The 2017 MNCAR Industrial Deal of the Year was awarded to the new My Pillow manufacturing facility in Shakopee, MN. Last year, the company realized the need to consolidate and expand several divisions. My Pillow had been operating out of five buildings in Shakopee, but it wanted to move 50,000 square feet of pillow production,…

The right workspace graphics can help improve worker performance

  Historically, most offices have been decorated with art chosen to match the aesthetic tastes of the company owner. While some of this art was good and made the office a pleasant place to work, much of it could most charitably be described as “inoffensive.” Regardless of the quality, however, recent advances in behavioral science…

PlanForce designers and technicians examine architectural drawings

Steve Jobs famously said that design is “not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” I was reminded of that quote recently when faced with a sticky tenant improvement challenge in an office build-out. The big challenge was that the current classification of the building would make it prohibitively…

Office interior design rendering created with Building Information Management (BIM) system

Over the past several years, the architecture and commercial interiors industry has been making a shift from using traditional, two-dimensional CAD systems to three-dimensional Building Information Management (BIM) systems like Revit. Most clients view the major benefit of this change in the ability to really start seeing the space and how it’s developing. With a…

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