Corporate Headquarters & Product Development Center
To accommodate a larger product line after an acquisition, Toro expanded their 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.
At a glance
75,000 SF Expansion
Long Term Flexible Design
American Institute of Architects - Minnesota Chapter
Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil
“As the headquarters for a company that manufactures landscaping equipment, it has amazing connections to the landscape itself. The building form borrows from this iconic, rich shell of the equipment. In different ways, it really connects to the landscaping, even where the large sliding glass doors open on both sides to allow people and lawnmowers to circulate between building spaces.”
“The building has this transparency and depth. It makes it a beautiful place to work, and you feel really connected to the landscape.”
-- AIA Honor Award Judge
The Toro Company was founded in 1914 to build tractor engines for The Bull Tractor Company.