We Get It

EDM offers a wealth of engineering design success in innovative yet efficient collegiate projects, such as collaborative learning spaces, interactive laboratories and research facilities, specialty structures, recreation complexes and sense-of-community student centers and housing. We get what it takes for successful higher education design, because we’ve been there: within our staff of 25, we have 35 collegiate degrees, including 4 doctorates.

Lewis and Clark Community College | Hatheway Cultural Center

Hatheway Hall was originally dedicated in 1963 as a multipurpose building with a auditorium, AAU natatorium, art gallery, gymnasium, classrooms and faculty offices.
Fifty years later, the College decided the Center needed a major upgrade.  EDM provided all structural design for the complete renovation of the 62,500 SF Hatheway Cultural Center.


The scope included:

  • New Pool Storage Room

  • New Mechanical Courtyard

  • New one-story addition on north and west side of original gymnasium; lobby area with a two-story clerestory

  • Glass-enclosed elevator

  • Ornamental stair wrapped around elevator

  • New lobby, two-story entrance

  • New catwalks in auditorium


Services provided: Structural engineering.

Washington University – Tyson Research Center

The Center is a 2,000 acre field station, owned and operated by Washington University for the purpose of ecological research.   The Center is part of the Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor.


The scope of work included 5,400 SF Headquarters renovation and 3,900 SF Warehouse area conversion into laboratory building.


Services provided: Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering.


Illinois State University – East Campus Residence Hall Renovation


The East Campus complex includes Hewitt Hall, Manchester Hall, and Vrooman Center. Hewitt and Manchester Halls are 18-story residence towers, connected by the low-rise Vrooman Center, which is utilized by the entire campus.


Scope of work included demolition of existing connectors to the two dormitory towers and design of new connector corridors.


Services provided: Structural and Civil engineering.


Ranken Technical College, St. Louis MO – Rodenheiser East Addition


Demolition of an older damaged portion and addition of a new two-story, steel-framed metal building.  The building included a basement with a bridge linking the new building to the existing Moog/Rodenheiser Automotive Building at the north portion.


Services provided: Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering.

National Great Rivers Research and Educational Field Station, East Alton, IL

First phase of 35,000 SF area including lobby, displays, wet and dry laboratories and boat storage. The second phase added a conference room, work stations, restrooms, catering kitchen and outdoor fish raceway.  Green design featuring solar, wind and hydro-kinetic systems; internal and external water recycling. The building received the LEED® Gold Certification.
Services provided: Structural engineering.

Editor’s Choice, 2011 Regional Excellence Award

Photo:  Courtesy of AAIC Architects, Project Architects    

Pond Elementary School Renovation, Rockwood School District

Scope of work included: 

  • Update school nurse’s office

  • Conversion of custodial closet to faculty restroom

  • Conversion of existing school nurse’s space to Copy Room

  • Expansion and renovation of Art Room, including adding 3 sinks

  • Renovation of several classrooms, including removal of half walls, closets, and perimeter heaters; adding new storage (cubbies, coat hooks, and perimeter cabinets) in each room


Services provided:  Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering.

Fort Zumwalt School District Expansion


Since 1998, EDM has provided on-going implementation of prototype on an as-needed basis.


Prototype for five new elementary and one high school: 

  • Classrooms for 500 students, expandable to 750

  • Art room with Kiln, music room, computer lab, media center and library


Services provided:  Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing engineering, and Project management.

N.O. Nelson Complex Historic Renovation


Renovation and seismic upgrade of existing buildings 192, 193, 194, 195 and 196 and design for a new 16,000 SF, two-story facility. 


The historic N.O. Nelson Campus is the site of a new branch of Lewis & Clark Community College, which was renovated into a high-tech career education center.


Services provided: Structural engineering.

Abraham Lincoln Museum, Springfield, IL


50,000 sf devoted to state-of-the-art full immersion exhibits, two theaters accommodating 270 people and reproduction of important buildings in Lincoln’s life.

Services provided: Mechanical. Electrical and Plumbing engineering.



ACEC MO 2006 Grand Conceptor

St. Louis Chapter ASHRAE 2006 TEGA

Illinois Engineering Council – Engineering Achievement Award for 2007