Throughout Michaud Cooley Erickson’s (MCE) long-term relationship with the University of Minnesota, MCE has had the opportunity to provide consulting engineering services for a wide variety of facilities including student housing, classrooms, science labs, administrative offices, auditoriums, greenhouses and creative arts facilities. MCE has been responsible for performing numerous studies, mechanical and electrical systems design, individual and central chiller plants and boiler system design for multiple University buildings. Of the many University projects MCE has been involved with, the Microbial and Plant Genomics Building, Ford and Murphy Hall, the Law School Expansion and Regis Center for the Art Facility and the new Carlson School of Management (CSOM) – Hanson Hall are especially noteworthy.
MCE completed the design of the new 155,000 square foot facility for the U of M Regis Center for the Arts Teaching & Research Facility, which houses the University’s entire art department. At the completion of construction, the University’s arts safety consultant announced that the new facility was the first art school in the United States that she could hold up as an example of a safe, healthy environment for doing and teaching art.
The recently completed Hanson Hall (CSOM Expansion) is the new home for the Carlson School of Management and Department of Economics undergraduate programs. The 129,000 square foot facility includes nine classrooms, faculty offices, business career center and other miscellaneous program space on five levels. A second floor skyway provides a physical link between Hanson Hall and the existing Carlson School of Management building across the street.