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One Discovery Square

Fostering innovating communities through flexible spaces and professional programing

Facts & Stats



One Discovery Square


Market Type

Science & Technology

Two diamonds

Square Footage

92,000 SF



Rochester, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

20 Year, $5.6 billion economic development

The Bioscience Building is a 92,000 square feet research laboratory building, it is the first building in One Discovery Square. The building is designed to be highly flexible and adaptable for a wide range of research functions. It is occupied by tenants that lease space and fit-up the space to meet their particular needs. Tenants include Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota Rochester, and multiple private companies.

The building incorporates a number of energy efficient design features including energy recovery systems, ultra-high efficiency condensing units, and water-saving plumbing fixtures. The project is LEED Certified.
In addition to our role as mechanical and electrical engineer-of-record we also provided extensive analysis of systems to facilitate the development of the real estate pro-forma. This facility type represents a new market for the developer and therefore necessitated extensive analysis. From pre-design through design development, we provided a multitude analysis for MEP systems options and building envelope options. With IES-VE, we performed those iterative analysis on-the-fly and supported the development of a successful pro forma.

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