The new environmentally sustainable Macalester College Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) building would be Macalester’s first building to receive LEED Platinum certification. The designation would make the IGC’s new home one of the first Platinum buildings on a college campus in Minnesota and one of only a handful of Platinum buildings on a college or university campus in the United States.
The interior and exterior signage designed by Visual Communications utilize innovative materials which utilize recycled and regional materials including Ecostone. Ecostone is made from fibrous materials including newsprint, cardboard, magazines, telephone books – even worn out currency retired by the government. Material is broken down, turned into pulp, made into a slurry (using hydrogen bonding that eliminates the need for formeldahyde or toxic glues) and is then pressed into sheets.
Signs fabricated and installed by Archetype Signmakers.