St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota, selected a 1,000-acre rural parcel in Virginia to build a new home as its Minnesota facility approached maximum capacity. The site, which overlooks the Blue Ridge mountains, is three times larger than the original property. This new location has ample room for expansion which will support future growth and house 120 seminarians.
The facility includes a dormitory with common and social spaces, classrooms, cloister and administration buildings, refectory/dining area with a commercial-grade kitchen, library, wine cellar, brewery, and root cellar.
2RW provided MEP/FP engineering with strategies for enhancing MEP system efficiency. Sustainable MEP/FP features include:
OWNER: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary
TIMEFRAME: 2013 – 2018
SIZE: 162,816 SF
COST: $40 million