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HGA to Partner with CentraCare and the University of Minnesota on New Medical Campus in Rural Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — CentraCare, a health care system based in St. Cloud will work with the University of Minnesota’s Medical School to expand education and training, placing medical students in the heart of rural Minnesota. With data that suggests that individuals trained in rural settings stay in rural settings, the …

raSmith Provides Civil Engineering Services for New Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant, is providing site planning, site design, landscape architecture, and land surveying services for the new Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University. The site design includes the redevelopment of the front entry plaza and streetscape along 16th Street; pedestrian safety and …

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University of Wisconsin–Madison Builds New Recreation Center

As part of a $236 million recreational master plan, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, nears completion of the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, with a gymnasium, pool, and ice rink.

“We are about to open this up, less than three years since our last one,” says Sadat Khan, Senior Associate …

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Harley-Davidson Announces Plans for Community Park to Benefit its Employees and the Milwaukee Community

MILWAUKEE, WI — Harley-Davidson announces plans to transform a central element of its Juneau Avenue campus headquarters into a public park to benefit its employees and its hometown community, in addition to attracting people to Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Near West Side.

HGA is the architect of record for the transformation in …

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Sasaki Reveals Design Proposal for Lake Monona's Waterfront

MADISON, WI — Following 14 weeks of research, community listening, and design, Sasaki designers reveal their proposal for Lake Monona’s waterfront in Madison, Wisconsin. “Voices of the Lake: Monona’s Waterfront” envisions how Lake Monona can become a destination for years to come, while reflecting the voices of communities who have …

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Ryan Companies to Design-Build University of St. Thomas Multiuse Arena with Crawford Architects

SAINT PAUL, MN — Ryan Companies has been selected as the design-builder, in partnership with Crawford Architects, for the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. By fall 2025, the university will have a brand-new arena to go along with its …

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KWK Architects Completes New Mixed Grade, Living/Learning Wagoner Hall at Augustana University

SIOUX FALLS, SD — South Dakota’s largest private university, Augustana University, has made the shift to mixed-grade housing for the 2022-2023 school year with the recent completion of Wagoner Hall designed by St. Louis-based KWK Architects. The growing campus also welcomed its largest first-year student class since 1970 with …

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Minnesota Zoo Takes Big Step in Construction of Treetop Trail, World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop

APPLE VALLEY, MN — A big step in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo's Treetop Trail was recently taken as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place.

Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto …

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Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce Designs Unveiled

FITCHBURG, WI — The Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce unveiled designs for its future business incubator called The Gateway. The 15,000-square-foot facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will include classrooms, a commercial kitchen for training and food preparation, retail, and entrepreneurial spaces.

Shive-Hattery Architectural Intern Jerry Rodriguez said, “I can't express how …

Stantec Celebrates Groundbreaking for Green Bay Shipyard

GREEN BAY, WI — Stantec celebrates the groundbreaking for Phase I of the Green Bay Shipyard redevelopment. Upon completion, the once vacant 17-acre brownfield will offer an assortment of attractions and programming designed to serve as a prominent, year-round destination within the upper Midwest. As lead consultant for Phase I, …

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Westwood Hills Nature Center: Certified Net Zero Energy in a Cold Climate

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — The Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, recently achieved Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute (IFLI).

The Center is part of a 160-acre nature park featuring prairie, forest, and marsh areas in the heart of the city. Working closely …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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McMahon Designs New Facility for Northeast Wisconsin’s Largest and Fastest Growing Office Technology Providers

APPLETON, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is the designer behind the new Gordon Flesch Company Appleton location — a facility that will expand the technology provider’s showroom space and provide a location for the company’s new call center.  

The new office located on Tempest …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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The Medical College of Wisconsin Selects Mortenson for MCW Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has selected Mortenson as the construction manager for the MCW Cancer Research Building. This announcement comes just months after selecting CannonDesign as the architect on the MCW-led project team.

The team at Mortenson’s Milwaukee office and CannonDesign first joined forces over …