Ron Dick, architect and a founding partner of Design Collaborative, has been recognized as one of 101 “Connectors” in the Fort Wayne Community. On June 26, 2011 the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette identified 101 people who are “connected” through their involvement with various community groups. Congratulations and Thanks to Ron for his continued commitment to our company and our community.
Archive for the ‘News Release’ Category
The design build contractor, Irmscher Construction from Fort Wayne, teamed with Design Collaborative to create both projects for the Seminary. The Design Collaborative team for both projects included Jeremy Hatfield, Tim Terman, Kelli Warner, Kelly Shields, Rich Busfield, Justin Vedder, Jamie Inskeep, Eric Sank, Jason Baker, Kelsey Allen, Misty James, Lori Donovan and Ron Dick.
On Wednesday, April 20th, SMPS Indiana (Society for Marketing Professional Services) held their annual Higher Education Panel Discussion in Indianapolis. Design Collaborative co-sponsored the program, which was moderated by Richard Ludwick, President of the Independent Colleges of Indiana.
Panelists included: Greg Ginder, VP of Finance for Marian University; Lisa Fears, VP of Planning, Plant and Technology for Franklin College; Charley Gillispie, VP for Administration & Finance for Valparaiso University; and Michael Braughton, Vice President for Business and Finance for the University of Indianapolis. DC’s Marketing Director Michael Sullivan and Marketing Coordinator Kelly Cady represented DC at the event.
DC engineers Terry Wagner, Craig Scully, and Eric Sank each gave a presentation that focused on energy consumption in mechanical and electrical systems at the annual IAPPA conference held in Indianapolis on February 24th. The conference brings together Facility Directors from Indiana Colleges and Universities. Each presentation challenged some commonly held perceptions about lighting and heating/cooling systems. Design Collaborative was a Silver Level Corporate Sponsor of the 2011 Conference.
On January 13th, DC Registered Architect Jeremy Koomler served as a panelist in a Design/Build Panel Discussion for the Indiana Construction Association. The panel covered many issues, including how designers participate in Design/Build and integrated design, construction safety, and improving collaboration between designers and contractors.
On January 2, 2011 Design Collaborative celebrated our 19th anniversary. Many changes have occurred since then as you can see in the picture of our 3 founding partners, Terry Wagner, Ron Dick, and Pat Pasterick.
On January 18th, the Eddie Merlot’s Louisville fine dining steakhouse celebrated its opening. This is the 5th Eddie Merlot’s restaurant, and the first venture for the restaurant in a downtown setting. There are two private dining rooms, two wine cellars, a wine cellar dining nook, custom art glass light fixtures, and stained glass chandeliers. The DC Eddie Merlot’s team was led by Ron Dick, Rich Busfield, Craig Scully, Kevin Fenn, and Jamie Inskeep. Congrats to the team!
On November 23rd, the City of Fort Wayne held a Ribbon cutting Ceremony for the new Bagel Station Uptown Café in the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. DC provided architectural design services on the project. The DC team was led by Ron Dick, Jeremy Hatfield, Eric Sank, Jason Baker and Rachel Mensah.
Led by Ron Dick and Jeremy Hatfield, DC recently completed a corporate office building for the Grand Corporation in Valparaiso, Indiana. The office building houses the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Social Security Administration. Built to LEED® Silver standards, the new office facility was completed in September 2010, and is currently awaiting LEED® Certification from the United States Green Building Council.
Several “green” strategies were used in the construction of the office building, including:
• Creative Stormwater Design to control both quantity and quality
• Concrete Mix exceeding Solar Reflective Index value of 55 to control Urban Heat Island
• Water Use Reduction of 37%
• Improvement of thermal envelope, resulting in a 23% more efficient energy performance
• Construction Waste Management Plan, diverting 60% of Construction Waste from the Landfill
• Indoor Air Quality Plan involving low VOC paints, solvents, adhesives, Green Label Carpet, and low impact construction methods.