Saint Olaf College Dittman Center

Art & Dance Center Remodel

  • Owner:
    Saint Olaf College
  • Location:
    Northfield, MN
  • Scope:
    Plumbing, Piping, HVAC

Founded in 1874 by Norwegian immigrants, St. Olaf is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America located in Northfield, MN.

In July 2000, HiMEC Mechanical was chosen to preform the building remodel for the Dittman Center for Arts & Dance. We installed complete plumbing, piping, and HVAC systems for the building. The work included gases and ductwork for metals and ceramics shop, along with kilns and paint booths.

The project was kept on budget because of our in-depth review and analysis of the existing mechanical systems. These efforts allowed reduced new radiation and variable air volume (VAV) zones.

The Dittman Art Gallery presented a particular challenge for HiMEC. To keep the gallery at different temperature and humidity levels from the rest of the building, HiMEC installed a separate air handling unit to maintain those requirements.