Tate Science and Teaching Renovation

Project Details

Capabilities: Demolition | Earth Retention | Design Build | Earthwork


Built in 1927, the John T. Tate Laboratory, or “Tate Hall”, has been home to the physics and astronomy department of the University.  Over its lifetime, Tate Hall has undergone nearly half a dozen renovations and additions, the most recent of which was over 50 years ago.  With the ever increasing new technologies and advancements in physics and astronomy, the demand to once again renovate and modernize Tate Hall could no longer be ignored.

As part of the contractor selection process, Bolander proposed an engineered work plan that included extensive bracing of columns, foundations and existing walls that allowed the building to keep it’s historic features while achieving the necessary renovations.  Our leadership during the demolition phase of construction has received excellent recognition by the University of Minnesota.