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Project Size: 170,640 s.f.
Kraus-Anderson Role: Construction Manager at Risk
Historical renovation of Valspar’s former headquarters into a world-class research and development environment in downtown Minneapolis. An 88,266 s.f./5-story facility built in 1903 and an attached 82,374 s.f./ 3-story building from 1912 were renovated to include laboratory, meeting, training and office space; with an advanced mechanical infrastructure to handle the airflow requirements of the facility. Work was performed in compliance with historic tax credit requirements. Historic architectural elements include restoration of window frames, removal of paint on all brick surfaces, restoration of hardwood floors; restoration of the original entrance, brickwork and natural limestone; and the salvaging and repurposing of some large timbers as furniture. The project team participated in an enhanced safety initiative in participation with Minnesota OSHA’s Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Level 3 program, completing over 185,000 man hours without a lost time accident.Valspar is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry.
Saint Paul, MN