Posts Categorized: Sustainability

MSP: Terminal 1

Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) has been providing engineering design services to MSP Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, telecommunications and building automation systems. Our involvement at Terminal 1 began when the terminal’s complexity and variety of engineered systems began to challenge the MAC’s day-to-day operations. An 11,000-ton chiller plant and

MSP: Terminal 2

Terminal 2 infrastructure was completely designed by Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) and built in 1997 with opportunities of expansion planned for the future. All mechanical and electrical systems are modern and efficient, and the configuration has accommodated TSA and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Energy Conservation Program without significant changes to the building or its

17th Avenue Residence Hall

The six-story 17th Avenue Residence Hall includes 311 student rooms. Each floor features shared semi-private restrooms with showers, three community lounges, study space and a floor-lounge for large group gatherings. The main level includes a dining facility, classroom space, a technology center and a student lounge. The basement features laundry facilities, music practice rooms, a

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

Located on the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and training facility of the College of Science and Engineering. Their research focuses on environmental, energy and health challenges. The building is over 70 years old and while it has been added to, it has never been renovated. Michaud

Warren E. Burger Federal Building

Located in downtown St. Paul, this seven story federal building contains Courtrooms, Judge Chambers, Offices, and a Law Library. A remodel of approximately 260,000 square feet gave this building a modernization it needed since it opened in 1967. This building is certified LEED silver and is designed in conjunction with the Xcel Energy Design Assistance

General Mills

MCE has provided consulting engineering services for General Mills at their James Ford Bell Technical Center, Riverside Technical Center and Boone Plaza Building. The range of projects include admistrative offices, pilot plants, chemistry labs, and research labs. MCE has also completed mechanical and electrical infrastructure projects related to their high-pressure steam, chilled water, condenser water,

St. Jude Medical

Michaud Cooley Erickson designed the MEP systems at the Lillehei Campus Expansion for St. Jude Medical. This project is approximately 100,000 square feet in size and includes office space, warehouse, research labs, hazardous storage rooms, microbiology labs and 8,000 square feet of controlled environment lab space.


Overlooking the Mississippi River on West River Road, Coloplast’s new North American headquarters sits atop a previously existing brownfield which now heralds a revitalization of Minneapolis’ North Side. The project included the renovation of an existing manufacturing facility and addition of two new structures to house sales and marketing, and research and product development. MCE


The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center (VAST) project consisted of a 170,640 square foot renovation of the existing 5-story building located on the Valspar Technology Campus. The building restoration process was completed following Minnesota Historical Society structural rehabilitation requirements to preserve the historic integrity of the building. MCE provided full MEP design services for

MSP: Restroom Program

The MSP International Airport 2012 Restroom Program, lead by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), is the first in a series of restroom renovations designed to improve restroom facilities over the next 15 years. The objective is to provide a thoughtful and efficient restroom experience to all travelers. Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) worked as the mechanical