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Loose-Wiles Building

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Located in the North Loop of the Minneapolis Warehouse District, the Loose-Wiles Building was a turn-of-the-century biscuit factory. Together with Cushman & Wakefield, United Properties engaged Gensler to guide the renovation process for this unique, historic property. Certified as achieving LEED® CS-2009 standards, the renovated property is now on the Registry of Historic Places and one of the most sought-after mixed-use developments in the area. Design inspiration came from an original bread oven and whimsical graphic imagery adapted from historic biscuit tins. The project included renovations of both public and private spaces and new entrances.