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Central Lakes College, Staples Campus


Project Description

Design, renovation, reconfiguration and renewal of the Diesel Shop on the Staples Campus to improve overall space utilization, efficiency and sustainability/expansion of academic programs, services and facilities. The project consisted of renovating 7,435 SF and renewing 56,895 SF of a 64,330 SF building. Critical portions of core service functions were reconfigured to provide more efficient and user-friendly service, including relocating the library and computer commons to the student services area to create a consolidated learning commons. McGough enhanced the building’s main entrance and renewed the dining commons, shop areas and main corridors throughout the facility. In addition, facility energy systems were upgraded to include photovoltaic solar panels and energy-efficient windows and doors. Working examples of alternative energy systems were installed throughout the campus and used for alternative energy maintenance/service instruction and to demonstrate CLC’s commitment to a more sustainable campus.


64,330 SF


Foss Architecture and Interiors


Staples, MN


McGough has been building, renovating, remodeling and expanding educational facilities for more than 60 years. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to construct many of the places – classrooms, science laboratories, libraries, student housing, and recreational and performing arts facilities – where students’ lives have been, and continue to be, shaped for generations to come.

Contact Dan Malecha or Dan McKay to learn more.

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Dan McKay

Vice President, Higher Education

Dan Malecha

Regional Vice President, Minnesota