SHAKOPEE + SCOTT COUNTY INNOVATION HUB
We are excited for this opportunity to work with the City of Shakopee + Scott County! To download our interview presentation, please click here!
OUR TEAM + OUR FIRM
About Kodet Architectural Group + Our History
Dakota County | Pleasant Hill Library Remodel
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf | Wilkins Hall New Construction
Hmong College Prep Academy | Phase I – IV
Hennepin County Government Center A4 | HR Department Remodel
Ramsey County | IPR Remodel
YOUR INNOVATION HUB
To start thinking about your space, we have created 3 models to diagram programmatic needs addressed in the RFP and feasibility analysis that will make up the Innovation Hub. As a conversation starter, we’ve massed together possibilities when thinking about public/private spaces, entrepreneurial opportunities, green space, co-working options and more. We also started consider site context and how the building will respond to its location, circulation and parking.
Option 1 | Large green space on street level with training and entrepreneurial space having their own floors.
Option 2 | Mixed use ground floor with a combination of training and entrepreneurial space on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Option 3 | Another configuration of a mixed use ground floor with training and entrepreneurial space building up in their own “towers” with shared roof patio.
RELEVANT TO YOUR PROJECT
Kodet created a video series related to library design and some of the spaces seem to be similar to the programs included with your Innovation Hub. Specifically, incorporating a maker space or fabrication area will be resource for your hub. Not only does it encourage and provide the community resources to learn a new skill but it is also a dedicated flexible classroom or training space that could be utilized by different organizations or small businesses. With the Shakopee + Scott County Innovation Hub being a bridge to opportunity, everyone deserves equal access to its amenities – so designing to Universal Design standards will be essential for your project. Kodet’s Universal Design video defines what Universal Design is, beyond ADA compliance, and also gives examples to how we considered these standards when designing the Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library remodel. Finally, for the Innovation Hub to be successful, overhead costs will need to be kept low and have the resources be affordable to the public. Kodet is no stranger to designing aesthetically pleasing buildings while working within a tight budget. It is our goal to keep your project within budget while designing you a functional, innovative and beautiful space.