University of Minnesota building

University of Minnesota | 17th Avenue Residence Hall

Unique sustainable implementation on six-story student structure.

Facts & Stats



University of Minnesota


Market Type

Higher Education

Two diamonds

Square Footage

230,000 SF



Minneapolis, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

311 Student rooms

The main level has a 350-seat dining facility with multiple cooking stations where food is prepared fresh for the residents. It also has classroom space, a technology center and a student lounge. The basement has laundry facilities, music practice rooms, a game room and a community kitchen.

The University required the project to follow the best practices in sustainable building design and meet the State of Minnesota B3 Guidelines. To achieve that, Michaud Cooley Erickson used several energy saving mechanical and electrical systems, such as a variable rate exhaust system for each kitchen hood, make-up air energy recovery units, a rainwater reclamation system, daylight lighting controls, occupancy sensors and LED lighting.

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