Be the Match
National Marrow Donor Program selected RJM Construction to build their headquarters in the North Loop of downtown Minneapolis.
The nonprofit organization operates Be the Match, which connects patients with donors for marrow or umbilical cord blood transplants. The team provided six months of pre-construction services to help bring the seven-story, 276,000 sq. ft. project to life. This included careful evaluation of structural foundations, multiple value engineering options, and detailed site logistics plans.
Located across from Target Field, exterior features include an elevated entry plaza, expansive main floor lobby and a rooftop level with event space and an outdoor terrace. An interactive public art piece by Jen Lewin was commissioned by the owner and installed on the plaza. The building also includes one level of underground parking.
The interior open office environment for the nonprofit’s 900 employees is complete with conference rooms, collaborative break meeting spaces, training rooms, fitness center and employee break room. A Fifth Light integrated lighting control system was installed throughout the building to maximize energy efficiency.
Completed in just 15 months, the team coordinated work sequences with precision, utilizing lean planning and BIM modeling. This allowed work on the interior buildout to begin prior to the building enclosure. In addition, RJM turned over the client’s eight data rooms five months before final occupancy, each complete with data closets, UPS and back up generators.