B.H. WHIPPLE FEDERAL BUILDING

  • FORT SNELLING

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 24

    Acres

  • 7

    Stories

  • 617,600

    Square Feet

The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Office Building was originally designed by Cerny Associates in a modernist style and completed in 1969.


Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project included a complete facility modernization and systems upgrade, with a focus on energy reduction, sustainability and public safety.

INVESTING 

FORWARD THINKING

Investing in the Whipple Federal Building is about more than just dollars. It is about investing in the agencies and people who work there and in the modernization of the building to make it more efficient.


The ARRA funding was an investment in the preservation of the historical Fort Snelling site and in green technology that improves public health and safety.

PRESERVING 

MIDCENTURY MAINTENANCE

High quality construction and materials - travertine panels, terrazzo flooring and a granite exterior - define the distinct, modern character of this 1960’s building. Enhancing and preserving these materials, which would otherwise not have been within budget, played a major role in design.


The Whipple Federal Building has community and federal importance, design significance, and now a sustainable future for the public.

PERFORMING 

THE DIFFERENCE IS MEASURABLE

The building modernization included a complete overhaul of the existing systems with sustainable goals, resulting in a 44% operational cost savings.


Tenant spaces were reordered along planning principles to enhance efficiency. Refreshing the workplace with improved access to daylight and technology increased productivity and workplace quality.

ARRA STIMULUS 

IT TOOK AN ACT OF CONGRESS...LITERALLY.


SUSTAINABILITY 

BUILDING PRESERVATION, GREEN ARCHITECTURE, & SMART DESIGN

MODERNIZATION 

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND VALUE

ARRA STIMULUS

Economic Impact

LOCAL MARKET STIMULATION

Tax Payers

SERVING THE PUBLIC

SUSTAINABILITY

Solar Domestic Hot Water

SUSTAINABLE AND ECONOMICAL

Ash Trees 

RECLAIM . REPURPOSE . REFINE

Photovoltaics

SOLAR ENERGY

Site

SUSTAINABILITY AND SECURITY

Energy Modeling

THE GREATEST EFFECT FOR THE LOWEST COST

Geothermal

HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE EARTH

Leed Gold

BEST IN CLASS

MODERNIZATION

First Impressions

YOU CAN NEVER MAKE A SECOND

Connection

 

Workplace

 

History

 

Security

SECURE AND WELCOMING

Systems Replacement

 

HGA

architect/engineer
hga.com

GSA

owner
gsa.gov

RYAN

contractor
ryancompanies.com

CPMI

owner's rep
cpmi.com

CONTACT