October 25, 2013
Inver Hills Community College “Library Re-opening”
On Monday October 21, 2013, Inver Hills Community College celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated college library with cake and balloons while the students explored the completed changes to every aspect of their library. The changes include a total reorganization of the library functions, larger reading areas, a dedicated quiet study room. Eight private group study rooms, open library book stack areas with carrels at the perimeter and interspersed within a radiating stack plan. All of the renovation components including walls, furniture, stacks, circulation and reference counters, copy areas, the new computer lab, and central study spaces are new. Visually the library is open and welcoming, lighting throughout is with softer, cooler, and efficient LED fixtures. The color pallet is a comfortable blend of wood as a focal point surrounded with multiple gray tones and muted accents of blue and green. Tables and carrels follow this same coloring pattern however chairs and lounging furniture are infused with modest blasts of primary colors for spark and interest. The space is decidedly quieter with its careful attention to acoustics and the students have immediately taken to working together in the group study spaces.
August 29, 2013
“St. Cloud’s future bright because of bonding” editorial by Minneapolis Star & Tribune.
August 22, 2013
St. Cloud State University celebrates the Grand Opening of the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility – August 21, 2013. Ceremonial Ribbon cutting was done by David DeGroote, College of Science & Engineering Dean (2005 – 2012).
August 15, 2013
Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindeke was a member of the consulting team for the Union Depot project, which was recently awarded an honor from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.
July 26, 2013
RRTL Architects are currently working on a new science laboratory project for St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This new building, Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility is being designed to be highly flexible and adaptable. The laboratory facility is 102,000 square feet of new space for the College of Science and Engineering. The completion date is set for July 29, 2013.
Senior Engineering Lab Atrium Artwork Universal Engineering Lab“All of you have contributed to a great project. Generations of staff and students will reap the benefits of your thoughtful approach to this successful project. ”
Tim P. Norton, MS, Ed.Dc, CFM
Director of Facilities Management
St. Cloud State University
“What a professional, competent team that you put together for this project. Not only is the project on budget and on time, there will be funds available from the project that can be dedicated to equipment for the new facility. Again, congratulations to the outstanding team for bringing this project in on time and under budget!”
Interim VP of Administrative Affairs
St. Cloud State University
June 19, 2013
Normandale Community College recently opens the “Partnership Center”.
The Partnership Center is a new 76,000 SF classroom/office building. The design is intended to be a feature of the campus, and counterpoint the consistent brown colored brick of the campus. The building consists of three primary features: a dog-legged rectangular shaped three story black brick box, aluminum /glass curtainwall elements attached to the brick box, and an open space public lobby element that links to the new Kopp Student Center addition.
January 18, 2013
St. Mary’s Chapel, renovated in 1989 by RRTL Architects at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN was named #7 on the list of The 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals, by a Guide to the Best Colleges in America.
November 13, 2012
|Craig Rafferty, FAIA, is AIA Minnesota’s 2012 Gold Medal recipient. The Gold Medal is AIA Minnesota’s highest award bestowed on an individual member. It serves as recognition for a lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture.Craig Rafferty, FAIA, will receive his award at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on November 30, 2012, at International Market Square in Minneapolis. Find more information at http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/awards.cfm|
May 20, 2012
|The American Institute of Architects Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture presented George E. Rafferty, FAIA, the Edward S. Frey Memorial Awards in recognition of his 70 years of contributions made to Religious Architecture, which set the highest standard in the field of Religion, Art and Architecture.
George is a previous Gold Medal Award winner from the American Institute of Architects Minnesota; a Fellowship Recipient; American Institute of Architects for the Arthur W. Wheelwright Fellowship, Harvard University and for ten IFRAA Design Awards.