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Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters / MSR Design

  • 01:00 - 27 January, 2011
Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters / MSR Design
Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters / MSR Design, © Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineers

    Michaud Cooley Erickson
  • General Contractor

    Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
  • Area

    131000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. One of the largest global coatings manufacturers with nearly 10,000 employees worldwide, Valspar Corporation has its roots in Minnesota Paints, a small company started in the 1800s. Valspar outgrew its former factory buildings—with their block-long mural that acts as a local landmark—and decided to move further into downtown Minneapolis to two floors of the Ameriprise Building.

floor plan
floor plan

Follow the break for drawings and more photographs of the new Valspar Corporation Administrative Headquarters.

© Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography

Reinvigorated by its new 131,000 square-foot headquarters, the 200-year-old company moved from a maze of small, dark offices to an open environment that takes advantage of natural light. The design references the mural from their old headquarters and showcases the power of color tempered by a neutral material palette.

© Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography

Valspar’s business success and products are based providing good value. Their directive to the architects was to provide highly functional space that embodied their brand and values.

© Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography
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Bruno Bellomo · August 09, 2011

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Orco Property Group · January 31, 2011

Do you like colours? http://fb.me/JReyCEPI

Nicholas Patten · January 29, 2011

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Sooo?Natasha Palmer? · January 28, 2011

Valspar Corporation Admin Headquarters http://bit.ly/fqAsoq <- #iLike they still manage 2 keep the colours professional

Sooo?Natasha Palmer? · January 28, 2011

Valspar Corporation Admin Headquarters http://bit.ly/fqAsoq <- #iLike they still manage 2 keep the colours professional

Travel Writer · January 28, 2011

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up_today_arch · January 28, 2011

Too colorfull... I need a time tp realise this...

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design.language · January 28, 2011

I understand that Valspar wanted to showcase their colors, but the elevator lobby colors are quite loud, and the rest of the interiors are pretty corporate looking. However, MS&R is still one of my favorite Minnesota architecture firms. A better representation of their work is the Urban Outfitters Campus which is one of several brilliant adaptive reuse projects the firm has done. http://www.archdaily.com/92989...

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