South Dakota School of Mines & Technology | Paleontology Building

  • $6M
  • 33,000 SF
  • April 2010
  • LEED Gold

The Paleontology Program at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is responsible for receiving, preparing, conserving and maintaining the specimens that comprise the Museum of Geology collections at the School. The Museum houses approximately 300,000 fossil specimens and is one of the most important natural resource collections in the United States. A fundamental goal of the project was to open the fossil preparation and collection process to the campus community and to the larger regional public community.

The new facility provides a suitable repository for these specimens, so that they can be properly maintained and so that the collection can be made accessible for study. The project consists of collection storage space, specimen preparation spaces including laboratories, specimen receiving spaces and various support spaces including offices, a library and an archives room.

A pioneering achievement, the Paleontology Research Center is the first project for the State of South Dakota to attain LEED Gold certification.

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