HGA Architects and Engineers Combines Sleek Architecture, Streamlined Work Proce

HGA Architects and Engineers Combines Sleek Architecture, Streamlined Work Processes, and Energy-Efficient Technology on Bucolic Wisconsin Site for Kerry

11.05.09

The Kerry Center, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, Milwaukee, seamlessly integrates striking contemporary architecture with Lean design principles and state-of-the-art sustainable technologies to position the international food company as a global business leader in the 21st century.

HGA designed Kerry's four-building innovation and technical center on a 124-acre site with reclaimed prairie in Beloit, Wisconsin. The design maximizes cost-effective and time-efficient Lean work processes, as well as incorporates energy- and cost-saving green technologies.

The campus is not only a LEED-registered project; it's also Energy Star rated and has received one of the highest Wisconsin Focus on Energy incentives for a single project-$225,000. "In this high-performance, sustainably-designed facility, overall energy use is 27 percent better than code and 15 percent better than ASHRAE 90.1, 2004," says Rick Hombsch, P.E., vice president and principal with HGA Architects and Engineers in Milwaukee.

"Through the integration of strategic space planning, timeless design and materials, and energy-saving systems we've designed a facility for long-term growth," Hombsch adds.

At the same time, the campus location on a reclaimed prairie site with natural and recreational amenities reflects the company's commitment to environmental stewardship in preserving Wisconsin's natural heritage for future generations.