Combining natural elements and modern touches, Enclave has created a space that inspires creativity and encourages growth.

This July marks ten years of Enclave, a development, construction, and property management firm specializing in multi-family housing, commercial, and industrial space. They’ve been ten busy years: downtown Fargo’s 300 Lime, MedPark Medical Center, E.W. Wylie and Uptown & Main in Fargo are just a few of Enclave’s more than 70 projects.

And it all started when founders Ben Meland and Austin Morris, just 27 and 24 at the time, decided to leave their full-time jobs and shake up the development world.

“We saw an opportunity to do things a little differently,” Morris said. “We take great pride in the projects that we create, each one distinct with different features and a different personality.”

After a decade of putting immense care and intention into every one of their projects, they decided it was time to do the same for themselves. Enclave’s new headquarters, just off Interstate 94 and Veterans Boulevard in West Fargo, opened its doors in March 2021.

At 86,200 square feet, their new headquarters is a far cry from the 550-square foot office where Morris and Meland began their journey together, with plenty of room for their team to continue growing.

“We were two or three to an office at the Case Plaza building,” Morris said. “It had been a dream of ours to do what we do every day for ourselves as well. You spend a lot of time in your office, so we wanted to have an impact on the teams that we serve every day, to create an energizing, inspiring place for them to do their work.”

One “Instagram Moment” After Another.

When it came time for furnishings, Enclave enlisted InterOffice—a company similarly committed to thinking outside of the box. Workspace Experts Levi and Sheila Hanson worked closely with the Enclave team to curate pieces that are just as unique as the space.

“With Enclave, we wanted to show potential clients that you don’t have to look like everybody else,” Levi said. “Just because we’re in Fargo, North Dakota doesn’t mean you can’t do things differently and stand out.”

In addition to being visually stunning, furnishings also needed to align with Enclave’s culture of care and support. One priority was providing employees with a variety of workspaces.

“It’s becoming more common for people to want to move around while they work,” Meland said. “We wanted to create opportunities for people to sit in a phone booth, a lounge chair with their laptop, or at a barstool.”

Levi and Sheila strove to create a series of collaborative spaces throughout the building. These areas were outfitted with an eclectic mix of furnishings in a combination of textures and finished off with an area rug. Some highlights include Herman Miller Canvas Workstations, the most flexible and adaptable office workstation platform Herman Miller has to offer, as well as accent pieces from Charleston Forge, Classic Home, Mercana, and Surya.

“One of our objectives and a request from Austin was to not use the same piece of furniture twice.” Sheila said

With this new space, Enclave wanted each element to create what Meland calls “Instagram moments.” Before you even walk in the front door, you can see they have achieved just that. Morris and Meland chose to keep a silo and quonset on-site, remnants of an old farmstead, as a tribute to the people that once farmed the land.

That reverence for the land can also be seen when you step inside, from the light oak wood to a green wall in the first-floor restroom created from petrified moss. These natural elements are juxtaposed with concrete floors and exposed ductwork, all washed in an abundance of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. The combined effect is an environment that both welcomes you in and inspires creativity.

“If you’d have asked us ten years ago where we would be today, neither of us would have dreamed that we’d be here. We’re incredibly grateful to have a supportive community, excellent relationship with partners and a tremendously talented team that has made this space possible,” Meland said. “We’re so excited to be where we are, and for people to come experience it.”