AJC Architecture -  Architectural Design, Facility Planning, Site Master Planning
Experience Base
Mr. Cers has led the design of a wide range of projects in his 30 years of practice. Below is a short selection illustrating his breadth of experience. For more information and for project types not listed please use the Contact AJC link to the left.
 
Dakota County Robert Trail Library
Dakota County Robert Trail Library
New 28,000 SF branch public library in downtown Rosemount, MN. Completed in 2009, this project was the first in Dakota County to embrace advanced energy management concepts and the County’s new Sustainability Standards. Mr. Cers was the Design Architect for the project while at the Durrant Group, Minneapolis. This is the latest of six Public Libraries designed by Mr. Cers.
Science Museum of MInnesota
Science Museum of MInnesota
New 375,000 SF home for an internationally prominent science education institution on the downtown St. Paul riverfront. Mr Cers led the Ellerbe Becket design team in creating a landmark facility that has become a new model for similar institutions. Completed in 1999, the project spurred the redevelopment of the riverfront.
Corporate Office Campus - Greeley, CO
Corporate Office Campus - Greeley, CO
New 600,000 SF regional headquarters office space for a major Auto Insurance Company. The project began with a master plan for four new buildings and was the driving anchor of the new 650 acre Promontory Point mixed-use development west of Greeley, CO. Three buildings were completed as of 2006. This of just one of four large corporate office projects designed by Mr. Cers while he was with EllerbeBecket.
Star Tribune Headquarters Strategic Master Plan and Facilitiy Remodeling
Star Tribune Headquarters Strategic Master Plan and Facilitiy Remodeling
In 1994, the Star Tribune Newspaper Company commissioned Ellerbe Becket to perform a strategic facilities analysis of their existing downtown Minneapolis headquarters building with a focus on how it could be reused to respond to major changes in their business. Mr. Cers was the Lead Planner in this effort and created a long term vision for reuse of the facility which resulted in a reconfiguration and expansion of the building. Construction was completed in 1996 with no interruption in newspaper production.
Dakota County Western Service Center
Dakota County Western Service Center
New 165,000 SF mixed use government service center Apple Valley, Minnesota. Rapid population growth in the western half of Dakota County away from the County Seat required providing government services near the growing population. Uses included government agency offices, five District courtrooms, and a County branch library. Mr. Cers was Lead Designer and Project Architect for the building which was completed in 1991.
Kingdom Centre, Riyadh Saudii Arabia
Kingdom Centre, Riyadh Saudii Arabia
Iconic high-rise mixed-use development of 3.3 million SF completed in 2003 in Riyadh for Kingdom Holding Company. Mr. Cers was a member of the core Ellerbe Becket design team and was specifically responsible for the three story shopping center in the podium.
Philip Morris Information Technology Center
Philip Morris Information Technology Center
Ellerbe Becket was hired to design a new IT center to consolidate worldwide IT and employee support functions near Philip Morris' Richmond VA headquarters in 1997. Mr. Cers led the programming and design effort for the project.
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