National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility named ENR Midwest 2023 Project of the Year

An IMEG project has been named Engineering News-Record Midwest 2023 Project of the Year. The project will move on to compete in ENR’s national Best of the Best Awards. 

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, in Manhattan, KS, had previously been named the ENR Midwest 2023 Best Government/Public Building Project.  

This first-in-the-U.S. facility features highest-level biocontainment laboratories and safety protocols for scientists to study and diagnose critical animal diseases. The new 48-acre campus includes the 500,000-sf main building, which houses animal containment laboratories and holding facilities, office, and facility support space. IMEG provided structural and security engineering.  

Read ENR’s article about the facility and learn more.  

The Book Depository in Detroit also was a finalist for ENR Midwest Project of the Year. It was previously named ENR Midwest Best Renovation/Restoration Project. 

Vacant since 1987, Ford bought the Book Depository and renovated and reopened it as a global innovation center that eventually will house entrepreneurs, inventors, and companies focused on next-generation solutions in mobility. IMEG provided structural, MEP, fire protection, technology design, and acoustics architectural lighting services. Learn more.