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KR to Present at SCUP-52

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Society of College and University Planning’s 52nd Annual International Conference

Join us for a panel discussion on the preservation and restoration of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda. Programming and project management for this renovation and the importance of assembling an experienced, multi-disciplined project team will also be addressed.

How We Prepared Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda For Its Third Century

PRESENTERS
Robert Hedman, PE, Principal, Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers
Clay S. Palazzo, AIA, Principal, John G. Waite Associates, Architects
Brian E. Hogg, Senior Historic Preservation Planner, University of Virginia

WHEN
Monday, July 10 at 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

WHERE
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

SUMMARY
Presenters will explain how to utilize a historic building to its fullest potential. Employing the restoration of the Thomas Jefferson Rotunda as a case study, they will further demonstrate the importance of an integrated architectural and engineering approach to the restoration of significant college and university buildings.

Check out the website for more information about the conference or to register for the event.

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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Two Kohler Ronan Engineering Projects Honored with AIANY Merit Awards

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On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Jury of the 2017 AIANY Design Awards named Honor and Merit winners across several categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design. There were 35 winning projects in total. Two Kohler Ronan engineering projects were honored with Merit Awards.

The Met Breuer Restoration, New York, NY – 2017 AIANY Interiors Merit Award

Restoration Architect: Beyer Binder Belle
Landscape Architect: Vogt Landscape Architects with Future Green Studio
MEP Consulting Engineer: Kohler Ronan

University of Virginia Rotunda Restoration and Renovation, Charlottesville, VA – 2017 AIANY Architecture Merit Award

Preservation Architect: John G. Waite Associates, Architects
Landscape Architects: Olin
MEP Consulting Engineer: Kohler Ronan

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Rotunda to Display Its Glory Once Again

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UVA Today, University of Virginia, Sept. 20, 2016

After having been closed for renovations for the last two years, the iconic Jefferson Rotunda is due to reopen, Monday, September 26th, 2016. Kohler Ronan painstakingly designed comprehensive MEP/FP systems for the impressive space that were inventive, yet in keeping with all applicable historic landmark standards and regulations.

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