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Originally constructed in 1912
Valspar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, specializing in the development and manufacturing of paints and coatings.
The company has consolidated its North American Research and Test Lab capabilities into a single campus called the Valspar Applied Science and Technology (VAST) Center. The campus covers 170,640 square feet and consists of four buildings.
The first three buildings are used by Valspar for laboratories and office support space. Our team provided full MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design services for the Lab Facility, which includes dust collection systems, ovens, chemicals, Class 1 Division 1 areas, fume hoods, and spray booths. We also re-engineered the MEP infrastructure and services to make them more flexible and adaptable for future changes in the lab spaces.
Valspar is building out research and test laboratories in the 3-story portion and office support and storage functions in the 5-story portion in a proposed multi-phase build-out. The first is a 5-story building that was constructed in 1903 with a wood timber structural frame, wood decking and load-bearing masonry exterior walls. This building incorporates 88,266 SF. The second is a 3-story building that was constructed in 1912 and has a poured in place concrete framing system, one-way concrete slabs and a load-bearing masonry exterior. This building incorporates 82,374 GSF. The building restoration process was completed following Minnesota Historical Society structural rehabilitation requirements to preserve the historic integrity of the building.
We participated in the Xcel Energy Design Assist program which resulted in a project rebate to the Owner.
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