Construction Alert! Guest parking has moved to the south side of LHB’s Minneapolis Office at 701 Washington Avenue North. Please park in the Loose-Wiles Building Visitor Spaces and sign in with the security guard. This is in effect as of August 30, 2017, and will continue until updated due to construction of the neighboring new building. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.
Downtown Duluth will be undergoing a historic transformation with the reconstruction of Superior Street. 6th Avenue to 4th Avenue West will be closed the summer of 2018. 4th Avenue East to 1st Avenue East will be closed in 2019. 3rd Avenue West to Lake Avenue will be closed in 2020. For more construction updates, detours and parking, please visit www.superiorstreet.org
See here for LHB’s role in this landmark project Superior Street Reconstruction
There will be a short press conference and ribbon cutting, followed by festivities, food and drink, giveaways, artwork, and fun!
3:00 Duluth Coffee Company, Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, LHB speakers
3:15 Ribbon Cutting
Live Music by Merila Hill String Band
Artwork by Dave Moreira
Coffee provided by Duluth Coffee Company
Drinks provided by Blacklist Artisan Ales and The Red Herring Lounge
Snacks provided by Zenith Bread Project and Fannie Rose Candy Shop
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LHB’s Troy Miller and David Williams are presenters at the Minnesota Chief Engineers Guild Annual Conference on September 2, 2016. A copy of the presentation, “Building Performance: Three Areas You Can Manage to Control Costs” is available in the link below.
LHB’s Senior Vice President, Rick Carter, FAIA, LEED Fellow, will present at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2016 Annual Meeting on “Net-zero Tools for Building and Operations” at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec on Monday, July 18th at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on the 2016 NACUBO Annual Meeting visit http://www.nacuboannualmeeting.org/.
LHB’s Rick Carter and Becky Alexander will present on “Building Carbon Neutrality in Minnesota and Beyond at the 2015 GreenBuild Conference this Thursday November 18th at 1:30pm in Washington, D.C.
An advocate of sustainable design for over 25 years, Rick leads many large scale initiatives to reduce energy, water, resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions from building to regional scales.
Rick leads LHB’s Performance Metrics™ initiative to understand the environmental impacts of LHB-designed buildings. In addition, Rick co-founded LHB’s Green Team in 1992, a multi-discipline team dedicated to incorporating sustainable design techniques into all projects. He helped develop the Hennepin County/Minnesota Sustainable Design Guidelines and currently manages the Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond (B3) Project including execution of sustainable guidelines for the State of Minnesota and benchmarking actual energy use in all of Minnesota’s public buildings. Rick is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program. Rick was a member of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group and a co-chair for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Mayor’s Green Manufacturing Initiative.
Becky Alexander is a researcher and designer at LHB where she provides a combination of sustainable building research and architectural design services. Her sustainable building research involves collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and synthesizing data for building, organization, and city-wide scales. Becky holds a Master of Architecture Degree and a Master of Science, Architecture, Sustainable Design Degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton College.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week. Greenbuild features three groundbreaking days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. For more information on this years conference visit: http://www.greenbuildexpo.com/Attendee/ShowInfo
From noon – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20th, LHB will be at the MPTA Conference Expo at the DECC and will give a Virtual Reality Experience of the new DTA Multimodal Transportation Facility.
A key component of the Multimodal Facility, the Northwest Passage Skyway, opened on October 8th. The time-lapse below was taken just before it opened.
Time-lapse courtesy of Dennis O’Hara
Director of Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Northwest Passage Skywalk Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled for Thursday, October 8th
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (October 5, 2015) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA), the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) and the Greater Downtown Council (GDC) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly reconstructed Northwest Passage Skywalk on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place in the pop-up section of the skywalk located closest to the DECC.
This ceremony marks the near completion of the reconstruction of the Northwest Passage Skywalk that began on Monday, June 22, 2015. The skywalk is a key component of the DTA’s Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) construction project which is on schedule to be completed in January of 2016.
