FORT WAYNE — Trine University’s surgical technology suite at 1818 Carew St., Fort
Wayne, was recognized by the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana
with one of its BCA Excellence in Construction awards on Sept. 30.
The project, with Michael Kinder & Sons (MKS) serving as Design-Builder, was awarded
in the Renovation Under $2 million category. Rod Olson, assistant vice president for
campus operations at Trine, supervised the project for the university.
“We continue to be grateful to MKS for their excellent work and Rod Olson for his
leadership in developing this wonderful location to serve as the home for Trine University’s
surgical technology program,” said Whitney Bandemer, J.D., vice president for health
sciences at Trine. “This BCA award is well-deserved recognition for all the effort
made to provide the best facilities to educate our health sciences students.”
The 8,900-square-foot suite formerly served as an eye surgery center before opening
as the home for Trine’s surgical technology program in the fall of 2019. The space
includes two state-of-the-art operating rooms, classrooms, locker rooms, a supply
room, a sterile processing department with a large autoclave, a lounge and faculty
offices, in addition to the existing atrium.
“The completion of Trine University’s surgical technology project concludes the third
College of Health Professions program that MKS and Trine have partnered together on
to design, construct and accredit on Trine’s Fort Wayne campus. MKS is honored to
be a part of the university’s continued growth and success in developing best-in-class
programs and spaces to educate our future healthcare providers,” said Bill Kinder,
MKS Co-owner and CEO.
Trine University’s Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology program prepares
students for a career in the growing field of surgical technology, allowing them to
complete a degree in as little as 17 months. The program provides maximum clinical
exposure, beginning in the first semester, at multiple sites.
The BCA Excellence in Construction Awards are open to building projects within a 75-mile
radius of Fort Wayne. Projects had to be completed during the 2019 calendar year to
qualify for the 2020 awards.
A panel of industry professionals representing a cross-section of the construction
industry judges the projects based on uniqueness, significance and impact to the community,
BCA member involvement and job safety record.
About Michael Kinder & Sons:
MKS is a leader in plan-design-build construction. Family owned and operated since
1892, we have turned vision into reality through thousands of projects and transformed
skylines across northeast Indiana. We have changed the landscape with new industrial
facilities, houses of worship, health-care facilities, senior-care residences, college
campuses and office buildings. Our single-source approach saves clients time, trouble, and
money. We deliver expert assistance with site selection, zoning and permitting, planning,
design, and construction management. To learn more, visit www.kinderandsons.com
Last Updated: 10/13/2020