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Grand Forks UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Grand Forks, North Dakota

About the Project

AE2S served as the civil engineer on the design team led by JLG Architects for a new School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) on the UND Campus. The new facility is prominently located on a seven-acre site at the corner of Gateway Drive and North Columbia Road.
Project Details

Date: 2013 – 2015

Client: JLG Architects

Key Project Elements
  • Unique Stormwater Management System
  • Water and Sanitary Services
  • Access Roads and Parking
  • Grading and Drainage

Facility Designs with Sustainable Site Development

At a total cost of approximately $120 Million, the facility leads health care education into the future for the entire State of North Dakota. As the civil engineer for the project, AE2S was responsible for design of all site development aspects of the project, including grading and drainage, water and sanitary sewer services, access roads, parking for 400 vehicles, and connection to campus pedestrian and bicycle trail systems.

With the location at a remote corner of campus, an emphasis was placed on accessibility by multiple modes of transportation, including the campus shuttle bus system.

The stormwater management system was a particularly unique design feature utilizing a wet detention pond and bio-filtration basin (rain garden) to capture and treat stormwater runoff. The pond and rain garden are capable of removing 80 percent of the average annual total suspended solids from stormwater runoff, thereby enhancing water quality in the nearby English Coulee.

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