Boston Scientific is not only the largest employer in Maple Grove, MN, it’s the largest of its kind in the northwest suburbs. When the medical device company needed to make a significant addition to an existing building, Wells collaborated with Mortenson and HGA to provide innovative and efficient solutions.
Prefabrication proved to be the quickest and only feasible way to provide a roll cast brick facade on the exterior of the building for this almost 50,000 sq ft addition. To support the project vision, the Wells team provided architectural solid panels, architectural insulated panels, structural solid panels, and an innovative feature of with three sides of brick standing approximately 40’ tall. After placing the columns in the form, pouring one side, then tilting and pouring the other, Wells achieved the desired outcome of a true monolithic design. The final columns frame expansive vertical windows to bring light into the building, while achieving a unique pattern in the building envelope design.