Lofts at Mayo Park

Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects

Owner: Eastbank Lofts, LLC

Location: Rochester, Minnesota

Category: Multifamily Housing (category three)

Lofts at Mayo Park has helped to improve the experience of a population critical to Rochester’s economy: medical patients traveling to the city for treatment at the Mayo Clinic.

Lofts at Mayo Park is a 29 unit, 4-story multi-family residential project located in Rochester, Minnesota. It is located on the Zumbro River, at the intersection of Rochester’s downtown, Mayo Park and a residential neighborhood. The project needed to resolve the varied scales of its context and balance these responses with the human scale. The design establishes a strong connection between the building, park, the regional trail system, the river and downtown. The building’s common spaces, including a lobby and outdoor patio, are placed adjacent to Mayo Park, providing expansive views. This connection to place also informs the planning of the dwelling units: more than two-thirds of the units have views of the river and downtown. Lofts at Mayo Park embraces the river as an amenity through its tectonics, planning and landscape strategies. The project orients itself towards the river and provides multiple options for experiencing and accessing the river.

Additional information

Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects

Landscape Architect: Coen + Partners

Structural Engineer: Meyer Borgman Johnson

Civil Engineer: Pierce Pini + Associates

Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection: J-Berd Mechanical Contractors

Electrical: Berd Electric

General Contractor: Welsh Construction


Simon Ha, AIA (Jury Chair), Steinberg Hart, Los Angeles, California

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, FAIA, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), New York, New York

Hans Butzer, AIA, Butzer Architects and Urbanism, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mary Cerrone, AIA, Mary Cerrone Architects, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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