Parking + Transit

Children's Hospital Ramp

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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Ellerbe Becket
Construction Manager
Minneapolis, Minnesota
260,000 sq. ft. 778 stalls

The Children’s Hospital Parking Ramp was part of the hospital’s overall expansion and renovation project. The 778-car parking ramp is connected to the main hospital by a 100 linear ft. skyway and underground tunnel. The parking ramp consists of six levels with a total of 260,000 sq. ft.

Through hard work and dedication, Knutson was able to open the ramp one month early so employees could use it before the five-story adjoining medical office building was complete. The parking needs for the employees were a major cost concern of Children’s. By opening the lot for employees a month early, they were able to save all the money they were spending on buses and off-site parking.

Knutson received the 2009 Building Excellence Award in recognition of the use of concrete in a commercial building for this project.