July 24th, 2012 by Nikki
what gets you “in the doghouse?”!!!
Ahh yes, only the creative minds at MSKTD could come up with a “Puppy Pub” as our contribution to the “In the doghouse” charity event benefiting Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House.
Seriously, a beautiful piece of furniture – a big thanks to the MSKTD team, Wood Technologies and F&M Tile & Terrazzo for their contributions to the design and construction of the Puppy Pub.
In addition to designing their Lutheran campus facility, MSKTD is a longtime supporter of Children’s Hope House, with Jim Kratzat serving on its founding board.
Date of the event is August 30th 2012. Additional details can be found here – with a link coming soon that will allow you to view and also place bids on the themed dog houses. Be sure to check it out!
July 17th, 2012 by Nikki
MSKTD & Associates, Inc. has been notified that the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Services (IUPPS) Call Center & Administrative Headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana has been awarded LEED® Certified status established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
A design/build project by The Hagerman Group and MSKTD & Associates, Inc., this 18,000 s.f call center and administrative headquarters features private offices, individual workspaces, storage, conference and meeting rooms with teleconferencing capabilities. The $4.2 mil new building features natural light throughout and environmentally conscious building features.
MSKTD now boasts four officially LEED Certified facilities (1 Certified, 2 Silver, 1 Platinum) with seven more registered and in varying stages of review.
June 26th, 2012 by Nikki
Lots of exciting new projects underway and in the news. Look for renderings of all four facilities in the near future.
Long time client Sweetwater is growing and expanding. Plans call for a 110,000 s.f. office and warehouse addition to the beautiful LEED Platinum certified campus. Even better, their workforce is expected to double once expansion is complete.
Planning and design is underway for a new home for Erin’s House for Grieving Children in Fort Wayne. Plans call for a 13,000 sf new building to be constructed near the future site of the Northeast YMCA.
MSKTD & Mackey Mitchell Architects are leading the design team for a planned renovation/addition to the Phi Gamma Delta – Lambda Chapter house at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Plans for the IU Kokomo Fitness Center were approved June 22nd and are moving forward. Read the story from Inside INdiana Business
June 13th, 2012 by Nikki
is featured in the Architectural Showcase 2012 issue of Athletic Business Magazine (pages 88 and 89). Completed in August 2010, the 165,000 s.f. complex features a three-tier fitness center, five-court gymnasium, indoor synthetic turf field, three multi-purpose rooms, 1/8 mi. running track, indoor climbing wall and outdoor center, student lounges, sandwich kiosk, convenience store and dedicated academic and athletic spaces.
May 30th, 2012 by Nikki
Friday May 25th was MSKTD’s annual backyard Pre-Race Day Lunch Cookout. Sitting in the shade on a warm sunny day, burgers and brats hot off the grill, grilled corn on the cob courtesy of MAGTECH, sides, dessert – and of course, Pete revved up the roadster. A fun day, we didn’t want to come back in!
Special thanks to those who helped us organize, shop, set-up/tear-down, cook, grill and clean-up – Amy Crow, grillmaster Kris Bailey, Ty Fritz, Brent Doctor, Don Hoefelmeyer, MaryAnn Dubiel, Josh Farlee, and Jonah Garoutte.
The big winner in the Indy 500 Race Pool was new employee Nick Knoblauch. Yes, that’s right, here only a couple of days and he took our money. 2nd place went to Ed Kokosa, 3rd Rick Dahlstrom, and Gary Voirol got his cash back as the first driver out. It’s the closest Gary has come to winning an Indy 500 pool – that’s 26+ years of picking 10th and 11th row drivers and lousy racing luck!
May 30th, 2012 by Nikki
George Bachnivsky, Vice President and director of MSKTD’s Advanced Manufacturing and Food Facility groups has received his professional license to practice architecture in the State of New York. George is also registered in 26 other states.
April 13th, 2012 by Nikki
MSKTD & The Hagerman Group won the 2012 Excellence in Construction Award from the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana in the Renovation under $2.0 mil category for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Entrance Renovation.
The project involved renovation of the existing main entry into the Zoo and the construction of a new membership building, stroller barn, stroller concession building, new ticket booths and some new large trellis work. In addition, some of the walkways were modified and/or rebuilt. The project was completely funded by donations.
Congrats to all team members, zoo staff and the community for your contributions to this project!
April 10th, 2012 by Nikki
Indianapolis Office Principal Robert Harmeyer, AIA, LEED AP
attended the National Trends in the Deliver of Health and Long Term Care Summit
and the follow up NFPA 101 Health Care Occupancies Technical Committee Members meeting
held March 28th & 29th in Baltimore, MD. Discussions focused on trends and culture change in Memory Care Units and Long Term Care. These meetings were great preparation for the Technical Committee First Draft Meetings in May and August to be held in Indianapolis.
Robert is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Health Care Occupancies that oversees the development of the Health Care chapters in NFPA 101 and 5000.
March 15th, 2012 by Nikki
MSKTD is teaming with Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects of Providence, RI on programming for the Ranger Hall renovations/addition for the new Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston.
March 15th, 2012 by Nikki
Lots of new faces are keeping all of us MSKTD veterans on our toes these days. Joining our Fort Wayne team are graduate Architects Tavin Yeiter, Paul Lindsay, and Mike Scherman; Structural graduate engineer Anthony Spatt, Electrical Engineering Tech Josh Farlee, Mechanical Engineering Tech MaryAnn Dubiel and Architectural intern David Vallandingham. New in our Indianapolis office is Architectural intern Emily McGowan.