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HGA and Boldt Complete St. John’s Hospital Observation Unit, the First Minnesota Health Care Facility Built Offsite

MAPLEWOOD, MN — Interdisciplinary design firm, HGA, and construction firm, The Boldt Company, teamed together in the delivery of a 16-bed observation unit at M Health Fairview’s St. John’s Hospital.

Since 2022, St. John’s Hospital had experienced a 5 percent rise in inpatient visits and a 12 percent …

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McGough Nears Completion on the Schoenecker Center, Elevating Interdisciplinary Learning at the University of St. Thomas

Construction activities are wrapping up at the new $110 million Schoenecker Center on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, blending arts and sciences in one integrated facility.

“This all-new building was designed in collaboration with multiple industry partners to ensure St. Thomas is …

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Gilbane Building Company Selected to Lead Construction Management for Mayo Clinic Health Care Project

ROCHESTER, MN — Gilbane Building Company, Foster + Partners, and CannonDesign have collaborated with Mayo Clinic to realize a revolutionary new vision for health care.

“We are honored to build this transformational project working with our trade partners to deliver the highest quality buildings," said Thomas F. Gilbane, …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinic in Whitehall, Wisconsin

WHITEHALL, WI — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, a new hospital and renovated clinic for Gundersen Health System in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

The new facility replaces the current 60-year-old hospital, serving Whitehall, Blair, Independence, and surrounding communities. The 17,000-square-foot clinic was also remodeled. Construction began in March …

Lochner Selected to Lead Five-Year Commercial Service Airport Contract in South Dakota

PIERRE, SD — H.W. Lochner Inc. (Lochner), a provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Pierre Regional Airport (PIR) in South Dakota to lead the pavement rehabilitation and electrical systems replacement for Runway 13-31, addressing critical needs outlined in the airport's Capital Improvement Project program. …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes NDSU’s New $45.2M Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed the final, third phase of the $45.2 million Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex for North Dakota State University in Fargo. The new facility is located along University Drive, adjacent to the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility …

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Ryan Completes PrairieCare Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Expansion Ahead of Schedule

BROOKLYN PARK, MN — More than a third of young adults are struggling with mental illness, and nearly a third of Minnesota students are grappling with long-term mental health issues. To address the growing need, Ryan Companies was able to finish PrairieCare’s youth and young adult psychiatric inpatient hospital expansion …

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HGA-Designed Surgical and Critical Care Facility Breaks Ground at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The new HGA-designed surgical and critical care facility at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest facilities project in Allina Health’s history. The new center will reimagine the hospital campus, revitalize infrastructure, and optimize essential services, providing a foundation for the future of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes New $99M High School in Owatonna, Minnesota

OWATONNA, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on a new $99 million high school in Owatonna, Minnesota. The project is part of a $112 million district bond referendum, which voters passed in November 2019. Construction began in May of 2021.

Designed by Wold Architects and Engineers, the three-story, …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Phase 2 of Roseau Community Schools $43M Renovation

ROSEAU, MN — Kraus-Anderson has completed phase 2 of an overall $43 million renovation for Roseau Community Schools located in Roseau, Minnesota. The multi-phase, 141,000-square-foot project began in July of 2020 following the approval of a bond referendum which voters passed by nearly 75%.

Designed by JLG Architects, the …

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Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County to Begin Construction on New $64.8M Hospital Serving Southwest Wisconsin

DARLINGTON, WI — Kraus-Anderson is about to begin construction on Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC), a new $64.8 million replacement hospital and clinic building located on a 36-acre site at the intersection of WI State Highway 23 and County Highway K in Darlington, Wisconsin. As a critical access hospital, …

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Concept Design of the New Wisconsin History Center is Revealed

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Historical Society has unveiled the concept design for a new history center in Madison, Wisconsin, that is expected to be completed in late 2026. Stewarded by the Wisconsin Historical Society in partnership with SmithGroup, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and Continuum Architects + Planners, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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, …

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 …