Marian High School in Omaha, Nebraska, empowers young women to succeed as confident, independent, thinking leaders. The mission is enhanced with new chemistry labs that give Marian students the latest tools and technology to be successful.
"The new labs are a tremendous addition our academic environment at Marian," said Assistant Principal Rochelle Rohlfs. "The students are enjoying the new collaborative style lab tables, the updated lighting, and the writable surfaces all around the rooms." Rohlfs worked closely with MCL Construction throughout the building process. Coordination and safety were critical because construction activities were performed during school hours. "As usual, our experience with MCL Construction exceeded our expectations. I appreciate the attention to detail, the customer service, and being able to trust the people who are working on projects in our building," added Rohlfs, who served as the Project Contact for Marian.
This project was not a typical renovation to a couple of classrooms. Careful thought and design went into the space from Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture and Morrissey Engineering. Two classrooms, 3,800 square feet, were stripped to their bare bones and rebuilt with a focus on the future. "These labs fit the educational trends of collaborative learning and have provided our faculty with state-of-the-art equipment. The technology in the space completes the tools necessary for a top-notch educational experience," said Rohlfs.
Marian High School is a private, Catholic college preparatory school for young women located in Omaha, Nebraska. Marian was founded in 1955 by the Servants of Mary. Its 23-acre campus is located in the north central portion of Omaha, near the junction of Military and 72nd Street
Dr. Brett Fischer has been practicing Orthopedic Medicine in Fremont, Nebraska since 1999 and, in 2016, his practice merged with GIKK. When looking for a new space to build a clinic, Dr. Fischer found the perfect building, the old Lazlo's Brewery and Pub.
"The building is one of the nicest and most visible in Fremont," said Dr. Fischer. "We liked that it was away from the hospital, so we were accessible from anywhere."
Holland Basham Architects designed the renovation project, partnering with Olsson Associates for mechanical and electrical. MCL Construction based in Omaha, Nebraska completed demolition of the 8,500 square foot space in July of 2016, and Dr. Fischer and his team opened for business in early January of 2017.
"Our patients have given us an overwhelmingly positive response to the new office," added Dr. Fischer. "Most are glad the building is no longer sitting empty, and we have given a very strong and firm commitment to Fremont and the surrounding communities to provide a high level of subspecialized orthopedic care."
The new clinic features a spacious lobby, exam rooms, and x-ray. Excel Physical Therapy is leasing space which provides added convenience for patients recovering from injuries or surgery.
Make no mistake about it, the inside of the building was completely gutted and rebuilt to what it is today; nothing from the original restaurant is left.
"Project Superintendent Brent Suing was fantastic," said Dr. Fischer. "He kept us on time and budget, always accessible, and easy to work with throughout the process. I would love to work on another project with MCL Construction."