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Groundbreaking ceremonies for two big MSKTD projects recently – Sweetwater’s new office/warehouse addition and Erin’s House for Grieving Children new home.
Sweetwater broke ground on its 110,000 sf expansion on Wednesday, November 14th. In attendance for the ceremony were Governor Mitch Daniels, Mayor Tom Henry, city/county officials and economic development staff. The new addition, a combination of warehouse/office/conference & training space, brings with it 315 full-time positions. Big thanks to Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack on his continuing commitment to the Allen County community.
On Thursday, November 15th, Erin’s House for Grieving Children broke ground on their new home off St. Joe Center Road next to the new YMCA project. With a residential/homey atmosphere, the new 14,500 sf facility will include program rooms, a rec room, a craft room, gathering room, and administrative offices and training room. The site will also include space for a memory garden. Watch for future opportunities to help support the building project.
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
The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that over one billion square feet of commercial projects had been certified. Part of that was achieved with the Sweetwater Sound headquarters which achieved LEED Platinum. We also have a number of projects with Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College that are registered and working towards certification. But whether or not our clients choose LEED certification, we understand the dynamics of image, function, environment and technology; efficiency, sustainability, and expandability, and we strive for the very best for our clients.
Joshua Snyder, Structural Engineer at MSKTD, has written an article for the November 2010 issue of Modern Steel Construction about our project for Sweetwater Sound located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Planned and constructed for sustainability, this new music facility earned LEED Platinum certification as well as acclaim.
Sweetwater Sound produced an excellent video which they have allowed us to post on our website. To view it go here.
FORT WAYNE & INDIANAPOLIS, IN: MSKTD & Associates, Inc., Architects Engineers Interiors,received three of the four 2009 “Excellence in Construction” Awards from the BuildingContractors Association of Northeast Indiana, with recognition going to Sweetwater’s LEED®Platinum certified Corporate Headquarters & Distribution Center (category Renovations over$2.0 mil); Lutheran Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (category Renovations under $2.0mil); and the new I.U. Medical Education Center at IPFW (category New construction over $4.0mil).[caption id="attachment_28" align="alignnone" width="286" caption="Lutheran Hospital NICU"][/caption]