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Downtown Rochester Revitalization: Architecture Beauty of the Mindex Building

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The Rochester Business Journal published a recent article highlighting the impact of architects on the greater Rochester region, and the amount of progress that has happened over the years to make Rochester not only a place companies want to build, but destination out-of-towners add to their list of areas to visit.  Local architects truly have been, and are, incredible difference-makers for the Flower City! 

After reading that article, it caused us to reflect on our own journey working with highly-skilled architects at Edge Architecture to design our new headquarters in downtown Rochester in 2019, and the impact it has had on Mindex as a business, on us as people, and our surrounding community.

“Architects represent some of the most valuable intellectual and artistic capital we have in our region. They are unique because they are sculptors of buildings, artists of walls, planners, organizers, and construction experts.”

Built with style that inspires. 

When you look at— and walk through— the Mindex office, it is clear the building is a work of art in its ability to not only look attractive with its vibrant and colorful structure, but built in a way that inspires collaboration, connection, and fun amongst Mindex employees.  While employees are given the choice to work remotely, a large number WANT to come into the office.  It’s a welcoming environment in a cool space…with cool people…developing cool products

A view of the exterior of the Mindex office

A view of the interior of the Mindex office

“Edge really took the time to learn about our company and employees to know what kind of work environment they would enjoy the best. I love it, our team loves it, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results!” — Marc Fiore, Mindex President 

One building. More than one purpose. 

Pair that with the fact that the Mindex headquarters serves as a mixed-use building. It’s also an apartment complex: The Residences at Alex Park! Employees enjoy looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows and seeing residents walk their pups nearby, and there is always hustle and bustle keeping the area feeling active.  It certainly makes for a short commute for any employees living in one of the studios and one-bedroom apartments.

“These new mixed-use buildings [buildings that combine housing with commercial space] have brought new life.  People are walking the streets with their dogs and walkers and joggers abound in the area and connecting neighborhoods.”

Crossing paths in unexpected (but welcome!) ways. 

We also find that a strong sense of community has grown with those working in neighboring spaces. For example, Mindex achieved Great Place to Work Certification and had a fun photo wall outside during an employee celebration.  MVP Healthcare employees (their building is located next to Mindex) saw the commotion and joined the fun.  It was a true feeling of community, and we loved our “party crashers”! 

GPTW Visiting MVP Neighbors

It’s true that a lot of the architectural works happening have created a lot of buzz, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the artistic capital and progress that has grown Rochester into the destination it is today.  We encourage you to log into the Rochester Business Journal and check out the full article here: Great progress led by architectural vision. It’s worth the read! 

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