Situated just 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis in a growing suburb, Rasmussen College wanted to remain in the area, but that meant having to retrofit an existing office building into a campus for students.
Rasmussen also wanted to house The Hub, the center for technology education in Minnesota, in the same building.
The renovation involved a complete FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation demolition, working around the existing entry, bathrooms and loading docks.
Core student services such as the library and media center are near the entry, providing ultimate convenience. The library was designed to maximize light and encourage study groups. The former loading dock was transformed into a student lounge. The garage door has become an enormous window, flooding the space with light. Rasmussen’s online services and call center are situated in the back of the space, which required features to fulfill its own unique space needs.