Office Envy: Prime Therapeutics
The cafeteria offers entrées and grab-and-go food items from chain restaurants and a Caribou Coffee shop.

Office Envy: Prime Therapeutics

A new Prime Therapeutics headquarters brings people together on a new level.

Company: Prime Therapeutics LLC
Headquarters: Eagan
Size: 400,000 square feet
Designer: HGA

After having more than 2,000 of its Minnesota-based employees divided across five metro locations, Prime Therapeutics has brought employees from four of the locations under one roof at its modern and airy new headquarters in Eagan. And they’ll get plenty of face time. The pharmacy benefit manager asked design firm HGA to prioritize a variety of workspaces: outdoor seating areas, a game room, a fitness center, and relaxation rooms. Not on the list? Cubicles. Kim Gibson, Prime Therapeutics’ assistant vice president of real estate and facilities, says workplaces are shifting away from individual assigned desks. Employees “don’t care as much about [their] desks anymore,” Gibson says. “What they really want are places to meet with their teams.” In fact, half of Prime Therapeutics’ employees won’t have an individual workspace in the new building at all. Gibson says the new space “allows employees to pick what’s best for them at the moment,” adding, “employees love having that variety.”

—Christopher Lemke

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