A.T. Annexstad Corporate Campus
Federated Insurance’s chairman Al Annexstad has often said, “Knowledgeable, energetic people with positive attitudes can accomplish unimaginable things together.” Federated’s new A.T. Annexstad Corporate Campus in its hometown of Owatonna is a testament to that philosophy and a case study in community reinvestment, corporate citizenship, and adaptive reuse. The building gives employees, board members, and guests a professional and inspiring environment in which to carry out the work of its customers and stakeholders. The rehabilitation of a high-profile shuttered mall on the company’s hometown south side on an interstate thoroughfare returns the facility to productive use and showcases both the company and community as a quality place in which to work and live.
The wood brings to life the heritage of the Midwestern-based company, where craftsman-style design elements are a unique corporate feature in its local facilities. It also provides a warm and welcoming environment for employees and guests, complemented by articulate stonework, windows, and detailing such as lighting and reproduced terracotta tiles.
As the company’s mission statement clearly states it “will be cost-effective and financially sound” for its stakeholders, the wood represents an appropriate choice for creating an environment that displays quality and sound stewardship of resources and carries forward the heritage and longevity for a company that dates to 1904.
Size: 240,000 sq. ft.
Components: Offices supporting 1,200 employees; training center; auditoriums; boardrooms; dining and amenities to serve on-site staff and out-of-town guests