Duluth Technology Village
Project Type: New Multi-use Technology Office Building; Duluth, Minn.
Client: A&L Development
LHB, the project’s designer, worked with user groups to gain community support for the design/build of this $25 million, five-story, 231,644 sq ft technology center. The building’s design is tailored to the high tech industries and educational facilities it will serve. The inhabitants have convenient access to various amenities within the building. Students have the opportunity to attend classes and work in the same complex. Businesses have the opportunity to share workers, resources and ideas. The design also allows flexibility for restaurant and retail build-outs. Several design options were rendered for the owners to consider. LHB incorporated historical design features of the city’s downtown into the exterior and tailored the interior to the hi-tech needs of the tenants. A skywalk providing an enclosed pedestrian passage to downtown buildings was included in the design, as well as a 600-car parking ramp. Infrastructure for highly computer intensive tenants provides unlimited band width potential for telecommunications services. The design specified a new 4000 AMP service, 480/277 Volt, three-phase and 60 KW diesel emergency generator. LHB’s design team provided architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, survey, civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering services.