Our relationship with Syngenta reaches around the globe, beginning with our design of their award winning regional seeds headquarters in Minnetonka, MN. This is a unique client, where significant focus is put on linking together corporate and brand values, the community and the collaborative nature of the organization. Their world-wide facilities are supported and nurtured…

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The consumer-centric advertising agency Wolfmotel went through a rebirth, becoming Modern Climate. Linked to this rebranding was the design of their new space on the top two floors of the historic Pence Building – which began life nearly a century ago as an 8-story vertical automobile assembly plant on Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue. The award winning…

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“See Structure.” This simple phrase is much more than a mission statement, it is at the heart of Meyer Borgman Johnson’s identity; it expresses both the fundamental nature of their work and their pride in what they do. Working closely, our designers and their engineers set out to create a space that would both highlight…

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To enhance Ecolab’s organizational effectiveness, they vacated two antiquated buildings and relocated 1,500 associates to an iconic building built in 1989. The renovation of the building amplifies Ecolab’s global mission and daily commitment to reducing global water consumption and helping the world be cleaner, safer, and healthier. Working closely with Ecolab, planning and design principles…

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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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For their new Minneapolis Location, Barnes & Thornburg wanted a design that reflected their local culture and pushed the boundaries of a typical law firm; their new identity and offices aspired to a ‘non-law firm’ attitude. This fresh vibrancy was accomplished by infusing all of the space with natural light, integrating entertainment and social gathering…

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In collaboration with a core & shell architect, the design team was engaged to drive this process from the inside out. This client engagement greatly benefited from a full-scan discovery process to define and mold not only AAN’s program but also its business model. While primarily an office facility, it also includes a large café,…

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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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Allianz Life’s new campus provides an energetic and efficient work environment, containing delightful spaces that reinforce connectivity across the organization. The new buildings provide an agile work environment for 3,000 employees, and consolidated all Allianz Life’s employees onto the one campus. The overall concept integrates landscaping and out of doors spaces with internal functions including…

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Located on the top three floors of a premier downtown office tower this project began as an internal remodeling project but then morphed into a full redesign. Kudos to the general contractor for a successful construction process taking place in discrete phases since Abbot Downing remained open during the entire remodeling process. Primary goals of…

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