Construction firm Mortenson (Chicago) has selected RSP Architects (Minneapolis) and HOK as the design team for the first phase of Destination Medical Center (DMC) Discovery Square in Rochester, Minn.

The three companies will work with local consultants to develop a biological and life sciences research building within the 20-block DMC sub-district. Phase 1 is estimated to be 60,000-120,000 square feet.

Groundbreaking on the project is planned for late 2017. Discovery Square will comprise a densely populated urban life science hub with medical practitioners, educators, researchers, and businesses owners. These practitioners will come together to share ideas, build and test new products, and bring companies to scale with access to Mayo Clinic and other strategic stakeholders.