Minneapolis advertising agency Campbell Mithun recently signed a lease to become anchor tenant in the historic 510 Marquette building and will collaborate with Julie Snow Architects to design the new space.
The company will leave its namesake building, the Campbell Mithun Tower, located at 222 S. Ninth St., and intends to occupy the new space by the fourth quarter of 2014. Campbell Mithun will occupy approximately 65,000 square feet on the 10th through 13th floors of the building, as well as the rooftop and penthouse.
Rob Buchner, CEO of the agency, said: “A move like this accelerates transformation and invites reappraisal of what Campbell Mithun is capable of. Our aim is to design a workspace that sets a new bar in the creative community — locally, for sure, but for the industry as a whole. This is our ambition.”
Originally built in 1921 for the Federal Reserve, the 13-story building is situated on the prospering end of downtown Minneapolis on the light-rail line, where the residential and business districts intersect. “We were looking for space in the center of commerce, within the city’s transportation infrastructure, to build out with our employees in mind,” said agency CFO Steve Arndt. “We found all that – and discovered an urban corridor, from the center of the city to the river, that’s infused with development energy. That’s energy that’s good for people and good for business.”
Among the development projects in Campbell Mithun’s new neighborhood is the planned redesign of Nicollet Mall, which will be led by New York-based James Corner Field Operations with a design team that includes Julie Snow Architects. Other standout projects include the Nic on Fith and Soo Line Building residential towers; Xcel Energy’s new headquarters; and the recently renovated Fifth Street Towers.
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