Thermo King, Product Development & Testing, Training, & Product Display Facility

Bloomington, MN

As a company that is at the forefront of innovation in refrigerated transportation of critical goods for supply chain integrity, from food to vaccines, Thermo King needed to plan for strategic growth within and beyond their 500,000 SF product development facility.

Providing strategic guidance in both master planning and through detailed departmental workflows at the Bloomington Global Headquarters, the core goal of our team’s partnership with Thermo King is to scope out future investments for a world class innovation center for client and staff engagement, and more critically a full modernization of the R&D heart of the building. Planning is being built on a rigorous facility assessment report, staff interviews, full owner project requirements for building systems, programming workshops, and a formal mapping of all R&D workflows – both current state and future state. The building includes:

  • 73,087 SF of X90 R&D lab and all related test cells
  • 20,000 SF of E90 electrification lab & related test cells
  • 57,200 SF of factory + maintenance spaces
  • 131,750 SF of distribution space
  • 12,200 SF of client engagement & training spaces
  • 3,341 SF of new office space
  • 86,900 SF of existing office space

Due to the confidentiality of the space, the images above showcase only the front of house/product display conceptual design spaces.


Thermo King

At a glance

  • 594,578 SF (Total Current Building SF)


  • R&D lab
  • E90 electrification lab
  • Factory & maintenance spaces
  • Distribution spaces
  • Client engagement & training spaces
  • New and renovated office spaces


  • Facility Assessment
  • Master Planning
  • Building Programming
  • Architectural design
  • Interior design
  • Mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering