Hennepin County Medical Center, North Loop Clinic

Transforming A Neighborhood Clinic

Located just outside downtown Minneapolis in the trend-setting North Loop, the Hennepin Healthcare North Loop Clinic targets the neighborhood’s younger demographics with the promises of better health through outreach, education, access, and convenience. The high-tech, high-touch storefront clinic includes primary care services, online scheduling, electronic medical records, telemedicine, and wellness, nutrition and fitness services.

The highly-visible location in the historic 1910 TractorWorks Building combines the neighborhood’s historic industrial fabric with a contemporary aesthetic. The warehouse’s natural attributes—raw timber and stone columns, brick walls, wood floors, and high ceiling—served as design inspiration. Refinished columns brightened the space. Warm-colored wood slats in a herringbone pattern are balanced by the cool-tone floor treatment. Bold use of details and color create a dynamic environment that is also calming and airy. Historical mural graphics in muted monochrome are paired with the saturated Hennepin-Healthcare-brand blue and tied together with brass detailing. Lighting and extensive use of white brighten and open the space. Clean, strong moves invoke luxury and simple sophistication.

By creating an appealing, inviting presence, the North Loop Clinic attracts people as they pass on the street, encouraging them to engage in their life-long healthcare journey.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Building Type

Ambulatory and Clinics


60,000 SF

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