As the preferred engineer of the 57‑story high‑rise, Dunham provides ongoing engineering services for the IDS Center – Minnesota’s tallest building. Our services range from retail fit‑outs, tenant improvements, fitness center, and commons area renovations, as well as remodels of vacated floors. Our work in the building totals over 175,000 SF. We work directly with IDS Center property services team as well as with various Owners to meet the unique needs of each client. These tenants include Lindquist & Vennum, Lazard Middle Market, Hays Companies, Crayola, People’s Organic Cafe, Yogurt Lab, Kraft Foods, Bank of America, Perkins & Will, Winslow Capital Management, and NRG Thermal, among others.
Fitness + Conference Center
In an effort to improve the amenities that the IDS Center offered to its tenants, Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the remodel of the third floor and annex of the tower. The project includes 14,000 SF of fitness and conference center space. The 7,200 SF fitness center has a main room for cardio and weight training, a studio for yoga, pilates, and personal training, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. The 6,800 SF conference center can hold 130 people and includes two training rooms, two meeting rooms, and a lounge.
Lindquist & Vennum, LLP
In a design-assist delivery model, Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the fit-up of the Lindquist & Vennum Law Firm. The project totaled 75,000 SF and occupied part of the 18th floor, as well as floors 19 thru 21 of the office tower. The project consolidated their space making all offices the same size and adding much needed collaborative spaces and natural light. With an open concept design intent, the firm opted for a large Commons space instead of traditional break rooms and added a stairwell near the lobby linking the floors together to encourage interaction.
Perkins & Will, StudioIDS
The goal of the project was to provide a flexible working environment with access to transportation. Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the fit-up of an 11,800 SF office space located on the 3rd floor of the IDS Center, overlooking the Crystal Court atrium. The office was designed to be a flexible, open workspace where the 65 staff members have no assigned desks. Each day employees can work in different seating configurations across the firm’s 120 chairs and 50 workstations. The design had a heavy emphasis on sustainability and a healthy work environment. This focus included utilizing the existing concrete floor as opposed to carpet, as well as leaving the ceiling exposed and unpainted.