Campbell Hall, Institute of Child Development | B3

Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for an addition and renovation project for a new Institute of Child Development building (ICD). The new facility enhances the University’s reputation for innovating teaching, research, and outreach on a critical population of children who experience neglect, adversity, and trauma. The new ICD features expanded laboratory classrooms as well as modern research and teaching laboratories. The new laboratories enable observation of behavior, behavioral testing, collection of electrophysiological data, and processing of biological and neurological data. Social learning environments create improved spaces for exchanging ideas and community outreach through seminars and large group rooms, gathering and collaborative space, and a fellowship hall that accommodates multi-purpose functions. The offices include space for faculty, graduate students, and staff to enable interdisciplinary collaboration and research.

Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center HVAC Upgrade

The University of Minnesota Aquatic Center is an 76,000 SF Olympic-ready swimming and diving facility. The natatorium houses the eight-lane 50-meter Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool, a diving well, and seats 1,350 spectators and up to 1,200 competitors. Dunham designed a complete HVAC replacement to improve ventilation, occupant comfort, and humidity control. Upgrades the DDC controls systems were also designed as part of the project.

The Aquatic Center has around 50 occupants on an average day but can reach more than 2,500 during events. Because of the large fluctuation in occupants, the design allows for optimal air flow and ventilation at various occupancy levels, including an idle mode during non-event times. Due to space constraints, the design added a penthouse on top of the existing storage space to house additional ventilation equipment. Our team designed the new larger ductwork tight to the roof and away from the pool to be out of the way of the swimmers and spectators.

Fraser Hall, Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Laboratories Facility | B3

This project involves the demolition, renovation, and addition of Fraser Hall to be a new Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory facility for the College of Science and Engineering on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. The new facility consolidates approximately 40,000 SF of laboratories in Smith and Kalthoff Halls and provides modern chemistry laboratories using active, collaborative, and process-oriented guided-inquiry learning methods. In addition to chemistry laboratories, the facility has ample collaboration space, computational facilities, teaching offices, and lecture-focused classrooms. The new laboratory features general chemistry, life science, organic chemistry teaching labs. Additionally, the project has tutoring and student collaboration space, professional office, general-purpose classrooms, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) space, loading, storage, and operational support space. The project includes a five-story addition with a mechanical and electrical penthouse and totals approximately 101,600 SF of space, consisting of 78,600 SF of a new renovation and a 23,000 SF addition. Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services to replace all mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems.

Carlson School of Management | B3

After completing an infrastructure study, Dunham provided mechanical and electrical engineering services to renovate the 304,356 SF Carlson School of Management building and updates the HVAC and power systems. The project creates a flexible learning space for experiential and active learning environments, provides a technology-rich space to enhance distance learning and global collaboration, and modernizes faculty space to promote interaction between faculty, staff, and student communities.

Twin Cities, MN
Research, Teaching, and Chemistry Laboratories
Designed to B3 and LEED Standards

Additional Completed Projects

  • Biotech Resource Center, Cell Production Facility Feasibility Study
  • Molecular Cellular Therapeutics HVAC Upgrades
  • Molecular Cellular Therapeutics Cleanroom Conversion
  • Mondale Hall Classroom Remodel
  • Moos Tower, Cleanroom Relocation, ISO 7
  • PWB, Institute for Health Informatics, B3
  • Wilson Library, Minitex Renovation
  • Centennial Hall Generator Replacement
  • Donhowe Generator Replacement
  • DWAN/VCRC Pre-clinic Imaging
  • Freshii Restaurant
  • Kaufert Laboratory Remodels
  • Pioneer Hall Assessment
  • Kolthoff Hall Cytometer Exhaust Upgrades
  • HHH Heating System Review and Upgrade
  • Mayo Building, B115, B116, and B117 Remodel