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MSP International Airport Voted America’s Best Restroom

Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest, open to public voting, has named the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as the 2016 Hall of Fame recipient!  The finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality, and unique design elements. According to the Airport Service Quality survey, “the restroom experience is the second most important factor for • • •

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Petermann, Schlichting, Stelmack to Present at AIA MN Convention

Continuing our professional association with the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Minnesota), Michaud Cooley Erickson engineers will present a program highlighting the process and value of engineering and architectural collaboration through building performance modeling in the design process. Principals Jason Petermann, PE and Eric Stelmack, PE, LEED AP, and project designer • • •

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Time Out for Habitat

As an opportunity to use their skills in community outreach, hardworking MCE staffers took a day off from the office to help prepare a home in South Minneapolis with Habitat for Humanity. Most of the volunteers spent time at the Philips neighborhood house cutting and priming interior walls, while others worked outside painting the garage • • •

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Operations Committee Welcomes New Members

Michaud Cooley Erickson celebrates the appointment of Jessica Christiansen and Ron Kruzeski to the operations committee. With a combined total of 33 years in MCE design and project management roles, Kruzeski and Christiansen now continue their pursuit of excellent service into the future through new decision-making responsibilities as members of Michaud Cooley Erickson’s governing body. • • •

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Minnesota Special Olympics Plane Pull

For the third year in a row, MCE staff joined with our state’s chapter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to raise funds and awareness for Minnesota’s more than 8,100 Special Olympics athletes in the annual Plane Pull. Fundraising activities prior to the event included a carnival held at the 333 Turf Club by • • •

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MCE Honored By Finance & Commerce

Finance & Commerce newspaper’s independent judging panel selected a MCE project, St. Paul Academy and Summit School Huss Center for the Performing Arts, as one of the Top Projects of 2015. Michaud Cooley Erickson engineers designed the mechanical and electrical systems for the new center, evaluated by judges for “degree of difficulty, creativity in design, • • •

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MCE Team Raises Funds for Humane Society

Walkers from Michaud Cooley Erickson joined thousands of other community activists at the Animal Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals through Theodore Wirth Park in Golden Valley, MN. Featuring food, vendors, contests, and other activities, this year’s event raised $1,016,444.49 to support Humane Society efforts. The MCE team raised $867 for the cause, earning a • • •

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ASHE Trade Show and Conference Draws MCE Sponsorship, Exhibitors

Principals Jeff Clark and Greg Trende, Senior Associate Jared Kovarik, and Communications Director Elizabeth Harriman represented Michaud Cooley Erickson at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) 2016 Region 6 Trade Show and Conference in Rochester, MN. MCE partnered with ASHE as an exhibitor and a Gold Sponsor of the annual event, which featured industry • • •

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LightSpaces’ Weise, Zimmerman Recognized by IESNA for VAST Lighting Design Achievement

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) honored MCE LightSpaces designer Signa Weise and former MCE designer Deborah Zimmerman with a 2016 section award for “commendable achievement in lighting design” in their recent work on extensive restorations at the Valspar Applied Science and Technology (VAST) historic campus in downtown Minneapolis. Weise and Zimmerman’s lighting • • •

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MCE Plungers Exceed Polar Plunge Fundraiser Goals

Brave MCE staffers surpassed their goal of raising $975 for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOM) in March, taking the plunge into the icy winter waters of Lake Calhoun in support of more than 8,000 Minnesota athletes competing through that program. Michaud Cooley Erickson also supports SOM through several other annual events, including the Plane Pull and • • •