REPOSITIONING AN ICONIC CENTURY-OLD LANDMARK
The Dayton’s Project, located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, is the historic restoration and repositioning of the century-old former Dayton’s department store into a modern mixed-use office and retail center. Extensive preservation efforts inside and out were seamlessly paired with new modern amenities and sustainable, energy efficient building systems. Originally constructed in 1901 from wood, steel, cast-iron, brick and stone, the five-story building underwent 16 major additions of varying concrete systems between 1910 and 1963 to reach its current height of 12 stories. The historic façade, plaster ceilings and priceless architectural details were preserved throughout while the structure was renovated and repositioned for new offices and mixed-use retail highlighted by a new food hall. Totaling 1.2 million square feet, The Dayton’s Project represents one of the largest historic renovations in the country.