MG McGrath Offices – Maplewood

The architectural surfaces of MG McGrath are creatively woven into the design of their Maplewood offices and showroom, a space that displays and celebrates the endless possibilities of their products.

  • Client MG McGrath,
  • size 16,660 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Maplewood, Minnesota, United States,
  • Industry Manufacturing,
  • HDR has redesigned the showroom and offices for MG McGrath, an architectural surfaces company located in Maplewood, Minnesota.

    MG McGrath has grown into a top-100 Minnesota company recognized for their collaborative work culture and ability to leverage a talented staff to achieve amazing results. After an extensive rebranding effort that reimagined the company’s image and logo, MG McGrath worked with HDR to create a concept for their offices that embraces and celebrates their commitment to excellence and collaboration. What was originally a 2,000 SF fit-out of their shop space, evolved into 16,660 SF of redesigned office space that speaks seamlessly to their brand.

    Our team proposed that MG McGrath think of their offices as a tool to showcase their expertise and highlight their capabilities. Inspiration for the design came directly from studying the unique detailing evident in their work. A series of undulating metal panels creates a flow of visual movement from the moment one arrives at the lobby; cascading from wall to ceiling, the interconnected panels provide an exciting reminder of the intricate architectural detail that MG McGrath is capable of providing.

    The office layout is enlivened by open areas that allow daylight to penetrate deep into the space and provide views to the outdoors. Internal gathering spaces are marked by tessellating clouds consisting of both perforated dark metal and backlit panels, a continued reminder of the company’s manufacturing expertise.

    Design: HDR
    Photography: Corey Gaffer