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#workingontomorrow Nick Rettenberger & Andrew Koetz recently visited the site of the Fayette County Maintenance Shop in Fayette, Iowa, to check out the construction progress. Construction is set to wrap up in Fall of 2022 & we're excited to see the finished project. Check out these photos to see how it's coming along. #origindesign #itstartshere #architecture #structuralengineering #constructionupdate
#flashbackfriday Did you know Janet Urbain worked for us from 1996 to 2002, prior to joining Origin Design last September? She also started on the exact same day in 2021 as she did in 1996, September 27th. Check out these throwback photos from when she first started to now!
We're #hiring! We're looking for a Traffic & Transportation Engineering Team Leader to manage, provide guidance and oversight, as well as technical expertise to our Traffic & Transportation Team. Think you may be the right fit? Learn more & apply here!
#tbt We asked Zach Thielen to tell us about a favorite project he's worked on since starting at Origin Design. Here's what he had to say: "My favorite project to be a part of at Origin Design was The Meadows Clubhouse Renovation. This project allowed us, as a design team, to explore many different interior concepts as we focused on the lighting and materiality of the new bar, golf simulator and pro shop spaces. On top of honing our interior design skills, I also enjoyed learning about the relationship between designers and the community. With this being a public project, we had the opportunity to present our design to the people of Asbury, where they shared their hopes for the project. We listened and incorporated their ideas into our design and the resulting project was better because of our collaboration."
#workingontomorrow Pat Ready, Mat Townsley & Brenda Ritt had a great time checking out the progress on the Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center and Union Hall. Thanks to Mike McNeil & Bush Construction for the tour! Learn more about the project here.
#flashbackfriday We asked Eric Helminiak to tell us about a favorite project he's worked on while at Origin Design. Here's what he had to say: "One of my favorite projects to be a part of at Origin Design was Sartell High School in Sartell, MN. The architecture on the project presented a number of opportunities for creativity in the structural design, including the main focal point – two interior bridges across a two-story common space. The project was a great opportunity to engage the entire structural team in roundtable brainstorming sessions for the innovative parts of the building structure and we came up with some great ideas. The design team was organized, the design process was well planned, and the project was a great example of proactive coordination between all of the design disciplines."
Last Friday, our staff attended the Grand Opening of the Bee Branch Pedestrian Tunnels in Dubuque, IA. The project has made such an impact on the Dubuque community—we're so grateful to have been a part of it! Check out more photos & learn more about the project here.
Andrew Busch, AIA, and Chris Becklin, PE, recently graduated from the ACEC Wisconsin Leadership Institute. ACEC, American Council of Engineering Companies, of Wisconsin annually offers the Leadership Institute. Congrats, Andrew & Chris! We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew!