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University of Minnesota, Folwell Hall

Historical Restoration

Project Description

Approximately 136,000 SF interior renovation of Folwell Hall, one of the most historic buildings on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The interior renovation restored the historic integrity of the building by preserving the old first-level spaces and by installing new energy-efficient windows that replicated the original wood windows. Classrooms and offices were modernized and code and access deficiencies were corrected. New plumbing, HVAC, and electrical, data and telecommunications systems were also implemented. In addition to the interior renovation, McGough added two stairwells and two new elevators and replaced the exterior windows. 


111,500 SF


RSP Architects


Minneapolis, MN

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Historical Restoration

Historical Renovation

Engrained in the McGough culture is an affinity for true craftsmanship and an appreciation for the rich stories contained in buildings. Our passion for helping clients restore structures and features of historical interest has led us to become an industry leader in our market with respect to this specialty work. Whether bringing iconic buildings like the St. Paul Cathedral back to their natural splendor or breathing new life into historic landmarks like Minneapolis’ Shubert Theatre – now the Cowles Center and the premier dance venue of the Upper Midwest – we bring a well-earned reputation and decades of relevant experience to every restoration project we undertake.

Contact Tom Nonnemacher and Mike McGough for more information.

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Tom Nonnemacher

Tom Nonnemacher

Executive Vice President, Project Principal

Mike McGough

Mike McGough

Vice President, Project Principal