Wells Fargo Plaza Renovation
Location: Bloomington, MN
Partnerships: Ed Farr Architects
Accolades: NAIOP 2010 Award of Excellence in the category of Repositioned/Renovated Project, Illuminating Engineering Society 2011 Minneapolis/Saint Paul Section Award for Achievement in Lighting Design
Built in 1974 the Wells Fargo Plaza is a prominent landmark along Interstate 494 in Bloomington, Minnesota. At 24 stories high this Class A office tower was the tallest building in the city for almost 15 years. A highly competitive leasing climate created the need for an exciting facelift to this queenly icon and a major renovation of 75,000 square feet of public space took place in 2010. LKPB Engineers, an IMEG Company provided full engineering design services for the renovation. The Plaza’s small dark lobby became a bright, two-story atrium with a glass curtain wall and tiled, water wall feature. Attractive energy efficient lighting boosted all three entrances. Special lighting and lighted artwork enhanced the elevator lobby. New stainless steel LED lighting circles the top of the building, creating an impressive crown that highlights the night.