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Facilities Renovation Dunwoody College of Technology

PROJECT STATS

  • Construction Project Size (SF): 24,000
  • Existing building space (SF): 256,590 
  • Originally built: 1924
  • Floors added: 1
  • Additions made: Learning Commons, Welcome Center with student gathering spaces & Admissions Offices with meet-and-greet spaces
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

Brief project description

Dunwoody College of Technology, established in 1914 as a technical college, is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Minneapolis, MN, known for its architecture programs and applied science associate degrees. In considering the institution's aging infrastructure, the leadership at Dunwoody knew it was time to upgrade some of the facilities to breathe life into the campus and give students comfortable, inviting spaces to learn, collaborate, and feel at home.

Credo designed a student-centered, inclusive series of spaces to integrate into the campus, adding a floor to the gymnasium, upgrading the existing aging building infrastructure, and we included lots of comfortable seating and open, well-lit spaces for student gatherings. 

What's old is new again!

"'Not only does a space like this bring interest, but it shows what it's really like today,' Dunwoody President Rich Wagner said. 

"The [new] space is colorful and airy, with collaborative work areas and communal lounges. The classrooms themselves also got a facelift: There are technical spaces with 3D printers, welding labs and robotic tools as well as communal design labs with open seating and collaborative desk space.

"Students were also able to lend a hand in the design, collaborating with Golden Valley-based Mortenson Construction, the project's general contractor, and Credo Design Architects LLC, the design firm" (source).

Credo Design Architects were honored to be chosen for this long-awaited, multi-phase project, and we are so excited to see Dunwoody students enjoying the renovations and additions! Thank you to Dunwoody for sharing this amazing video featuring their students in the new space.

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Check out these pictures featuring the upgraded learning and collaboration spaces at Dunwoody.

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