Hay Dobbs is pleased to announce that Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) has awarded a Master Consulting Contract to Hay Dobbs to provide ongoing consulting services. The contract was signed at MVTA’s August Board meeting. The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) is the public transportation agency for seven suburbs located approximately 15 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The MVTA is one of four independent transportation agencies formed in the late 1980’s under state legislation that allowed outer-ring suburbs to “opt-out” of centrally provided transit services.
As both Architects of Record and Design Architects, Hay Dobbs is pleased to announce that our newly opened, Chanhassen Station Park and Ride has been awarded honors by the MCC. Chanhassen Station expands the existing SouthWest Transit commuter bus stop in downtown Chanhassen and extends Market Street through historic downtown Chanhassen, connecting two significant areas of commerce. This sensitive addition to the city builds community and a sense of place with sustainable transit infrastructure. This four-level transit facility, located immediately adjacent to the world renowned Chanhassen Dinner Theater, provides over 420 parking spaces for commuters and is accompanied by interior.
Hay Dobbs has been selected by the University of Minnesota Duluth to update the Campus Master Plan. The project will seek to sustainably accommodate growth in student enrollment while supporting the University Strategic Plan, revealing a sense of place and delivering long term value to the University.
As a result of rapidly increasing enrollment, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) has engaged Hay Dobbs to complete a Housing Master Plan for the campus. The Master Plan will develop strategies for, and guide development of, new university campus housing. The project will be delivered on a rapid schedule to accelerate the design, construction and occupation of campus residential facilities. SDSMT, located in Rapid City, South Dakota, prepares undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers as scientists, engineers, and leaders. The School of Mines is also a regional powerhouse of award-winning research and development studies, attracting nearly.
The University of North Dakota has engaged Hay Dobbs to develop a framework for change and improvement to learning spaces that allows for organized implementation, stewardship of facilities, development of learner centered environments and flexibility to adapt to the ever changing academic landscape. The project will be completed by July 2013.
Hay Dobbs is now Certified by the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions to offer professional services as a business in South Dakota. Firm Principal Thomas Dobbs is also now licensed to practice architecture in South Dakota. Thomas is also NCARB and LEED-AP Certified and holds licenses in Minnesota, North Dakota and Arizona.
Hay Dobbs has been retained by Metro Transit to undertake the development of station designs for the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Route. METRO Orange Line BRT will benefit existing riders and attract new riders by improving transit access, service, and reliability on the I-35W corridor. Additionally, an identifiable, high-amenity brand will increase the visibility of transit and leverage service improvements to attract new riders to the system. All-day, frequent BRT service will complement local and express bus routes along I-35W, providing competitive running times for station-to-station trips and a new option for reverse -commute markets. Both BRT and express-service.
Northland Community and Technical College and Minnesota State both select Hay Dobbs to undertake Campus Master Plan updates
Northand Community and Technical College and Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) have both selected Hay Dobbs to undertake their respective campus master plan updates. Hay Dobbs will begin work with both colleges in October 2013, with a completion date of mid 2014. Northland CTC and M State are both members of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Minnesota State Community and Technical College, has four campuses: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena and an online eCampus program. Northland Community and Technical, with campuses in East Grand Forks, and Thief River Falls, is a comprehensive college, offering.
Hay Dobbs designed Project wins Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) “Project Excellence Award” for the Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Worthington, Health and Wellness Center renovation and expansion; constructed by Terra General Contractors. The team will be awarded at the 2104 MCA Awards of Excellence Gala on January 29, 2014.
Hay Dobbs, a recognized leader in Transit Oriented Development planning and design, has been retained to work with fwd |A+U, NY, to provide consulting, planning and design services for the Mellon’s Orchard Strategic Plan. The plan will provide a TOD framework for redevelopment of key parcels in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located near the East Libery Station of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Busway, Mellon’s Orchard is a key development site in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. As one of the last remaining super-blocks in the district, Hay Dobbs will help to define how Mellon’s Orchard.
Hay Dobbs has again received the highest customer service rating of 5 stars from Pulse of the City News. Pulse of the City News uses proprietary research methods to identify Star performers and capture information from the marketplace about the high levels of excellence they bring to it. In their research they tap a database of performance information that has been compiled on an ongoing basis since 2009, so it is more than a snapshot of “what did they do last?” Research and ratings identify the reality through the smoke and noise that overcome many other review systems.