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Finance & Commerce Top Projects

Finance & Commerce has released its list of Top Project for 2017.

Finance & Commerce has an independent panel that selects 33 honorees for Finance & Commerce’s annual Top Projects, from numerous nominations that were submitted.

Arteka is pleased to have performed the landscape work on 7 of the Top 33 Projects in 2017, and 8 of the Top 33 Projects in 2016.

According to Finance & Commerce’s website “The projects are judged for their degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts. All projects are eligible, whether new construction or a major renovation in commercial or residential.”

Arteka has completed the following list of Top Projects for 2016 & 2017


20170905_112929.jpg100 Washington: 100 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis
Owner: Shorenstein Realty Services
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Shea Inc.
Engineer: BKBM Engineers (structural); Michaud Cooley Erickson (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection); Oslund & Associates (landscape); Inspec (waterproofing)

700 Central: 700 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
Owner/Developer: Noland Properties Group and Bader Development
Contractor: Greiner Construction
Architect: Kaas Wilson Architects/ESG interior design
Engineer: BKBM Engineers (structural); Leaf Mountain Design (electrical); Kenneth S. Kendle PE (mechanical)
Other Contributor: Hess, Roise and Co. (historical consultant)

2700 University: 2700 University Ave., St. Paul
Owner: Flaherty & Collins, Indianapolis
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction
Architect: UrbanWorks Architecture LLC
Engineer: Landform Professional Services LLC (civil and landscape architect); G2 Group (interior design); BKBM (structural); Steen Engineering (mechanical, electrical and plumbing)

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Custom House: 108 E. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
Owner: Exeter Group (apartments); Nelson Construction and Development (hotel)
Co-Developer/Co-Owner: SPMU LP
Contractor: Frana Cos. (apartments); Stahl Construction (hotel)
Architect: BKV Group (apartments); INVISION Architecture (hotel)
Engineer: BKV Group (both sections)


20160802_125208Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: 680 Stewart Ave., ST. Paul
Owner: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Contractor: Knutson Construction
Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers
Engineer: HGA Architects and Engineers; Horwitz Inc. (design/bulid mechanical and plumbing); Parsons Electric (design/build electrical); LHB (civil)
Other participants: Aune Fernandez Landscape Architects (landscape design); Rippe Associates (kitchen consultant)

T3: 323 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
Owner/Developer: Hines
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction
Architect: Michael Green Architecture, DLR Group
Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates; StructureCraft (structural); Steen Engineering (electrical)

20160716_124349US Bank Stadium: 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis
Owner: Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: HKS Inc.
Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

University of Minnesota Bee and Pollinator Lab: 1634 Gortner Ave., St. Paul
Owner: University of Minnesota
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction
Architect: Alliance
Engineer: Sebesta/NV5 (mechanical, electrical, plumbing); Ericksen Roed & Associates (structural); Pierce Pini and Associates (civil)


IMG_0523Fifth Street Towers: 100 and 150 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis
Owner: Zeller Realty Group
Contractor: MP Johnson Construction
Architect: Shea Inc., Perkins + Will (fitness center)
Engineer: LKPB Engineers

HealthPartners Neuroscience Center: 295 Phalen Blvd., St. Paul
Owner: HealthPartners
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Architect: BWBR
Engineer: Ericksen Roed & Associates, Dunham Associates (mechanical, electrical and plumbing)

Ryan Green Wall 5-5-17Millwright Building/Ryan Cos. US Inc. Office: 533 S. Third St., Minneapolis
Owner: Artis/Ryan Millwright LP
Contractor: Ryan Cos. US Inc.
Architect: Ryan A+E Inc.
Engineer: Egan Co. (electrical), Master Mechanical (mechanical), Ericksen Roed & Associates (structural)

Minnesota Children’s Museum expansion and renovation: 10 Seventh St. W., St. Paul
Owner: Minnesota Children’s Museum
Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: MSR Design
Engineer: Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. (KFI) (MEP), Meyer Borgman Johnson (structural), Loucks (civil)

MN State CapitolMinnesota State Capitol restoration: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul
Owner: Minnesota Department of Administration
Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: HGA
Engineer: HGA

TRIA Orthopaedic Center: 155 Radio Drive, Woodbury
Owner: TRIA Orthopaedic Center LLC
Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Construction
Architect: RSP Architects
Engineer: Dunham Associates (MEP)

Zvago at Glen Lake: 14301 Stewart Lane, Minnetonka
Developer: OneTwoOne Development
Management company: Ecumen
Contractor: Frana Cos.
Architect: Kaas Wilson Architects
Engineer: BKBM Engineers, BDH and Young Interior Design

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5th Street Towers Renovation and Sphere Bar – 2017

Arteka has a long history of roof top deck, amenity decks and roof top gardens.  We again created an enjoyable space 2 floors above the streets of Minneapolis, MN; with the renovation of the amenity deck at 5th Street Towers and outside the addition of the Sphere Bar on their 2nd floor sky way level.

With the use of wood, concrete, and plant material; we have created an urban harborage.  It is a space to meet with clients, grab a bit to eat; and just get away from the hussel of your near by office.

This space features multiple seating areas, fire pits, and availability of excellent food near by at the Sphere Kitchen and Bar, makes this addition an asset to the building.  Star Tribune 5th St Towers

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