William A. Kibbe & Associates (WAK) is providing architectural and engineering design services for renovations to the Dow Event Center and the adjacent parking ramp in downtown Saginaw, Michigan.
These upgrades result from a March 2020 millage renewal & increase passed by Saginaw County voters. WAK is excited to be part of the Spence Brothers (Construction Managers) led design team. The design team also includes Walker Consultants (parking deck structural repairs) and Serv-Ice Refrigeration, Inc. (ice slab and refrigeration).
The extensive capital improvements have a budget of over $13M. The project includes a comprehensive roof replacement and arena renovations consisting of the ice slab, refrigeration equipment, rooftop units, and restroom enhancements. Structural repairs, LED lighting, and roofing will occur at the parking ramp across from the Dow. Upgrades to the ramp elevators and the parking entrances are also in the works. The design phase is currently underway, with construction expected to continue throughout the remainder of 2021.
WAK has been involved with numerous projects over the years at the Dow Event Center. These latest renovations will extend the facility’s longevity and enhance the user experience for many years to come. We look forward to attending events there again very soon!