The Fillmore Minneapolis

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Architect: Tushie Montgomery Architects
  • Client: Live Nation

Project Highlights

  • 36,000 SF post-tensioned concrete
  • Long-span roof
  • Vibration control and sound isolation


Located in the popular North Loop neighborhood near the Target Field light rail station, this 36,000 square foot, post-tensioned concrete performance venue is part of a larger mixed-use development that includes an Element by Westin hotel, which is situated directly above the performance space, and a restaurant/bar venue. The performance space seats 1,850 people, features a long span roof, and blends cutting-edge sound, lighting, and video display systems with traditional architectural elements and furnishings that include a wood dance floor, chandeliers, and red velvet drapes. The mezzanine level accommodates table seating, private boxes, and a VIP lounge.

Because of its location on the ground level of the hotel and directly adjacent to the light rail station, one of the project’s main challenges was to provide a premiere acoustic experience within the performance space while isolating unwanted sound and vibration from the hotel above. MBJ worked closely with the architect and acoustic consultant from the outset to provide acoustic breaks between structural elements and transfer columns that would have otherwise transmitted noise and vibration to the hotel.