HDR Receives Phoenix Award for The Salvation Army Kroc Center

An HDR project was recently honored with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Phoenix Award for The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Omaha, Nebraska, making it the eighth such honor earned by the company. The selection committee recognized the center's service to the underserved community as a model of foundation leadership and vision to create a dynamic center that meets a variety of social needs.

The award was presented at Brownfields 2015 held recently in Chicago, Illinois. The Phoenix Award is widely recognized as the premier award of excellence in brownfield redevelopment and revitalization.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Omaha was born out of the generosity of Ray Kroc and his wife Joan, founders of McDonalds™ and quiet, generous philanthropists. Serving as a neighborhood anchor, the Kroc Center offers arts, education and recreation programs. The facility is nestled on a 16-acre, former brownfield site.

Chris Bredehoeft, EPA client development lead, accepted the award on behalf of the Omaha Civic Architecture project team led by Bruce Carpenter and David Lempke. “HDR stands at the pinnacle of award winners with eight Phoenix Awards thus far. No other engineering firm in the nation has earned as many,” Bredehoeft said.

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