2021 Capital Request

Each year, the University requests state funding for capital investment projects approved by the Board of Regents. These building and infrastructure projects are critical to prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century, recruit and retain world class faculty and staff, and drive innovation and discovery, all while being responsible stewards of resources. The following four Unviersity projects are pending approval by the Board of Regents in October.

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement photo

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement

$200 million in state funding

Preserve and renew the U of M’s existing infrastructure to better serve students, maximize its useful life, and ensure the health, safety, and well-being of building users. The U of M allocates HEAPR funding systemwide in four categories: health, safety, and accessibility; building systems; utility infrastructure and energy efficiency.

Child Development Building photo

Child Development Building Replacement

$29.4 million in state funding
$14.7 million invested by the University
$44.1 million project total

Renovate the Child Development Building, built in 1913 on the Twin Cities campus, demolish the 1967 addition, and construct a new 30,000+ square foot addition, creating a 21st century childhood development research and training hub for more than 500 students. The U of M's developmental psychology program is ranked #1 in the nation.

A.B. Anderson Hall Renovation photo

A.B. Anderson Hall Renovation

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

Modernize 36,000 square feet of teaching space for more than 4,500 students on the Duluth campus studying communication, philosophy, history, and art. Updates to mechanical and life safety systems will address extreme temperatures and improve learning.

Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory photo

Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

$68.2 million in state funding 
$34.1 million invested by the University
$102.3 million project total

Create a 100,000 square foot modern teaching laboratory on the Twin Cities campus to support more than 3,300 undergraduate students. The building’s 18 active learning laboratories will provide space for collaboration, lab prep, and academic support. U of M Twin Cities' undergraduate chemistry lab enrollment is projected to increase more than 14% from 2018 to 2020.

Patient and participant friendly clinical research photo

Clinical Research Facility - Design

$27 million project total

Design a new patient and participant friendly clinical research facility on the Twin Cities campus to improve access to advanced treatments and state-of-the-art care for patients and their families. The U of M cares for more than 1 million people annually—from every county in Minnesota. This project includes land acquisition, site preparation, and preconstruction services.