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West Plains Serves at The Banquet

The Sioux Falls office was up before the sun on Oct. 17 to serve breakfast at The Banquet, a meal ministry where all meals are paid for, prepared by and served by community volunteer groups. WPE joined partners from Koch Hazard, Sayre Associates and SEA to serve more than 225 helpings of […]

Lone Tree Wellness Center Earns Regional Awards

The Lone Tree Wellness Center, a new 20,000 square foot community wellness facility in Lone Tree, IA, was recently selected for two notable design awards. On Sept. 20, the project earned an AIA-Iowa Excellence in Design Merit award at the organization’s annual conference in Des Moines. The award is selected by an independent jury […]

SDSU Student Wellness Center Re-Opens

Our team was honored to attend the official ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the South Dakota State University Student Wellness Center on Friday, Oct. 12 in Brookings, S.D. The 36,900 square foot addition was designed by Stone Group Architects out of Sioux Falls, and includes fitness space, basketball court, […]

South Dakota State University Student Wellness Center

West Plains Engineering provided mechanical and electrical systems for an addition to the Student Wellness Center at SDSU. The 36,900 square foot addition includes fitness space, basketball court, multi-activity court, group fitness studio, racquetball courts, outdoor program space, new check-in desk, renovated Administrative Office and a Student Health & Counseling […]

University of South Dakota Electrical Distribution Upgrades

The Power Division for West Plains Engineering recently completed a  study for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion to review and determine appropriate upgrades for the campus’ electrical distribution. Initially, the scope of work involved performing a review of the distribution feeds and equipment serving the campus. Now that […]

SD Army National Guard Auxiliary Power Improvements

West Plains Engineering worked with the South Dakota Army National Guard to add an auxiliary power system at Camp Rapid. Camp Rapid has an existing 2MW diesel stand-by generator that the SDARNG wanted to use to back-up the entire campus if Possible. WPE was tasked with designing a way to […]

Sioux Falls Holds Client Appreciation Lunch

Our Sioux Falls office held their second annual Client Appreciation Lunch on Friday, Sept. 28. More than 100 guests joined us for food, beverages and face time on a chilly fall afternoon (high temperatures were only in the 50s!) Thank you to everyone who made it out. We truly do […]

NEW Strategic Direction Report: Healthcare

Complete the form to download the full FREE white paper on MEP engineering for the Healthcare Industry. Patient-Centered Design Considerations for Healthcare (September 2018) From surgeons to security guards, anyone involved in a healthcare setting is focused on one thing – the patient. It’s no surprise that medical facilities, and […]

West Plains Holds Annual Design Conference

Each year, our team gets together for a three-day summit to learn, grow, reflect and have a bit of fun. In September 2018, we converged on the Arrowwood Cedar Shores Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma, SD. In addition to internal education on current trends in mechanical and electrical design, […]

State Veteran’s Home Earns LEED Silver Status

We’re proud to share that the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home has officially received LEED Silver status from the United States Green Building Council. The 145,000 square foot facility opened to residents in the fall of 2016 in Hot Springs, S.D. and includes 100 rooms arranged around eight “neighborhoods” […]