North End Event Center building second view

North End Event Center

The stunning centerpiece of the redeveloped North End.

Facts & Stats



Minnesota State Fair


Market Type

Entertainment & Hospitality

Two diamonds

Square Footage

12,000 SF



St. Paul, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

2,000,000 Guests past through each year

The North End Event Center is a stunning new addition to the Minnesota State Fair, which attracts more than two million visitors in less than two weeks. This $16 million building, for which our team provided mechanical and electrical engineering services, showcases a 12,000-square-foot exhibit hall that features museum-quality exhibits that change every year.

The North End Event Center blends in with the fair’s older structures with its shed-like roof and wooden elements, while also offering a modern and glassy appearance. The building is equipped with new HVAC systems that regulate humidity, air quality and temperature to protect the exhibit pieces and ensure the comfort of the attendees.

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