The headquarters provides both office space for staff and maintenance areas with storage space for field equipment. The long, linear building is situated to allow daylight to penetrate deep into the building and allows for drive through traffic flow for maintenance and storage of vehicles.
Located at the outskirts of Windom on a rolling prairie site, the building compliments the Department of Natural Resource’s commitment to sustainability, which is the balance between protecting and restoring the natural environment while enhancing economic opportunity and community well-being. A large conference room, separated from the private office spaces by the lobby, provides a learning space for the DNR and the public to interact.
DNR Windom in the news:
“Sustainable Design Strategies: Nine Case Studies,” Architecture Minnesota, January/ February, 2003