TRIA Orthopaedic Center

  • Location: Woodbury, MN
  • Architect: RSP Architects
  • Client: HealthPartners

Project Highlights

  • 12,500 gallon therapy pool at the second level
  • Vibration control
  • Composite steel structure
  • Integrated steel delivery reduced schedule by 6 weeks


This new 75,000 square foot medical office building is designed for same day injury treatment, orthopaedic surgery, and physical therapy. The structure consists of composite steel with a stone-clad precast and curtainwall cladding system. Features include a 12,500 gallon therapy pool suspended from the second level structure and three operating rooms designed to meet strict vibration criteria at the third level. The ground-to-roof, light-filled atrium visually establishes TRIA as an anchor tenant of the 96-acre CityPlace development. MBJ delivered the project using a lean methodology of integrated steel services by developing both the structural design model in Revit to level of development (LOD) 350 and the steel construction model in Tekla Structures. Initial Tekla modeling was provided to fabricator bidders prior to their selection to assist their understanding of the project. MBJ then carried the Tekla model forward to into a full LOD 500 fabrication model that included all connected elements, also designed by MBJ. The result of the integration between structural design and steel detailing resulted in a six week time savings from the original procurement schedule along with a successful steel fabrication and erection outcome.