SOMSEN AND OLD MEMORIAL PREDESIGN, WSU
Status: In progress
Location: Winona, Minnesota
Client: Winona State University
The proposed project entails the comprehensive building remodeling of the historic Somsen Hall and adjacent Old Memorial Hall.
The College of Business is expanding and needs appropriate and flexible classroom space. Its current location in the upper levels of
Somsen Hall prevents establishing College identity and is a critical limitation in the recruitment and retention of students. The project is
important to current and future departmental accreditation. To facilitate future growth of the College of Business and to create much needed
classroom space on the main campus, a proposed capital project for Somsen Hall would transition administrative space to instructional
space by moving administrative offices to other campus locations. Renovations to Old Memorial Hall will provide for an accessible
entrance from 8th Street to both buildings. The renovations will include repurposing or replacing the existing swimming pool to support a new
Student Success Center and the renovation of Talbot gymnasium into a multipurpose activity center (MAC). Both of these projects support
the academic programs at Winona State University.