Tate Hall Reopens at U of M

September 5, 2017 – Tate Hall at the University of Minnesota reopens to students this fall, after a major renovation that refits and modernizes the building for use by the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Earth Sciences. As part of the campus’s historic mall, preservation of the building’s historical character was an important feature of the project. In an interview conducted by the Civil, Environmental, and Geo-engineering Department, Tina Vath, MBJ lead structural engineer on the project, recounted details of the structural renovation and also recalled her impressions of the building during her student days at the University compared to now. Major structural elements of the project included structural isolation of new portions of the building from the old to minimize loads on the existing portions of the building, and the use of structural support around the edges of the large lecture halls to free the space from columns that could obstruct sight lines.

Read more about the newly renovated Tate Hall here.