The Minskoff Pavilion: November 2017 Update
The Minskoff Pavilion: November 2017 Update


As leaves begin falling across Michigan State University’s campus the Business Pavilion construction continues into its third month. In order to preserve MSU’s treasured campus landscape and sustainability experts joined the design team and approved all operations before a single shovel hit the dirt. “On one hand I’m preserving and protecting and on the other hand I’m designing and innovating. It’s that careful balance of protecting a campus so special and adding new and fresh things to it at the same time.” Deb Kinney is the Senior Landscape Architect for Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities at Michigan State University. “From the very beginning, the building was designed to honor the river it invites you in it honors the site It’s got to be a place that inspires and we feel that the landscape is a big part of inspiring people here.” Trees from the construction site were removed and repurposed as coasters commemorating the Pavilion under the Sustainable Wood Recovery Initiative at Michigan State University named the Michigan State University Shadows Program. “Trees are really special to staff, to faculty. When they do have to go down, our staff takes them down. And now that we have this new MSU Shadows Program wood can be repurposed and they took special care for those coasters. and it kind of helps take things full circle that we know those trees were used for a special cause.” Broad gave the coasters as gifts for attendees at the Pavilion groundbreaking symbolizing the importance of sustainability to the college and to MSU. To find out more about the MSU Shadows Program visit msusurplusstore.com/msu-shadows Who Will Build Tomorrow’s Business? SPARTANS WILL. #BuildBroad

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