UMN Andersen Library and Archives

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Architect: Stageberg Beyer Sachs
  • Client: University of Minnesota

Project Highlights

  • Archives 50 feet below bedrock
  • Five stories
  • Precast concrete and structural steel


The Andersen library houses a five-story, 100,000 square foot lending library above ground and an 84,000 square foot archive facility fifty feet below bedrock. The two facilities are connected by vertical elevator and stair shafts. Structural systems include precast concrete and structural steel.