Our efforts on this project began with an in-depth analysis of the existing systems serving the 245,000 SF mixed-use facility – previously known as Block E. This included analysis of mechanical and electrical infrastructure that would remain to serve future multi-tenant areas of the building, as well as infrastructure serving the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and the Timberwolves practice facility. We provided mechanical and electrical demolition drawings for systems and components that were to be removed to accommodate the renovation.
This project led to the development of criteria documents to define the mechanical and electrical work associated with the multi-tenant renovations and re-purposing of the facility. The project included the creation of a two-story corridor space with a new staircase connecting the two floors and new tenant demising walls. Our team developed a pre-schematic narrative to confirm scope understanding, and a design/build criteria narrative specifying the performance level and quality of MEP systems. We also included a review of the subcontractor’s design drawings, shop drawing review, and site observations. Dunham’s services on this project also included the City Works Restaurant, as well as various base-building upgrades.
A separate Dunham team provided full design services for the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. This 20,557 SF clinic is partially co-located with the Minnesota Timberwolves and includes exam rooms, procedure rooms, radiography suite, support space, group exercise area, nourishment area, MRI, and reception space.
Dunham also provided design services for the new Jack Link’s Headquarters with a street-level retail store and a restaurant bar with a venture partner. In addition to traditional office space, the new 78,000 SF lease also includes a test kitchen laboratory. The move doubled Jack Link’s downtown employee count from 150 to 300 people.