Pedestrian Subway Level Renovation
Mayo Clinic and BWBR completed the phase one renovation of the downtown pedestrian subway system in Rochester. The interior improvements lighten and brighten the experience for Mayo Clinic visitors and staff, creating more attractive areas for people to connect, rest, and recharge. More contemporary and appealing design, wheelchair-friendly flooring, and clear navigation makes it easier for patients and caregivers to get where they’re going.
Additional project features incorporate Mayo Clinic’s values, an upgraded Siebens Patient Cafeteria, and an enclosed courtyard with café and seating. Overall, the renovations enhance the comfort and convenience of patients, families, and staff.
- Wanek Family Concourse | A fireplace and donor recognition are complemented by new lounge seating, lighting, and finishes.
- Mayo Building-Hilton Subway and Courtyard | Projects include enclosing an existing outdoor courtyard at the Hilton Building for year-round use to provide a café with seating.
- Damon Subway Entrance | This area features updated restrooms by the elevators, added seating, and new lighting and finishes that improve wayfinding.
- Siebens Cafeteria and Subway | The new Skylight Commons includes dining and lounge seating with updated amenities such as coffee stations and tableside foodservice.
- Hilton Atrium and Desk C | The atrium finishes brighten and enhance the patient waiting experience. Visitors are welcomed to the space with a new check-in kiosk zone and there are reduced wait times with the improved flow, zoning, and traffic patterns.
Size: 63,000 sq. ft.
Components: Major pedestrian subway system renovation; lighter, brighter finishes that enhance wayfinding; improved flow, zoning, and traffic patterns to reduce wait times and congestion; accessibility updates
Pete Smith (retired)
Jeff Griesinger (retired)
Allen Hoglund (retired)
Mark Jasmin (retired)