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Lab design wins ACEC Missouri Grand Award


Mon, February 6, 2017

KJWW Engineering Consultants, a subsidiary of IMEG Corp., has received a Grand Award from the Missouri Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for quality engineering achievement in its design of the William H. Danforth Wing Research Laboratory.


Mike Lawless, KJWW client executive and project manager on the project, accepted the award at the ACEC Missouri 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet Feb. 4.


KJWW provided mechanical, electrical, fire protection and technology design, as well as energy modeling and construction administration, for the new, $35 million, 80,000-square-foot research building addition to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The Center was founded in 1998 and is the world’s largest independent nonprofit research institute focused on plant science.


The new wing opened in early 2016, providing researchers with a state-of-the-art, flexible and energy-efficient environment that can stay up to date with how science is done, fill in gaps in research efforts, and encourage interaction between scientists. The addition accommodates research teams and new technology facilities supporting robotics, bioinformatics, and group approaches to research. The design is modeled to perform 30 percent above ASHRAE 90.1-2007, and the building is seeking LEED Gold certification.


Read more on the project.