New downtown office home to Stockwell, SDSU Foundation

By Jodi Schwan

An eye-catching new office building has opened on North Phillips Avenue at the northern edge of the Uptown development downtown.

Stockwell Engineers is the owner and anchor tenant of the two-story building at Second Avenue that overlooks part of Falls Park. The firm moved from a leased office in a nearby Uptown building.

Stockwell Engineers

“We love it,” president Jon Brown said. “We wanted kind of an industrial-looking-building look with big floor-to-ceiling windows, so we get a lot of natural light in the building, and tall, exposed ceilings.”

Stockwell Engineers

Stockwell, which provides civil engineering, landscape architecture and surveying services to the public and private sectors, has 22 employees in the office. The design is meant to be employee-friendly, with a break room that opens up to a patio with views of the park.

Stockwell Engineers

There’s also parking and showers for those who bike to work.

And there’s a room for parents bringing children into the office where the kids can play games.

A room for kids who come to work with their parents at Stockwell Engineers.

The overall layout is a “big, open space,” Brown said. “We have cubicles like we had in our old space but added more and reduced the number of private offices down to two.”

While Stockwell uses the first floor, the SDSU Foundation has moved into part of the second floor.

The SDSU Foundation office in downtown Sioux Falls.

There’s about 4,300 square feet left to lease as additional office space.

“It’s just a shell, and we’ll build to suit or finish the build-out as they request,” Brown said.

While the building is a bit of an island for now, it won’t be for long. The Levitt Pavilion will be built on the east side of Phillips Avenue, and the city is requesting development proposals for the property it owns immediately south of the Stockwell building.

 Stockwell Engineers

New downtown office home to Stockwell, SDSU Foundation

An eye-catching new office building has opened on North Phillips Avenue at the northern edge of the Uptown development downtown.

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