Allina Health – Sharp Dillon Cockson Clinic

Edina, Minnesota

Allina Health Sharpe Dillon Cockson (SDC) Clinic combines an endocrinology practice of 10 exam rooms with a contracted internal medicine practice consisting of 12 exam rooms. The two practices share lab services, a procedure room and a referral specialist. The SDC Clinic also includes a certified diabetes examiner practice with three office-based exam rooms. All the associated staff support spaces typical of this space were included in the design including conference space, mother’s room, staff lounge and provider bullpens.

LEO A DALY provided design of this fit-out on an aggressive schedule, which was necessitated by a structural failure at the clinic’s previous location. The design was delivered in conjunction with a construction manager. From notice of award to construction documents, the 11,500-SF clinic was completed in eight weeks, with another 19 weeks for construction. The team achieved the stated goal of patient day one on December 17, 2018.

Utilizing an extensive kickoff meeting that laid out the specific meeting schedule for the entire eight weeks, along with an early dialogue with the authorities having jurisdiction, the project leadership team created a framework for the delivery process. Stakeholders were able to understand the importance of achieving consensus within a rigid timeframe and kept the
collective goals at the forefront of each meeting agenda. Despite challenging and unforeseen site infrastructure hurdles, the project was delivered on time and on budget.


Allina Health

At a glance

Aggressive schedule

On-time delivery




Conference space

Mother’s room

Staff lounge

Provider bullpens


Project management


Interior design