Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Roseville Area Schools celebrated the grand opening of the new Aŋpétu Téča Education Center, named in honor of the Dakota and Ojibwe people of Minnesota.
On November 7th, 2017, the community passed a bond referendum and deferred maintenance increase that resulted in a long-term partnership between the District and KFI Engineers. Aŋpétu Téča Education Center, the new state-of-the-art, sustainable facility, is located on the former site of the Fairview Community Center and will serve all ages of the Roseville Community.
KFI remained engaged with the District, the community, and our design and construction partners – LSE Architects and Kraus Anderson – from design concept through construction. The resulting building reflects that collaboration. The Aŋpétu Téča Education Center has many noteworthy features, such as photovoltaic solar panels, natural daylight throughout the building, highly efficient MEP equipment and systems, and accessible community facilities, which include the cafeteria, pool, and gymnasium. Improved efficiency and sustainability were crucial to the design of this facility, and the building is currently operating at 26% better than a code standard building, even before the photovoltaic solar panels have begun generating power.
Click here to learn more about the story behind the Aŋpétu Téča Education Center.
Click here for drone footage of the new facility.