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3M Corporate Headquarters Renovation

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    • to welcome visitors from around the world, a new lobby reflects 3M's mid-century campus with a combination of classic modern furnishings and new contemporary materials
    • Overview

      Part of an ongoing transformation of 3M’s corporate headquarters, this renovation and expansion project features a new entry and reception lobby that give visitors from around the world a first impression of the company’s brand as a global leader.

      MSR has collaborated with 3M Company on several architectural and interior design projects. Featured here is a renovation that includes a visitor entry and reception lobby, lounge areas, spaces for informal group collaborations, and more formal conference rooms. The design balances contemporary approaches to material use in a 21st-century work environment with respect for the existing mid-century modern corporate campus context to evoke a timeless quality throughout. Rooms and corridors incorporate high-quality, durable finishes and furniture designed to withstand use by thousands of people each day. Large glass partitions offer visitors on the skyway level views through the core of the building to the natural prairie gardens outside.

    • the design incorporates new contemporary materials within the existing mid-century modern campus
    • common areas overlook a new courtyard space at the center of the campus quad
    • new meeting and lounge spaces accommodate a variety of work styles, from collaborative group interactions to focused individual work
    • corridors physically and visually connect to the new working spaces, and serve as a gallery for one of 3M's photography collections
    • a simple entry addition complements the existing mid-century modern building
    • Specifications

      Location: Saint Paul, MN

      Type: Renovation/expansion

      Size: 32,300 square feet


    • Project Contact

      Josh Stowers

      • Architect / Principal
      • josh@msrdesign.com
      • 612 889 0034
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      Rachelle Schoessler Lynn

      • Interior Designer / Senior Associate
      • rachelle@msrdesign.com
      • 612 308 1623
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