Lifelong Wealth Advisors (LLW) a growing Twin Cities wealth management firm serving individuals, families, and business owners, teamed up with Element in the development of a new long-term home in Arden Hills to provide a more inviting and accessible office for its employees and clientele.
Element conducted a thorough review of their existing space, collaborating with the team to determine new location and space requirements. LLW, demonstrating a bold but conscientious approach, opted to relocate their downtown office to a suburban site in Arden Hills, aiming to enhance customer service. In overseeing LLW's site acquisition and project development, Element played a pivotal role in the decision-making process, from selecting the design team to providing project management to ensure alignment with client needs.
Guided by LLW's vision, U+B Architects crafted a space that not only serves as a statement for clients but also optimizes the client experience and enhances long-term employee and client satisfaction. Navigating ever-changing design requirements, the project demanded a flexible design and construction approach. Through effective communication with the general contractor, Carlson LaVine, and thoughtful planning and execution, challenges were overcome to deliver a successful project adhering to all necessary regulations.
Completed in Spring 2022, the new single-story office is a testament to LLW's client-centric approach. It offers enhanced space efficiency with features like spacious executive offices, conference and huddle rooms, a welcoming reception area, a production room, an outdoor patio with a two-way fireplace, and a state-of-the-art recreation room featuring a golf simulator—a unique amenity that sets the space apart and fosters a fun, inviting atmosphere for both employees and clients.
The thoughtfully designed office received recognition at the 2023 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Real Estate Awards, earning the title of Best Office.