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HGA Welcomes Lisa Matthiessen as National Sustainable Design Director

HGA Architects and Engineers is pleased to welcome Lisa Matthiessen, FAIA, LEED Fellow, as Associate Vice President and National Sustainable Design Director. In this newly created leadership position that reinforces HGA’s commitment to sustainable design, Matthiessen will help shape the firm’s approach to high-performance building design, guide related research, education and marketing efforts and support industry-leading projects.

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KAI Design & Build Expands Marketing Department

KAI Design & Build has expanded its Marketing Department with the addition of new hire Daniel Poole as Director of Marketing and Michelle Gray as Senior Marketing Coordinator. Ashley Mensinger and Kristina Glassl were also promoted within the department.

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U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced February 8, that its Industrial and Specialty Products business has increased prices for the majority of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemical, recreation, building products and other applications.

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AkzoNobel distributor partner opens new location in southeast Texas

AkzoNobel welcomes the news that distributor partner, REO Company, has opened a new location in Beaumont, Texas. Serving refinery and chemical plant owners, fabricators, and paint contractors in the oil and gas and industrial markets throughout the gulf coast, REO exclusively offers product lines including Ceilcote®, Enviroline® and Chartek® from AkzoNobel’s International® and Devoe® ranges of protective coatings and passive fire protection.   

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Wil Wong, AIA, Joins the Board of Directors of KTGY Architecture + Planning

“KTGY’s board of directors is elected by the firm’s shareholders and sets the big-picture vision for direction, fiscal well-being and the growth of the firm,” said Tricia Esser, KTGY CEO. “Wil Wong has proven to be a valuable leader at KTGY. His work and ethic exemplify our commitment to continually searching for better. We are excited to recognize his contributions to KTGY with his election to our board.”

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Oklahoma City architecture and engineering firm hires John Semtner to lead civic practice

FSB has hired fourth-generation Oklahoman John Semtner to lead its civic market. As Civic Market Principal, Semtner will bridge between the complex design work and FSB clients from this sector.  Active FSB civic projects total over $300 million in construction. Some past and current projects include the interior renovation of the Oklahoma State Capitol, Bennett Event Center, MAPS Senior Center #2, and the office relocation for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation.

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Wausau supports continuous growth with remote engineering office

Expanding its engineering capacity and capabilities, Wausau Window and Wall Systems opened a remote office in Oct. 2016 to support its continuous growth. Currently, six of Wausau’s engineering associates have their primary workspace in Minneapolis. This team includes two structural engineers and three design engineers, plus engineering manager Susana Rivera. She hopes to add at least four more associates to the team.

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KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg Selected to Serve as Faculty for 2018 Senior Housing Officer Institute

KWK Architects Principal Paul Wuennenberg, AIA, LEED AP, along with Mike Schultz, Director of University Housing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, were selected to serve as faculty for the 2018 Senior Housing Officer Institute on Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 by the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I).

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Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems


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