DWAN LEVELS 2 AND 3 WET BENCH RENOVATION

The University of Minnesota Medical School was in need of replacing their outdated, inefficient research labs and offices with more contemporary, open spaces. Co-locating multiple departments and divisions to the Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center Building on the Minneapolis East Bank campus provides a centrally located space with opportunities for collaboration with the hospital…

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MOOS TOWER LEVELS 1 AND 3 LAB RENOVATION

With researchers from the Department of Neuroscience and Institute for Translation Neuroscience working out of multiple buildings on the Minneapolis campus, the University of Minnesota desired a single location for researchers. The new, shared space will be located within Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower on the Minneapolis campus, and include an extensive renovation of 7,500…

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UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE LABORATORIES

In 2005, Alliiance designed the 128,000 SF University Enterprise Laboratories building as part of an initiative by the State of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, and University Foundation to foster bioscience industry growth in Minnesota. The design team transformed a vacant warehouse into a state-of-the-art bioscience incubator. One of the design challenges involved creating flexible space…

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VETERINARY ISOLATION FACILITY

The new Veterinary Isolation Facility serves Minnesota’s citizens and animal populations by identifying and monitoring emerging diseases, developing new diagnostic methods, vaccines, treatments, and preparing the next generation of veterinary scientists. The new Veterinary Isolation Facility also supports the College of Veterinary Medicine’s leadership in infectious diseases research: attracting renowned faculty, facilitating collaborative research among…

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BAYER INTERVENTIONAL

Inserted into an existing industrial warehouse, this new tenant space includes offices, labs and product warehousing. These 3 functions are organized in a clear and simple layout that can expand extrusion-like over time. Daylight, transparency, connectedness and open interactive spaces are emphasized through the design. The main entry and a large flexible gathering area define…

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL

Alliiance provided a unified 20-year master plan for St. Jude’s expanded global headquarters campus. The pavilion-like Technology Center is the first phase of the master plan, and is 4-stories in height and positioned at the site’s wooded edge. The facility provides flexible, light-filled spaces for offices, laboratories, training, light manufacturing, as well as research and…

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MINNESOTA POULTRY TESTING LAB

The Minnesota Poultry Testing Lab plays a role in role in human and animal health by facilitating the rapid identification of poultry diseases and certifying poultry products for interstate and international shipments. It is a cooperative venture between the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The lab…

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JAMES FORD BELL TECHNICAL CENTER

Alliiance has worked closely with researchers and product developers on General Mills’ multiple research campuses since 1994. By systematically constructing new and renovating existing laboratory, lab support, office, and pilot plant space, Alliiance has provided spaces that have increased the speed of innovation; agile work environments that foster the sharing of equipment, tools, and ideas.…

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THOMAS E. MURPHY ENGINE RESEARCH LAB

The Thomas E. Murphy Engine Research Laboratory is in an existing warehouse building off Como Avenue and 29th Avenue S.E. The lab promotes collaboration between engine experts and industry leaders for research and development. Explosion control, air intake, and exhaust requirements mandate that the test cells be located along an exterior wall and required significant…

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ECOLAB BUILDING H

Ecolab’s vision for the Building H Addition was to create an innovative and creative space for employees; enhance productivity and effectiveness of innovation for their employees while providing a state of the art training facility for their customers from across the nation. The two story addition includes training rooms, training labs, R+D labs as well…

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CARGILL MINNEAPOLIS R&D CENTER

The Cargill Minneapolis R&D Center facility works to maximize collaboration through formal and informal interactions across research groups and organizational boundaries. The 106,000 SF center consolidates primary R&D capabilities including food, chemistry, imaging, chromatography, biotechnology laboratories, and small scale pilot plant. An engaging customer experience tour path allows views into all of the laboratories, while…

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JOHN T. TATE HALL RENOVATION

The John T. Tate Hall Renovation is a comprehensive renovation and addition to the historic building at the University of Minnesota. The overall design approach focuses on creating new vibrant and flexible learning spaces for the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Earth Sciences, and general science students from the College of Science…

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PHYSICS & NANOTECHNOLOGY BUILDING

This facility functions as the new front door to the University’s College of Science and Engineering. Highlights of the building include over 43,000 sf of modern, highly flexible physics laboratories and support space, a 10,000 sf nanotechnology clean room, and office and meeting space for the researchers. Instilling a theme of connectedness, the project is…

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CARGILL BUILDING – MICROBIAL AND PLANT GENOMICS

In a technology-responsive, modern and natural environment, the design of the Cargill Building – Microbial and Plant Genomics supports research and collaboration. Work zones range from shared wet laboratories and bioinformatics spaces, to project–based team workstations, private offices and informal break out meeting spaces. As testimony to the quality of the space, the 100-person flexible…

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CANCER & CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH BUILDING

The CCRB is a flexible, state-of-the-art research environment designed to support faculty, staff, and researchers focusing on finding cures for significant health challenges from diabetes, cancer and heart disease, emerging infectious diseases and neurological conditions. The building was conceived as a gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District, a new research district on the campus of…

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BEE AND POLLINATOR RESEARCH LABORATORY

The Bee Research Laboratory is a flexible, state-of-the-art academic research laboratory that facilitates groundbreaking work on pollinator’s health and biodiversity. Led by world-renowned bee expert, Dr. Marla Spivak, this facility complements the pastoral St. Paul Campus. The color of the building was derived from the colors of honey and honeybees. The Bee Research Laboratory includes…

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