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Markim Hall is the first higher education building in the state of Minnesota to earn LEED-platinum certification – the highest level – under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. LEED recognizes leadership in energy efficiency and environmental design.
Markim Hall’s sustainable design and construction support the mission of the Institute for Global Citizenship and embody Macalester’s own commitment to responsible citizenship.
- The first higher education building in Minnesota to earn LEED-platinum certification—the U.S. Building Council’s highest level of certification
- Will use 75 percent less energy and 45 percent less water than a typical campus building; many other sustainable design and construction features
- Houses the Institute for Global Citizenship, a campuswide initiative that builds on and expands the college’s tradition of local, national, and international engagement
Architect: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Contractor: McGough Construction, St. Paul
Groundbreaking: May 16, 2008
Opening: May 2009
Dedication: October 1, 2009
Cost: $7.5 million, covered entirely through fundraising
Location: northwest corner of Grand and Snelling avenues in St. Paul
Name: Markim Hall is named for Mark Stricker and Kimberly Stricker Griffin ’87, son and daughter of Ruth Stricker Dayton ’57, a long-time Macalester trustee and benefactor.
LEED certification: The building is designed to meet standards for platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Certification is awarded after the completed building has been inspected and evaluated; platinum is the highest of four levels.