December 17, 2012
Klein and Hoffman proud recipient of 2012 PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction.
Klein and Hoffman receives 2012 PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction. The Premier Award for Client Satisfaction is presented in partnership with DesignFacilitator, and honors A/E/C firms that provide their clients with top quality communications, impressive performance, and cost effective solutions. In its third year, the Premier Award participants included several dozen firms from the United States and Canada, many with international offices, making this a truly global competition. The firms included architects, engineers, geo-scientists, environmental consultants, and others - creating a diverse cross-section of professional services. For additional information, please visit the PSMJ website. http://www.psmj.com/news-media/psmj-resources-inc-announces-2012-award-winners-at-2012-aec-industry-summit-in-orlando.cfm
October 01, 2012
Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures Groups Acquired by The Burns Group
Klein and Hoffman, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of our Philadelphia- and Chicago-based Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures Groups by The Burns Group of Philadelphia, effective October 1, 2012. Klein and Hoffman has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with The Burns Group, and this transition will serve to better respond to the specific strategic needs of the Environmental Structures and Transportation Structures marketplace.
With this transition, Klein and Hoffman, Inc. will retain the full complement of our Architectural and Structural Restoration Groups and will continue to provide and expand these services from both our Philadelphia and Chicago offices. We will continue to provide the high quality, value-added services and personal attention that you have come to expect from Klein and Hoffman, Inc.
Through our Philadelphia and Chicago offices, we will continue to apply this specialized expertise to improve the quality of the built environment, to preserve our architectural heritage, and to promote a sustainable future.
Klein and Hoffman and The Burns Group will continue to collaborate on projects where our respective areas of specialization enhance our ability to provide appropriate solutions in support of our clients’ needs.
June 26, 2012
Klein and Hoffman wins SEAOI Award - Mundelein Center at Loyola University, Chicago
Klein and Hoffman recently received the 2012 SEAOI Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering - "Best Project $5 Million up to $50 Million" . This award was in recognition of the structural rehabilitation project at the Mundelein Center on Loyola University's Lakeshore Campus in Chicago. The award was recently presented at the Annual Banquet on June 9, 2012 at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago.
May 17, 2012
Skygazer Office Building - Astellas Headquarters Wins Chicago Building Congress Merit Award
The Astellas North American Headquarters Project was honored with a 2012 Merit Award for New Construction Suburbs from the Chicago Building Congress. The merit awards ceremony was held on May 16, 2012 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Plaque Quote: “This project displays distinctive design, outstanding construction, and a positive impact on the surrounding community”
March 20, 2012
Exterior Restoration of Recitation Hall at West Chester University Wins 2012 Grand Jury Award
Klein and Hoffman received a Grand Jury Award for the Exterior Restoration of Recitation Hall at West Chester University at the 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards Luncheon held on May 8, 2012 at the crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building. The event was sponsored by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
Recitation Hall, c.1893, is the oldest remaining building on the West Chester University campus. The 12,950 SF building is comprised of limestone and historically significant serpentine stone, indigenous to Chester County and Northern Maryland and no longer quarried for exterior use. K&H, in association with an architectural conservator, performed a comprehensive hands-on condition assessment of the masonry and developed construction documents. To preserve the serpentine stone aesthetic, the University directed that the salvageable stones be patched with a proprietary cementitious mortar in colors matching the existing remaining sound stone. The project team included the Facilities Design and Construction Department of West Chester University, Klein and Hoffman, Inc., Caretti Restoration and Preservation Services, LLC, and Schnabel Conservation, LLC.
The Preservation Alliance's Preservation Achievement Awards luncheon, held every May, Preservation Month, is an annual celebration of the individuals, organizations, businesses and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the Philadelphia region. The annual luncheon, attended by over 600, is the largest gathering of preservationists in the Philadelphia area.
March 09, 2012
Astellas Headquarters development wins 2012 Build to Suit Project of the Year.
Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc. North American headquarters won Build to Suit Project of the Year on Thursday at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards. MB Real Estate Services LLC and GlenStar Properties LLC. The dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Goettsch Partners was the lead architect and Klein and Hoffman provided structural design services for the award winning 450,000sf facility.
September 27, 2011
Klein and Hoffman Wins 2011 Chicago Landmark Award
Klein and Hoffman wins preservation excellence award for the exterior restoration of 600 South Michigan Avenue on behalf of Columbia College. K&H served as the restoration engineer for the rehabilitation of limestone and brick facades on this historic Michigan Ave. building. This project included the complete removal and restoration of the 15th floor cornice and attic level wall cladding. Klein and Hoffman along with Columbia College, received the 2011 Chicago Landmark Award at a recent event held at the Chicago Cultural Center.
April 22, 2011
City of Philadelphia Institutes Facade Ordinance
The City of Philadelphia has instituted a façade ordinance requiring periodic inspection of all buildings six or more stories in height and all buildings with any appurtenance in excess of 60 feet in height. The second round of inspections for buildings constructed between 1951 and 1970 were due by June 30, 2012. The third round of inspections are due by June 30, 2013 for buildings constructed between 1971 and 1980. The inspection must include a physical, hands-on inspection of a representative sample of the building from a scaffold or other observation platform, conducted by or under the supervision of a licensed structural engineer or architect knowledgeable in the design, construction, and inspection of building facades.
As a recognized leader in façade assessment and restoration, K&H has been involved with the development and implementation of façade ordinance requirements in other cities. Our extensive expertise in building envelope rehabilitation makes K&H the right choice to meet your façade inspection requirements. For further information, contact Bob Hotes at 215-563-7787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.