Nasseff Specialty Center

  • Location: St. Paul, MN
  • Architect: KKE Architects
  • Client: St. Paul Heart Clinic and Pulmonary Critical Care Associates

Project Highlights

  • Vibration control
  • Structural steel frame and composite concrete floor slabs
  • Four-story waterfall in atrium
  • Skyway


This new, five-story medical complex adds over 128,000 square feet of space to the United Hospital campus in St. Paul and houses 125 new medical specialists, 300 support staff, imaging and diagnostic equipment, patient rooms, and labs. Vibration control was a major factor in the structural design of this building, which is framed with structural steel and composite concrete floor slabs and uses precast concrete and glass for the exterior walls. Special features include a four-story waterfall in the lobby atrium and a skyway/link system requiring a creative structural design and complex foundations to accommodate existing site conditions.