Minneapolis Community and Technical College Helland Student Center
Project Type: Student Center; Minneapolis, MN
Client: Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
LHB provided design and construction administration services for the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Helland Student Center. The facility is a 16,800 sq ft addition and a 23,000 sq ft renovation project located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project began as a Student Senate led initiative to bring a much needed focus on wellness to MCTC while expanding a Student Life area into a Student Center. Some key points the renovation and addition will focus on are designing a much needed place for commuter students to land with a strong focus on wellness and union; creating a design that will enhance the campus’ identity; providing dynamic spaces within a small footprint; and designing a multi-purpose room that efficiently consolidates programs into one space while creating a campus amenity. The multi-purpose space opens up and spills out into Loring Park on the Main Level. In addition to the multi-purpose space, the student center will includes study lounges, student organizations, student senate, retail and coffee, and a health clinic.