College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

As the building is largely constructed from precast concrete, a lighting vocabulary is created to be easily mounted and applied. Most of the fixtures used are surface mounted and diffuse, using concrete as a reflector. In the auditorium, warmer tones emphasize wooden surfaces.

Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date Completed 2002
Architect Steven Holl Architects
Client University of Minnesota
Type Universities + Libraries
size160,000 ft2 / 15,000 m2
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Etienne Gillabert
Project Team Peiheng Tsai
Photo Credits Paul Warchol