MPLS Armory in the news

During Super Bowl week, one of our favorite projects received quite a bit of attention from local media and national acts!  MMY served as Structural Engineer of Record for the Minneapolis Armory renovation, and we are thrilled to see the structure come into its final form.  After performing a thorough building condition assessment, our work included:

  • reinforcement of existing concrete frames
  • structural slab repairs and new venue floor
  • new steel-framed mezzanines
  • reinforcement of the 200′ steel roof trusses to support the hanging mezzanines (and pop stars)

StarTribune: Minneapolis’ newly revamped armory ready to rock as Super Bowl concert venue

KARE11: Minneapolis Armory to be Super Bowl nightclub venue



MMY has added another David

David Hedberg, experienced EIT, joined our team earlier this summer, and we’re happy to have him aboard!  David is a University of Minnesota grad with several years of experience, allowing him to hit the ground running at MMY.   His transition has been so smooth that we assumed he’s been here all along!

Two new EIT’s

MMY Welcomes Peter Olney and Jordan Hurst to full time engineers-in-training!

Peter, recently back stateside after studying in Germany for five years, brings us vibration and structural dynamics expertise, and is getting experience on many different project types!

Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Fall 2016 and is already knee-deep in helping with several projects as well!

Helical Piles

Helical Piles

Helical Pile

Where site conditions are less than ideal for typical spread footings, we have seen an increase in the use of helical piers.  It seems that their popularity is growing due to installation methods improving and more contractors getting familiar with installing them. We continue to find use for helical piles in a variety of commercial and residential projects.
A recent local project near the Mississippi River used ‘Chance’ piles.


MMY: Engineer of Record for PCI Design Award Winner

Mattson Macdonald Young worked with Cermak Rhoades Architects on Higher Ground, a multifamily structure in Minneapolis, MN, which won PCI’s 52nd Annual All-Precast Concrete Solution Award for its use of precast as the primary structural framework of the entire building. In close collaboration with Hanson precast and their engineering team, columns, beams, and wall panels were all tapped for their structural capacity and each played a role in the kit of engineered parts.

Roof Anchors: a new specialty for the company

When Associate Partner Arne Grant was a young man, hanging off of silos in Southern Minnesota, he may not have realized the depth of experience he would bring to new 2012 Minnesota OSHA legislation regarding roof anchors, testing and fall safety.  When new regulations came to the state, Arne dove into designing specialized equipment, hardware and testing methods for Suspended Maintenance, making MMY one of the few local Professional Engineering resources in this evolving field.