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Knutson Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

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Knutson Construction, an AGC of Minnesota and Master Builders of Iowa member, moved to its new corporate headquarters in December 2013. Its new address is 7515 Wayzata Blvd., along Interstate 394 in Minneapolis. Knutson formerly leased space at the Colonnade Tower, less than two miles from its new location down Interstate 394.

Knutson began construction in May 2013, acting as the general contractor and self-performing the majority of the project’s structural renovations along with the exterior enhancements.

"Knutson is 100 years strong because of our talented and dedicated employees and they deserve to have a workplace where they not only can be productive, efficient and comfortable, but also a place they can be proud to call their own," said Steve Curry, president and CEO of Knutson. "We are thrilled to be in a building that not only exemplifies the skills and talents of our staff and our partners, but also bears our name."

Working closely with HDR Architecture on the design, the new 25,000-sq-ft building incorporates special features to bring Knutson’s corporate vision and values to life. These include:
  • An open floor plan to foster collaboration
  • A 400-sq-ft skylight to provide abundant natural light
  • Several distinctive conference rooms that recognize Knutson’s craftsman and honor the great state of Minnesota; these are named Concrete, Masonry, Lakes, Woods
  • A Vision training and multipurpose room that mirrors Knutson’s purpose statement, "Together, we make dreams real."
  • A 1,300-sq-ft outdoor patio with a grill and fire-pit to cultivate fun and friendships

"We look forward to making Knutson a special place to work for our employees and a great place to visit for our partners and clients," said David Bastyr, executive vice president of Minnesota operations. "We own our offices in Rochester and in Iowa, and are excited to now own our own headquarters in Minneapolis."

Knutson headquarters project team
  • Owner and General Contractor:  Knutson Construction - Minneapolis;
  • Architect:  HDR, Inc. - Minneapolis;
  • Mechanical:  Horwitz NS/I - New Hope;
  • Electrical:  Parsons - Minneapolis;
  • Fire protection:  Viking SupplyNet - South St. Paul;
  • Drywall and stucco:  Olympic Companies, Inc. - Minnetonka;
  • Storefronts:  Brin Contract Glazing - Minneapolis

Fun facts
  • 868,000 vehicles drive by the building per week -- a total of 45,136,000 vehicles per year
  • 44,000 linear feet of low voltage cabling was installed for phone/data and temperature control -- the equivalent of 122 football fields
  • For the last 102 years, Knutson has led the construction of many buildings that shape our community including:
-- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics - Minneapolis
-- Fairview Hospital & Clinics Projects
-- Mother Baby Center - Minneapolis
-- Park Nicollet Heart & Vascular Center; Frauenshuh Cancer Center
-- Target Field Station (The Interchange)
-- Riverside Plaza Renovation
-- Mayo Clinic Gonda Building
-- Treasure Island Resort & Casino Projects
-- Carlson School of Management
-- Hennepin County Public Safety Facility
-- Minnesota Children’s Museum
-- Hennepin County Government Center
-- Orpheum Theater
-- Minnesota History Center
-- Many of the buildings in the 16-block area near Washington and Hennepin Avenues

Knutson Construction provides customers with pre-construction, design/build, general contracting and construction management services. Knutson has been providing expert construction services to health care, corporate, manufacturing, education, industrial, civic and retail customers since 1911. In addition to Minneapolis, Knutson has offices in Rochester, Minn.; Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa; and Eau Claire, Wis. To learn more about Knutson Construction Services, visit its website at


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