City Center Place

City Center Place

Mankato, MN

An exterior renovation to a stark, 1960s era building resulted in a fresh, contemporary presence for this four-story office building. Warm tones of brown and tan were used to replace a cool grey, rock and stucco exterior. Modern, multi-color metal panels covered the exposed rock face on the front elevation of the building. A new awning on the main floor-a curving ribbon of perforated aluminum-softens the angular and solid feel of the building. A large cornice at the top of the metal panels houses new lighting that accentuates the facade at night.

Updated landscaping includes prairie grasses and shrubs which soften the area and enhance the pedestrian experience along the public sidewalks. Alcoves in the landscaping now accommodate three base locations for sculptures featured in the annual CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour. The updated building brings a contemporary style to the streetscape and serves as an appealing draw for tenants, which now includes the Mayo Clinic Health System.



  • Abdo, Eick & Meyers

  • AgStar Financial Services

  • Blethen, Gage and Krause

  • City Center Place

  • Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group Office

  • Downs Food Group

  • First National Bank

  • Gislason & Hunter Law Firm

  • HECO Building

  • Hormel Foods Corporate Office South and Spam Museum

  • Landkamer

  • Profinium Place Tower – The Tailwind Group

  • Region 9 Development Commission

  • Robert W. Carlstrom Company

  • Schwickert’s Corporate Office

  • United Prairie Bank

  • Verizon Wireless Corporate Office

  • Wells Fargo