Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R)
710 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Service area: 200 miles
Service Area: Accepting projects across the country.
Sustainable design has always been embedded within our design philosophy and methodology. We believe architecture is the art of making places of enduring value, which by their nature are highly sustainable: well-built, functional, of their time and place, and respected by the community. The need for energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction has expanded our commitment to the environment. Sixty-six percent of our professional staff is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited, and we have designed many high performing buildings, which meet, or exceed, LEED certification standards. We practice a holistic approach that integrates the ethical issues of environmentally-conscious design with our commitment to both high level solutions for our clients and to the social and cultural enrichment of the larger community. In 2007, MS&R became the first Minnesota firm to commit to the 2030 Challenge, which advocates for architects to design buildings to meet an aggressive schedule of carbon emission and energy reduction goals.
Making smart and truly sustainable choices requires broad, conceptual thinking combined with deep technical and practical knowledge and exploration. MS&R has implemented a sustainable architecture initiative designed to encourage, educate, and inspire the firm’s employees, clients, and consultants. Specifically, the firm is committed to these core strategies:
1. Reduce carbon emissions in our building projects by 60% by 2010 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
2. Be advocates for sustainable architecture by pursuing innovative ideas, testing new theories or methods, measuring results, and sharing our findings.
3. Maintain the majority of our staff as LEED accredited professionals.