Imholte Hall – University of Minnesota at Morris
Respect and Renew
More than 50% of students who attend the University of Minnesota Morris spend time in Imholte Hall. That makes the social sciences building central to the campus experience. It is also part of a National Register Historic District and a highlight on the university’s Historic Preservation Plan, a strategic analysis of the campus architecture and grounds that Miller Dunwiddie completed in 2005. The plan provides guidelines for ongoing maintenance, renovations, and new construction on this campus, which includes many architecturally significant buildings.
Imholte Hall delighted our architects, who found architect Clarence Johnson, Sr.’s 1920 design to be forward-thinking and beautiful in its simplicity. Our restoration focused on a refresh of Johnson’s original aesthetic. We also created a new addition that hues closely to his vision. This section includes a distinctive entry, an auditorium, and lab classrooms that make the building a contemporary learning environment. The rehabilitation includes modern building technologies and new accessibility features. The campus’s historical context is always a guiding reference as we preserve, update, and secure structures on this architecturally significant campus. This special building is now ready to serve students for another century.