Shingobee has been honored with a Pyramid Award in Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards competition, for Shingobee’s work on Mazopiya, in Prior Lake, MN. Shingobee Project Manager James Schuweiler accepted the award February 2, 2012, during ABC’s Annual Awards Banquet, held at The Metropolitan in Minneapolis, MN.
Mazopiya is a natural foods market constructed for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a Federally recognized Indian tribe, in 2010. The Community enterprise focuses on natural as well as locally produced foods and offers a full line of grocery items, with a focus on fresh produce and a large inventory of organic items. The store’s mission to support a healthy, sustainable community – environmentally, economically, and socially – is in keeping with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s many endeavors to protect and preserve natural resources.
Shingobee utilized a fast-track process and sustainable construction methods to construct the interior build-out, a building addition, and exterior improvements to an existing building for the 9,000 square foot grocery. The unique interior design included natural wood casework, a polished concrete aggregate floor, and a community room for cooking and nutrition classes. The project incorporated numerous energy efficient features, with the goal of LEED certification. The SMSC’s schedule and budget were met, and the Community’s goal of bringing healthier, natural nutrition to its members has been achieved.
Representatives of Shingobee, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and HTG Architects were recognized for construction of Mazopiya.
ABC’s awards program is designed to recognize the quality and innovation of merit shop construction and to honor all the members of the construction team, including the contractor, the owner, and the design team responsible for the project. The winning projects were selected from entries submitted from across the state and were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unusual challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and budget.