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Essentia Health, Vision Northland


Project Description

Essentia Health’s Vision Northland project is the construction of a replacement hospital and clinic space on its downtown Duluth campus. The project includes 942,000 SF of new space and renovation of existing facilities. The hospital tower will rise 12 stories above East Second Street while the clinic will have eight stories above Superior Street. The hospital and clinic will have some connecting floors, including a concourse. By consolidating its campus, Essentia Health’s overall footprint will be reduced thus opening space for other development in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood. Construction began in September of 2019 and is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2023.



942,000 SF




Duluth, MN

Duluth Office

34 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
t 218.216.1501

Our Duluth staff established their office in 2016. They bring hundreds of years of collective experience to our collaborative partnerships, helping to achieve exceptional results throughout the region.

Our project approach has resulted in superior outcomes and exceptional experiences for a wide range of clients. We understand value creation and we focus on understanding and helping our clients achieve their business goals.

To learn more about McGough, contact Jim Frisell or Brian Durand. Jim is an Executive Vice President and Project Principal. He has been with McGough for more than 45 years and has a strong background in managing large scale intricate projects and the expertise to lead teams in these efforts. Brian Durand is the Operations Manager of the Duluth office. Brian has 30-plus years of industry experience with demonstrated expertise in project management, budget and cost management and a focus on safety. He is responsible for overseeing and assisting with all construction projects managed by the company’s Duluth office.

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Jim Frisell

Jim Frisell

Executive Vice President, Duluth

Brian Durand

Project Executive, Duluth Operations Manager

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