We're proud to announce that Ford Center and TRIA Orthopaedic Center will be bringing home TOBY Awards after last night's annual "The Outstanding Building of the Year" International Competition in Washington, D.C. BOMA Greater Minneapolis had six properties qualify for an International TOBY and of those, two took home this top award.
Ford Center, owned by Ford United LLC and managed by Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq (won in the Historical Building category)
Once an underutilized studio/warehouse building in a neglected area of downtown Minneapolis, the 10-story, 270,131 square foot Ford Center is now a vibrant office building situated at the center of urban activity. Accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the red brick fortress resides in the Minneapolis North Loop adjacent to The Interchange, a new multi-modal transit hub, and Target Field, home to Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins. A catalyst for redevelopment in the increasingly-popular North Loop neighborhood, Ford Center currently enjoys occupancy of 99.5 percent. The property's generous floor plate, which supports collaborative teamwork, and its proximity to a multi-modal transit station ensures the future viability of the historic Ford Center as a premier office destination.
TRIA Orthopaedic Center, owned by United Properties and managed by Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq (won in the Medical Office Building category)
Developed by United Properties in 2004 as the nation's most technologically advanced orthopaedic center, the 3.5-story, 103,139 square foot TRIA Orthopaedic Center is a community-based outpatient facility. A state-of-the-science partnership between Park Nicollet Health Services, University of Minnesota Physicians and The Orthopaedic Center private practice, TRIA offers advanced diagnostic capabilities, outpatient surgery and a motor skills lab research and training all in one convenient location at I-494 and France Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota. Designed in a non-healthcare frame of mind, the building reinforces the mission of TRIA as a world-class orthopaedic center. A first floor escalator connects the main waiting areas, providing improved access for patients. The lobby's two-story "wall of fire" is balanced with a reflecting pool at its base. Natural wood and stone finishes serve as a timeless backdrop for an impressive sports memorabilia collection on display.