

·         Assistance with creation of marketing and proposal information

·         Photography of Project Sites

·         Attend field meetings and review construction progress

Interested candidates should be college students, currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree Landscape Architecture program. Internship Period: May-August, 2017

Candidates must be available for a Skype or in-person interview (preferred), and be prepared to work regular business hours in our office.

Application Submission Requirements:

To apply for internship, please submit the following information:

1.  A one-page summary that describes your personal interest in landscape architecture.

2.  Relevant samples of your work to illustrate your range of conceptualization, artistic interest, technical acumen, and communication capabilities. 

3.  Current resume supported by TWO professional or academic letters of recommendation.

Email documents in a single PDF document -not to exceed 10mb to: ben@calyxdesigngroup.com,  subject line: ‘Summer Internship’. No phone calls please.

Little Mekong Plaza Construction Starts by Benjamin Hartberg

Calyx Design Group in conjunction with Hmong American Partnership and the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation & City of Saint Paul, have embarked on the start of the construction of an urban plaza and night market space near Western and University Avenue. Situated on the Green Line LRT, Little Mekong Plaza will serve as a catalyst in the community as a urban public space. Read more in the Finance & Commerce article here:




Staffing News: Mark Flicker joins Calyx Design Group by Benjamin Hartberg

On March 2, Mark Flicker joined the staff at Calyx Design Group as a project manager. Mark is a graduate of North Dakota State University and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Natural Resource Management. In addition to his technical background, Mark will also be actively working with clients to manage the in-studio design process and working in the field managing construction administration.

LASN Magazine Hardscapes Feature - Dakota County Western Service Center Plaza by Benjamin Hartberg

In the February, 2016 issues of Landscape Architect and Specifier News, Calyx Design Group was published in the Hardscapes Feature for our collaboration with Dakota County and Wold Architects and Engineers on the Western Service Center Plaza project in Apple Valley, MN.  This project featured a number of interesting elements which make it a unique plaza space, including the extensive use of Uponor in-slab heating and Cemstone concrete color throughout the plaza. 

Read the entire article starting on Page 14 here:



Job Opening - Entry Level Position Open through 1/6/16 by Benjamin Hartberg

Calyx Design Group has an opening for an entry level position in our small (but growing) St. Paul office. 0-2 yrs. experience with a degree from an accredited landscape architecture program is required. Candidates must be highly motivated, self-starters and eager to work in a studio environment. Work will range from schematic design and planning to construction document preparation and field observation. Additionally, field work performing site analysis and tree inventory will be part of this role. Our studio is a mentoring space, where you will be encouraged to learn and grow in the profession. 

The ideal candidate will have a balanced background in the landscape industry, understanding plant materials, soil sciences, and standard horticultural practices. Additionally, candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Technical experience using AutoCAD, PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, and Sketch-Up is preferred.  To apply, please submit your resume', 2-3 project examples, and a brief introductory letter with your contact information (in PDF format) to ben@calyxdesigngroup.com.

Letters of interest will be accepted from 12/6 to 1/6. Candidates will be contacted for an in-person or Skype interview.


Minnesota State Mankato: New Student Dining Hall by Benjamin Hartberg

Calyx Design Group helped design the site for a new 60,000SF dining hall on the north end of campus at Minnesota State University in Mankato. Working in close collaboration with campus staff, architecture team, and the civil engineer, the new site for the dining hall will include native plantings, natural stone walls, and high-efficiency irrigation. 

The project is set to be completed and ready for incoming students and Minnesota Vikings training camp in 2017. Click here for more information.