Itasca Biological Station Administrative Welcome Center

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Itasca Biological Station Administrative Welcome Center

Project Type: Conditions Assessment and Reuse/Feasibility Study of Historic Building #43, Lake Itasca State Park, University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, MN

Client: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - College of Biological Sciences, Twin Cities

LHB was selected to review the existing building documents, investigate the site, perform a conditions assessment, interview operations and maintenance staff, and meet with the project stakeholders.

LHB developed feasibility options to rehabilitate the historic Building #43 into a welcome center to orient arriving visitors and provide seasonal offices for administrative staff. The currently vacant building is part of a multi-building historic campus on the shores of Lake Itasca. Design options were developed to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Properties.

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