City Council President, Emily Larson, will make remarks along with DTA Board President, John Brostrom, DECC Executive Director, Dan Russell and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce President and DECC Board President, David Ross. Other elected officials and dignitaries will be on hand to celebrate the milestone.
To express appreciation for everyone who uses the Northwest Passage Skywalk on a daily basis, the DECC will provide light refreshments in the skywalk from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.
If you would like more information on this press release or to schedule an interview with DTA General Manager, Dennis Jensen, please contact Heath Hickok, Director of Marketing, at 218-623-4314.
The DTA’s mission is to provide a public transit service that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable. It has been providing reliable service to the Duluth area for more than 130 years. The DTA has over 150 employees and 63 buses that provide service throughout the Twin Ports. The DTA Operating Center is located at 2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806.
WITC Renews Student Spaces with Focus on Student Experience
When: Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Superior Campus Atrium, 600 N. 21st St. Superior, WI
Reception: following the ceremony in the WITC-Superior Atrium.
WITC-Superior hosts ribbon cutting and reception for newly redesigned student spaces with a focus on student experience. Interview opportunities will be available. The expansive student atrium at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College adds more color, fresh furniture and modern décor to the multi-use space, enhancing the overall student experience at WITC-Superior.
“The changes throughout the building represent WITC’s philosophy that the student experience happens both inside and outside the classrooms and labs,” said WITC-Superior Campus Administrator and Vice President of Academic Affairs Bonny Copenhaver.
The atrium renovations are just one project in a list of developments across campus including an enhanced classroom, the creation of two family bathrooms, and improvements to the Learning Commons Area on the second floor, a key area for student academic and technology support services.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be attended by WITC President John Will, WITC-Superior Campus Administrator and Vice President of Academic Affairs Bonny Copenhaver, The Superior Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Immel Construction and LHB Architects. Interview opportunities and reception will follow the ceremony.
Ranked fourth best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit witc.edu. WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.
Marketing & Public Relations Associate
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
600 North 21st Street
Superior, WI 54880
715.394.6677 ext. 6264
LHB Senior Vice President, Rick Carter will present at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting on “Leading with LEED: Why We Certify (Or Not)” at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, July 19th at 10:30 a.m.
Rick’s presentation focuses on the concerns campuses have with building and maintaining energy efficient buildings and how the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) guidelines compare to the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines and SB 2030 Energy Program.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world.
The Fifth North American Revit Technology Conference provides professionals opportunities to learn from the world’s top instructors and industry experts, and explore recent trends and technology.
LHB’s Troy Miller, Architectural Group Leader, and David Williams, Mechanical Group Leader, will present “What are the latest building systems, material and energy design innovations?” at the Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS) Fall Conference 2015. The presentation on “What are the latest building systems, material and energy design innovations?” will take place on October 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the St. Cloud Room. The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
LHB’s Kevin Holm, Architectural Group Leader, and Phil Fisher, Project Coordinator of Communications, will present “The Maze of Managing and Verifying Building Operations and Performance” at the Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS) Fall Conference 2015. The Maze of Managing and Verifying Building Operations and Performance presentation will take place on October 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Huskies Room. The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
LHB’s Kevin Holm, AIA, and Troy Miller, AIA, will present “What are the latest building systems, material and energy design innovations?” at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The date and time of the presentation on “What are the latest building systems, material and energy design innovations?” is yet to be determined.
Session Description: You can’t seem to find the time to study or research the current trends in facility design and management? No worries, we understand. Building systems and materials are constantly changing and evolving with lots of new technologies, applications and costs. What makes sense for one district may not be applicable to every district.
1. LED lighting and support system benefits
2. Solar arrays and other alternative energy system analysis
3. Window and roofing system performance parameters
4. Mechanical system performance analysis
5. Safety and security strategies
6. Building code changes
This presentation will provide a forum to see the opportunities and the challenges. We hope through the discussions that you will become aware of the various innovations and be able to ask questions that will help you prioritize which will provide the greatest benefit to your district.
