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Thompson Exhibition Building Wins AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award

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The Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building has been awarded with an AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award.  Specifically, the 21,000 sf facility was recognized with an Honor Award – With Distinction.

The jury praised the museum and provided the following thoughts: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.”

The Annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference unites AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. This year’s conference was held in Albany, New York.

To see more photos and learn more about the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building, click here.

 

 

 

Kohler Environmental Center Wins 2017 Education Facility Design Award of Excellence

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We are proud to learn that the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall has won a 2017 Education Facility Design Award of Excellence from the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education. Completed in 2012 and located in Wallingford, CT, this state-of-the-art environmental center is LEED Platinum Certified, and achieves net-zero energy usage. Congratulations to RAMSA Architects on this distinguished achievement. Click here to view our portfolio page containing project details and project photos.

Learn more about the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards here.

Kohler Ronan Tops-off the Bethel Police Department

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Senior Mechanical Engineer John Fusco and Office Manager Daniela Enkelmann joined Downes ConstructionJacunski Humes Architects, members of the Bethel Police Department, and others at Tuesday’s topping-off beam signing ceremony for the new Bethel Police Department in Bethel, Connecticut.

The 22,000 square-foot, two-story police station will include administration offices, a physical training area and locker rooms, prisoner processing and holding cells, a 911 call center, and an indoor firing range.

Kohler Ronan provided comprehensive MEP/FP Engineering and Technology Design services for the project.

The police station’s expected completion is set for the spring of 2018.

UConn Opens New Downtown Campus in Hartford

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The University of Connecticut opened its new campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Hartford. The new building represents the fulfillment of two goals: 1) creating a centrally located campus for the UConn Hartford students and faculty and 2) revitalizing the Front Street District by incorporating the previously vacant Hartford Times Building into the architectural fabric of the city.

“It will be part of the backbone of Hartford: a place of learning, engagement, and discovery, and a vibrant part of this neighborhood and the capital city as a whole,” said UConn President Susan Herbst.

The new building totals over 230,000 sf and accommodates classrooms, common spaces, academic department offices, science laboratories, student café/casual dining areas, and retail spaces.

Partners Rory Ronan, Joseph Lembo, Craig Razza, and Steve Lembo, along with senior project engineers, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the new campus.

To learn more about the project, please click here.

The NYPL’s Two Grandest Rooms Are Now New York City Landmarks

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The New York Public Library’s two grandest rooms are now New York City landmarks. Part of our job as MEP engineers is to provide modern and sustainable engineering solutions without compromising the integrity of the architecture. We are proud to be a part of the team that is revitalizing and preserving one of New York City’s most iconic buildings. Architects: Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle.

Check out the article here.

The Frick Collection

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May is Historic Preservation Month, and, as such, it is a fitting time to announce one of Kohler Ronan’s latest projects:  The expansion and enhancement of The Frick Collection’s facilities. Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick engaged Carrère and Hastings to build his family a home in New York City, and the building was complete in 1914.  In 1935, the late Gilded Age mansion was converted by John Russell Pope from the Frick’s private residence to a public museum consisting of exceptional galleries, new public spaces, and gardens. A separate building on 71st Street was erected in the same year to accommodate the growth of the Frick Art Reference Library. Today, the institution is recognized as one of the world’s premier museums and research institutions. Significant increases to the number of visitors, and the pressing need to enhance collection care, conservation facilities, and public programming initiatives, have necessitated the facilities’ expansion and enhancements currently in design.

Following the earlier selections of Selldorf Architects as leading designer, and Beyer Blinder Belle as executive architect, Kohler Ronan is pleased to have been named as consulting engineer for the project providing MEP/FP design as well as energy analysis. We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues at Selldorf and Beyer Blinder Belle, as well as The Frick Collection, to realize the goals of this New York City landmark and national treasure.

Read The Frick Collection’s press release

Thompson Exhibition Building Receives CREW CT Award

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The Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building was honored with a Blue Ribbon Award in the Best Specialty Project category by CREW CT – The Real Estate Exchange. The award was presented recently at a ceremony held at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford during which 8 other outstanding CT projects completed in 2016 were recognized. Kohler Ronan designed comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems in addition to conducting extensive energy modeling for the state-of-the-art facility totaling 21,000 square feet. Congratulations to Centerbrook Architects and Planners for a great collaboration.

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Kohler Ronan is dedicated to attracting creative, highly motivated individuals to join our Firm. The same is true of the engineering students we seek to attract for our mechanical and electrical engineering internships. The internship programs are offered in both our Danbury, CT and New York, NY offices from Monday, June 4 to Friday, August 11, 2018. During the 10-week period, interns will learn from experienced senior engineers at the forefront of their fields. They will work on challenging projects and be exposed to some of the latest in industry technology.


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