After two years since beginning construction, the Taft Minneapolis office has completed its final move into its newly remodeled space in the iconic IDS Center. The multi-phase move brings all 240 Taft Minneapolis personnel back together in a 93,000-square-foot space across four consecutive floors with a connecting stairwell.
It is now a state-of-the-art office, which required starting the design process from scratch and a full demolition of the space during the construction phase.
The new space is brightly lit and airy and will help better serve both personnel and clients. Major changes included upgrading finishes to create a modern look with abundant natural light and glass, adding more spaces for collaboration, and upgrading technology throughout the space.
The office’s largest meeting space, the Minnesota Room, doubled in size to better accommodate clients and visitors for seminars and special events. Attorneys and staff members have access to a spacious new café, which also serves as an informal gathering space.
Over the course of the two-year project, attorneys and staff members have moved multiple times between two IDS Center office elevator banks and up to 20 floors away. “Our IT staff and facilities staff should be recognized for their herculean efforts,” said Justin Weinberg, Taft partner and member of the firm’s executive committee. “We need to especially recognize Julie Munneke, director of facilities management, for her leadership and tireless efforts in seeing this project through – both on time and on budget.”
Taft Minneapolis looks forward to a full and robust return to the office and the opportunity to gather and enjoy the beautiful and highly functional spaces with colleagues and clients.