Design and remodeling services for a $3 million renovation to a private restaurant for the University of Minnesota Alumni Club located on the 50th floor of the IDS Center, a 57-story skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis at at 8th & Nicollet Streets.
The 50th Floor contained an east-facing “Orion Room” restaurant, a north-facing bar and cocktail lounge, a private south-facing dining club (“Tower Club”), all which were converted to office space. The west-facing “University of Minnesota Alumni Club” closed to the public in 1994. Today, the entire 50th floor consists of four large ballrooms with a single central kitchen. The rooms are collectively known as “Windows on Minnesota,” and they serve as banquet space for the Marquette Hotel.