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
Project Location - Windom, Minnesota
The City of Windom was in need of more space to house all their fire apparatus and ambulance vehicles in a single building as their fleet had grown over the years. The need to house all of the apparatus and emergency vehicles in one location was critical to assure residents adequate response times required by NFPA 1710 standards. Brunton Architects & Engineers designed the City’s new Emergency Services Building to include space for both fire and ambulance crews. Specific spaces in the building include shared lounge area, sleeping quarters, multiple private offices, storage rooms, toilet rooms and showers, large meeting/training room suitable for 50 people, kitchen, apparatus bays for 10 fire apparatus, garage space for three ambulances, a dedicated wash bay, SCBA room, hose drying tower, and several other amenities. The exterior of the building is comprised of precast wall panels that borrow not only color and materials from the surrounding neighborhood, but also borrow from the historic nature of them as well.Learn More
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