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Higher Ground Minneapolis

Higher Ground Minneapolis | Minneapolis, MN

  • Formerly J. Jerome Boxleitner.
  • This residential center provides a variety of housing types designed to accommodate the complex needs of the homeless.
  • Exterior insulated precast panels not only serve as the structural load bearing element for the entire structure, but were cast with multiple colors and finishes.
  • A number of the exterior panels were cast with three different architectural mix designs along with cast in thin brick in each individual panel to maximize efficiency in panel size and layout yet allowing color and texture flexibility.
  • Precast erection was primarily done as second shift work (at night, under lights) allowing other trades free and easy access to the tight site during normal working hours.
  • This $18.3 million, seven-story precast concrete structure was completed in 2012.
  • 2014 PCI Design Award for All-Precast Solution
  • Read more about the Higher Ground project here
  • Watch a video about the Higher Ground project here

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