@9 Amenity Center50 South Sixth Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Design Achievement - An oasis to escape to during the workday, the @9 Amenity Center provides new common area spaces serving the needs of this downtown building’s tenants. The center caters exclusively to building tenants, providing them with social, networking, and wellness opportunities that are the envy of tenants at nearby buildings. DLR Group's design provides unique amenity spaces that include a work lounge and cafe, executive meeting and training rooms, client welcome area, and a rooftop terrace overlooking the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Wellness is just steps away with a state-of-the-art Fitness Center and Fitness Studio. Our design process involved extensive research into influences and drivers of employee satisfaction and engagement within Class A buildings, as well as study into what types of amenities can best be provided by building landlords rather than tenants. This research was supplemented through a series of focus groups with building tenants to inform the program and generate buy-in for the new space.
Scope Summary - We were retained by property manager Hines to plan and design a new Amenity Center for the 50 South Sixth property in downtown Minneapolis. This 14,000 SF space, occupying a portion of the building’s 9th floor, provided new common area spaces to serve the needs of building tenants, with the goal of promoting flexibility, choice and wellness via unique amenity spaces. The program included meeting rooms equipped with unique technologies, a lounge serving as both a social space and a third workplace, a fitness center, as well as access to daylight, nature and outdoor space via a new building terrace. DLR Group provided programming, interior architecture and design, and furniture services.