Alexandria High School – Alexandria, MN
Moose Lake Mercy Hospital – Moose Lake, MN
Category: 2015 Health Care
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Amtico, ARDEX Americas, Armstrong Commercial Flooring, J+J Flooring Group, Tarkett | Johnsonite, Mannington Resilient Floors, UFLOOR Systems
Mercy Hospital and Healthcare is a critical access acute care hospital along with a separate skilled nursing facility in rural Moose Lake, Minnesota. The client wanted the 50,000 square foot expansion and renovation to be a warm and inviting environment with clearly defined spaces. BWBR chose Spacia Wood and Stone LVT, Mannington Biospec sheet vinyl and carpet tiles for durability and ease of maintenance. BWBR utilized a combination of subtle contrasting patterns/colors drawn from nature, to define areas and help with wayfinding. Floors By Beckers spent many hours preparing subfloors using both Ardex and UFloor/Uzin to create a glass-like finish. Both Mercy staff and patients are excited with the fresh and calming feel of the new addition. This challenging fast track project was installed by our professional union craftsmen and completed ahead of schedule!
Piper Jaffray Headquarters – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Category: 2014 Corporate
Starnet Preferred Vendors: ARDEX Americas, Tarkett | Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva
For more than a century, the Minneapolis based financial services firm of Piper Jaffray has been evolving and adapting to marketplace trends. Perkins + Will was enlisted to create an updated vision for Piper Jaffray’s existing 1990s headquarters. That vision highlighted the company’s evolution, reflected their brand, and served as a showcase for both their clients and staff.
A new reception area was created by leveraging the existing intricate woodwork with new, simplified materials. A comprehensive design scheme was created for cosmetic improvements and selective renovations were made to the office floors to complement their new vision. One of the key design features of the space is Piper Jaffray’s extensive art collection, creating a gallery-like setting.
Tandus’ Lumen carpeting, expertly installed by Floors by Beckers, supported and contributed to the design direction and modernized aesthetic. This carpet added a refined depth to the space with color and design shifting, provided flowing movement across the entire floor plane and transcended the special limits of the modular square.
Through a creative and cost-conscious design approach, Perkins + Will created a space that reflects Piper Jaffray’s brand identity and their vision for the future.