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HGA Wins IIDA Northland FAB Awards

Tractorworks
Tractorworks
Sleep Number Headquarters
Sleep Number Headquarters
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA recently won two IIDA Northland FAB awards honoring the best interior design projects. The winning projects in Minnesota include the Sleep Number Headquarters in Minneapolis and Tractorworks in Minneapolis.
Sleep Number Headquarters - IIDA Northland FAB Award, Large Workplace
Consolidating their corporate headquarters, Sleep Number relocated to downtown Minneapolis, transforming a former data center into a warm space with nods to their branding throughout. Taking inspiration from urban planning, the building’s floor plate is organized as a small city, anchored by a central plaza. The interior palette places this “city” within a midwestern landscape.

Complex blues are paired with warm tones of gray, while dark woods, a celebration of Minnesota’s Big Woods legacy, bring warmth and texture. Copper accents brighten and balance the wintery hues with layered pattern. The result is an interior that judges praise as “balanced and intimate” despite the large footprint.

Tractorworks - IIDA Northland FAB Award, Building Amenity
An adaptive reuse of a historic 1910 Richardsonian Romanesque building, TractorWorks Amenities & Repositioning combined old with new to create a modern, multi-tenant office building in Minneapolis’s warehouse district. The base palette is derived from the existing materials of the site: heavily textured brick, timber, and concrete.

The furniture is inspired by iconic graffiti in Tractorworks’ existing stairwells and management office: bold hues pop against the neutral background. The environmental graphics use a layered approach to give foundation to the Tractorworks brand. The jurors praised the space as “holistic” and “seamless” from space to space.

Equity in Interior Design
During the IIDA Northland FAB Awards the community discussed why equity and inclusion is important in the field of interior design. Mari Ansera, a Senior Designer at HGA and Past President of IIDA Northland, shared her thoughts on equity and inclusion.

"Bringing human dignity and equity to our built environments is a minimum standard, a basic starting point," Ansera said. "It is a great designer that will expound on that minimum and bring forth design that manifests the human spirit and inspires us all to live, work, and learn at our best regardless of the color of our skin, our economic status, our physical ability, or our identity."

IIDA Northland promotes the practice of interior design by raising awareness of the role and value of the profession. The FAB Awards recognize and celebrate fresh and artistic interior design projects, innovative design solutions, and the integrated industry teams.

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