Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working with six other architecture firms and five developers, Collaborative Design Group served as the project’s coordinating architect, and architect and structural engineer of record. The $190 million, one million sf project included the restoration and reuse of the historic Sears building, transforming it into a mixed-use facility with spaces for retail, restaurant, office, and housing. Work included substantial urban planning and site coordination with multiple local and Federal agencies to planning for the construction of a new hotel, pedestrian promenade, Midtown Greenway development, and city transit center. An enclosed bridge over the Midtown Greenway provides pedestrian access to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, which is operated by Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the major office tenant in the renovated Sears building. A parking garage was also constructed on the site, edged on two sides by affordable, for-sale townhomes.