ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

Schreiber Foods: Merging Corporate Goals and Urban Reinvestment

A global dairy company consolidates its operations and R&D functions onto a single campus that is building synergy in downtown Green Bay.

Schreiber's Home Office and Global Technology Center in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a lesson in business strategy and community building. The global dairy company set ambitious goals to transform its business model and civic profile when planning a new 250,000-square-foot headquarters. With approximately 700 employees (or partners, as Schreiber refers to them, since the company is employee owned) locally and 7,000 globally, Schreiber is one of the world’s largest dairy companies. It serves a diverse customer base, from restaurants and institutions to grocery stores and food manufacturers.

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Topics: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure

Designing for the Future: The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

 

HGA's work on the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building exemplifies our ongoing partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) over the years. The architecturally distinctive, midcentury-modern office building has been carefully restored while addressing new technology, sustainable initiatives, and modern workplace needs--positioning B.H. Whipple to serve the public well into the future.

Renovation highlights include:

  • New landscaping and plantings on a 25-acre site.
  • Restored travertine walls, terrazzo floors and elevator banks along a reconfigured Main Street corridor.
  • Interpretive exhibits of regional geology and history.
  • Flexible workspaces that meet programming needs for 13 federal agencies.
  • Sustainable innovations, including a geothermal heating-and-cooling system and high-performance exterior.

For more information, visit the B.H. Whipple Microsite.

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Topics: Corporate, Engineering

Designer Spotlight: Karen Lu, AIA

02.26.16
Karen Lu, AIA

Karen Lu, AIA, recently won the 2016 National AIA Young Architects Award for her contributions to the architecture industry. As a project designer at HGA, Lu focuses on public and corporate architecture, including several projects for the General Services Administration (GSA). Lu promotes a collaborative work style to develop innovative design solutions. Below, Lu discusses her professional inspirations.

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Topics: Corporate

Up Close: Kara Freihoefer, Ph.D.

Research specialist Kara Freihoefer, PhD, and process engineer Brent Peterson, PE, recently presented "Lean on Research: The Merge of Two Methodologies" at the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference, where they highlighted Lean strategies combined with Evidence-Based Design (EBD) research. Below, Freihoefer summarizes key takeaways.

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Topics: Healthcare

Hope College: Bridging Town and Gown Opportunities

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, reflects a growing trend among colleges to share educational and cultural resources with their hometown. By working together, campus and town can plan facilities that benefit curriculum and community needs. The following three points detail how Hope College created an exceptional new Music Hall that enriches the campus and Holland.

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Topics: Education, Arts & Culture

Health Matters: Designing with Virtual Reality

11.03.15
Ryan Spiering

INTRODUCTION

Virtual reality (VR) design tools have been growing in importance by bringing new levels of reality to the design process. For designers and healthcare facility owners, VR offers an immersive spatial experience of work-in-progress. Facility owners, especially, can experience space planning in ways not possible with 2D drawings, giving them more information in decision-making.

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Topics: Technology

Words Matter: Understanding patient vicinity and patient space per the NEC

If there is one thing I have learned while dealing with codes, it is that words do matter. A simple word like "shall" means something very different than the phrase "shall be permitted," a distinction that if missed often leads to confusion regarding implementation of a code.

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Topics: Healthcare, Engineering

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