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Schemmer Attends the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland Luncheon

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Schemmer’s President and CEO, Steve Kathol, P.E., S.E.; Tracy Mumford, LEED AP; Jason Heinze, P.E., S.E., LEED AP; Bart Pugh, CPSM; John Pluta; Dan Kerns, AIA; Jill Laferriere; Paula Latham; Michelle Westphalen and Kelly Gapinski were in attendance for the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland luncheon on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

The program honored local heroes for their extraordinary efforts to better the lives of others. Malorie Maddox of WOWT and Emcee for the presentation of awards, recognized Jayger Haag for being a winner of the My Hero Essay Contest. Roland Burger won the Life Giver Hero award for giving over 29 gallons of blood in over 40 years. Bruce Froendt was awarded the Commitment to Community Hero award for starting the AllPlay Foundation, which brings sports and recreation to people with disabilities and mobility impairments. Evelyn McKnight is a cancer survivor who won the Call to Action Hero award for donating her malpractice award to establish Hepatitis Outbreaks’ National Organization for Reform after contracting Hepatitis C through the reuse of syringes during chemotherapy. The Gift of Life Heroes awards were given to the Nebraska Medicine Kidney Transplant Team and nine individual Donors for organizing and participating in the state’s largest living donor transplant chain.

Mumford is on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross in the Omaha Metro and Schemmer was a proud Table Sponsor at the event.

From left to right: Steve Kathol, Michelle Westphalen, Kelly Gapinski, Jill Laferriere, Paula Latham, John Pluta, Dan Kerns and Bart Pugh.

From left to right: Steve Kathol, Michelle Westphalen, Kelly Gapinski, Jill Laferriere, Paula Latham, John Pluta, Dan Kerns and Bart Pugh.

Schemmer Project, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Completed

Through the Lens - GrinnellSCHEMMER is proud to have provided architectural, civil and structural engineering design services for the renovation of Grinnell Regional Medical Center and the addition to the Emergency Department of the hospital.

Schemmer Attends Ribbon Cutting and Open House for UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Grinnell Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer’s Karl Person, AIA, LEED AP, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the newly renovated emergency center at UnityPoint Health, Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC), Brownell Emergency Center in Grinnell, Iowa.

Schemmer was retained by GRMC to provide architectural, civil and structural engineering design for the renovation of 4,300 SF and an addition of 870 SF to the existing emergency department at the hospital. The new emergency center has four private patient rooms and two trauma bays featuring expandable space.

“We welcomed hundreds of donors and local residents to our open house on Wednesday. Now we are ready to care for individuals’ needs in the modern facility,” said Doris Rindels, GRMC’s interim CEO. “The exceptional space now matches the experienced and talented staff who provide emergency care to all who enter our doors.”

Benedictine Sisters of Virginia Visit Schemmer’s Des Moines Office for a Virtual Reality Experience

BSV VR Visit

Sister Cecilia and Sister Joanna from Benedictine Sisters of Virginia (BSV) visited Schemmer’s Des Moines Office for a virtual reality (VR) experience of their new replacement monastery in Bristow, Virginia. They reviewed their chapel design utilizing a VR headset and explored the space, as well as the acoustics of the room. Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, Josh Murphy, BPAC, John Bloom, AIA, LEED AP, Kira Strong-Gonzalez. Assoc. AIA and Brad Farmer where on hand for the meeting.

Schemmer was hired for a facility assessment of the 124-acre property to enable leadership of the BSV to meet current and future needs of its religious community while making optimal use of its buildings and land. The project consists of two design phases. Design phase one consists of a replacement monastery on the east side of BSV’s campus, which includes full design services through design development. Design phase two includes full design services from design development through construction administration for the replacement monastery and a guest house located on the east side of the campus. The basis for design is equal to assisted living while providing flexibility for conversion if the Sisters intend to divest the property in the future.


Schemmer Mentioned on Cathedral of the Risen Christ School’s Website Regarding the Alumni Way Project

CRC Alumni ProjectSchemmer was mentioned on Cathedral of the Risen Christ Elementary School’s website on a page discussing The Alumni Way addition.

What started out as a simple canopy addition a few years ago morphed into a much large project last fall when the school decided to embark on a multi-faceted project that addressed a number of items needing attention.

Schemmer assisted early on with fund raising imagery used for various grant applications and individual “asks” that the administration was pursuing. Along with the imagery that suggested a strong visual presence to the facility, preliminary floorplan studies were conducted that looked at enhancing security, increasing visibility to the updated front plaza from the office areas, and providing additional tutoring and educational spaces for a number of new programs.

Schemmer is currently conducting geotechnical and site survey work for the new addition, with an anticipated groundbreaking this fall.

The Cathedral thanked Schemmer’s Michael Sinclair, AIA, NCARB and the firm for their dedication to the project.

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Schemmer Visits With Nebraska State Senator Thibodeau










Nebraska State Senator, Theresa Thibodeau, sat down with Schemmer’s President and CEO, Steve Kathol, PE, SE, and Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, Civil Engineer, today in the Omaha office to discuss her approach to legislating and vision for the 2018 session. We wish Senator Thibodeau well in contributing to a productive legislative session.

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Left to Right: Steve Kathol, PE, SE; Senator Theresa Thibodeau, Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C

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