DESIGN AWARD OF MERIT
General Mills Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis,
Client: General Mills
Stunning, seamless coming together of old and new. . . Good
relationship achieved between the landscape and the setting .
Professional Awards Jury Comments
The General Mills corporate campus is a statement of 1950s modernism
juxtaposed against a pastoral landscape. With the acquisition of
the Pillsbury Corporation, the campus needed to expand substantially
to accommodate the influx of new employees. The landscape architect
was charged with creation of a setting for the expansion to accommodate
a new 324,000 square foot office building, a 138,000 square foot
employee services building, and a 1,750-space parking structure.
The landscape architect’s goal was to create the illusion
that the new buildings were floating within the landscape atop a
motionless plane of water.