University of Minnesota John T. Tate Hall welcomed students to the 2017-2018 school year after its first major renovation since the facility was built in 1926.

Empirehouse, Inc. was awarded the architectural glass and metal contract by JE Dunn Construction for this recently completed two-year renovation project.

Glass and Metal Scope:

  • Storefront and entrances
  • Heavy-tempered wall system
  • Curtainwall
  • Borrowed lites
  • Mirrors

Empirehouse General Manager James Bringle says, “This was a very complex project and now to see the finished product, amazing! Great work JE Dunn and the Empirehouse team!”

Time-lapse video of the building of U of M Tate Hall:

Owner: Regents of the University of Minnesota
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: Alliiance
Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor: Empirehouse
Completed: September 2017
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University of Minnesota John T. Tate Hall Photo Gallery:
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Empirehouse is an NACC Certified Glazing ContractorEmpirehouse is a certified NACC Architectural Glass & Metal Contractor for demonstrating consistency, quality and safety excellence. Empirehouse has met the NACC program requirements which have been established by a Certification Board of AG&M contractors, industry experts, and end user stakeholders and formally accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the globally-recognized ISO/IEC17065:2012 standard.


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Photography and written by Jennifer Klitzke, Empirehouse Marketing & Image Coordinator. For more information about Empirehouse, contact jklitzke@empirehouse.com.