LHB’s Kevin Holm, AIA, and Troy Miller, AIA, will present “The Maze of Managing and Verifying Building Operations and Performance” at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The date and time of the presentation on “The Maze of Managing and Verifying Building Operations and Performance” is yet to be determined.
Session Description: The programs and services seem to be endless: Retro Commissioning, Buildings Benchmarks and Beyond (B3), Seasonal Management Review Programs, Infrared Testing, Code Management Analysis, Safe Schools, Health and Safety, and the list will continue to grow. What are all these programs and how can they help you:
This presentation will consider how to evaluate your facility needs from a variety of methods and programs. What is important is not the program or service, but what will the information allow you to accomplish the needs of the district, staff, students and taxpayers.
LHB’s Kevin Holm, AIA, and Troy Miller, AIA, and Kathy Miller will present “Organizational Collaboration: What are the Challenges to Stretching Every Dollar?” at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference. The conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The date and time of the presentation on “Organizational Collaboration: What are the Challenges to Stretching Every Dollar?” is yet to be determined.
Session Description: Each year there are discussions regarding school funding and the ongoing changes in education, but the needs continue to grow faster than funding. If districts are going to capitalize on each opportunity to stretch their available funding, they will need leaders who understand the importance of constant collaboration and coordination. Administrative teams to work together to:
How can a relighting project benefit student health and classroom performance? Can a security assessment benefit classroom design? Will the selection of furniture improve the success of project based learning initiatives? What are the new roles and expectations of media center design?
When there’s passion to understand the pressures of your peer group and the challenges in the classroom, you will see the greatest potential for improvement: students, staff and facilities. This presentation will be a conversation between individuals that have experienced districts of sizes, locations, and conditions.
LHB’s Rick Carter, FAIA, and Rebecca Alexander, Associate AIA, will present “Policy to Practice: Building carbon neutrality in Minnesota & Beyond” along with Janet Streff, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and Richard Graves, University of Minnesota College of Design, at the 2015 AIA Minnesota Convention. The convention will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Exhibit Hall D from November 10-13, 2015.
The “Policy to Practice: Building carbon neutrality in Minnesota & Beyond” presentation date to be determined.
The 2015 Joint State Education Convention will be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI on January 20-23.
Stop by the LHB booth #712 to learn more about LHB’s K-12 education projects – we look forward to meeting you!
Show Hours: Wednesday January 21, 2015 9:00AM – 4:00PM and Thursday January 22, 2015 9:00AM – 2:00PM
State Education Convention
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53203
The 2015 MSBA Leadership Conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 15-16.
Stop by the LHB booth #314 to learn more about LHB’s K-12 education projects – we look forward to meeting you!
The exhibit hall is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday.
4:-8:00 pm, Dinner included
To register for this session, go to http://z.umn.edu/sb2030techsol. Registration will be limited to 70 people and the cost is $15.00.
