Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt has earned several awards from two upstate New York chapters of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
The ACI of Central New York recognized the firm with a Bronze Award for Excellence in Concrete Design and Installation for the Bernthal Way Plaza Restoration in downtown Syracuse. The plaza consists of a series of concrete walls and planters, with ramps and stairways to contiguous buildings. The walls and planters had become extremely deteriorated, and required demolition and reconstruction to restore the attractiveness of the plaza. Form liners and colored concrete were used to aid in replicating the appearance of the original walls. Five different sections of ramps, stairways, seating areas, and planters were involved in the project.
ACI-CNY also recognized the Syracuse University Football Complex site improvements of the new Entrance Gateway and Plaza Recognition Wall with an Award of Merit for Excellence in Concrete Design and Installation. The Entrance Gateway is a pronounced vertical element which draws attention to the main entry to the Football Complex. On the opposite side of the entrance, facing across the vehicular drop-off loop, the Football Recognition Wall showcases SU football team history on a display of granite panels encased in bronze frames and recessed into the wall. The plaza features accent seat walls and lighting for evening viewing.
The Western New York Chapter of the ACI honored the site improvements of SUNY Brockport’s Tuttle North and Tuttle South complex with their Institutional Capital Improvement Award. The athletics complex underwent a major renovation of its two original buildings, a campus-initiated capital improvement project with the State University Construction Fund. The facility’s East and West Entry areas were completely redesigned to improve function and aesthetics, while implementing building envelope and site repairs of the original 1960s construction.
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt was the prime design firm for the SUNY Brockport project, while the project architects for Bernthal Way and the SU Football Complex site improvements were Syracuse-based Bell & Spina Architects and Ashley McGraw Architects, respectively.
In recognition of the firm’s community service commitment, the United Way of Central New York recognized KHH with a Gold Award for its level of giving. This achievement is significant insofar as KHH is a firm with fewer than 30 individuals. Its employees have been generous supporters of the United Way for many years.