Can you believe another year has flown by? As we bid farewell to 2023, we can’t help but reflect on the journey we’ve had. From welcoming new faces to breaking ground, it’s been a rollercoaster of excitement and success. So, let’s dive into the highlights of Strang’s 2023 and celebrate together!
Let’s start with our amazing team. We’ve had some stellar additions to the Strang family this year. Shoutout to Vanessa Bennett, our Tech Support Superstar, Stephanie Wedekind, the Master of Finance & Accounting, Declan McCormick, Architectural Whiz, and Kim Schachte and Angela Van Dyke, our Business Development extraordinaires. Welcome aboard!
And we mustn’t forget to recognize our newly licensed staff who’ve been putting in the hard work. Cheers to Drew Martin for snagging his Architect Mentor Program Certificate at the AIA Wisconsin Convention and Alec Hembree for becoming a LEED Green Associate.
David Chiang, Cassandra Potts, Jens Hansen, and Garrett Marklowitz (left to right)
Special mentions to Erica Ostendorf Mullins for recently completing her MBA and a big congratulations to David Chiang, Cassandra Potts, Jens Hansen, and Garrett Marklowitz for achieving third place in the AIA Wisconsin Emerging Professionals Design Competition.
It’s always a privilege to be recognized for our hard work and we take pride in sharing the awards and recognition earned. We have had the pleasure of collaborating with our clients on the following award-winning projects.
- UW-Madison Chemistry
- ASCE Engineering Achievement Award
- ASID Wisconsin Silver Design Award in FF&E Planning
- National Guardian Life Insurance Headquarters
- InBusiness Magazine, Commercial Design Award for Best Renovation – Office
- ASID Wisconsin Silver Design Award
- U.S. Geological Survey WMA Office
- IIDA Award of Excellence – Work under 5,000 sq ft
- Wellby Financial Sienna Ranch
- IIDA Award of Excellence – Retail & Wellness Gymnasiums, Fitness Centers, Retail Stores, Boutiques, Spas
- South Dakota School of Mines – Devereaux Library
- IIDA Award of Excellence – Higher Education & Learning
Hold on, there’s more! Strang proudly received the 2023 Business of the Year title from InBusiness Magazine and earned the 2023 title of Top Workplace, courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal. What can we say, we’re feeling the love – big thanks!
Projects, projects, projects…we started over 150 projects this year and wrapped up a number of them as well. But let’s highlight some showstoppers – the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Headquarters is under construction and set to be completed in early 2024. Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is ready for action, and the UW-Madison Chemistry Building is already up and running. Oh, and we broke ground at the Landmark Credit Union in Oconomowoc – stay tuned for more news on these noteworthy projects.
Strang Waukesha Office Celebrating their 5th Anniversary
In the milestone department, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of our Waukesha regional office, STEAM Camp Madison turned eight this year, and we proudly launched the first-ever Milwaukee STEAM Camp. Plans are already underway for its second year.
Students at Milwaukee's first annual STEAM Camp
As we wrap up 2023 with a bang, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our amazing clients, partners, and hardworking Strangr’s, your trust and enthusiasm fuel our passion for excellence. Here’s to an even more exciting 2024! Thank you!