MSKTD & Indiana University Strike GOLD!

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Indiana University’s first residence hall to be certified LEED® Gold is Spruce Hall! With a total project cost of $38 million, a lot is packed into the 150,512 SF of this beautiful residence hall (formerly known as Rose Ave. Residence Hall). This facility is a great combination of sustainable design, technology and modern amenities.

In addition to being certified LEED® Gold by USGBC, Spruce Hall is one of only a handful of facilities that have been designated as a 21st Century Project. The building adheres to the tenets of sustainability, flexibility, community and technology that were created by the Association of College and University Housing Officials – International (ACUHO-I).

Since opening in the fall of 2013, the students have raved about Spruce Hall – now it is being recognized for its design excellence.

MSKTD is proud to be the Architect of Record for Spruce Hall. It is our tenth (10th) facility that has been LEED® certified in the last 7 years. We have an additional seven (7) projects that are registered with the USGBC and anticipate being certified in the months to come. If being environmentally friendly is important to you, please let us know how we can help design your next facility!

Learn more about Spruce Hall.

Gary Voirol presents IU Rose Residence Hall…

GEV-Color-4-3Gary Voirol, Architect and Vice President of MSKTD & Associates, Inc. participated as a speaker at the ACUHO-I (Association for College and University Housing Officials – International) 21st Century Symposium at Indiana University on April 11th, 2014.

As managing principal for the project, Gary presented Indiana University’s new Rose Avenue Residence Hall and its applications to the future of campus housing.

Sweetwater receives national award…

Proud to be the architect of the original headquarters (LEED Platinum) and $24 Million expansion of this great company!

Thank you Sweetwater, for your commitment to excellence!

Greenbuild 2012

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to sustainable design and construction practices, was held in San Francisco from November 12 – 16, 2012. MSKTD’s Director of Sustainability, Landon Chapman, LEED AP, was among the more than 30,000 design and construction professionals who participated in the outstanding educational sessions, specialized workshops and networking events. Chapman attended numerous sessions including Environmental Analysis and BIM; Logistics of LEED v4; Integrative Design Process and LEED; and LEED v4 – Tools and Resources.

Understanding the LEED for Healthcare Rating System was another session that particularly piqued the interest of MSKTD’s HealthCare Group. Chapman is sharing his insights on the subject via a two-part, in-house presentation. MSKTD looks forward to continuing to share our knowledge and expertise with all of our clients. But our healthcare clients may find this to be of particular interest in 2013!

Groundbreaking(s) News!

Groundbreaking ceremonies for two big MSKTD projects recently – Sweetwater’s new office/warehouse addition and Erin’s House for Grieving Children new home.

 

Sweetwater GroundbreakingSweetwater AdditionSweetwater 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.

 

 

Erin's House RenderingOn 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.