Minnesota State University, Mankato - McElroy Residence Hall Community

Mankato, MN | Education

Overview

A complex renovation of two outdated, 1950's era residence halls required an integrated approach that combined multiple disciplines to address the design challenges and resulted in several unique solutions.


Solution

The $4 Million renovation included replacement of all existing aging baseboard radiation units and hydronic feed piping. A new fire sprinkler main to the building allowed for the new areas of the facility to be connected into the system. For additional comfort to residents, connectors were added to each space for in-room air conditioning units.

Lounges and kitchen areas were updated with new finishes. Visible light was let into the corridors by allowing the natural light through the exterior windows of the lounge through new interior corridor glass. The lounge area exterior windows and structure were replaced with new curtain wall systems and reinforced steel. The interior corridors were long and dull, and were redesigned to break up the length of the corridor. The ceilings were custom framed down at different elevations, resulting in a random ceiling design that had an overall pattern. The unique ceiling design was then duplicated at other dorm updates on Campus. Additional solutions were used to address design challenges that were both cost effective and well received, resulting in the application of the features in three additional residence hall projects.

Market News

Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
Read More

ISG Accelerates Growth with New Office in Rochester, Minnesota

October 13, 2020 (Rochester, Minnesota) – ISG, a leading professional design firm in architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental solutions, announces plans to open a new office in Rochester, Minnesota. The addition will allow the firm to better serve its existing and growing client base and leverage the area’s diverse talent pool. The office will be the firm’s fourth location in Minnesota, adding to its six other offices across the Midwest in Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.
Read More