Pope Architects grows corporate portfolio designing for international brands
Friday, August 8th, 2014
Pope Architects celebrated with Würth Adams, United Properties and RJ Ryan this week as the team broke ground on a new facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. This project continues to enhance Pope’s continued design partnership with international companies.
Würth Adams is part of the German-based Würth, a leading distributor of assembly and fastening materials. The new 120,000 sq. ft. facility will support U.S. operations.
The new Würth Adams facility is part of a larger complex called the Northcross Business Park which includes a new facility for Perbix Machines. Pope Architects is designing both facilities. Governor Mark Dayton was at Tuesday’s groundbreaking and noted the importance of these new facilities.
“I thank Wurth Adams for this very important expansion, and for the new jobs it will create,” said Dayton said in a statement. “The investments by the Minnesota Job Creation Fund and the Corridors of Commerce have helped finance Wurth Adams’ expansion and the urgently needed improvements to Hwy. 610.”
Recently Pope Architects has worked with several international companies, including Beckhoff Automation (pictured), C.H. Robinson and Tetra Laval.
Designing on the international stage provides exciting challenges for the Pope Architects team. Blending local preferences with a global brand creates some innovative spaces for these corporate clients.
For example, the design of Beckhoff’s new two-story, 44,500 sq. ft. North American Headquarters in Savage, MN supports German architecture — minimalistic and regimented – while complementing its Minnesota locale. This marriage of design elements and cultures is evident throughout building.