Day Block

Day Block

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
Christian Dean AIA

 

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA

 

 

 For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.  Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.   http://www.dayblock.com   Project Team: Bob Ganser AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Ben Awes AIA hristian Dean AIA      

For generations known as the home of Frank Plumbing, this 122 year old former hospital building was transformed from its previous use as an overfilled storehouse full of antique plumbing parts, into the home for a growing internet marketing company. With two floors of office space, it also includes a restaurant and bar on the first floor. Designed in the Queen Anne Commercial Style, the original building represents a notable departure from many of the buildings previously built in the surrounding Minneapolis milling and warehouse district. This can be seen in the building’s increased scale, its occupation of more street frontage, increased ornamentation, and large areas of glass without divided lights.

Winner of a 2007 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, the design plays off of this heightened ornamentation and openness while carving out space that reflects the structure’s new use as contemporary commercial office building. While pragmatic needs including structural repairs and masonry restoration, new windows and an entirely new code compliant exit system were significant concerns for the project, new building elements and spaces have been developed that heighten and compliment the material and detail richness of the existing historic building. From new floor to ceiling windows - on the ground floor - designed to emphasize the dramatic openness of the original street front, to open floor plans - for the upper floors - defined by plentiful daylight, and the warm golden tones of the original brick bearing walls and wood framing.

http://www.dayblock.com

Project Team:
Bob Ganser AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Ben Awes AIA
hristian Dean AIA