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Gephart brings decades of proven experience to the education market, having led countless projects of varying size and complexity on both university and K-12 campuses. Our team of experts provides the efficiency and communication required to move these projects forward, delivering high-quality work and effective results. From start to finish, we are here to power your project and ensure cost-effective, personalized support.

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U of MN Mechanical Engineering Renovation
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Size:125,000 SF
Details:Complete interior demolition and renovation of the historically significant “Old Mechanical” portion of the building including a new building electrical service, distribution, and branch power.
Minnehaha Academy
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson
Size:135,400 SF
Details:Design-build, new 70,000 SF addition and 65,400 SF remodel of Minnehaha Academy’s Upper School.
Northern Michigan University Student Housing
Location:Marquette, MI
Client:Walbridge
Size:350,000 SF
Details:New construction of six inter-connected residence halls with an adjoining student common area known as The Lodge. This project was completed with local electrical partner S. & T. Group.
University of Northwestern – Rosedale Square Remodel
Location:St. Paul, MN
Client:PCL Construction
Size:9,000 SF
Details:Remodel to create a new engineering area, machine shop, and other teaching spaces.
Metropolitan State University Science Education Center
Metropolitan State University Science Education Center
Location:St. Paul, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Size:68,000 SF
Details:New construction of Science Education Center including labs, classrooms, faculty offices and collaborative spaces.
The Blake School – Hopkins Campus
Location:Hopkins, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Size:40,000 SF
Details:New construction of a dining room and lobby as well as renovations to upgrade campus infrastructure, increase security, and upgrade classrooms and corridors.
U of MN Mariucci Locker Room Remodel
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Size:8,000 SF
Details:Remodel to create a new locker room, team lounge, training, and equipment areas.
Hmong Academy
Location:St. Paul, MN
Client:RJM Construction
Size:100,000 SF
Details:Addition and renovation including classrooms, office, and gymnasium with a new 1200A service and LED lighting.
U of MN Lind Hall Remodel
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:McGough Construction
Size:100,000 SF
Details:Complete renovation of the first floor, portions of the basement, and third floor of the century-old building including new electrical distribution, lighting, and power.
Hudson High School
Location:Hudson, WI
Client:Kraus-Anderson Construction
Size:425,000 SF
Details:Renovation of existing school including complete upgrade to normal and emergency electrical distribution systems, lighting, technology systems, theater, A/V systems, and security. Project also included a two-story addition with student forum, classrooms, library, gymnasium, elevated running track, weight room, and fitness studio.
U of MN Public Safety & Transportation Addition and Remodel
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Loeffler Construction
Size:30,000 SF
Details:Addition to and remodel of the existing building including new lighting, power, and systems.
U of MN UMore Research Park Wind Turbine
Location:Rosemount, MN
Client:Ryan Companies
Details:Electrical connections to the 2.3 megawatt wind turbine.
Bell Museum
Location:St. Paul, MN
Client:McGough Construction
Size:92,000 SF
Details:New museum featuring 1,500 artworks and artifacts, 10 room-sized dioramas, and a 120-seat digital planetarium.
University of Minnesota Physics and Nanotechnology Building
U of MN Physics and Nanotechnology
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson
Size:145,000 SF
Details:5-level facility with more than 15,000 SF dedicated to nanotechnology research, including a clean room facility with two Class 10 bays and three Class 100 bays. Project marks Gephart’s 50th for the University of Minnesota.
U of MN Shepherd Lab Robotics Remodel
U of MN Shepherd Lab Robotics Remodel
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Knutson Construction
Size:30,000 SF
Details:Complete demolition and remodel of two floors that include nine state-of-the art robotics labs and workspace for faculty and graduate students.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson
Size:60,000 SF
Details:Provide electrical and communications work to remodel existing classrooms and workshop areas including an update of the existing smoke control system. Additional special systems were installed such as A/V for classrooms, nurse call simulation, and power requirements for an air-traffic control simulation system.
