Client The Toro Company

Corporate Headquarters & Product Development Center

Bloomington, Minnesota

To accommodate a larger product line after an acquisition, Toro 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.

At a glance

475,000+ SF

75,000 SF Expansion


Long Term Flexible Design

Honor Award
American Institute of Architects - Minnesota Chapter


Needs Assessment


Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil

Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

“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.