Since 1969, the plant's twin gas-fired boilers have provided steam heat to all campus buildings via an underground tunnel system. The sign on the west side of the building is one of the first sights to greet visitors when they approach the campus from the west. Because of the plant's highly visible location, it was designed to look like an academic building.
Second Place Lake Superior State University
2003 ASME Regional Students Conference District Design Competition – Region 5