Main Building, College of Saint Benedict – St. Joseph, MN

As administrative services moved to the newly renovated Schoenecker Commons, there was a grand opportunity to re-purpose the Main Building (the collective name for the historic St. Gertrude Hall and St. Theresa Hall) on the College of Saint Benedict campus into prime academic programming. BTR worked with CSB on remodeling four floors of the Main Building in a multi-phased project (the top floor was remodeled by BTR several years ago for their nursing program). This work overlapped with the campus’ intended mission to shift male-dominated fields of study (computer science, math, psychology) to the all-female CSB.

Important considerations involved coordinating design around multiple additions along with fulfilling the requirements in integrating classroom, student lounge, and faculty office space.