Wight & Company and client Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota recently celebrated the ground-breaking for a major campus addition at the school’s Winona, Minnesota, campus.
Wight was chosen by Saint Mary’s to create a $19 million Science and Learning Center for the university’s Winona Campus. The 50,000-square-foot contemporary building is designed as a focal point of the campus, and is Saint Mary’s most ambitious building project to date.
Wight is serving as architect and construction manager for the Science and Learning Center. The building will connect to the university’s existing Adducci Science Center, which will undergo partial renovation to accommodate the new building. Wight will oversee the renovation and is also providing civil engineering, structural engineering and MEP engineering services. Jacobs Consultancy will manage laboratory design.
Building highlights include:• An interior atrium that visually connects all three building floors and draws in sunlight, creating ideal spaces for study and student interactions• State-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories• A layout designed to promote hands-on learning opportunities• An auditorium space for university and community events
Target completion date for the building is June of 2017. Key Wight project team members for the Science and Learning Center include Jim Nagle, Kevin Havens, Andrew Joseph, Tom Roth, Matthew Zolecki, Nick Sleboda, Matthew Aquino, Sudesh Saraf and Jim Blowers.