Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Completion Date: September 2014
Size: 179,929 SF
Location: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Type of Project: Medical Device, Office, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Build-to-Suit
Ryan Responsibility: Development, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Capital Markets

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Project Overview

Olympus Surgical Technologies of America had a vision: consolidate operations into one international, surgical innovation center housing research, design and production. After careful deliberation, Olympus selected the Brooklyn Park location. The only catch was that the facility needed to be constructed and ready to go within a very short time frame.

Ryan’s excellent working relationships with city officials, and deep knowledge of local ordinances put us well ahead of the competition. Olympus tapped Ryan to start the project in September, but due to an existing lease, Olympus required the cleanroom component be near completion by July to allow for cleanroom equipment installation. Our single-source process enabled us to collaborate across disciplines to make smart decisions quickly, allowing the cleanroom work to be phased ahead of the completion of the rest of the building.

The new two-story facility was completed in 12 months and incorporates state-of-the-art technology for cleanrooms and a global training center, serving as an international showpiece for Olympus. The development brings 365 jobs to Brooklyn Park, including 100 newly created positions, and represents a $37 million capital investment in Minnesota’s state economy.

What our customers are saying

  • Our partnership with Ryan Companies on the new Olympus building has been outstanding. Ryan met every major deadline through one of the toughest winters in recent memory, resulting in a beautiful and functional manufacturing center and office building for Olympus.

    Georg Scholer, President, Olympus Surgical Technologies


Award of Excellence - Industrial Build-to-Suit, 2015

NAIOP Minnesota

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