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When:  Feb 11, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CT)
Where:   Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue West, The Nucleus, St Paul, MN, 55113, US

When & Where

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue West
St Paul, MN 55113

Feb 11, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CT)



This program will be registered with AIA CES for HSW and LU credit. Pending AIA approval, credits may be granted for attendance. Sign in at the meeting with your AIA number in order to receive credit.

Bell Museum

Monday, February 11, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The new Bell Museum (of Natural History) is located as a strategic gateway to the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota and showcases the University’s reputation for innovative research, education, and public engagement. Program components include Permanent & Temporary Exhibit Spaces, Digital Theater, Café, Gift Shop, Event Lobby, Offices, Curatorial Workrooms, Science Classrooms, and interactive ‘discovery rooms’.

The Perkins+Will design team created a personal journey of discovery through time, space and life – told through the lenses of art, science, and culture. Inspired by the innate storytelling power of Francis Lee Jacques’ historic Minnesota dioramas, the building itself was conceived as an interactive diorama. Three monumental glass and wood story boxes become new ‘lenses’ between the interior and exterior spaces inspiring every visitor to connect across time between environmental experiences that are only in the past (within the museum) and environmental experiences that are immediately present (outside the building), informing our collective future. The interior and exterior materials tell unique Minnesota environmental stories through the use of thermally modified White Pine for the exhibit hall and story boxes. Minnesota’s iron ore history is represented by weathering steel, stainless steel and galvanized steel.

Sustainability goals are focused on biodiversity, climate change, water, and the interplay of natural/engineered systems. The project will exceed the State of Minnesota’s B3 Sustainability requirements through extensive use of native and adapted landscaping; a 70% reduction in carbon emissions, 40% reduction in building water use, 50% reduction in irrigation water use, and low emitting interior materials.

Please plan to join us at the CSI-MSP February 2018 Program to learn more about this innovative project

Due to the room size of the 'The Nucleus' at the Bell Museum, we are only able to accommodate 60 attendees for this program. Space is limited.


Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $45.00

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Registration & Social Hour - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Site Visit - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Bell Museum
The Nucleus 
2088 Larpenteur Avenue West
St Paul, MN 55113


Paid Surface Lot Parking - $5.00

If the parking lot is full, an attendant will be on site to direct you to nearby parking alternatives.


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Doug Bergert, LEED AP
Associate, Senior Project Designer
Perkins + Will

Doug joined Perkins+Will in 2005 and on a variety of education and corporate projects. His broad range of experience allows him to work collaboratively with stakeholders and design teams to produce unique solutions that support client schedule, budget, and vision. He has over twenty years of design and planning experience in a variety of project types, including corporate and higher education. A Professor in Practice at the University of Minnesota College of Design, Doug brings curiosity and rigor to each project, from programming through construction.

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Pete Salmon, AIA, CDT, LEED AP
Senior Associate, Project Architect
Perkins + Will

Pete, a registered architect, brings more than 25 years of experience working on a variety of project types, including healthcare, science and technology, higher education, municipal, judicial, recreational, light industrial, and affordable residential housing. Pete’s experience includes architectural design, construction documentation and coordination of consultants on projects from Schematic Design through the Construction Phase. He has a strong interest in sustainable design, with an emphasis on incorporating healthy building principles - energy efficiency, resource efficiency, day-lighting and attention to indoor air quality.

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Rick Steinberger
Site Supervisor
McGough Construction

Rick is a site superintendent with McGough Construction of Roseville, MN.  Rick served as the site superintendent overseeing the entire construction of the Bell Museum.  Rick was also involved with the extraction of the existing dioramas from the old Bell Museum and relocation to the new facility.

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Heidi Costello, IIDA, CID, LEEP AP ID+C
Senior Associate, Health Sciences Programmer + Planner
Perkins + Will

Heidi Costello brings an adept understanding of the planning, programming, and design of large multifaceted medical education and highly technical simulation projects. Leveraging her continued work designing innovative learning environments, healthcare clinics and facilities, and corporate workplaces, she brings real-world experience to her academic health science projects. Heidi has a thoughtful knowledge for spatial analysis and planning, sustainable material selections, and exceptional electronic design to ensure technical details are met within the design goals. She has a passion for creating memorable spaces shaped by positive collaboration through excellent communication, honest relationships, and shared team enthusiasm.


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Madison Silva