The fast-growing Minneapolis creative agency Olson’s stated purpose is to build and activate brand communities, utilizing equal parts strategy, creative and technology. In their new home on the top five floors of the historic Ford Center, which once served as a Ford assembly plant in downtown Minneapolis, life at Olson is all about fostering connection and community—with each other, clients and the community.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Outsell is a digital marketing software-as-a-service company recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Their award-winning Digital Engagement Platform enables automotive brands, dealers and agencies to engage with consumers in an analytics-driven, brand-consistent manner from the national to local level.
Local trucking firm Rihm Kenworth needed to update and expand their office space while relocating to provide convenient access to customers and allowing for large trucks to maneuver in and out easily. The company wanted to enhance collaboration and employee wellbeing while building their brand and company culture. This was accomplished by creating 16 workstations and 47 offices as well as 20 ancillary and collaborative spaces for the 75 employees working at the Rihm Kenworth offices in South St. Paul.
The Global Design Lab of a Fortune 500 manufacturer in St. Paul, MN establishes space as a place for creative energy and strategic brand development. With the goal of inspiring design innovation, this lab pushes the boundaries of an open work environment. A bench system eliminates cubicle walls and barriers between people. Standing-height tables between bench clusters promote the impromptu conversations that can reveal new ideas.
PUBG Corporation, developer and publisher of the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds video game, established a Madison office in late 2017. Because the Midwest continues to draw gaming and tech companies, PUBG upgraded their location and image in 2018 to attract and retain talent and build their brand and corporate culture.
Carlson Companies is a global group of integrated companies providing travel, hotel, restaurant, cruise and marketing services directly to consumers, corporations and government entities. For a company with the stated mission – Building Better Relationships – it’s not surprising that they recognize the critical importance of workplace environment.
In Spring 2016, Children’s Minnesota Business Campus relocated 575 full time employees in administration and support roles from multiple locations to one consolidated site. Echoing the playful interiors of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the new office features nods to the colorful spaces featured throughout the healthcare system and shows their deep commitment to their core value of “kids first”.