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Mike Dingeldein will leave ...
Mike Dingeldein will leave partnership in SHP Leading Design to revitalize Hamilton's empty downtown buildings.
and Cindy Dingeldein.
will soon be retiring from his ownership in SHP Lead Design to partner with his wife, Cindy, to start a new architectural firm to help create partnerships to revitalize Hamilton's empty downtown buildings.
Inspired by the community effort that went into the rehabilitation of the Historic JournalNews Building, architect Mike Dingeldein said he will retire from his partnership in SHP Leading Design to pursue similar community-based projects.
and his wife, Cindy, an interior designer who retired from SHP
three years ago, have formed Community Design Alliance
to support the revitalization of downtown Hamilton.
"Mike will retain a role at SHP as a principal on key projects," said SHP president Lauren Della Bella, "but will spin off a new storefront community design practice."
has tremendous personal passion for the economic development of communities," Della Bella said.
is our first and greatest alliance," Dingeldein
"All of their resources will be available to me, but we will be a small firm with small overhead and able to take on smaller projects."
Some of the projects, however, may not be so small.
There are a lot of unused spaces in Hamilton that Dingeldein
has an eye on, from the former Champion/Smart paper plant and the empty Elder Beerman building to the Hungry Bunny storefront next to the SHP
offices, which Community Design Alliance
will share in the Mercantile Building on High Street.
"This building is a good example of that," Dingeldein
"We believe in the potential for the city to regain it's status," Mike Dingeldein
Michael Dingeldein of ...
Michael Dingeldein of SHP Leading Design said the building was not well suited for apartments but it was better suited to be a fine arts education hub.
"This is a great fit and a potential use for that building," he
Mike Dingledein, architect ...
Mike Dingledein, architect for Steed-Hammond-Paul, gave a presentation on the bidding process and the current state of the projects.
He said that all of the bids received were very high, and that plans would have to be revised before rebidding could begin.
stated that rising labor, material, and fuel costs combined with high risk factors made it hard to get competitive bids on the work.
"This affects thousands of things in the schools, from lockers to doors to doorknobs," said Dingledein
This process is a two way street," Dingledein
said that the auditoriums in the middle school and Washington elementary school will be brought up to current safety specifications but may not receive aesthetic renovations such as new floors, curtains and chairs.
The audience expressed concerns that cutting projects would negatively affect the schools, but Dingledein
assured them that the cuts are necessary, the renovation of Washington Elementary and the replacement of Rio Grande and Green elementaries will still take place, and no square footage will be lost.
Depending on how long it takes to get the project rebid, the new completion date is yet to be determined.
"We will change the exterior look of the building, but not an inch of its function," said Dingledein
Hamilton business leader Mike ...
Hamilton business leader Mike Dingeldein said getting people to live downtown is a big accomplishment because it creates demand for new services and businesses the city doesn't have right now.
But then it takes more than that to keep it going," said Dingeldein, vice president of architecture of SHP Leading Design, a Hamilton-founded firm. .
"We're not back, but we certainly are taking steps towards getting back," Dingeldein
Both cities are "doing the right things," he
• "Civic Art: The Legacy & ...
• "Civic Art: The Legacy & Future of the Built Environment in Hamilton, Ohio," by Michael P. Dingeldein, Vice President of Architecture, SHP Leading Design, 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center.