With plans to consolidate its more than 3,000 employees who were spread across nine different Minneapolis locations into one corporate campus, Cargill, Inc. enlisted Opus to design and construct a 920,000-square-foot, three-building, Class A office complex.
Known as Excelsior Crossings, the 31-acre development includes three seven-story buildings. The complex was built in three phases with each individual building making up a phase.
Each of the three buildings include basements and corresponding structured parking ramps.
To better achieve the campus feel and promote employee collaboration, the buildings are joined by three-story links – two levels above grade and one level below grade – that serve as dining areas during the day and large group gathering spaces at night. A central courtyard with a pond feature and outdoor dining areas with walking paths connects to the Hennepin County bike and walking path system.
Collaborating with Cargill from project inception as a part of Opus’
uniquely integrated design-build approach
, Opus designed buildings that included multiple amenities meant to help foster employee collaboration, engagement and productivity. Such amenities include: