CURTIN MATHESON SCIENTIFIC

Located in Eden Prairie, MN

This project was designed for a National distributor of medical supplies. Functions included are offices with conference space, warehouse, and order assembly and shipping areas.

Sensitive treatment of brick detailing, land forms and building materials helped tie the project to its site and make a successful connection of the low office mass to the higher warehouse building.

In 2011, The Design Partnership completed a three part assessment of a cross section of 16 schools in the district.

Accessibility – Accessible routes from parking/ dropoff to entry, main office, elevator and restrooms were studied and solutions were provided.

Signage – Identification of the school, way-finding applied to the exterior and interior, and identification of all interior spaces was analyzed.

Landscape – Clean up of mature landscape materials and a concept to minimize maintenance by using perennial plantings and less lawn area was developed, with an eye to improving the visual image of the school to the community.

Rough cost estimates were also provided for use by the district for budgeting the improvements.

The final report consisted of a booklet with photos and plans as needed to convey the recommendations.