The Nerdery

Located in Bloomington, MN

Situated in the Southtech Industrial Plaza, The Nerdery is an interactive production company.  The Design Partnership has provided design services at this location since 2000.  The Nerdery’s growth during this time has been from an initial 16,000 SF to the current 65,000 SF.

The casual workplace culture that has achieved two consecutive years as the #1 “Best Place to Work” as named by Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal, required a unique design approach.

TDP created several types of work station groupings to promote creative group project team activities.  Breakout conference spaces, a large break room / café space, and an auditorium (named the nerdatorium) that seats 200 in a raised tier seating arrangement were other unique design features.

Ceilings were left open to the roof deck in most areas.  Structural and utilities were painted and became a visual design feature that adds to the overall work experience.