Woolpert Hired by KZF Design for UC College of Business Facility

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The Dayton firm will perform civil and structural engineering services, as well as landscape architecture, for the University of Cincinnati site.

Having multiple engineering services in-house allows us to better coordinate and collaborate, and streamlines the decision-making process.

Woolpert has won a new University of Cincinnati College of Business project with KZF Design and will be providing civil engineering, structural engineering and landscape architecture services, it was announced today.

The 225,000-square-foot, $100 million facility will be built on the university’s main campus and adjacent to the site of the current College of Business, which will be torn down after the new school is occupied. The new facility will be more than double the size of the current one.

Andrew Pack, Woolpert vice president and athletics and education practice leader, said this a signature win for the firm’s higher education practice and local core disciplines.

“It highlights our fully integrated engineering solutions—civil, structural, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and landscape architecture,” Pack said. “Having multiple engineering services in-house allows us to better coordinate and collaborate, and streamlines the decision-making process.”

BuroHappold Consulting Engineers, a multi-disciplinary international firm, is Woolpert’s strategic engineering partner on this project. Henning Larsen Architects of Copenhagen, Denmark, is providing design architecture services.

KZF Design is the project’s architect of record.

The building will be constructed to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Level status, which is the second highest designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The conceptual design process has begun for this project, which is expected to break ground in summer 2017. The new UC College of Business is scheduled to open for classes in fall 2019.

About Woolpert
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 24 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.

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