Norman Pointe

Norman Pointe

Norman Pointe I was the first building built in a master plan development of about one million square feet in office space.

Mr. Smith worked with the local municipalities to design and develop the over all layout of the master plan. A big challenge of the master development was to come to an agreement with the local municipalities on what off-site improvements needed to put in place in order to accommodate the large amount of square footage to be built.  The biggest concern was the traffic this new development would bring to the area. For this the roads needed to be widened and storm water drainage systems needed to be modified.

The site was also encumbered by an existing lake and surrounding wetlands that needed to be planned around with the required set backs and adequate internal roads to accommodate the master plan.

Mr. Smith hired an architect and worked closely with them to design a traditional suburban office look for all the buildings in the development.

In addition to the seven-story class A office building, a four-story 900 car parking garage was also built. An Atrium, which connected the office building to the parking ramp, featured large glass curtain walls and a substantial water feature. This building utilized architectural precast concrete panels along with Low E insulated glass windows to provide an energy efficient envelope.

Mr. Smith was responsible for the creation and management of the budget and schedule as well as the overall project management of Norman Pointe I.

*Project Completed under previous employment

Client: Norman Pointe I

Project Type:

Location Type: Bloomington, Minnesota

Construction Period: 14 Months

Construction Start: 219,273 Square Feet

Construction Finish: September 2000