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The Change Agent for Health

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Located in the heart of southwestern Nebraska is a progressive healthcare system with a clear vision of the future of healthcare.  Tri Valley Health System (www.trivalleyhealth.com) located in Cambridge, NE understands that as the community healthcare provider, they stand as the leaders and change agents for the future of the community.  Life in this area [...]

Conditions of Satisfaction: What do you need to be successful?

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According to famous architect Buckminster Fuller, “When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” Like Bucky, we believe design and construction are not just about the building; it’s [...]

Small Schools, Grand Community: Mapleton Public Schools

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Mapleton Public Schools operates with the belief that you must create a culture where students are trusted and empowered. In their recent projects on Skyview Campus and York International, The Neenan Company was tasked with the creation of spaces for smaller specialty schools — one, Clayton Partnership School, is designed for K-8 learning; Academy High [...]

Developing Design Build: A Look at Real Estate in Architecture and Construction

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Traditionally, the creation of a new building is a segmented process with architects, contractors, and developers each in control of their own sphere and focused on their own interests. Combining design and construction under the same corporate roof as design-build brings another level of sustainability as highly individualized interests find more compelling synergies and clearer [...]

Tenting Tonight

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Gimme shelter, or Im gonna fade away. Mick Jagger Call it a busmans holiday. Neenan Company 3D animator Ben Shepard spends his professional days preparing electronic renderings of our buildingsbuildings that might be, buildings that will be. Shepards work helps clients envision their facilities, architects and engineers design them, and builders erect them. The result [...]

Neenan News: Project Updates

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Spring is just around the corner, and many exciting projects are underway here at Neenan! Follow the links below to learn more about a few of our recent project milestones. Improved healthcare coming to Coquille Valley and surrounding areas Coquille Valley Hospital Districts plans to construct a new, replacement hospital facility on their existing hospital [...]

Triple Cheers for Alamosa

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Similarly to the way the Sargent School District was able to apply triple bottom line thinking to great effect in their new school building, Colorados Alamosa Elementary Schools also worked with Neenan and the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program to create an infrastructure for people, planet, and profit. From the real-world experience students got [...]

Design Vitality in Fitness and Sickness

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Design affects so many things related to health. If the material your shower is made from is something slippery, you might fall. Car-centric urban planning significantly impacts vehicle emissions and results in poor air quality. Architecture that pushes us to use the elevator rather than the stairs, may remove opportunities for desired exercise breaks at [...]

Design Rx: Beauty, Stimulation, Interaction

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Does your daily space make you healthy or sick? This is a question more and more people are beginning to ask. Characteristics like beauty or excitement can provoke body movement through buildings or neighborhoods that add up to real differences in our body weight and physical well-being. Good design can also create emotional satisfaction and [...]

Tweeting Greenbuild 2010

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Greenbuild this year was bigger than ever. The annual trade show and seminar extravaganza had over 1000 exhibitors, a full roster of speakers ranging from Colin Powell to Paul Hawken, and 27,000 visitors at the Chicago’s McCormick Place over three days. Its a tour de force of the power of eco-design, brought to us by [...]