Julia A. Sears Residence Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150,275 sq. ft.
This four-story residence hall is centrally located on the Minnesota State University-Mankato Campus and features semi-suite rooms. Each year 608 students live in the hall and enjoy the modern amenities such as the 1872 Grill & Convenience Store, community lounges, and other study and living spaces.
The architect Bentz/Thompson/Rietow teamed up with Ayers/Saints/Cross and students from the University to design the building. It was a great experience for all. The students were able to learn about architecture hands on and the architects were able to hear first hand what the students wanted for the dorm amenities.