Project Location - Mankato, Minnesota
The Open Door Health Center, founded in 1983 as a volunteer clinic, has seen substantial growth over the past decade. In order to sustain the growing need for affordable health care the Open Door Health Center was required to renovate their existing facility and add an additional 16,000 square foot of exam rooms, a procedure room, and offices. It was also necessary to modernize the existing interior and exterior with a total renovation of the existing building. The renovation consists of a new entry and lobby, offices, exam rooms, employee break room, conference room, and medical storage. There is an option for a future phase, with the opportunity for additional offices, exams rooms, and an x-ray room. The new, sleek and modern design will be a welcome change for staff and patients for many years to come.Learn More
The City of Albert Lea commissioned Brunton Architects & Engineers to design their new 25,560 sf precast fire / rescue facility in early 2018. The project is currently in design and boasts 12 apparatus bays, a large 1,200 sf training room, emergency operations center (EOC), offices, combination hose/training tower, second floor living quarters for six full time fire fighters, fitness room, locker rooms for both full time fire fighters and Paid On Call (POC) fire fighters, pressurized SCBA room, and laundry facilities. One unique feature of this building is the LED lighting system that spreads across its exterior facade. The lights on the building will alternate colors from white to red to alert you that an apparatus is soon to be leaving the station.
Project location - Fairmont, Minnesota
Brunton Architects & Engineers was selected to design the new Commodity Services Professional Building for a client who owns and brokers a transportation/trucking company, Commodity Services Inc, in Fairmont, MN. The site, being located directly across the street from Sweet Financial, aspired to display its own architectural appeal, yet needed to meet a certain architectural quality to fit well within its neighborhood.
The owner requested a 12,000 SF building design that allowed a lower level tenant space to be leased out, as well as give him future opportunities for growth, if needed. Brunton designed this wood framed, two-story contemporary building; complete with ADA compliant passenger elevator, centrally located grand stair, and two tenant suites to occur on an odd shaped triangular property.
The owner’s desire for a contemporary building both inside and out was accomplished through the use of modern colors and materials, contemporary lighting, and high tech design elements. Even the glass, being constructed of both curtain-wall systems and storefront systems, helps to contrast the two-tone glass colors used in this design. Our in-house interior design team pulled together a remarkable product and we are told, the owner couldn’t be happier with the results.Learn More