Our design team ensured Larson Capital Management made its mark within the first ring suburb of Minneapolis with the redevelopment of Crest Ridge, an office building in Minnetonka, MN. What was once a vacant single tenant office building is now an energized and amenity-rich multi-tenant office space, providing a compelling incentive for city dwellers to move out of the downtown core while still remaining close to main traffic arteries.
At the onset of the project, the ultimate goal was to create a highly-functional and engaging multi-tenant facility from what previously existed as a single tenant building. Our team approached the project with adaptive reuse in mind in order to preserve some key architectural elements, speed up the renovation process, and limit demolition waste.
The existing stair was brought up to code and now serves as the vertical connector of the building, extending across four floors to provide seamless access to new amenities. At the staircase’s base, a new common entertainment space with an engaging grab-and-go lounge and fireplace was created to best capitalize on the unobstructed views of the campus’ lush landscape, with access to water, trees, and a nature trail. Directly adjacent to this common amenity, the areas that lacked the most natural light were reimagined into training rooms, a fitness center, locker rooms and bike storage.