Farm Credit Services of North Dakota moved their Minot location to a space previously occupied by a real estate company and two restaurants.
  • IRET, a real estate investment trust company, and Farm Credit Services (FCS) hired EAPC to work on two projects
  • A unique swapping situation, FCS moved out of their building and moved into the existing space of IRET
  • This project required a 20,000 SF rebrand and remodel
  • IRET took over the existing FCS building to make it their new place of occupancy, which required a complete gut and rebrand
  • Prior to this, FCS commissioned local architects to provide design options for their buildings
  • After hours of thought and creativity, the selected design was favorable to EAPC
  • The owners agreed that EAPC’s thorough assessments, associated costs, and overall design and branding presentation exceeded expectations
  • They also appreciated EAPC’s mechanical team taking the time to walk through their buildings prior to the onset of the design challenge
  • Design ideas included:
    • Centering the marquee on the building entry
    • Extending the new front entry canopy to provide a building element consistent with neighboring tenants
    • Working with building signage for the utility building
    • Increasing green space
    • FCS’s new space required a very invasive first floor remodel and light remodeling on the second floor, including new office spaces
    • The first floor was renovated to accommodate 22 new offices, a large, open customer service area, a training room, and fitness center for employees
    • The exterior of the building was renovated with new colors, new window openings, a new marquee, and new canopy entrance for branding and recognition
    • Site improvements were also added to the scope of work to improve curb appeal with a vast landscaped area, a storage building, and new parking pavement and lighting
    • The invasive construction work was completed while the building remained occupied by a busy restaurant and a fully functioning real estate company
    • EAPC and FCS acted pro-actively, inviting all the parties to collaborate on the schedule and the work to be completed
    • EAPC worked closely with the contractor to create mini-phases within the project so access to the businesses and the site were always possible
    • Any disruptions to utilities and noisy activities were scheduled after business hours
    • EAPC completed the assessment with little documentation of any previous changes made to the building since its original construction
    • Our team of architects and engineers made many site visits to correctly identify all changes that had been made from the original building plans to prevent potential problems during construction
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