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Textile Center Concept Design Study
The Textile Center of Minnesota, located in the Prospect Park Neighborhood of Minneapolis, is the only facility in the state that represents all fiber art forms and the only center in the country that is formed by a coalition from the textile community. The Textile Center’s many programs have outgrown their current facility and require additional space to meet both immediate and projected future needs.
To aid in the development of an expanded Textile Center, JDD was commissioned to undertake a concept design effort to identify and address the Center’s needs within the context of the Prospect Park neighborhood, where it wishes to remain. The study identifies four distinct design options; Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large, each representing varying orders of magnitude of size, scope, constituent program elements, site development, and costs that when taken as a whole as demonstrate a wide range of approaches from which to pursue future project development.
The concept design process was initiated by engaging the Textile Center Facility Task Force made up of leadership from the Center and members of the Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association (PPERRIA) to help guide the process and give practical insight to the development of the concepts. The process included data gathering, program analysis, site analysis, presentations of planning alternatives, and compilation of a Concept Design document summarizing analyses, recommendations, and alternatives considered. Input from members of the Board of Directors, coalition guilds, staff, and outside stakeholders through a series of presentations and meetings was fundamental to the development of the concept designs. Surveys were issued to capture additional input from these and other user groups and were equally important in the development of the designs.
Please refer to the downloadable .pdf document on this page for a copy of the entire report.