Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Northrop Auditorium Featured in Architecture MN


The Northrop Auditorium project in at the University of Minnesota was truly a blending of the old and the new. 

Opening in 1929, the Northrop Auditorium has served as the University of Minnesota’s primary center for performing arts for over 85 years. A major renovation of auditorium was recently completed, rebuilding a majority of the interior with a smaller auditorium to capable of higher quality acoustics and sight lines of the stage.

One thing that made the project incredibly unique was the large amount of reconstruction and the number of glass-fiber-reinforced gypsum panels used to rebuilt the project, 702 in total.

Minuti-Ogle Contractors, A KHS&S Venture's scope of work on the project included: glass-fiber-reinforced concrete, cold formed metal framing, metal support assemblies, rough carpentry, thermal insulation, exterior insulation and finish systems, applied fireproofing, firestopping, fire-resistant joint systems, hollow metal doors and frames, plaster assemblies, supports for plaster and gypsum board, glass-fiber-reinforced gypsum, gypsum board, and acoustic surface treatment & panels.

The renovation project was recently featured in an issue of Architecture MN. Link to article below.

Architecture MN - July/August 2014 Issue