John B. Davis Education and Service Center


Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis Public Schools and Mortenson Development


180,000 SF



The John B. Davis Education and Service Center is home to Minneapolis Public Schools’ district administration headquarters, Northside Welcome Center, and Adult Basic Education program.

UrbanWorks’ design uses the topography of the site to create a stepped plaza along Broadway with space for bikes, seating, and public art. Every day, the Davis Center, as it has come to be known, provides a welcoming environment for more than 1,000 staff, students, families, and members of the community.

The project achieved LEED-NC Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council.

UrbanWorks is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and clients. While our physical office space remains closed, our staff is working remotely to continue project efforts as scheduled.

We are committed to providing the same great service through clear communication, dedicated resources, and virtual collaborations. Our updates will continue on a regular basis, and we appreciate your continued partnership and trust during this time.