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Office Envy: The Stable's Industrial-Style Headquarters

A look at how the Minneapolis branding agency transformed two century-old buildings for its new offices.

Office Envy: The Stable's Industrial-Style Headquarters

Company: The Stable
Headquarters: 923 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Size: 5,000 square feet
Designer: Peterssen/Keller Architecture

The Stable, a consumer-brand marketing agency founded in 2015, recently transformed/connected the second levels of two century-old buildings at Ninth and Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis that had been sitting empty for years. “We were trying to bring a West Coast, Silicon Valley startup office vibe to Minneapolis in the heart of Nicollet Mall,” says company president Nick Larsen.

The six-month, roughly $600,000 renovation designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture resulted in a modern, industrial-style open workspace for the 30-plus employees who work at The Stable’s Minneapolis headquarters. (The company has a second office for its 15-member team in Seattle.) Larson says the office’s sleek, spare look matches the company’s personality and work style: “The buildout left the office almost a completely open space—encouraging collaboration, speed, and transparency in how we work.”

The Stable commissioned key pieces of reclaimed wood from Wood from the Hood, a Minneapolis company that salvages local trees.
The conference room features a floating I beam as well as glass walls for a transparent look throughout the workspace.
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