The Toro Company Headquarters and Product Development Center

Bloomington, Minnesota

To accommodate a larger product line after an acquisition, The Toro Company expanded its research and development facility to create flexible assembly space to meet the future demands on the organization – all under a fast-track timeline. Central to the project was the configuration of the various components assuring functional efficiency, establishing long-term flexibility and minimizing operational interruptions throughout the various construction phases.

Beginning with an extensive needs assessment process, LEO A DALY completed a programming and phasing plan for the expansion. Phase I included a corporate office building to free up space for the expansion of and improvement to the existing engineering facilities. Phase II involved the renovation of the existing 399,000-SF facility to accommodate expansion of the Product Development Laboratory, Product Evaluation Department and Design Engineering. The design considered subsequent phases to handle future growth, which may include corporate office or engineering facilities as needed.

Client 

The Toro Company

At a glance

475,000 SF

75,000 SF expansion

Features

Long-term flexible design

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects, Minnesota Chapter

Services

Needs assessment

Programming

Architectural design

Mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering

Interior design

Landscape architecture