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Seven Ring & DuChateau Projects Make Daily Reporter Top Project List

2022-06-28T15:25:35-05:00

The Daily Reporter honored seven projects for which Ring & DuChateau provided engineering design as Top Projects for 2021 in a ceremony May 11. They include:

▪ Hmong American Peace Academy

▪ Oriental Theatre Revitalization

▪ St. Joan of Arc Chapel

▪ University of Wisconsin-Platteville Boebel Hall

▪ Uline W8 / I7 Warehouse and Distribution Center Facilities

▪ Waukesha City Hall

▪ WEC Energy Group Public Service Building – Steam Damage Repairs

The Top Project awards showcase AEC industry achievements throughout Wisconsin. The event May 11 was the 23rd annual celebration.

HAPA exterior at dusk

Hmong American Peace Academy

Lighting design in main auditorium of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

UW-Platteville Boebel Hall Lab

Uline I7/W8 Rooftop

Waukesha City Hall

Seven Ring & DuChateau Projects Make Daily Reporter Top Project List 2022-06-28T15:25:35-05:00

Two Mayor’s Award Projects Feature R&D Design

2022-05-16T11:24:28-05:00

Winners of the 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Award in Milwaukee include the Oriental Theatre Revitalization and Hmong American Peace Academy, both of which feature Ring & DuChateau design.

The R&D lighting group provided lighting design for the historic revitalization project at The Oriental Theatre. The team coordinated interior lighting layout and specification for upgrading historic lighting throughout the facility’s three auditorium spaces including architectural accents, color changing LED and integrated seat and handrail lighting. The project also included upgrading lighting controls and lobby lighting updates.

For the Hmong American Peace Academy Ring & DuChateau provided mechanical, plumbing/fire protection and electrical design, including lighting and technology. The new 99,000 sf high school facility includes 38 classrooms, a new gymnasium and a multi-purpose resource center.

Award recipients were announced May 12 and awards will be presented at a ceremony May 18.

https://city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/Aboutus/News-Releases/25th-Annual-Mayors-Design-Awards-Recipients-Announced

Lighting design in main auditorium of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre

HAPA exterior at dusk

Hmong American Peace Academy

Two Mayor’s Award Projects Feature R&D Design 2022-05-16T11:24:28-05:00

LaRosh Named New Ring & Du Partner

2022-04-14T11:22:08-05:00

Jason LaRosh has been promoted to partner on Ring & DuChateau’s leadership team. LaRosh joined Ring & DuChateau in 2017 as a project manager and became an associate at the end of 2018.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and a master’s in business administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently holds engineering licenses in several states, including Wisconsin, Alabama, Colorado, Illinois and New York. Additionally, he is a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and LEED® Accredited Professional.

Since starting at R&D, LaRosh has served as project manager for multiple mixed-use developments including Bottleworks, several multi-family housing facilities, and many municipal/county projects including Marathon County North Central Health Care Campus Facility Upgrades.

“We are extremely excited to have Jason join the partner group and look forward to his ongoing contributions to the company,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau.

LaRosh was a partner with Angus-Young Architects/Engineers in Janesville, WI prior to returning to the Milwaukee area to join the Ring & Du team. With his addition, Ring & DuChateau’s partnership group stands at 13 members.

LaRosh Named New Ring & Du Partner 2022-04-14T11:22:08-05:00

R&D Welcomes Ruffin As Project Manager

2022-03-15T12:09:48-05:00

R.D. Ruffin has joined Ring & DuChateau’s Plumbing Group as a project manager. Ruffin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering as well as a professional engineer license in Wisconsin, brings more than two decades of experience to Ring & Du’s team. His most recent position was with a manufacturer’s representative. Prior to that, he was director of mechanical engineering with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) for nearly 20 years. His work experience includes department leadership as well as project management and plumbing systems engineering for projects ranging from small remodels to large replacement healthcare facilities. Beyond providing engineering support for projects across markets, R.D. will focus on project management support for Froedtert Health projects.

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Brighten The Passage Projects Earns Award of Excellence

2021-09-23T13:56:13-05:00

Downtown Milwaukee’s Brighten the Passage project, for which Ring & DuChateau provided lighting design, has been recognized with an Award of Excellence in Urban Place Management from the International Downtown Association (IDA).

“This is a pretty special recognition,” said Ring & DuChateau Associate/Lighting Group Manager Holly Blomquist. She led the project for R&D, with the entire lighting design team having a role in the final design.

The award recognizes an excellent response to an urban place management challenge in the category of Planning, Design and Infrastructure, specifically in the areas of downtown master planning, streetscape improvements, sustainable infrastructure and wayfinding.

The goal of Brighten the Passage was to strengthen pedestrian connectivity between the Historic Third Ward and the downtown Milwaukee’s central business district. The project team, led by Milwaukee Downtown and Historic Third Ward BID #2, accomplished the goal starting with mural art on four I-794 Freeway supports framing the street area, followed by the installation of a dynamic aesthetic lighting array designed by Ring & DuChateau’s lighting design group on both sides of the corridor. The system which features a nightly light show that corresponds to season, events, sports teams and holidays and includes interactive color spotlights on the sidewalks.

Additional information on the award and the project can be found:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2021/09/22/lighting-and-art-project-beneath-downtown-milwaukees-794-wins-award/5812925001/

https://www.milwaukeedowntown.com/do-business/broadway-corridor

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Ring & DuChateau is 60!

2021-08-16T16:19:19-05:00

In August 1961, Ring & DuChateau consulting engineers opened its doors to provide engineering services to clients throughout the Milwaukee area. Its founders, James Ring and Joseph DuChateau, were two young engineers with a penchant for quality and a vision for the future. Their founding principles, practice quality design and emphasize service, remain the cornerstone of Ring & DuChateau’s work today. While the firm’s principles haven’t changed, many other things have.

