Office Envy: 10 West End
Project: 10 West End | Developers: Ryan Companies US Inc. and the Excelsior Group | HQ: 1601 Utica Ave. S., St. Louis Park | Size: 358,538 square feet | Designer: Ryan A + E | Contractor: Ryan Companies US Inc. | Photographer: Matthew Anderson Photography and Krivit Photography
Companies looking for office space today want a place that will wow, with amenities that draw employees. In St. Louis Park, the 10 West End development has been designed for post-pandemic work, with open-air balconies on nearly every floor, high-tech conference rooms equipped for hybrid meetings, and safety features like touchless elevators. Large windows make the most of natural light, and watercolor art against the dark steel beams and concrete floors gives the common areas a softer touch. “We really embraced the industrial structure of the building,” says project interior designer Hanna Cairl. “But it has little moments of refinement to counterbalance the industrial look, creating a space where professionals can work.” The first Class A office project built in the West End area off of I-394 and Highway 100 in 20 years, 10 West End is currently 75% leased.