HDR Receives Phoenix Award for The Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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

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

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centre 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 neighbourhood anchor, the Kroc Centre 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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