The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is an international membership organization of more than 25,000 neurology professionals. The ESG/20 Below team has designed a new fully integrated, 63,000 sf global headquarters on the Liner Parcel at Chicago Avenue and 2nd Street South in the Mills District in Minneapolis.
The facility is 5 stories tall, fronting on Chicago and screening one side of the parking ramp currently located on the block. An additional 10’ set back required by the City along Chicago allows for the creation of a Sensory Garden that will be accessible to the public, complement the existing plaza across 2nd Street and will provide a more substantial view corridor to the River. AAN’s use of the facility will consist primarily of office space, with emphasis on active uses on the first floor, such as a fitness facility for employees and a large, active reception/gallery type space at the corner. The 5th floor is set back from the corner to provide a roof top terrace adjacent to the employee café and other meeting rooms.