New Construction of an Organ and Eye Donation Headquarters Along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Medical Office Building

Minneapolis, MN

About the Project

  • Location


  • Size

    51,500 sq. ft.

  • Year Completed


  • Architect


  • Market Sector

    Non- Profit

"Thank you very much for the depth of attention you are giving the LifeSource project. Your focus is sharp and you pay attention to every detail. You actively engage the whole of the team in the importance of the work at hand – namely saving lives in our community through the miraculous gifts of organs and tissue, while offering hope and healing to those who have lost a loved one. It is clear to me you take pride in your work and take pride in your partnership with LifeSource. With every step on the path you help fulfill a long-term goal for us – a home for organ and tissue donation in the community, and saving more lives."

Not only is this 51,000 square foot building home to over 100 employees, but there is a very special component to this office building – a fully operational surgical suite with laminar (non-turbulent) air flow. This 10,880 square foot space was designed as an integral part of the headquarters and constructed as its own separate building.

Unique features of the surgical suite include:

  • It has its own isolation, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and redundancy systems in place
  • A 6,500 square foot drive-thru donor receiving/ambulatory garage
  • The recovery team is equipped with an organ preservation room
  • An instrument preparation and decontamination room
  • A tissue preparation and recovery area
  • Organ preparation and recovery rooms totaling over 2,600 square feet
  • A separate high-end security system
  • It’s completely sound proof from the remaining administrative and support offices
  • Unique finishes
  • Separate vendors that are experienced in clean room construction practices

The exterior of the building also contains a large healing garden to remember donors and help families through the healing process.