American Structurepoint Named Design Firm of the Year

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Just wow! Everyone at American Structurepoint is so honored to be named 2018 Design Firm of the Year by ENR Midwest. We are beyond gratified and so honored to achieve industry recognition for delivering quality projects for the communities we serve.

A blog on the ENR website said this about us, “The depth and breadth of American Structurepoint’s work really set the 52-year-old firm apart … and won over a majority of the voting editors at ENR.”

Several of our projects celebrated grand openings in 2017, among them the BlueSky Technology Partners headquarters, Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, the South Bend Smarts Street initiative,  and the State Route 83-Mills Road Roundabout in Lorain County, Ohio. Other projects had groundbreakings in 2017 – the Market Avenue Phase III road project in Terre Haute, the CEDIA headquarters in Fishers, and the 35,000-sft Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center.

We also were part of a team honored by ENR Midwest for the 2017 Project of the Year, the East End Crossing project. American Structurepoint designed Section 6 of the East End Crossing that included 4 miles of SR 625, reconstruction of two interchange ramps, and designing 17 bridges.

ENR Midwest  has tracked our growth over the past several years. American Structurepoint has consistently held a spot in the top 15 of ENR Midwest’s Top Design Firms ranking since 2010. We jumped two spots to No. 13 this year with $82.27 million in revenue in 2017, up from the $74.36 million in the previous year.

Our people make all of this possible. Our employees continually demonstrate the drive, talent, and commitment to delivering excellence and innovation to our clients on time and on budget. I am so proud of the entire American Structurepoint team and even better, looking forward to delivering top-notch projects for each and every client in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Engineering-News Record Names Hoopingarner “Top 20 Under 40”

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At American Structurepoint, we’re known for our quality projects and outstanding people. The proof is in this week’s announcement as one of our youngest architectural designers received a prestigious award. Design Director Brandon Hoopingarner was named ENR Midwest’s “Top 20 Under 40,” a regional award that recognizes young design and construction professionals who are reshaping their communities with their unique talent.

Brandon’s story is unique and his talent is unrivaled. Brandon always knew he wanted to pursue a career in architecture. Since he was young, Brandon would visit construction sites with his father and even tag along with him to work on the weekends.

“I’ve been exposed to the world of design my entire life,” said Brandon. “Of all the famous architects and designers in the world, I looked up most to my father.”

Twenty-nine years later, Brandon works right alongside his father. His life-long passion to shape communities through design landed him on the exclusive list of young professionals across the Midwest.

“I’m very humbled for receiving this honor,” said Brandon. “I’m also very thankful for leadership that puts faith in its younger staff and provides a framework for success.”

In a short amount of time, Brandon was taking on some of the group’s largest projects, including some international work. He represented American Structurepoint in an international design competition and presented the winning redevelopment concept to the board in the United Arab Emirates. He is also leading design efforts for large-scale projects across the Midwest, including the Lawrenceburg Event Center and the Michigan City Police Headquarters. Besides his professional accomplishments, Brandon is also actively involved in the community.

“My ultimate passion comes down to making Indiana and the Indianapolis community a better place to live, work, and play by incorporating design that is focused on and functions for the people who use the spaces,” says Brandon.

Brandon spearheads an effort with DREAM Alive to host a design competition involving Legos for 40 DREAM Alive scholars each year. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, which aims to positively impact the development of the City of Indianapolis. He was an ACE mentor for two years, helping to engage and inspire high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, and engineering. And he volunteers for the Morning Light real estate committee.

The special “Top 20 Under 40” feature will be in ENR Midwest’s February edition. To check out the list of winners, click here.

ORB East End Crossing Named No. 1 Top Project Start in the Midwest

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest has named the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing the No. 1 project among its “Midwest Top Project Starts of 2012” annual list in its April 1, 2013 magazine, ranking the highest out of 50 total projects across the region.

Our firm, American Structurepoint, is serving as the subconsultant to the lead design firm, Jacobs, on this project, which is headed by prime contractor and developer team Walsh Construction and VINCI Concessions. East End Crossing was procured by the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation as a best value design-build-finance-operate-maintain project. The $763 million project, which began in August 2012, has a scheduled completion date of October of 2016.

We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and opportunity to participate in one of the largest transportation projects on-going in the nation. From our Transportation Group’s standpoint, the Ohio River Bridges project is the largest opportunity we’ve ever pursued, and this is the first public-private partnership we’ve ever been involved with. We hope this will help us to create more future teaming opportunities.

Our heaviest involvement for the East End Crossing project is with the Indiana approach to the new East End Bridge. We’ll modify the interchange at IN 265 with IN 62 and Port Road and design a new interchange at IN 265 and Old Salem Road. Our team will also design a new 4-lane, 4-mile road from the existing IN 265 interchange at IN 62 all the way to the new cable-stayed bridge that will be constructed over the Ohio River, just north of Utica and eight miles upstream from the current bridge. In addition, the work will include a combination of new and widening rehabilitation work on 18 bridges.

Last year’s “Midwest Top Project Starts of 2011” winner was the US 31 Major Moves Upgrade in Hamilton County, Ind., a $600 million INDOT project also expected to reach completion in 2017. The Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing project cost tops last year’s No. 1 project by $163 million—a giant undertaking for a very important infrastructure improvement project.

Learn more about the Ohio River Bridges projects at http://kyinbridges.com.

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