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January 5, 2021

A Year In Review – 2020


2020 was a challenging time for all of us, which meant it was more important than ever for us to celebrate the year’s accomplishments. In Strang’s “A Year in Review” we proudly highlight our client’s projects and our achievements throughout the year.

2020 Highlights of the year


Last year we began work on 109 projects! Our team of dedicated architects, engineers, and interior designers have worked to bring our client’s design vision to life with each of these projects. Projects included those in the science and technology sector, financial institutions, restaurants, and educational and cultural spaces.

Some highlights from the projects we completed in 2020 include Summit Credit Union’s Mt. Horeb branch, NORD Gear, and Art Lit Lab. Check out their pictures below!





Whether a performance space, local office, or a financial institution, our client’s facilities were recognized for their design, leadership, or sustainable practices. It is a great honor to have been a designer partner on the following buildings – we celebrate all of these projects’ awards with our clients!

Below is the full list of buildings and their awards:

  • Hamel Music Center
    • Engineering-News-Record Midwest’s Best Cultural Project
    • ACEC National Honor Award
  • American Family East Regional Building
    • USGBC West North Central Region’s 2020 Leadership Award
  • Northern Sky Theater
    • USGBC West North Central Region’s 2020 Leadership Award
    • InBusiness Commercial Design award, Best New Development-Retail
  • Summit Credit Union, State Street
    • ASID Bronze Design Excellence Award
  • Summit Credit Union Headquarters
    • ASID Silver Design Excellence Award
    • Top Project Award from The Daily Reporter
    • Coolest Office Design, In Business Magazine
  • Strang Milwaukee Regional Office
    • ASID Bronze Design Excellence Award
  • Strang Madison Regional Office
    • WELL Gold Certification
  • The Sylvee
    • ASID Silver Design Excellence Award for Contract
    • Best Live Music Venue and Best Performance Venue in the Best of Madison
    • Best New Development, In Business Commercial Design Award
  • Wisconsin Physician Services
    • Focus on Energy’s Annual Energy Efficiency Excellence awards for 2020
  • Strang Community
    • Sustain Dane – Live Forward Award Nominee
    • United Way of Dane County – The Power of Many Award


Although many of us are still working from home, we welcomed 14 new faces to Strang in 2020. From architects and interior design assistants to marketing coordinators and a new director of plumbing, we are so glad to have the following Strangr’s join our team:
Krysta Puzek

Krysta Puzek, Human Resources Specialist

Kate Feldt

Kate Feldt, Marketing Coordinator

Cassie Potts

Cassie Potts, Architectural Design Specialist

Jeff Huber

Jeff Huber, Director of Plumbing

Erin Feltes

Erinn Feltes, Marketing Coordinator

Joaquin Lara

Joaquin Lara, Electrical Engineering Specialist

A happy man in a yellow button down

Jeff Walkington, Senior Plumbing Designer

Michael Kundinger

Michael Kundinger, Director of Specifications

Jo Ann O'Malley

Jo Ann O'Malley, Accounts Payable Clerk

And so new we don’t have photos of them yet!

  • Andrew Slater, Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Lucas Bieneman, Mechanical Engineering Specialist
  • Ross Kelley, Senior Architectural Designer
  • David Chiang, Architectural Design Specialist
  • Kat Stowell, Senior Project Architect
  • Halie Weigel, Junior Interior Designer
  • Brian Hearn, Senior Architectural Designer

That’s all for 2020! We want to end with a special note to all our employees, clients, and community – even in a difficult year we love the work we do, and we love doing it with you – so thank you.

ON TO 2021!

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