When the University of Minnesota was planning for a new Student Residence Hall and Dining Facility, sustainability was a top priority.
TKDA was architect-of-record on the University of Minnesota’s newest Student Residence Hall and Dining Facility. TKDA collaborated on the project with designer Mackey Mitchell Architects. This is the most sustainable residence hall on campus. The 600-bed facility features “super suite” accommodations for first year students as well as some private apartments for advising staff. The 350-seat dining facility and commercial kitchen prepares and serves three meals a day. Community spaces, a convenience store and state-of-the-art technology features are included throughout the building. The facility meets Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines with energy efficient design, systems and equipment throughout. Most noteworthy are the vegetative roof with a stormwater reclamation system, energy saving appliances and occupancy sensor lighting.
The facility was named a Top Project of 2013 by Finance & Commerce.