SMA-CG Prototype


Minneapolis Post Office Reuse Study

With funding from Target and RSP Architects, the MDC studied the Minneapolis Post Office and its site as the basis for future reuse. Based on that initial research, MDC research fellow, Tim Griffin, and RSP partner, Rich Varda, led a studio of 12 graduate students, who looked at a range of ideas for reusing the building, reimagining the site, and reconnecting downtown Minneapolis to the Mississippi River. Their work, along with a 3D printed model of the area, went on display in the IDS Crystal Court on April 2, 2018, and conversations about the reuse of the building continue.

Check out these links to project reports and student site designs.  2018 Student Studio   Student Design 1   Student Design 2   Student Design 3   Student Design 4   Student Design 5   2016 Post Office Site Research



Minnesota Design Center

89 Church St SE

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