University of North Dakota College of Education

Grand Forks, North Dakota

The University of North Dakota is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the State of North Dakota and is known for its liberal arts foundation. It has a well-laid-out campus with many historical buildings that the University periodically maintains and restores. The Education Building is one such building, with a restoration led by JLG Architects.

Located at the heart of campus, the College of Education masonry structure is adjacent to Gillette Hall. The main concept of this project was to gut and remodel the building, which primarily consisted of faculty offices and core learning spaces, while creating an addition that would connect to Gillette Hall. Working closely with JLG, the University chose to follow LEED guidelines throughout the project with a goal of attaining the equivalent to Silver Certification. With cost-saving energy efficiencies and new connectivity to Gillette Hall, UND’s College of Education is primed for sustainable operations that preserve the building’s historic prominence for the next generation of students and faculty.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2012 LEED Silver: U.S. Green Building Council

Completion Date


"This is an outstanding building in the architectural world. The architects and engineers worked together to turn the challenge into a vision for the future. It's new, valuable, fresh, and exhilarating."
– Dr. Robert Kelley, President (former)