The University of St. Thomas’ new Anderson Student Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The university in 2008 adopted a policy of pursuing green, sustainable and energy-efficient strategies for all new building projects; this marks the first time, however, that it submitted a building for LEED certification.
The award was given by the Design-Build Institute of America, Upper Midwest Region.
The construction of the Anderson Student Center and the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex generated the equivalent of about 100 full-time jobs over the course of the 20-month projects.
The lottery for parking contracts has been completed and all contract owners have been notified. Visitors should be directed to park in the Anderson Parking Facility at the corner of Cretin and Grand.
The doors to the new Anderson Student Center will open on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Welcome events will take place throughout the day.
Food service will celebrate more than 50 years of dining in Murray Hall/Murray-Herrick Campus Center on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
The Anderson Student Center is constructed in the Collegiate Gothic style, something very familiar to the St. Thomas campus.
With external construction of the building mostly completed, Tommie keeps a close eye on progress as crews install interior finishes.
More than 140 clubs and organizations – and counting – will have space to grow and flourish.
Opus Design Build notes that the stone masonry is 95 percent complete.
The east side of the lower quadrangle will be fenced off on May 23. The north-south sidewalk that runs from the Arches to the upper quadrangle will remain open as much as possible to allow pedestrian traffic.
The grand spiral staircase at the center of the Anderson Student Center will serve as the main artery carrying students, faculty and staff – the lifeblood of St. Thomas
Stone masons are installing the signature Kasota stone. Check out the video and photos and find out what it takes to make an ordinary building a St. Thomas building.
Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series of stories that Bulletin Today will publish until the opening of the Anderson Student Center in January 2012.
The project remains comfortably on schedule, helped along by nearly perfect weather in October