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Green Project


St. Olaf College


Holabird & Root

Boldt Role:

Design/Build Construction Manager ILPD

Key Points:

In keeping with the college's sustainable mission, the building was designed for LEED Gold certification, but has been awarded LEED Platinum certification. Regents Hall also is one of the first major science facilities in the nation designed with an emphasis on green chemistry, a growing movement that seeks to minimize the hazardous chemical waste and biological waste produced from laboratory experiments.

St. Olaf College Interdisciplinary Complex

Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Northfield, MN

Intended as a replacement for the college's aging science facilities, this four-level, 200,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary complex was designed by architects Holabird & Root for the study of natural sciences and advanced mathematics.

One of the nation's first academic facilities dedicated to green chemistry, highlights include teaching labs, a greenhouse and observatory green roof, tiered and conventional classrooms, seminar areas, and a biochemistry research area.

Our design/build team, consisting of project manager, estimator, electrical and mechanical engineer and sustainable specialist, brought invaluable insights to the project, resulting in a facility that actually exceeded the architect's original design for LEED® Gold Certification to achieve LEED Platinum.