University of Minnesota Akerman Hall Aerospace Engineering Hangar
U of MN Akerman Hall Aerospace Engineering Hangar
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson
Size:200,000 SF
Details:Project involved renovating of the Aerospace Engineering hanger in Akerman Hall. This included a completely upgraded electrical service and distribution system along with new lighting and fire alarm. Concurrently, a new fire alarm system was installed in the non-hanger portion of Akerman Hall and Old Mechanical Engineering Buildings including wiring a new fire pump and controller.
Gertrude Castelow Ford Performing Arts Center Ole Miss
Gertrude Castelow Ford Performing Arts Center (Ole Miss)
Location:Oxford, MS
Client:Inman Construction
Size:88,000 SF
Details:Six-story facility housing a main performance hall, studio theatre, administrative offices, dressing, and performance support facilities.
University of MN Carlson School of Management
U of MN Carlson School of Management
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Knutson
Size:289,000 SF
Details: Electrical design and installation of five-level facility containing a 5,000-square-foot atrium, 250-seat auditorium, deli/dining room, and 83 classrooms.
U of MN Track & Field Facility
U of MN Track & Field Facility
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:PCL Construction
Details:This new facility features a nine-lane track, full field event capabilities, warm-up and cool down areas for athletes, and grandstand spectator seating to host major competitions.
University of Minnesota Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics
U of MN Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics
Location:St. Paul, MN
Client:Shaw-Lundquist
Size:64,000 SF
Details: Laboratories with open layouts, microbial and plant growing areas, a robotic center for screening new biological compounds, teaching space and offices.
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center FA Upgrade
U of MN Masonic Cancer Center FA Upgrade
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:University of MN (PIPS)
Details:Complete removal of existing fire alarm system and the installation of a new fire alarm system in a five-story medical clinic/office building.
University of Minnesota Mayo Medical Device Center
U of MN Mayo Medical Device Center
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Size:10,000 SF
Details:Build out of former parking garage space to house U of MN Medical Device Center. Project included new lighting, power, fire alarm, telecom and security systems.
University of Minnesota Mondale Hall Library LIghting Retrofit
U of MN Mondale Hall Library Lighting Retrofit
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:University of MN (PIPS)
Details:New light fixtures, wiring, and timers for book stack lighting in law library.
Crown College Dormitories Remodel
Crown College Dormitories Remodel
Location:St. Bonifacius, MN
Client:Mortenson Construction
Details:Lighting and technology upgrades to existing dorm rooms.
Inver Hills Community College Library
Inver Hills Community College Library Renovation
Location:Inver Grove Heights, MN
Client:Terra General Contractors
Size:13,000 SF
Details:Demo and remodel of the second floor of the IHCC Library Building. Project included new lighting, power, fire alarm, telecom and security.
University of Minnesota Combined Dorm Security Updates II
U of MN Combined Dorm Security Updates II
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:University of MN (PIPS)
Details:Provide and install security cameras, DVRs and monitors in Bailey, Sanford, Wilkins and Yudof Halls.
University of Minnesota Combined Dorm Security Updates I
U of MN Combined Dorm Security Updates I
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Client:University of MN (PIPS)
Details:Provide and install security cameras, DVRs and monitors in Centennial, Frontier, Pioneer, and Territorial Halls.
Armstrong High School
Armstrong High School
Location:Plymouth, MN
Client:BOR-SON
Size:210,000 SF
Details:Interior remodel of existing high school including new distribution, auditorium dimming system, general power and lighting.
Champlain Park High School
Champlain Park High School
Location:Anoka, MN
Client:Penco
Size:364,000 SF
Details:Electrical design and installation for new high school including an 852-seat auditorium, two 100-seat lecture labs, 12 computer/lecture classrooms, a fieldhouse, and a multi-sport field complex for football, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track.
Oneka Elementary
Oneka Elementary
Location:Hugo, MN
Client:Kraus-Anderson
Size:123,000 SF
Details:New, two-story elementary school including a media center, computer labs, classrooms, offices, cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms, and support areas.