Office Envy: 10 West End
The two-story lobby features an upper walkway lined by cable railings. The big windows and the workspaces dotted throughout enhance the lobby’s community feel and help bring tenants together.

Office Envy: 10 West End

The 10 West End is a balance between industrial and refined elements.

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. 

A two-story watercolor mural and a moss garden beneath the stairs add warmth to the industrial modern design. 
A two-story watercolor mural and a moss garden beneath the stairs add warmth to the industrial modern design.
The 11-story tower features open-air balconies on most floors
The 11-story tower features open-air balconies on most floors.
The building’s break and lounge room, open to all tenants, has a small kitchenette, open booths and high-top seating, and shuffleboard. It connects directly to the patio, where tenants have a view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. 
The building’s break and lounge room, open to all tenants, has a small kitchenette, open booths and high-top seating, and shuffleboard. It connects directly to the patio, where tenants have a view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. 

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