The Winona State University Rochester build out on the top floor of the Riverside Building is the continued evolution of this dynamic historic building in downtown Rochester. As a former tenant on the top floor, architect Adam Ferrari has a tremendous amount of respect and reverence for the building and in particular the top floor space--considering it one of the top 5 office spaces in all of downtown Rochester. It was a pleasure to work on the design and create a space for WSU that preserves the elements of the building that make it so unique and insert the necessary elements to satisfy their programmatic requirements. 9.SQUARE teamed up with LIMN Design Studio for the interior design. The design is a hybrid between strict classroom/education space and entrepreneurial coworking space. It has open and flexible pieces that capitalize on natural light and the changing needs of business and learning environments. Plus it has the technological components of a modern higher education facility. The open layout offers bold institutional branding, within a crisp, modern commercial environment.