St. Paul, Minnesota – June 23, 2023 – INFRA is pleased to announce that construction is underway for their new headquarters office in St. Paul, MN. Planning for the new location has been underway since late 2022. With sustainability and community at the top of the new building’s priority list, INFRA engaged Christian Dean Architecture to transform an old warehouse in West St. Paul into a bright new home for the INFRA team. Intent Built, Inc. is the general contractor with the grand opening slated for January 2024.
“We are excited about the possibilities this new headquarters brings,” said Pat Sheridan, INFRA President & CEO. “Our facility is designed not only to robustly serve our members today, but also to adapt and thrive in the decades to come. Central to our vision is a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, which will be deeply ingrained in our new home. Furthermore, this move signifies our dedication to foster enduring connections and make a positive impact in our local community in St. Paul's vibrant West Side. INFRA is poised for growth, and this investment reaffirms our pledge to empower our members with exceptional service and innovation.”
“Our goals for designing the new home for INFRA within a 'West Side' St. Paul industrial warehouse are to provide a sustainable daylight filled work environment, with planned flexibility to offer a range of work settings,” shared Christian Dean, AIA of Christian Dean Architecture, LLC. “Priority is given to specifying sustainably manufactured interior finishes while the addition of daylighting 'solar tubes' and skylights bring abundant daylight into the space and reduce the demand for artificial lighting. Overall, a once mute and introverted warehouse is transformed into a welcoming and open home to INFRA.”
About Christian Dean Architecture, LLC
Christian Dean Architecture is a full-service award-winning creative practice based in Minneapolis. We operate on the recognition that each project and client is unique, and we strive to discover the distinctness of each project.
Good design asks questions and is informed by a host of local influences, but first and foremost is guided by a client’s particular sensibility and vision. We believe good design discovers something particular about our experience of a place and that it leaves behind traces of the questions that were asked along the way. @christiandeanarchitecture deanarch.com
Intent Built is an experienced general contracting company with a focus in commercial, multi-family, retail, and hospitality sectors across the Midwest. We believe that the work we do should be intentional, for our clients, community, and team members. @intentbuilt intentbuilt.com
INFRA is a cooperative of more than 300 independent natural food retailers serving hundreds of communities in 45 states plus DC & Puerto Rico. Through collective buying power, operational support and exchange, and innovative marketing programs, we help member businesses thrive in step with their values and communities, a fast-changing industry, and the planet we share. @infretailers naturalfoodretailers.com
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