Canopy by Hilton - Minneapolis Mill DistrictMinneapolis, MN
Design Achievement - DLR Group is currently designing the new Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District in the historic Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton building. Built in 1900 and 1904, the Advance Thresher building has been on the National Historic Register since 1977. Originally designed by Kees and Colburn, the project is an excellent example of the influence of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan on large-scale commercial/industrial buildings in Minneapolis at the turn of the century. The exterior combines brick and beautiful terra-cotta detailing with a broad projecting metal cornice. The interior consists of heavy timber construction with soaring atriums that are filled with natural daylight.
Scope Summary - Converting all 7 floors (approximately 135,000 SF) of the building from office use to hotel requires a complete renovation removing all interior elements down to the structural frame. The hotel will have 182 rooms, grand canopy central, an independent restaurant and the creation of a sky lounge with dramatic views to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. DLR Group provided architecture, interior design, MEP and structural engineering services.