MG McGrath, Inc.’s work on our recent Mayo Clinic Square project was featured by Finance & Commerce as a 2015 Top Project! Formerly known as Block E, the outdated Minneapolis space was redeveloped by its new owners, the Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Minnesota Lynx, to serve as a Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine facility for treatment of athletic injuries as well as a Timberwolves/Lynx headquarters and practice facility.
“The building includes day-to-night options that take it from serious to celebratory. A LED lighting package washes the scrim with color at night, echoing the marquees along the Hennepin Avenue entry and changing hues to reflect sports team victories, holidays and other seasonal cues.” – Finance & Commerce
MG McGrath worked with the project team on the Mayo Clinic Square renovation, completing work on both the interior and exterior of the building. On the interior, furnishing and installing custom elevator panels, powder coated white with custom tessellating perforation patterns in them. On the exterior, MG McGrath furnished and installed plate wall, flush metal, composite wall panel systems, as well as GFRC wall cladding panels, metal soffit panels, an aluminum perforated plate panel system and a stone panel back up. Among the many cool features, larger-than-life Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx graphics were achieved on the exterior of the building using architect RSP’s design and transferring it to the metal panels of the façade by varying the size, location, and density of the perforations, creating various areas of light and dark to form an image – Approximately 18,000 square feet of anodized aluminum panels, provided by AaCron Anodizing, were utilized on this structure alone!
About MG McGrath, Inc.
MG McGrath, Inc. is an award-winning leader in the architectural surfaces industry, featuring the latest equipment, tools, technology, and a 100,000 square foot custom manufacturing facility to provide unprecedented creative solutions in architectural sheet metal fabrication and installation on commercial and industrial projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: Metal Roofing, Plate and Composite Panel Systems from various metal types including Aluminum, Titanium, Zinc, Acrylic, Stainless Steel and Copper Work, HPL Rain Screen Panel Systems, Terra Cotta as well as numerous other Custom Architectural Panel Systems.