Park Nicollet Health Services

Completion Date: June 2016
Size: 123,000 SF
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Type of Project: Healthcare
Ryan Responsibility: Development, Design-Build Construction

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The Park Nicollet Health Services Clinic and Specialty Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota brings a convenient option for outpatient healthcare to this bustling suburb.

This modern facility holds a variety of services, including a 28,000-SF surgery center containing four operating suites and two endoscopic suites, in addition to specialty clinics, primary care and outpatient diagnostic services. The new facility triples the size of the original campus and allows for flexibility to accommodate changes in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.

Ryan Companies provided commercial real estate development and design-build services for this healthcare construction project. A close collaboration with BWBR Architects—Park Nicollet’s architect of choice—accelerated the civil and structural design process, allowing us to minimize risk and reduce costs by completing critical site and foundation work before the harsh Minnesota winter set in.  Demonstrating uncommon commitment to the needs of the customer, Ryan finished both Phase I and Phase II of the project eight weeks ahead of schedule.

Tripling the size of the original campus, the new medical facility represents best practices in planning, design, real estate development and construction, allowing for flexibility to accommodate changes in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.


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Master planning for maximum flexibility.

Part of guaranteeing the future success of the space was the master planning of the entire site.We helped Park Nicollet strategically plot the placement of specialty clinics and areas to not only be intuitive to doctors and patients, but to save money on design, construction and remodeling. This included the decision to place the outpatient surgery center, which is subject to tighter regulations, in a smaller, adjacent building, thus keeping building costs down.

A very integrated, highly communicative design-build team would prove integral to advancing the customer’s goals and delivering a successful end result. Tight collaboration between Ryan and Park Nicollet also allowed for a level of real time decision making and responsiveness throughout the construction process that would support their long term vision for the project.

The success of this planning and the seamless execution of the facility’s construction were largely attributable to Ryan’s committed use of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), including Building Information Modeling (BIM). These tools helped Ryan strategically phase the project, avoid clashes and unnecessary expenditures and even complete the project eight weeks ahead of schedule.


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A facility for the future.

Ryan and Park Nicollet worked together to establish the LEED principles that would guide the design and construction of the new facility, promoting sustainability and the conservation of energy and resources, while saving more than $50,000 in annual operating costs. Green attributes included:           

  • Low-mow fescue grass, which is drought tolerant and requires less water and mowing
  • LED site lighting, dual level electrical switching and occupancy sensors in all exam rooms
  • Water-saving, low-flow fixtures inside facility
  • A central plant to provide heating and cooling, including two high efficiency condensing boilers for heating and magnetic bearing chillers with a cooling tower for the summer and a dry cooler in the winter
  • Four electric vehicle charging stations
  • Use of recycled and regional materials and low VOC finishes
  • Recycling of 75% of construction waste
  • Accommodations for future rooftop solar panels

What our customers are saying

  • The on-site team was a joy. They looked ahead, anticipated problems, and formulated and facilitated solutions in an efficient manner. Ryan exceeded my expectations.

    Robert A. Riesselman, PE, LEED BD&C, Director, Engineering, Park Nicollet Health Services


2016 Design-Build Merit Award, 2016

Design-Build Institute of America- Upper Midwest Region

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