About us

Who We Are

Modern Oasis is an Architecture and Design firm from Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are associated with and built on the design philosophy of internationally renowned architect Charles R. Stinson. Modern Oasis was established in 2012. We have delivered design solutions that seamlessly blend aesthetics with functionality.

Modern Oasis focuses on modern residential homes and architectural products. We hold to a belief that everyone deserves to live beautifully and we believe in the transformative power of architecture to shape environments and enhance lives. We offer Repeatable Designs through our Ready Plans® System, so we can make high-end modern residential architecture more accessible, simplifying the process of designing and building modern homes, to intelligently build with innovative, cost effective and environmentally responsible systems and practices.

What’s In The Name?

Being “Modern”: Being open to, and internalizing the best of where we have been, where we are, and possessing an unabashed enthusiasm for where we can go… and maybe most importantly, making the choice to go there. It is a departure from traditional styles and a focus on innovative design, materials, and construction techniques. We are often associated with functionalism, simplicity, cleanliness, and the use of new materials.

An “Oasis”: A place that is both intimate and private, self-contained, life-giving and nourishing but not isolated or walled off from the world. An oasis has an abundance of what is required to live, freeing a person to focus on what is important to them and provides a sense of refuge, inspiration and tranquility. We area place that offers a respite from the ordinary, incorporate thoughtful design elements, and fosters a sense of harmony and well-being for our clients.

What We Do

Intelligently merge the strengths of eco-friendly practices, innovative building technologies with the warm modern design of Charles Stinson homes to minimize environmental impact and create spaces that stand the test of time. The results are a beautiful, high quality, high value option, timeless and inspiring spaces that reflect our clients', builder’s, and developer’s vision while promoting sustainability and harmonizing with the surrounding environment. We strive to exceed expectations through creativity, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.

With a diverse team we bring a wealth of experience to every project. Our expertise in Residential Design allows us to approach each project with a unique perspective and a tailored solution.

How We Do It

Modern Oasis combines local and regional design, architecture, builders and construction methods developed for the unique challenges and diverse thermos conditions of the Midwest. Because we are starting with extreme and varied conditions, we are designing and building a platform ready for reapplication across geographies and to programs ranging from high end, custom single family, to well appointed, repeatable multi-family.

Our Versatile Platform, Thoughtful Modern Design, and Intelligent use of cutting edge building technology combine to create better homes for occupants, better value for buyers and a better products for developers while doing our part to move the building industry forward.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us a Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper “Home of the Month” and many other recognitions over the years. These accolades serve as a testament to our dedication to delivering outstanding architectural solutions.

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