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Q&A Session with Andrew Eckrich, Energy Engineer

Fast Facts About Andrew Discipline: Mechanical Engineering, Clean Energy Engineering Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN Education: University of Dayton Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption     From international adventures to playing banjo around the campfire, Andrew Eckrich, graduate engineer, has an eclectic array of hobbies—including an inherited bouncy ball collection! When did you decide you wanted to […]

6 Ways to Reuse and Recycle in Your Workplace

At Schmidt Associates, sustainability is something we strive for in each architecture and engineering project we do. We work with clients to implement designs that are energy efficient, use renewable energy sources, gain LEED certification if desired, or even reuse existing structures and materials when possible. This focus on sustainability is, in part, why we […]

Designing Facilities for Wraparound Health Services

Wraparound healthcare services are exactly what they sound like—they encompass medical and non-medical services and resources that wrap around a person or family to best support their individual needs and improve their well-being in multiple areas of their life. Wraparound healthcare programs are based on the idea of treating the whole person. There are many […]

Q&A Session with Jessica Suttle, Graduate Landscape Architect

Fast Facts About Jessica Discipline: Landscape Architecture Hometown: Centerville, OH Education: The Ohio State University, Ball State University Podcast Currently Listening to: The Model Health Show     She got married on a mountain in Costa Rica, and her itch to travel takes her far and wide. It’s no surprise that Graduate Landscape Architect Jessica […]

Choosing a Construction Delivery Method for K-12 Building Projects

If you’re starting your first building or renovation project in your district—or even your first project in a long time—there can be a hefty learning curve. The processes are nuanced, there are endless acronyms and industry jargon, and many different people and organizations are involved. For even the savviest of school administrators, it can be […]

How to Avoid Negative Impacts of School Construction Projects on Students

PART 1 IN A SERIES Proper planning is critical to avoid unintended consequences of school construction for those who matter most—students. Initiating a new school build or a significant renovation can be a lengthy process. Getting the project approved, perhaps passing a referendum, and determining the vision for your new or updated facilities is a […]

Q&A Session with Eric Wolf, Field Manager

Fast Facts About Eric Discipline: Construction Administration Hometown: Logansport, IN Education: Purdue University Who He’d Pick to Play Himself in a Movie: Robert Redford     From a construction site to a campground, Eric Wolf, construction delivery field manager, feels most at home outside and surrounded by nature. What drew you to engineering and construction? Construction […]

4 Tips for Adaptive Reuse in Higher Education

How to successfully expand your campus by repurposing old buildings     Whether you have a building on campus that is sitting vacant, or you’re looking for a new space to expand into, adaptive reuse is an effective option for many higher education construction projects. “Adaptive reuse” refers to giving an existing building—often a fairly […]

A Word from Our Owners – Butler College of Education

Dr. Ena Shelley was appointed dean of the College of Education at Butler University in June 2005. Shelley’s experience with the College of Education began 37 years ago when she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of early childhood education in 1982. Now Dean and Professor Emerita, Dr. Shelley retired in the spring of […]

Q&A Session with Bob Ross, Civil Designer

Fast Facts About Bob Discipline: Engineering Hometown: Valparaiso, IN Education: Trine University Favorite Movie: The Sandlot     As Bob Ross, civil designer, designs parking lots and detention ponds for Owners, he daydreams of visiting every ballpark in the country. Learn more about him below! Where did you grow up? I grew up in “The […]