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Otterbein University Synthetic Turf & Track Field Dedication Ceremony

After a recent ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication, Otterbein University broke in their new synthetic turf field Saturday with a 20-0 win over Marietta College.  The Kleingers Group worked with MSA Architects on the renovation of Memorial Stadium.  The new project includes upgrades to the Memorial Stadium field turf and track facilities.  Two of our sports field design gurus, Craig Honkomp and Megan Cyr, were on hand to take in the game and field dedication ceremonies.


Otterbein University Athletic Field Plan

Columbus Adds Landscape Architect

The Kleingers Group is excited to announce the addition of Michael Pistiolas, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, CCCA to our Central Ohio office.  Michael will support our growing Landscape Architecture studio with his experience in construction documentation and construction administration.  Michael’s broad project experience across Ohio includes education, healthcare, urban design, and parks and recreation markets. Michael is a valuable addition to our civil engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture service offerings.

His project experience with The Kleingers Group includes Miami University Western Campus Site Improvements; University of Cincinnati Siddall MarketPointe Plaza Renovations; Columbus VA Hospital Entry Modifications; Jewish Hospital North Tower Expansion; Whittaker Elementary School; Parkside; and Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus.

Miami University’s Armstrong Student Center Opens

Miami University Student UnionAfter a decade of planning, the new $46 million, 203,000 sq. ft. Armstrong Student Center  facility opened it’s doors for the first time last week on the Oxford campus of Miami University. Many events were scheduled to celebrate this wonderful space, including building tours and a well attended building dedication ceremony.  The new student center is a combination of new construction and retrofitting existing structures.  The new student center is three floors and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The center includes a theater, offices for student organizations, meeting rooms, and several dining facilities.

A second phase of the project will create additional meeting rooms and a new dining facility. The second phase is expected to be complete by 2017.  The Kleingers Group is proud to have been part of this great achievement for Miami’s Students and Alumni alike.



Wright State University Classroom Project Breaks Ground

Wright State University recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new classroom building. The new facility will be approximately 60,000 square feet and located west of University Hall and north of the primary pedestrian path from parking to the main academic quad. The Kleingers Group provided the civil engineering and surveying on this exciting new project.

The project features two large Bio-Detention Basins traversed by a highly used pedestrian walk. The walkway features two Black Locust Wood Plank bridges, with steel cable railings that overlook the planting areas. The meticulously landscaped Bio-Detention Basins are engineered with a sub-surface drainage system and a specialty soil mix designed to improve both stormwater quality and quantity. This feature is a purposeful and tactile demonstration of the University’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Additionally the project incorporates a large lower level outdoor plaza. The plaza space is flanked on the east by a cast stone seat wall and on the south by a series of terraced retaining and seat walls. The outdoor space can also be enjoyed through the expansive, full height, lower level windows.

WSU Classroom Groundbreaking Image