University of Minnesota - Central Chiller Plant / Fitch Avenue Utility Building

Location: 
St. Paul, Minnesota
Total Project Cost: 
$22 million
Size: 
18,000 SF (Chiller) / 18,500 SF (Utility Bldg)
A&P Role: 
CMGC / CMAR

AP preserved this historic campus landmark, retrofitting the 1930s hospital into a central chiller plant. The central chiller required connections to 12 other buildings on campus. This required detailed coordination with University staff. The plant produces 4,000 tons of cooling throughout the St. Paul campus.

 
The two-story Fitch Avenue Utility Building houses a new electrical switching station services the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus with a series of underground electrical duct banks that route power to and from the facility.  AP also installed expansion space and underground chilled water lines to accommodate future chillers.