MC&MCA members had an unique opportunity to visit the newly remodeled Northrop Auditorium at the U of M. 

Many thanks to David W. Russel - Audience Services/ Front of House Manager and Ken Styrlund - Senior VP JEDunn Construction , who took  the time to share their passion, dedication, extensive knowledge and interesting stories of the ‘revitalization’ process that took place in 2009 -2014.

This iconic facility was built in 1929 as a primary gathering place for the performing arts, academic ceremonies and major civic events. But by the end of the last century it had fallen into decline and needed to be revitalized and transformed to address the new mission of  “establishing a crossroads of learning, discovery, arts and community”.

Many MC&MCA members were part of this award winning construction team : Acme -Ochs Brick and Stone, Advanced Masonry Restoration, Advanced Terrazzo and Tile,  American Artstone, JEDunn Construction, Dziedzic Caulking, Twin Cities tile and Marble Co.  -  all worked on the existing building and the new addition.

Facts:
Under the leadership of JE Dunn, more that 1,500 construction professionals worked collaboratively to complete the project. 
Completing the work required more than a half -million man-hours while,  the team maintained an award-winning safety record.
“10,600 c.y. of concrete, 50,000 concrete blocks and 70,000 additional bricks were used were used in the reconstruction” .

left to right:   Ken Styrlund - JEDunn, David Russell - U of M,  Dick Dentinger- B&D Associates, Greg Saterdalen - American Artstone,  Mark Snyder -Construction Results Corporation and Tim Berg  - JEDunn (Larry Thompson  - American Artstone is not in the photo)