After little success in selling their home, the owners and Mekus Tanager undertook a project to update and renovate this French country style home so that it would compete in a luxury home market, where the competing houses are typically spec-built or built-to-suit luxury homes. With a set budget in mind, the design solutions implemented sought to maximize the ROI for the owners while enticing prospective buyers to vision the house as their future home.
The US Department of Health and Human Services had renewed a 10 year lease but the 186,000 sf facility was in need of updated finishes, repair of wall finishes, and repair and replacement of certain doors and cabinetwork. Some departments required architectural reconfiguration. Existing offices were to remain intact where possible. The client requested that the facility remain in operation throughout the entire construction process. The costs for all work had to be separated for each division (36 in all).
Milestone AV Technologies (a Duchossois Group portfolio company) selected Mekus Tanager, Inc. to design its new, state-of-the-art Global Headquarters & Design Center within an existing building in Eden Prairie, MN. Milestone AV Technologies has several facilities located in Minnesota, and a goal for the project was to combine many of the products and functions of these facilities into one location while maintaining operation/distribution facilities elsewhere. Another goal for the project was to create an atmosphere and corporate culture of interdepartmental cohesion and collaboration, thus increasing productivity and efficiency while also allowing employees to feel more involved and invested in Milestone AV Technologies.