Sneak Peak into Padilla Speer Beardsley Headquarters and the Office of the CEOJanuary 25, 2012
The Minneapolis headquarters of Public Relations and Marketing Agency Padilla Speer Beardsley sits squarely at the intersection of art and architecture. Perched on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, the building boasts beautiful views of both nature and city. From the outside the building lends hints of the modern, light-drenched spaces that the office operates in — but it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
While the Padilla Speer Beardsley office is nice to look at from the outside, it’s even more striking on the inside.
“When the snowflakes fall it feels like we’re inside a snow globe,” one employee noted of the view through multi-story windows that look out onto a park as well as the river.
Padilla Speer Beardsley values their work space — and not just on account of the views. This office was hard won after a long journey and more than a few battles fought by CEO Lynn Casey who personally lead the effort to lobby the city for the rights to build on what was then a wasteland on the outskirts of Minneapolis, but is today one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. Then, proving that they can build brands and buildings beautifully, they began construction on what would become a unifying home for groups of the firm’s employees that had previously been dispersed around the twin cities.
Office Envy was invited to visit the office and one of our favorite stops on the tour was the common area, where employees can come to relax, socialize or simply step away from their desks. The space is so striking that it comes as no surprise that Padilla Speer Beardsley also hosts non-profit fundraisers here.
CEO Lynn Casey, who has led the firm since 2001, gave us a sneak peak into her personal office space where she works at a standing desk.
Among the works of art in her office, many of which are the creations of her two children, is this framed “Tower of Power” autographed program.
“It’s my favorite,” says Casey.
Her office organization is inspiring!
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