A Look Inside Kickernick Spec Office Suites in Minneapolis
Office space provider Spec Office Suites recently hired interior design firm Studio BV to design their new office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Spec suites are meeting the market where it’s at. The tenants for spec suites vary, they could be start up companies that are coming out of co working, they could be mature businesses who want to shortcut the traditional real estate process. These ready to go suites are appealing to businesses that can’t wait the 7-12 months a traditional design process takes to move into a commercial office space.
The Kickernick Building is in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis. It is a brick and a wood structure that was a manufacturing building that made raincoats and ladies underwear. The building maintains its original birch floors and red brick walls. The columns are wood, and the wood ceilings and floors give it a warm architectural background.
The general components are the same in each suite but certain features vary. The new spec suite features multiple styles of workstations and offices. The open office has a variety of open office collaboration spaces to support the need to connect when coming to the office.”
The new café space is a place of hospitality and work. The bar anchors this space and supports the entertaining needs of the future office team as well as a nice place to gather for groups. In the smaller suites the suite entry door leads you into the café space. That creates a multi-purpose space. Most spec suites aren’t planned with space for receptionists. So, gathering areas create a great spot for guests and for the team. There are lots of open collaboration spaces around the café to leverage that opportunity to gather and connect.”
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Date completed: 2022
- Size: 10,000 square feet
- Design: Studio BV