Kraus-Anderson Corporate Headquarters office in Minneapolis has been recognized with a 2018 Award of Excellence in the category of Downtown and North Loop by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The project is one of 13 selected for recognition for achievement in project development, form and function, architectural integrity, market feasibility, sustainable attributes and unique project challenges.
Designed for, and with input from, KA employees
Designed by Pope Architects and developed and constructed by Kraus-Anderson, the five-story, 100,000 s.f. LEED Silver office building is situated within the unified, mixed use redevelopment of the KA Block that was built concurrently. The KA office is wrapped in glass to maximize downtown views and daylighting. More than 100 KA employees provided input into the design of the open office collaborative work environment, with amenities including fitness center, standing desks, training center, patio, coffee bars and “KAfé.” More than 30 flexible secondary meeting spaces are provided throughout the building, allowing employees plentiful options for collaborative and individualized work.
A blending of cultures
KA employees from three previous office locations were brought together under one roof, with great care taken to thoughtfully blend highlighted traditions and cultures from each location. The new building provides a modern workplace for approximately 300 employees, on the site of KA’s home since the 1940s.
Sustainable elements include high-efficiency building control systems; LED lighting; daylight harvesting controls; Transit Oriented Development, with access to public transportation and parking and charging stations for fuel efficient vehicles; 31% reduced water use; FSC Certified wood products, and low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials. More than 75% of construction waste was diverted to recycling.