Part One: 4:00-5:45 pm
Welcome: Pat Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota (5 minutes)
Introduction and Discussion of Xcel Energy Design Assistance Program: Kris Kohl, Xcel (10 minutes)
January 2015 – A new high efficiency standards for 2015 and Introduction to SB 2030 and review of the SB2030 Best Practices Curriculum: Richard Strong, CSBR (20 minutes)
Presentation of the Southgate Multi-Family Project and its energy efficiency characteristics: Billy Weber, CSBR (30 minutes)
Design, Construction, and Operation & Maintenance of Green, White and Blue Roofs: Peter MacDonagh, Kestrel Design (20 minutes)
Plug Loads Strategies to control/operate: Rick Carter, LHB Architects (20 minutes)
Break to be served dinner: (15 minutes) 5:45-6:00 pm
Part Two: 6:00-8:00 pm
Advance Lighting: Brian Wass, Weidt Group (20 minutes)
LED Lighting Retrofits: Blaine O’Brien, University of Minnesota (20 minutes)
Operating and Maintaining a High Efficiency SB2030 Building and continuous commissioning: Peter Herzog and/or Garrett Mosiman, CSBR (30 minutes)
Energy conservation work at the MN Science Museum: Pat Hamilton, Director, Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota (20 minutes)
Tours of the energy efficiency design and implementation in the Science Museum:
1) Heat Pump/Chiller/Optimizes Pressure Balancing Advance Heat Recovery, Pat Hamilton (20 Minutes)
2) Solar PV installation and on a white roof and its role within the electric utility grid (including downtown networks), Scott Getty and Jim Giebel (20 minutes)
3) LED Lighting retrofit in the Parking Structure, Blaine O’Brien (20 minutes)
Session 1: Create Community-wide Sustainability with Individual Action
June 19 | 3:15 – 5:30 pm | 701 Washington Ave. N Suite 600, Minneapolis
Don’t miss the kick-off program in our new speaker series: Revisioning Sustainability. Connect with like-minded sustainable professionals for a thought provoking presentation, great food and drink, and lively conversation.
Our speaker, Rick Carter, will look at how we can scale sustainability to a community-wide level in order to achieve greater impact in reaching greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental goals. In this session, you will understand your potential to take action whether you are a politician, business leader, technical professional or passionate individual.
Celebrating the School of Architecture’s Centennial
April 4-June 29 Northrop Gallery
Open during building hours
There is a drawing exhibit up at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus. It was curated for the School of Architecture’s centennial last fall and showcases student drawings from the past 100 years. An exciting range of student designs (from a pavilion for electrocution to an elevator between two streets) show the past century’s progression of drawing techniques (from stunning hand-drawings to rich computer renderings).
Details on the exhibit location and hours:
More info on the exhibit and artists can be found here:
Included in the exhibit is this rendering from Becky Alexander’s Master of Architecture thesis (The Wandering Feast) as one of the two representatives from year 99 (2012).
Sign up to take a tour of a sustainable designed building at the Lake Superior College Health and Science Building, on Thursday, March 27th, from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
To register, please follow the link https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/560/personal2.asp?formid=meetings&c=144244
Learn about the latest innovations in transportation from around Minnesota at this new three-day conference. Come network with stakeholders from all sectors of transportation and hear about new implementation and research efforts in a variety of modes at one of the state’s largest transportation events.
Dan Stine, CADD Administrator, will be presenting the following breakout sessions: Revit and Showcase; Amazing Design Validation and Animations / March 20th at 1:15-2:25 and Complex Power Distribution in Revit / March 21st at 10:15-11:45.
The $395 early bird registration ends Saturday, February 15, 2014.
The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, March 20th – Friday, March 21st.
Click on “Event Link” below to see full agenda and registration information.
Please join Metro Cities for this half day forum to help inform cities on emerging trends and issues around water, to hear from state agencies and the Met Council on agency responses and coordination, and to hear from cities on local water issues and best practices. The forum is intended as informative, and not for the advancement of specific agendas by any entity. Forum details are as follows:
8:00 Registration, Coffee & Pastries
8:30 Introduction: Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
8:35 EMERGING TRENDS: WATER SUPPLY AND DEMAND
9:40 TABLE DISCUSSIONS: What issues around water are of greatest concern to your city?
10:10 RESPONDING TO EMERGING ISSUES
11:45 Lunch (provided)
12:00 CITIES PANEL: LOCAL WATER ISSUES, MANAGEMENT & BEST PRACTICES
12:45 TABLE DISCUSSION RESULTS AND WRAP UP (end at 1:00 pm)
Please RSVP to Laurie Jennings at 651-215-4000 or email@example.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton
Rick Carter and DyAnn Andybur, City of Duluth Energy Coordinator, will present Regional Indicators Initiative and Climate Reality in Duluth, MN on February 26, 2014 at the Energy Design Conference.
