Finance & Commerce Announces Top Projects of 2016



A new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings football team and a corporate headquarters near Lake Superior are among the Top Projects of 2016 honorees announced Tuesday by Finance & Commerce.

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis and the 11-story Maurices headquarters in Duluth are among 33 projects selected for the annual honors. To be eligible, the projects had to be fully completed by the end of 2016.

A panel of judges looked at the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts.

The projects will be featured in a magazine and a series of stories and photos in the Minneapolis-based Finance & Commerce daily newspaper and on our website starting in July. The people and companies behind the projects also will be honored at a July 26 event at the Minneapolis Event Center.

Top Projects of 2016


Custom House: 180 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

Description: Renovation of the former U.S. Post Office building downtown into a mixed-use building with apartments, a Hyatt Place hotel, retail, self-storage and parking

Owner: Exeter Group (all but the hotel); Nelson Construction and Development (hotel)

Contractor: Frana Cos. (all but the hotel); Stahl Construction (hotel)

Architect: BKV Group; INVISION Architecture (hotel)

Engineer: BKV Group


Miller Textile Building: 861 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Description: Renovation of the former Miller Bag Co. building

Owner: The Ackerberg Group

Contractor: The Bainey Group

Architect: RoehrSchmitt Architecture

Engineer: Pierce Pini and Associates, Ericksen Roed & Associates

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