Donaldson Company Office Building
Project Type: Office Building; Bloomington, MN
Client: Donaldson Company
LHB was hired by Donaldson in the fall of 2010 to develop plans to completely renovate the cafeteria, kitchen, and courtyard of a building located on the corporate campus of this multi-national engineering and manufacturing company. In addition to the renovation, the program includes an expansion of the seating area in order to increase capacity, and to provide more seating and dining options for the staff, guests, and employees. Café seating, booths, standup, and bar seating are all planned to provide a variety of seating choices that will also be used for meetings and casual gatherings in addition to daily eating.
The kitchen will be fully redesigned to provide more choice and healthy options and include made-to-order offerings in addition to self-serve. The existing facility has original finishes that are outdated and more appropriate for an institutional food service rather than a dining area for a highly skilled workforce. The 5,850 square foot renovation is currently in design. The project will consist of three phases in order to accommodate the employee’s needs and minimize the disruption to food service activities.