The newest building on the Grace College campus, the Orthopaedic Capital Center (OCC), has received the 2007 Excellence in Masonry Award from the Indiana Concrete Masonry Association. The award was presented at the Indiana Concrete Masonry Design Awards Program on January 10 in Indianapolis. Tom Dunn, Grace’s chief operations officer, Jeremy Ringger and Terry Emmons from Weigand Construction, and Kevin Scully and Katie Papagiannis from Design Collaborative represented their organizations at the awards program. Weigand Construction and Design Collaborate were the contractors and architects for the OCC project.
The OCC was chosen for the award on the basis of several design features involving the use of masonry in the exterior and interior of the building. The selection was made by a jury comprised of three architects. The OCC, completed in May 2007, is a 56,000-square-foot facility on the Grace campus which is the home of Grace College athletics, chapel, and the school’s Business Department. Its main arena can accommodate 2,500 people for large events such as concerts or seminars. There are also classrooms in the OCC, including a video conference room for 100-220 participants. The facility was built in partnership with local orthopaedic companies and provides a major event center for the college and community.
To see an article about the award as it appeared in Building Excellence in Design and Construction, click here.