St. Cloud State’s Shoemaker Hall East and West renovation is the Minnesota Construction Association’s 2014 Project of the Year for its strong leadership, design and historical preservation.
University partner Terra General Contractors of Rogers won the award for its work renovating the 100 year old residence hall, which houses 422 students.
“St. Cloud State challenges all of our design and construction partners to deliver a facility that not only meets the needs of our current population, but also has a lens towards the future way a facility will support our student living and learning experience,” said Dan Pedersen, director of Residential Life.
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Terra submitted the project on behalf of St. Cloud State for the Government Construction Project category, which includes public schools and local, state and federally funded projects.
Construction of the $17.4 million renovation project started in May 2013 and was completed in May 2014.
“We upgraded everything. We didn’t change the shell, but the inside was all gutted out right down to the concrete,” said John Frischmann, director of Facilities Management. “It’s a pretty major league renovation.”
“St. Cloud State has a rich history of selecting talented partners for our various construction projects,” Pedersen said. “This award helps validate what we already knew about the team we asked to lead the renovation project.”
Shoemaker Hall’s upgrades are parallel with today’s modern student. Renovations include smaller and more private bathrooms, upgraded Wi-Fi, air conditioning, kitchen and lounge facilities on every floor, two laundry rooms and a recreational game room, among others.
Shoemaker Hall is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a faculty, staff and alumni reunion during Fall Celebrate! St. Cloud State Sept. 17-20.