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Stantec selected to design new Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility for the University of North Dakota

The new space will support the development of future energy solutions


Stantec, in partnership with ICON Architectural Group, has been selected to provide integrated design services for the new 28,000-square-foot Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility (MatEx) as part of the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).The new state-of-the-art facility will build upon EERC’s work in biomass processing, critical minerals production and processing, and development of advanced carbon-based materials.

A new space for the development of innovative, practical, and cost-effective energy and environmental solutions, the MatEx will meet the priorities of the EERC and its industry partners. The facility will feature four demonstration plants in conjunction with a fuels processing area to study scaled processing and production operations. In addition, it will feature a two-story office and locker space to support the research staff and administrators working throughout the EERC complex. Several of the existing EERC buildings will be demolished to make way for the new advanced facility.

“We are honored to continue our years of partnership with the University of North Dakota by helping advance the future of fuels and materials research,” said Travis Sage, principal for Stantec. “The new MatEx will support the EERC’s need to scale its research of discoveries that will help contribute to a more sustainable future economy.”

Stantec is ranked as a top 10 design firm by Engineering News Record and Architectural Record and ranked the #1 A/E firm by Building Design + Construction for 10 consecutive years. Learn more about how Stantec designs for the future generation of learners here.

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