This project took full advantage of GM’s image upgrade program. In addition to updating their appearance inside and out, improvements that addressed work flow issues and repairs to the facility were made. CNH represented and advocated for the dealership when dealing with General Motors and their corporate architectural representatives and coordinated furniture and signage vendors. As a result, the finishes used comply with the new standards, the customer lounge was expanded and modernized, and lighting was updated to low energy, long life LED fixtures.
Situated on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, this upscale project consists of a convenience store, fueling island, service stalls and car wash. These functions are placed into two buildings tucked into this tight site creating a diagonal vehicle flow that was reflected in the angled portions of the buildings. The Owner’s philosophy of developing an atmosphere of success to draw customers in was expressed with the high quality materials and interesting image.
A regional service center for Caterpillar equipment, this facility is designed to handle the multiple functions similar to a MnDOT truck facility. Service area has overhead cranes, vehicle ventilation systems and other systems to handle the truck environment. Warehouse stores parts for use by the service department. Office areas include training rooms, locker rooms, conference, service counters and mechanical/electrical/computer/communication areas. A two story entrance area creates a link between the main level and upper office area. Provisions are made for acoustical, lighting and temperature control throughout the project.
Phase One of an 80 acre site master plan, this project consisted of a 65,000 new square foot maintenance, storage, shop, and office complex for this heavy equipment distribution/maintenance company. This facility uses a number of energy saving strategies that are specific to a vehicle shop environment. All ventilated air is passed through a heat exchanger that is low maintenance and easily cleaned. Because of the large ventilation requirements and the dirty exhaust fumes, this system greatly reduces energy consumption.