Our Work

Raven Industries Corporate Headquarters

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Confluence was retained to provide complete site development services for the renovation of Raven Industries’ corporate headquarters in downtown Sioux Falls. Raven Industries, an international leader in precision agriculture applications, specialty films, aerostats, and electronic manufacturing, has occupied the historic Manchester Biscuit Company building since the 1960s. As the company has grown, manufacturing has moved off-site and the building and site were in need of renovation. The decision was made to convert the existing facility into an appealing and usable office space to attract and retain top talent, revitalize Downtown Sioux Falls, and improve the community.

Early in the process, Raven chose to seek LEED Certification with the renovation. The design process focused heavily on sustainable building practices. The project is adjacent to the Big Sioux River and the Downtown River Greenway, also a Confluence project. Site amenities include an amphitheater constructed of Sioux quartzite stone, boulder river edge stabilization, a lower level walk-out patio from the employee lounge and complete parking and circulation redesign. Confluence’s scope of work also included monument and wayfinding signage design and selection of outdoor furnishings for the lower patio and a rooftop deck. Landscape services included erosion control, native planting design and rainwater harvesting for irrigation of turf in the amphitheater area.