Thrivent Financial

Corporate Community Center

THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER
THRIVENT FINANCIAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY CENTER

Thrivent Financial

Corporate Community Center

Minneapolis, Minn.

Sitting in an iconic space along Minneapolis’ skyway system, Thrivent Financial for Lutheran’s Corporate Dining Hall transformed from a space where people eat to a place where people meet. Smart space planning, interchangeable seating options and a balance of high energy meeting spaces with intimate locations has created a dining center where collaboration and discussion sits side-by-side nutrition. The renovated Corporate Dining Hall creates an energized environment that invites Thrivent employees, clients, and the public to do more than just eat lunch — it invites them to relax, collaborate, and create change.

Creating a space for people to thrive, the space itself thrives on people. At the heart of the renovation are seating options that serve the various needs of the audiences — employees coming from upper floors for casual meetings, travelling personnel needing touchdown spaces for email and quick work, and visitors grabbing coffee or a meal. The design team created different zones by the use of artistically placed lines, a variety of furniture groupings which can be manipulated in variety of ways. Heavy circular booths create an intimate setting whereas the lighter square tables can be moved to create a collaborative environment. Color on the flooring plays a role is separating sections visually, without creating barriers.

Size: 18,000 sq. ft.

Components: Large dining hall with high-top tables, booths, and movable furnishings; hoteling stations; lounges; meeting/dining spaces; servery; coffee counter with grab-and-go options

Completion: 2012

Tom Dornack (retired)
Steve Erickson
Steve Busse
Mike Smutny
Heather Winkler