Rick Carter will present “Regional Indicators Initiative: Utilizing City-Wide Metrics to Create Sustainable Cities”, in Portland, OR, during June 1-5, 2014
Rick Carter will present “Measurable Outcomes: Tracking Actual Energy and Water Use at 54 College and University Campuses”, in Portland, OR, during June 1-5, 2014
Rick Carter, John Carmody and Richard Strong (CSBR), and Tom McDougall (The Weidt Group) presented B3/SB2030 at the AIA MN State Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 15, 2013
Elizabeth Turner will present “Planning for Carbon Neutrality through Data Analysis and Visualization” at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability at Luther College, Decorah, IA on November 9, 2013.
Elizabeth Turner (LHB), Greg Ewig (MnSCU), and Tom McDougall (The Weidt Group) presented “Measurable Outcomes: Tracking Actual Energy and Water Use at 54 College and University Campuses” at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability at Luther College, Decorah, IA on November 9, 2013.
Rick Carter will present Regional Indicators Initiative at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 6, 2013
Elizabeth Turner presented on “Planning for Carbon Neutrality through Data Analysis and Visualization,” at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
Rick Carter and Mitzi Baker (City of Rochester) presented Regional Indicators Initiative / Land Use and Transportation Tools to Improve Outcomes at the APA Minnesota 2013 Conference: GreenStep Cities: Performance Metrics & Complete Green Streets in Rochester, Minnesota on September 18-20, 2013.
Rick Carter and Debbie Goettel (City of Richfield) presented Regional Indicators Initiative at the U.S. Green Building Council Heartland Regional Conference 2013 in Chicago, Illinois on September 9-10, 2013.
Rick Carter, Greg Ewig (MnSCU), and Tom McDougall (The Weidt Group) presented Regional Indicators Initiative at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 48th Annual, International Conference in San Diego, California on July 27–31, 2013.
Rick Carter and Bob Heller (Quality Bike Products) presented Sustainable Infrastructure at Quality Bike Products: Opportunities and Costs for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota – Sustainable Infrastructure: Costs, Returns, and Decision-Making Program at Eagan, Minnesota on June 5, 2013.
Rick Carter, FAIA, LEED-Fellow and Peter Lindstrom, Mayor of Falcon Heights, will present Regional Indicators Inititaive from 1:30 – 2:30 during Breakout Session 3b of the USGBC MN – 2013 Impact Conference.
Elizabeth Turner presented reflections on “City Dark” film and leading discussion for teh Bell Museum Presents: Sustainability Film Series at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Elizabeth Turner and Rick Carter provided the presentation, “The Basics of Sustainable Design” on March 5th, 2013. Elizabeth also presented, “Integrating Sustainability into College Planning | Benchmarking and Goal Setting” on March 4th, 2013
A press event to release the recently completed Charrette Report for the Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 AM in the Zeitgeist atrium.
Speakers will include Mayor Ness, Bill Payne, Kristi Stokes, and Bill Bennett. The Mayor will provide context and speak to the value of the Duluth Charrette, Bill Payne will speak to institutional partnership and the arts base, Kristi Stokes will give various examples of arts based development, and Bill Bennett will speak to the importance of the report and the visioning process to private businesses like LHB.
The American Indian Community Housing Organization hosts a grand opening of its 29-unit affordable supportive housing development in the former downtown YWCA at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 202 W. Second St. A free feast of “Indian Tacos” made with fry bread and wild rice salads and tours will follow the program. The program includes entertainment and recognition of donors, volunteers and community and tribal leaders.
Chris Gardner is going to run on a treadmill in the main level of the Duluth Y starting at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9 and will run continuously until the Y closes at 10:00 p.m. to help raise funds for the Strong Kids Campaign.