Cool Offices: Twelve Consulting GroupFormer rock-climbing gym gets new lease on life as corporate

Looking at the new headquarters of Twelve Consulting Group, one would be hard pressed to believe that the firm's offices once housed a rock-climbing gym. Twelve Consulting was drawn to the building’s high ceilings and the rawness of the space when team members went looking for a larger office to house the consultancy business.


“We were outgrowing our old space in the Fisk Building,” said Head of Internal Operations Megan Henderson of the Hennepin Avenue location.


Just a mile down the road — this time on the west side of Interstate 35W — management found Twelve Consulting's future home in Northeast Minneapolis.

“We really liked being in [Northeast Minneapolis],” Henderson said. “It feels up and coming to us.”


One of the biggest highlights of the new location is natural light. In the Fisk Building, Twelve Consulting was on the garden level, which put it partially below the street and restricted the amount of light in the office.


“This has a lot of natural light,” Henderson said of the new building.


To enhance the space more, 10-by-10 windows were cut in during the four-month remodeling project. Glass garage doors contribute even more light and open onto a private outdoor patio that employees can’t wait to take full advantage of during warmer months.


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