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 includes a 350-seat dining facility that includes multiple cooking stations where food prepare fresh for the residents. The main level also includes classroom space, a technology center and a student lounge. The basement features laundry facilities, music practice rooms, a game room and a community kitchen. The University required the implementation of best practices in sustainable building design.

The project was designed to meet the State of Minnesota B3 Guidelines. To meet those demands we employed several energy-saving mechanical and electrical systems, including 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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