FourFront Design’s Eirik Heikes, PLA, participated in the Design:SD event held in Yankton in early April. The event aims to help small communities envision a lively future through the use of new and innovative design. See here for more: http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/design-sd#13
FourFront Design has teams working across the country to complete GIS mapping for National Cemeteries. After a successful year with the contract, FourFront will continue to complete the 86 cemeteries throughout 2017.
The FourFront Design team lends their support against this year to the fight against breast cancer by participating in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign.
FourFront Design, Inc. would like to congratulate Matt Koscak for receiving his Professional Engineering License from the State of South Dakota. Matt has been an integral part of our team since 2012, working as a Mechanical Designer for projects both in the Rapid City area and nationwide for our Federal Government clients. A graduate of Arizona State University in Mechanical Engineering, he has been working in the industry since 2008. His attention to detail and knowledge of state-of-the-art mechanical systems has provided our clients with quality design and project management. Well done, Matt!
Our Landscape Architecture and Planning Department is excited to be chosen for the Chadron Downtown Gathering Space project. Their knowledge and expertise in designing a space that can revitalize a downtown, such as Main Street Square in Rapid City and Rally Point Plaza in Sturgis, will help the community of Chadron realize their vision.
We would like to congratulate Matt Pfister for receiving his Professional Engineering Certificate from the State of South Dakota. He will continue to give our clients the state-of-the-art design options for mechanical systems, excellent problem-solving, and responsive project management he always has, but now with P.E. behind his name. Way to go, Matt!
Jessica Holdren has successfully completed the licensing exam for Landscape Architecture and has obtained her Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) license.
Cassandra Zwart, PE, LEED AP BD+C has obtained her Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification, successfully completing the intense course work and exam on floodplain management.
The 75th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally 2015 drew record amounts of visitors. To welcome these visitors, Sturgis was ready with their new Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza complete with stage and TV screens for the ultimate downtown Sturgis experience. FourFront Design’s professionals designed a plaza that exemplified the ambience of Sturgis with industrial as well as natural elements.
The Trinity Eco Prayer Park Project, located at the corner of 4th and St Joseph Street in downtown Rapid City, SD , has been selected as a recipient for the December, 2015 Rapid City Sustainability Award. This is an award that is presented for projects that contribute to the societal, environmental and economic viability of Rapid City.
The Park was formerly a vacant, downtown eyesore lot. Today, this Park is now a cutting edge, multi-faceted park that will provide civic, environmental and spiritual benefits to those who work and visit downtown Rapid City.
Areas have been planted with native plant species to the region, trees and grass lawn. Rain water is collected from storm water and used for watering plants. The main walk-way lighting throughout the Park consists of individual, stand-alone LED lighting systems powered by solar power collection equipment consisting of photovoltaic (PV) cells and batteries. A public pavilion also has three roof-mounted PV panels with inverters (converting dc to ac power) that are connected to the electric panel where excess energy is fed back into the electric utility grid. The electrical panel provides power to the pavilion’s lights and basic electrical outlets.
Project Project Coordinator-Ken Steinken mentions that the new park offers a trek through native plant species that highlight four regional biomes: The Black Hills, midgrass prairie, shortgrass prairie, and wetlands. Steinken said the idea, in part, is to hopefully spark a flame in others to incorporate native plant species and resource conservation practices in their own landscaping endeavors.
The Sustainability Committee finds this project a wonderful example of economic, social and environmental sustainability for Rapid City.
Accepting the award is Ken Steinken, Park Project Coordinator and Vice President of the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Foundation.
The project was designed by FourFront Design, Inc.