Corporate Community Center
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