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Business Profile: Ten X Ten

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Ten X Ten team at Freedom Square last summer Photo Source: City of Minneapolis

Ten X Ten is a Minneapolis-based Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Practice founded in April 2015 by Maura Rockcastle and Ross Altheimer. Both seasoned landscape architects with years of experience, Rockcastle and Altheimer’s vision for Ten X Ten is to create spaces that transform communities, adapt to changes, and push the field of design into the 21st century. Ten X Ten takes an experimental approach to projects, learning about each site through environmental, ecological and material studies so that the outcome is authentic to the community, environment and culture that it serves.
Before opening, Rockcastle and Altheimer worked with the Small Business Development Center at St. Thomas through the City’s Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) who helped them draft a partnership agreement, write a business plan, and identify startup costs. Now, Ten X Ten has settled into a space in the North Loop and worked on several notable projects nationwide including the Mill 19 development in Pittsburgh, the Tri-Faith Initiative campus in Omaha, two public libraries in Norman, Oklahoma, the Minnesota River Greenway Interpretive Plan in Dakota County, and Freedom Square, a temporary plaza in North Minneapolis.

Overall, Ten X Ten strives to create resilient, efficient, and sustainable design that will support the growth and health of cities long after being built.

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