Project: St. Thomas More Newman Center Customer: Minnesota State University-Mankato Location: Mankato, MN Architect: Vanman Architect & Builders, Inc. Date Completed: December 2014
Description: This 12,200 square foot facility broke ground in June of 2014 and was completed in December 2014. The wood-framed structure is a contemporary design with exterior finishes that are a mix of limestone and synthetic stucco with a generous amount of glass. The center is an on-campus religious facility for Catholic students that attend MSUM. The worship area features an octagon shape with a high ceiling and exposed wood. The fellowship room is complemented by an attached kitchen and cafe. There are also small study and activity areas as well as staff offices. Although this project was not LEED certified, every effort was made to make the building as energy efficient as possible.