The Oracle | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 , 2012
Two levels of underground parking create the foundations of the Anderson Center with an entrance on the corner of Snelling and Englewood avenues. According to Dean of Students Alan Sickbert, the parking ramp was designed with students, staff and visitors in mind. “The [City of Saint Paul] asked us that if we built this facility we include parking space,” Sickbert said. “Right now it’s open to anybody. That’s why it’s hourly. We may end up selling parking permits eventually, once we evaluate how the space is used.”
A rooftop terrace on the third floor gives students a place to relax in the sunshine. The large open space, backed by full-length windows and furnished with tables and chairs, looks out over the trees and rooftops on campus. The seating area is surrounded by an 1800-square-foot garden that contributes to the sustainable design of the Anderson Center.
Safety and Security’s parking policy states that the ramp is open from 6:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:45 a.m. through 2 a.m. on Sundays. Pricing for parking is $1.50 per hour, up to $25.00 per day.
According to Ken Dehkes, director of Facilities Operations and Horticulture Services, the green roof, installed by Michigan-based LiveRoof, includes low-growing varieties of sedum and other droughtresistant types of perennials and grasses. The unique six-inch-deep plant trays reduce the amount of heat absorbed and trapped on the roof while also insulating the building to save energy, buffer sound and absorb excess water runoff which improves water quality before it reaches aquifers and the Mississippi River.
A NEW HOME FOR HAMLINE PIPERS Another sustainable rooftop feature of the Anderson Center are the 91 solar panels affixed to the roof, six of which can be seen on the south side of the building. Dehkes said that while the exact numbers are not known, the panels are projected to generate 19.63 kilowatts of electricity which covers about 2.5 percent of the overall electrical needs for the building.
Staff and students are welcomed back to Hamline’s campus this year with a shiny new addition — the Carol Young Anderson and !"##$%&'(&)#*"+%,#&-"#."+(&/0"&1234445%678+"59,,.3&:$;0.5<::"*&=7$:*$#;&>+,?$*"%&8&#"@&0,A"&9,+&%"?"+8:&98A$:$8+&%"+?$B"%& of Hamline while introducing a few new features. Here is a quick guide to the ins and outs of the new student center on campus.