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COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Minneapolis, MN, United States, 1990-2002

PROGRAM: library, auditorium, offices, classrooms
CLIENT: University of Minnesota
ADDITION & RENOVATION: 47,710 & 107,220 sf
STATUS: completed

Articulating interior and exterior spaces, the CALA expansion promotes campus activity and pedestrian circulation while unifying both schools on campus. The addition is two overlaid L-shaped masses which include a library, auditorium, office, seminar and studio space. The addition is a complement and counterpoint to an existing building by Thorshov and Cerny. While this building is centralized and homogeneous, the addition offers peripheral views and morphological multiplicity. The existing is centripetal, with right angles framing four views onto the same court; the addition is centrifugal, with obtuse angles opening to exterior landscapes. In compliment to the horizontal existing building, the arms of the addition end in vertical elevations, bracketing "shafts of space" and activating the campus.
AWARDS

Progressive Architecture Awards, USA, 1990
AIA NEW YORK CHAPTER DESIGN AWARD, USA, 2002
CREDITS

architect
– Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl (design architect)
Pablo Castro-Estevez (project architect)
Jennifer Lee, Yoh Hanaoka, Stephen O'Dell, Gabriela Barman, Sabina Cachero, Andy Lin, Molly Blieden (project team)
Tom Jenkinson (project architect, 1st version)
Bryan Bell, Stephen Cassell, M. Dant, Ben Frombgen, Kent Hikida, Jun Kim, Peter Lynch, A. Marx, Adam Yarinsky (project team, 1st version)

associate architects, addition
– Vincent James Associates
Vincent James (Principal-in-Charge)
Paul Yaggie (project architect)
Steve Philippi (project architect, construction)
Lev
Bereznycky, Andrew Dull, Dzenita Hadziomerovic, Matt Hutchinson, Nathan Knutson, Scott Muellner, Donovan Nelson, Taavo Sommer, Jennifer Yoos (project team)

local architect
– Rozeboom Miller Architects
Steven Miller (principal-in-charge, renovation)

associate architects, renovation
– Rozeboom Miller Architects
Pete Graffunder (project architect, renovation)
Andrew Kordon (job captain, renovation)
Mark Kalar, Priah Patel (project team)

engineer
– Ellerbe Beckett Inc.
Jay (Jerome) Biedny (project manager)
Mike Shekhner (structural engineer)
Rod Haanen (mechanical engineer)
Teri LaDoucer (electrical engineer)
Laurie Jones (civil engineer)
Bryan Carlson (landscape project architect)
Jacky Obst (landscape architect team)

structural engineer
– Guy Nordenson & Associates
Guy Nordenson (principal)
Tania Kokorina (project engineer)

lighting consultant
– L'Observatoire International
Hervé Descottes (lighting designer)
Steve Rustow (project designer)
Etienne Gillabert

contractor
– Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
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