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Anderson Student Center begins construction

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Construction begins today for the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“The student center will serve as a wonderful gathering place that will tie together our north and south campuses,” said Father Dennis Dease, president. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs, called the center “our living room – the real heart of the campus.”

The 225,000 square foot student center will house meeting rooms, a 9,600-square foot multipurpose room, recreation space, campus dining facilities, an art gallery, a bowling center, dance area, student leadership room, lounges, and offices for Student Affairs, Campus Ministry and Auxiliary Services.

The University will seek LEED Silver certification for the project, which will integrate energy-efficient mechanical systems, water-conservation measures, highly insulated exterior wall and roofing systems, lighting controls, and ample use of natural light.

Shepley Bulfinch has worked with  Opus AE Group on the design of the student center, which is scheduled to open in January 2012.

University project video – Youtube

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