2017 Capital Request

The University maintains a list of capital investment projects approved by the Board of Regents requesting funding from the state legislature. These building and infrastructure projects align with the strategic goals of the University to recruit and retain the best and brightest students, to recruit and support innovative and world class faculty and staff, and to inspire innovation, exploration and discovery, all while being responsible stewards of resources.

Below are seven proposed projects approved by the Board of Regents. Download a full description of projects and costs (PDF).

HEAPR

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement

$100 million in state funding

Maximize the effectiveness and life of the University of Minnesota's 29 million square feet of infrastructure. The University allocates HEAPR funding systemwide in four categories: (1) health, safety, and accessibility; (2) building systems; (3) utility infrastructure; and (4) energy efficiency.

Project summary (PDF).

Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

$28.3 million in state funding
$14.1 million invested by the University
$42.4 million project total

Construct a 58,000-square-foot building with flexible wet and dry labs to support all STEM programs on the University's Duluth campus. The existing chemistry building serves over 5,500 students, but is almost 70 years old and not designed for chemistry programs.

Project summary (PDF).

Health Sciences Education Facility

Health Sciences Education Center

$69.3 million in state funding
$34.7 million invested by the University
$104 million project total

Create a facility at the University’s Academic Health Center to support interdisciplinary team-based learning and care. With 70 percent of Minnesota’s health professionals educated at the AHC, this facility will advance integrated health care across our state.

Project summary (PDF).

Plant Growth Research Facility

Plant Growth Research Facility

$4.6 million in state funding
$2.3 million invested by the University
$6.9 million project total

Build an energy efficient facility to protect the University's rare-plants collection and provide hands-on learning opportunities for Minnesota's future plant geneticists, growers, and agriculture and environmental scientists.

Project summary (PDF).

Academic and Student Experience Investments

Academic and Student Experience Investments

$16 million in state funding
$8 million invested by the University
$24 million project total

Convert obsolete spaces on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses into modern spaces to meet today's programming needs and provide new learning opportunities across Minnesota.

Project summary (PDF).

Pillsbury Hall Renovation

Pillsbury Hall Renovation

$22.9 million in state funding
$11.9 million invested by the University
$34.3 million project total

Renovate obsolete science facilities with modern teaching, learning, and research spaces to serve over 6,000 students studying humanities programs. Pillsbury Hall is one of the Twin Cities campus's oldest and most iconic buildings.

Project summary (PDF).

Design: Collections and Contemporary Learning

Design: Collections and Contemporary Learning

$4 million in state funding
$2 million invested by the University
$6 million project total

Relocate library collections to create new learning and research spaces. These spaces will be equipped with digital media and tools to strengthen teaching and community engagement.

Project summary (PDF).

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