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Wellness Center Highlighted in News Story

ABC 6 News highlighted Winona State University's new Integrated Wellness Center in anticipation of its dedication ceremony to be held on Friday, September 17, 2010. The new building is one of the first of its kind in the nation to truly integrate the six dimensions of wellness - intellectual, social, emotional, physical, occupational, and spiritual - in both the building's program and its operations. The building has an indoor fitness track, cardiovascular fitness and strength-training facilities, gymnasiums, aerobics classrooms, a health services clinic, a counseling center, a health education and resource center, experiential learning labs and classrooms, and faculty and administrative offices.


Holabird Involved in Four LEED Platinum

Holabird & Root has now been a part of the design team for four LEED Platinum certified higher education facilities. The firm provided architecture and engineering for the LEED Platinum science facilities at St. Olaf and Beloit colleges. The firm also provided MEP engineering services for Iowa State University's College of Design Pavilion Addition and Central College's Education and Psychology Building. Holabird & Root continues to advance sustainability and is currently designing several projects that are expected to achieve LEED certification.

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Brush Article Published

Mary Brush, Holabird & Root's historic preservation specialist, has shared her knowledge in the Association for Preservation Technology's (APT) Bulletin. In the article, Mary shares how she used the dry-ice technique to remove spray paint from the Time Life Building fac'ade, a job she completed prior to joining Holabird & Root.

Third LEED Platinum for Holabird & Root

The 23,735-g.s.f King Pavilion addition to the Iowa State University College of Design building was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest certification possible by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is also the first higher education building in Iowa to achieve LEED Platinum status. Holabird & Root provided the MEP engineering for the facility, which was designed by RDG Planning & Design.

The King Pavilion is one of only eight LEED-NC Platinum buildings in higher education at public institutions in the United States. This is the third LEED Platinum certification for Holabird & Root; Beloit College's Center for Sciences and St. Olaf's Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences were also awarded LEED Platinum certification.

Regents Hall Receives Masonry Award

St. Olaf College's Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences was recognized by the Minnesota Concrete and Masonry Contractors Association (MC&MCA) with a 2010 Honor Award for Excellence in Masonry Design and Construction. Through the awards program, the MC&MCA honors works of distinction and brings public attention to outstanding buildings and projects constructed of masonry and concrete materials.

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Dremmer Returns As Director Of Interiors

Holabird & Root is pleased to announce the return of Michele Dremmer to the Interior Design Department. After three and a half years away spent working at Perkins Eastman; Gary Lee; and Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Michele returns to Holabird & Root where she worked from 1999 to 2006.

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Beloit Awarded Top Projects

Wisconsin Builder magazine recently named Beloit College's Center for Sciences as one of the Top Projects of 2009. This award is in honor of those in the industry-generals, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners-whose projects met and exceeded expectations in the year prior. This is the second award for the Center for Sciences. The LEED Platinum facility was also recognized by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as part of their Design Excellence awards program. The Beloit College Center for Sciences will be featured in the May 2010 issue of the Wisconsin Builder magazine.

Segal Article Published in Collage

The Community Playthings e-magazine Collage features an article coauthored by Holabird & Root's Early Childhood Design Specialist, Maria Segal. Maria and coauthor Amy Freshwater, a University of Missouri Early Childhood Professor, were asked to contribute a piece focusing on brain development. Their article discusses how the classroom environment affects brain development in infants and toddlers.

Click here to read the article.