University of Minnesota campus plan

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Name
University of Minnesota campus plan
Designer
Cass Gilbert
Date
1907–1910
Disciplines
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urbanism

Cass Gilbert, the senior statesman of Minnesota architecture who lived and practiced in both St. Paul and New York City, is perhaps best known for such famous structures as the Woolworth Building in Manhattan and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. In 1907 Gilbert was asked to advise on a new campus plan for the University of Minnesota and won a subsequent competition to design it in 1908. His innovative and elegant master plan called for the university campus to expand by stepping down the hill toward the Mississippi River, with buildings designed by Clarence Johnston.