Kraus-Anderson (KA) has been a part of Minneapolis’ downtown fabric for over 120 years. The new 5-story headquarters is situated within a unified, mixed use redevelopment of the KA Block that was built concurrently.

This new headquarters underscores and elevates the company’s longtime commitment to downtown. It is a reflection of the KA brand, its history and its future. The building consolidates the cultures of three distinct offices, once spread throughout the Twin Cities metro, and creates a modern workplace for 300 employees that blends high-tech efficiencies with legacy features.

Employees can choose how to be most productive each day with over 30 flexible secondary spaces. Collaborative spaces include kitchenettes anchored on the western edge of each level, the KAU Training Center, pedestrian-level KAfé, large-flex collaboration hub, and roof-deck patio. Views toward the public street, city skyline and interior courtyard enhance each area.

The project has been recognized with the following honors:

  • BOMA Greater Minneapolis, Outstanding Building of the Year “Toby Award” 2020
  • USGBC Minnesota Award of Excellence LEED Silver | Innovative Design, New Construction 2019
  • Xcel Energy’s High Performance Building Award 2018
  • Minnesota NAIOP Awards of Excellence 2018
  • Finance & Commerce Top Projects 2017
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • Xcel Energy’s High Performance Building Award 2018
  • Midwest Chapter, CoreNet Global Innovator of the Year Award (KA Block)
  • Minneapolis Downtown Council 2025 Plan Leadership Award (KA Block)