Since the early days of a handful of staff, Ring & DuChateau has grown to be one of the largest engineering firms in Wisconsin with a staff of 90 engineers, designers, technicians and support staff. Ring & Du’s first home was a small office building on North 117th Street in Wauwatosa. With growth, the team moved to a much larger space in Wauwatosa to house its growing staff, and in 2014 we moved to our current home, a two-story office building on Capitol Drive in Brookfield. In 2019, we expanded further by opening an office in Madison to provide more local services to new and existing clients.

We’ve also expanded our service area nation-wide with engineers now licensed in 27 states.

While our home, staff and service area have grown, so too has the menu of services Ring & DuChateau offers clients. Initially providing HVAC and plumbing engineering services, Ring & DuChateau now also offers electrical engineering, commissioning services and technology, lighting and utility design.

For these many years of opportunity and growth, we sincerely thank our staff for their hard work and dedication to quality, and our clients for their collaboration and trust.

For a more detailed history of our past 60 years, check out the timeline at the bottom of our firm webpage: https://www.ringdu.com/our-firm/

Founding Partners Jim Ring and Joe DuChateau

Founders Jim Ring (seated) and Joe DuChateau

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WHEA Chapter 1 Names Ring & Du Sponsor of the Year

2021-06-18T10:31:12-05:00

The Wisconsin Health Engineers Association (WHEA) Chapter 1 recognized Ring & DuChateau as its sponsor of the year for the 2020-2021 season. Ring & DuChateau Partner/Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud accepted the award on behalf of Ring & DuChateau on June 10 at the Chapter’s summer banquet.

“We view our involvement with WHEA– as member engineers, in volunteer leadership – as crucial to being a part of the innovative healthcare engineering landscape here in Wisconsin,” said Ring & DuChateau Vice President Mike McGann, a long-time WHEA member. “We’re proud to be recognized within this community.”

As a sponsor, Ring & DuChateau assists the Chapter by coordinating its summer banquet in June and annual golf outing in September.

“Our recognition is largely due to the work of Peggy Welden, Rae Peardon and Pam Volk for what they do in preparation for those events,” McGann said. In addition, staff provide educational presentations at Chapter meetings and the statewide annual meeting as requested. Welden is commissioning assistant, Peardon is director of first impressions and Volk is business development coordinator for Ring & DuChateau.

WHEA Chapter 1, with membership from southeastern Wisconsin, is one of six chapters of the statewide organization. WHEA formed in 1965 to create a state association for hospital engineers to promote the improvement of hospital services by assisting the members to exchange ideas relating to the total hospital program and to advance the members by promoting engineering education specific to healthcare.

WHEA Chapter 1 Names Ring & Du Sponsor of the Year 2021-06-18T10:31:12-05:00

Bottleworks District Phase I Open In Indy

2021-04-07T11:11:35-05:00

Phase 1 of Bottleworks District, a new mixed-use development in Indianapolis for which Ring & DuChateau provided engineering design and services, is officially open. Ring & DuChateau’s Bottleworks team, led by Associate/Project Manager Jason LaRosh, has been working on the project for nearly four years from design through closeout.

Bottleworks, so named because part of the 12-acre development is a former Coca-Cola bottling plant and offices, is owned by Hendricks Commercial Properties. The first phase of the project includes office, retail, entertainment and parking, as well as The Garage, the first food hall and marketplace of its kind in Indianapolis. The 40,000 sf food hall features 14 full-service kitchens and eight additional retail/bar spaces.

“Our team did an exceptional job of managing a fluctuating schedule and changing tenant needs,” LaRosh said about The Garage. The team – including mechanical, electrical, technology, lighting and plumbing/fire protection engineers and designers – continues work on Bottleworks Phase 2, for which groundbreaking is expected in late 2021 or early 2022.

https://www.bottleworksdistrict.com/

https://www.garageindy.com/

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R&D Lighting Design Helps Brighten the Passage

2021-01-04T11:19:38-06:00

Starting January 4, the passage under Interstate 794 from the Historic Third Ward to downtown Milwaukee will be more beautiful, bright and interactive with the installation of a programmable aesthetic lighting system as part of the Brighten the Passage project.

The lighting system, installed on the freeway support piers on Broadway and Water Street between Clybourn and St. Paul Streets north of the Milwaukee Public Market, features a nightly light show that will alternate by season, events, sports teams and holidays. The show includes interactive color spotlights on the sidewalks.

Ring & DuChateau provided lighting design services, spearheaded by Associate and Lighting Design Team Manager Holly Blomquist, for the project.

The Brighten the Passage project, which aims to strengthen pedestrian connectivity between the Historic Third Ward and the downtown area, also includes four vibrant, themed murals painted in September 2020 on the freeway support piers on Broadway.

R&D Lighting Design Helps Brighten the Passage 2021-01-04T11:19:38-06:00

Ring & Du Provided Engineering For Multiple Top Projects

2020-10-07T14:54:41-05:00

Ring & DuChateau provided engineering services for four projects earning The Daily Reporter’s Top Projects of 2019 awards. The projects awarded were Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Al Hurvis/Peak Transportation Center, Marquette Athletic Human Performance Research Center Marquette University Physician Assistant Building, and Wgemas Building.

“Our team’s hard work on interesting and challenging projects like these are a big part of what has made Ring & DuChateau successful over the years,” said Ring & DuChateau Executive Vice President Mike McGann.

The Top Project awards recognize outstanding achievements by Wisconsin builders, owners, engineers, architects and more. Winners were named at a virtual event October 1.

Marquette Athletic Human Performance Research Center

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