Case Studies Region: Midwest

Stephen Lichter – EAD

As American manufacturers tackle growing production demands and heightened safety requirements—both of which have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—finding the right engineering solutions has become critical. It’s an issue that Stephen Lichter and his team at EAD are working hard to address. Short for Engineering, Automation and Design, EAD’s services are used by […]

Scott Rychel – ATIGROUP

Admittedly, the project at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois, was not your standard chiller replacement and proved to be very challenging in many respects. Trenches in the dirt filling up with groundwater within the existing central plant gave a whole new meaning to cold, wet and muddy, according to Scott Rychel, […]

Steven Pecic – Wayne State University

Uprooting a brick house that is a campus landmark was not in his plans when Steven Pecic arrived at Detroit’s Wayne State University in 2006. Then again, neither was overseeing the entire facility’s operational portfolio and maintenance of the campus, or participating in the construction of the $65 million project that takes the place of […]

Self Serve Lumber & Home Center

There aren’t many such enterprises still in existence, not when the competition is the big-box store. But here in and around central Michigan, the Self Serve Lumber & Home Center chain isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving—seemingly unfazed by the ubiquitous Home Depots and Walmarts. Then again, it preceded the gargantuan retailers by decades. It also […]

Steve Bruere – Peoples Company

According to a 2015 Iowa State University study, 56 percent of all Iowa farmland is owned by those 65 and older. Though the numbers don’t exactly pop off the page, the implications are significant: With upwards of 85 percent of our foodstuffs sourced from within the United States, how—and by whom—will our future farms be […]

StudioGC Architecture

Now in its third decade of service, StudioGC Architecture is a Chicago-based, midsize firm with a portfolio of diverse projects both in the private- and public-sector markets. Led by founding partners Michael Gilfillan and Patrick Callahan, StudioGC offers services in planning, programming, architecture, interior design, cost estimating and specialized building information modeling (BIM). Founded in […]

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