On the edge of downtown Minneapolis, the Izzy's Ice Cream shop and factory is set among urban parks, office towers, condo buildings, theater, arts and sports facilities.

Salmela Architects created an artful 5100 square foot industrial building that was intended to resemble a Mondrianesque banana split. The blocky white and blue building is topped with a bright red stack that serves as the roof access, light monitor - and resembles a mod maraschino cherry. The clerestory boxes and windows provide light filled spaces for the manufacturing area. A rooftop garden space, street level retail shop and smart solutions to product storage and delivery was critical to the project successes. And another proud construction collaboration with Streeter & Associates.

BUILDER: Streeter & Associates
ARCHITECT: Salmela Architects
CLIENTS: Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel