Commission House recognized as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2019

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Commission House is one of 50 projects recognized by Finance & Commerce as Minnesota’s top design and construction projects for 2019.

Projects are judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.

Check out the project feature in Finance & Commerce‘s awards publication. 

Commission House is a new apartment development located in the Lowertown Historic District neighborhood of downtown St. Paul.

The original building was designed by Allen Stem and built by G.M. Deets in 1889 and was used for varying agricultural and retail tenants, most recently home to the Seestedt Carpets Building.

Pope Architects partnered with The Ackerberg Group and Northland Real Estate Group to remodel and redevelop the three-story building into 26  apartments and storefront retail.

Visit the Commission House apartments website to see more photos of the new development.


Owner: Ackerberg, Northland Real Estate Group
Architect: Pope Architects
Contractor: Weis Builders, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Mattson Macdonald Young
MEP Engineer: Cain Thomas Associates Inc.

See the rest of this year’s honorees on the Finance & Commerce’s announcement.