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When:  Jan 13, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Where:   Dayton's Project, 700 Nicollet Mall, Skyway Level, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, US

When & Where

Dayton's Project
700 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Jan 13, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)



This program will be registered with AIA CES for HSW and LU credit. Pending AIA approval, credits may be granted for attendance. Sign in at the meeting with your AIA number in order to receive credit.

Monday, January 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $45.00


  • 4:00 PM - Meet at the site to sign in and assign tour guides. Members should plan to bring hard hats, safety vests and closed toe shoes
  • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Tour of the project
  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Dinner and Chapter Meeting at St. Thomas University downtown campus

  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Presentation by Gensler Architects


700 Nicollet Mall- Skyway Level
Minneapolis, MN 55402

We will meet on skyway level at the Dayton's Marketing Suite just off the IDS Skyway as you enter Dayton's.


University of St. Thomas- Minneapolis Campus
Opus Hall, Room 201

Parking Ramp Address:
935 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

From this parking ramp, which is underneath Opus Hall, take the elevator to the 2nd floor/Skyway level to get into Opus Hall.

Our event will be in Room 201.



The most convenient parking will be in the underground ramp that is underneath Opus Hall.  The entrance to the ramp is 935 Hennepin Ave.

Click here for a map.


Program Sponsor - $250-$500
One available - Company name or logo on badges + add-on opportunities at an additional cost (please inquire)


Standing at 12 stories with over 1.2 million square feet, the new Dayton’s Project will feature exceptional modern office, dining and retail spaces, including an innovative 45,000 square foot food hall drawing in both visitors from Nicollet and the skyway. The offices will enjoy many tenant-exclusive amenities, like a green rooftop terrace with unparalleled skyline views, private lounge and library spaces, and a state-of-the-art gym facility. Construction began in 2017, and demolition was complete in 2018. Now a new phase of construction and renovation begins, with the building scheduled for opening to the public in the Spring of 2020.The Dayton’s Project design and development teams are dedicated to realizing the building’s potential while also taking care to honor and secure its place in history. For example, many original features have been retained and restored, including the Art Deco bathrooms and JB Hudson space. To formally recognize this architectural and historical gem, the development team worked closely with state and federal policy makers to secure the Dayton’s building’s rightful listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


Steven J. Bieringer
Steve Bieringer is an architect with over 20 year’s experience on corporate workplace, building repositioning, and ground-up buildings for a wide array of local and global clients. He has managed numerous large and complex projects locally and across the globe for clients including Target, Best Buy, 601w, and Amway Hospitality Corporation.   A Senior Associate, Steve serves dual functions for Gensler Minneapolis as both a Design Manager and leading the daily operations of the Minneapolis office. Steve is a passionate advocate for clients and for great design that is functional and cost-effective.  Enjoys mentoring staff while being a constant learner in the profession.

Outside of Gensler, Steve is actively engaged in shuttling his 4 daughters to and from hockey and lacrosse. You can also catch him in Lot 37 for Gopher home games where he co-hosts a noteworthy tailgate with friends and colleagues.

Jeff Walz
Jeff has an extensive background in healthcare, government, and corporate architecture. His expertise is based on a deep understanding of building systems, technology, and a collaborative approach to problem solving. Jeff is adept at leading complex and large project teams for a wide variety of national and international clients including Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, the Department of Defense, and the ground breaking LEED Platinum Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies headquarters.

LEED, WELL, and Fitwel Certified, Jeff is passionate about sustainable design, and wellness in the in the built environment. He is currently leading the effort to make the new Minneapolis office the first 3 star Fitwel project in Gensler which will lay the groundwork for Certification of the other three offices in the NC region. Jeff is also a passionate mentor and teacher conducting both internal, monthly staff TechTalks, as well as having had the opportunity to present twice at the AIA MN Convention.

He also acts as regional technical resource for several offices outside the north central region both for code review as well as exterior envelope design assistance for northern climates.

Jeff is responsible for QA, and stamping and signing of all Minneapolis projects as well as for other Gensler offices doing work in Minnesota.


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Jordan Grote