Finance & Commerce Announces Top Projects of 2018
Three RSP projects were recognized by Finance & Commerce in their annual Top Projects Series for 2018: Jack Link’s Minneapolis Operational Headquarters, InterContinental Minneapolis St. Paul Airport and Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center. Top Project submissions were judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management and sustainability efforts.
Jack Link’s Minneapolis Operational Headquarters
This isn’t your typical corporate headquarters. The design goal: bring the North Woods downtown. Reclaimed wood adds warmth and character to walls while an 8-foot tall Sasquatch welcomes guests and employees in the lobby. Red and black plaid mimic the company’s jerky packaging and eclectic accent pieces complete the ode to the company’s northern Wisconsin heritage. Beyond conference rooms and work stations, there’s also a stylish research and development lab. Chefs and product development teams experiment with flavor and try new techniques. Click to learn more about the story here.
InterContinental Minneapolis St. Paul Airport
The InterContinental, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is the first hotel at the MSP Airport. With 291 rooms — including nine suites — and two restaurants, this 12-story, five-star design is perfect for a staycation or a comfortable night-in for international travelers. A penthouse-level observation bar with unparalleled views, world-class spa and the signature InterContinental Club Lounge, makes this an impeccable leisure destination. And for business guests there’s no shortage of amenities with a business center and nearly 25,000 SF of convention and associated spaces. Click to learn more about the story here.
Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center
Their mission? Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Removed from the urban core, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) sought a new location that would connect them to the community in a more meaningful, visible and relevant way. The new facility helps JAUM meet demands for program expansion, operating needs, technology upgrades, and provides programs to local schools at little or no cost. “Junior Achievement’s new facility will…open eyes, stimulate minds, ignite curiosity, and plant the seeds of possibility,” David Serrano, RSP Design Principal. In addition, the new building will be able to serve twice the number of students each year. Click to learn more about the story here.