Among liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf’s science program ranks as one of the nation’s best. To continue to turn out some of the brightest scientific minds, the college realized a need to replace its aging science facility. They brought Boldt on early in the design phase to collaborate with the architect, faculty and students to create this four-story, 200,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary based complex to lead them into the 21st century. Boldt used its team of project managers, estimators, electrical and mechanical engineers and sustainable specialists to assist the project through design phase to evaluate cost, functionality and aesthetics.
The complex provides natural sciences and mathematics (biology, bimolecular science, biomedical studies, chemistry, physics, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, psychology and statistics). This includes:
26 teaching labs
17,000 sq. ft. of student-faculty research space
7 tiered classrooms
11 flat-floored classrooms
8 seminar-style rooms
5 dedicated computational rooms
8,000 sq. ft. science library with technology-based information access and numerous individual and group-study spaces
9 conference rooms
Greenhouse and observatory green roof
Informal gathering spaces designed to extend learning beyond the classroom and laboratory
Biology and chemistry share a large research area where they can collaborate on biochemistry or the biological makeup of cells
During site development, many timbers from the site were selected for harvesting and milled into useable wood on the project for tables and benches.
Concrete for the building included a minimum of 15 percent fly ash from regional power plants, diverting nearly 9 million pounds from landfills.
Regents Hall is 40 percent more efficient than that designed for standard energy code, saving enough energy to power 250 homes.
Electrical needs are being supplemented by the 1.65 MW Vistas wind turbine that Boldt erected on campus.
The copper roof is made from 90 percent recycled content
Innovative design credit for “green chemistry” that uses more water based and non-toxic experiments to reduce lab waste and reduces the number of fume hoods and cuts the amount of exhausted conditioned air in half.
A green roof planted with low-maintenance sedums, cacti, grasses and columbine helps reduce the building’s heating and cooling load and minimizes its heat signature. The green roof also reduces storm water runoff, filters carbon dioxide out of the air and filters pollutants out of rainwater.
Rain water from the rooftops is collected in a 3,000 gallon cistern that provides water for the greenhouse and roof plants.
Locally sourced natural materials were used on the exteriors and building materials were sourced based on recycled content and lifecycle costs.
A limestone exterior, some recycled from the building that previously occupied the site was used as an easily maintainable material.
Named Xcel Energy's 2009 Best Integrated Design in the Energy Design Assistance Program.
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Boldt's regional office and warehouse facility is Oklahoma's first privately owned building built to sustainable construction standards.
This project highlights a commitment to the demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in American schools as it relates to the local community.
The new building allows Bellin to nearly double their previous enrollment and further their teachings to programs other than just nursing.
The project will consolidate campus food service outlets into a single building, simplifying and reducing operating costs for Lawrence’s self-operation services.
This multi-phased project was not only eco-friendly, but it also won several awards in the process.
The Boldt Company brought its ILPD experience and methodologies to Canada to tackle this challenge with its joint-venture partner, Graham Construction.
This 13-story, 274 bed acute care hospital, with room for expansion to 304 beds, will be built in a spirit of innovative collaboration that embraces a Lean culture.
This project included an ambulatory surgery center, new medical office building, and updating the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington and Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn.
Boldt has become part of an integrated project delivery model for the master planning, design, and construction for the Advocate Medical Group & Dreyer Clinics, Medical Office & Ambulatory Facilities in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area.
This multi-phase project is just one example of Boldt and Belmark's loyal relationship, with this project Boldt helped Belmark expand their facility to keep up with their growing production.
The new two-story, 40,000 sq. ft. community services building replaces two aging buildings that currently house the county’s public health and human services.
The project involves the 1st phase of renovation and restoration to the original building dating from 1928 and West Wing dating from 1939.
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