Let us help you generate demand for your place at any stage of your project
Let us bring to bear our interdisciplinary set of services to serve your place and the people who use it everyday. We can help you create places where people want to be at any stage of your space.
Whether you are a property owner, public agency, or community group, we tailor every project to meet the unique needs of the client, place, budget, and user base.
Our Toolkit of Services Events and Programming: for Public Spaces and Private Buildings Generate new demand for your public and common area spaces through our integrated hospitality system of events, digital community building, hosting, user engagement, and multi-channel communications. Great for office buildings, retail and shopping centers, property portfolios, and public spaces. Clients: Capella Tower, 801 Marquette, SPS Tower, McNamara Alumni Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Downtown Alliance, Hyde Development, CBRE, Ryan Companies, Shorenstein Properties, Franklin Street
Planning and Design: for Public Spaces, Common Areas, and Districts We leverage our operational expertise to advise owners, developers, public agencies, community groups and designers on how to envision, structure, furnish, program, fund and operate spaces so that they deliver valuable and compelling experiences to users and thereby achieve your goals. Clients: United Properties, Mortenson Development, Hennepin County, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Harvard Square, City of Cambridge MA, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, City of Chaska MN
Activation Plans We assess your space or district to create a holistic set of prioritized recommendations around what you can do to activate your place right away, regardless of your implementation budget. Great for small town main streets, major office buildings, and everything in between. Clients: St. Louis Park MN, Shakopee MN Chamber of Commerce, City of Faribault MN
Workshops, Trainings, Keynotes Whether you are a land use professional, public employee or neighborhood leader, we want to help you build ongoing capacity for your team and community through a full breadth of one-hour talks, multi-day workshops, and keynote addresses. Clients: State of Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Railvolution, State of Indiana Main Streets, Knight Foundation, Minnesota Shopping Center Association, National Walking Summit, AIA MN, APA MN, Bush Foundation
Something No One Has Ever Done in Your Community or Property Have a unique space-based problem or opportunity, but don’t know how exactly to get there? Let us help you find and implement a creative and effective place-based solution! Clients: The Bell Museum of Natural History, Metro Transit, Temple Israel, St. Paul Downtown Alliance, Hyde Development
Benefits Created Some of the effects of our work include:
300%+ increase in daily visitation from a public space we programmed
45% of tenants being more interested in staying at their current company due to our Community Management and programming services in their building’s atrium
70% of transit riders feeling safer in a downtown after we designed, built, and programmed a customized bus stop for them
Residents meeting on average 6 new neighbors after participating in our Friendly Front Yards training program