Mother-Baby Program

Collaborative Partners:
Knutson Construction
HDR – Jordan Architects


Both, Allina and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota realized the necessity for a location where mothers and their babies can bond while receiving the highest level of care. The first phase of this partnership was the development of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Minneapolis Children’s.

For this project, Empirehouse worked with Knutson Construction Services – Minneapolis, to furnish and install over 65,000 square feet of custom convex and concave curved, dual-cantilevered aluminum pressure-wall framing with ACM wall panel cladding systems. The framing materials provide enhanced thermal performance with the design of the fiberglass pressure-bar assemblies.

The Empirehouse glazing team safely accommodated this challenging installation on this busy South Minneapolis job site, and its small footprint offered limited staging area. Empirehouse provided logistical planning throughout the project with special care to accommodate the accelerated schedule when installing the skyway over the well-traveled 26th and Chicago Avenues.