For the City of Minneapolis, Field Operations designed the 12-block-long Nicollet Mall, reinvigorating the beloved but aging pedestrian and transit corridor. The new design retains the defining curvilinear street from the original Lawrence Halprin plan, while recalibrating the Mall toward even greater social and pedestrian ends, creating Nicollet Mile. Nicollet Mile is a downtown destination, an attractive place to walk and experience the City, a curated promenade of experiences, a more sociable corridor, a ribbon of light, and an urban spine that connects various institutions and communities.

The redesign has made the mall more pedestrian-friendly and made it significantly greener while also contributing to a larger vision for Minneapolis’ revitalization, attracting investment and creating a place where people want to live, work, and play.