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August 3, 2020

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We are excited to announce that Strang has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for our Madison office! Congrats to the project team and a huge thank you to Katie Lowery, LEED AP BD-C, WELL AP and Russell Knudson PE, LEED AP, BCxP for their expertise as well as the Strang Board. As leaders in the industry of sustainable design, we are so proud that our very own space has been recognized for our efforts.

So what’s in the box? Students will receive a DNA testing kit, UV beads, a t-shirt, food coupons, an Echo Dot, and much more…

Special thanks to the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland CouncilHo-Chunk Nation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County for gathering a great group of students from around the Madison area to participate in this program.

Look out for some more STEAM Camp Content later this month!

What does the future of office design look like? Strang’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Tan, and Marketing Coordinator, Erinn Feltes, explore designing for the future and key values for the future workplace.

This story was featured in the June issue of our eZine:

At Strang, it all begins, simply enough, by listening — listening carefully to your aspirations, visions, and priorities. Then, we integrate your goals with our creative, technical, and design prowess. This is a highly collaborative and evaluative step where thinking is challenged and Next Practices rise to the surface. “Listen” is the foundation upon which your design is built.

Next, during “Discover”, Guiding Principles are established, priorities are refined into Basis of Design statements and project requirements are documented. Then it all comes together with “Design”. The Listen and Discover phases necessarily inform Design. At this stage, we implement your unique ideas and concepts into a single plan, measuring costs, and development strategies that align your goals all while maintaining an efficient schedule and budget.

Our use of innovative technology helps cultivate these practices during this time. We are grateful to still be listening, discovering, and designing with you!

We are extremely proud to have helped build this innovative space. Summit Credit Union HQ sets an important precedent for the future of commercial buildings and earth-friendly practices. Katie Lowery, LEED AP BD-C, WELL AP, discusses the work that went into this LEED Silver achievement in the June issue of the Strang eZine.

Leadership in energy and environmental design

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