Sault Ste. Marie’s First Certified LEED Gold Building

Holland Engineering recently provided structural engineering services for Osborn Commons, a 65-unit mixed-income apartment building located in downtown Sault St. Marie. The $14 million development was recently certified LEED Gold by the US Green Building Council.

Osborn Commons is a LEED Gold certified, multi-family, mixed-income, mixed-use residential complex. Its amenities include a fitness center, a laundry room, club rooms, a rooftop patio, and a ground-floor market, ending the area’s longtime status as a food desert. The building is within walking distance to many jobs and services, and there is a dial-a-ride service for residents who need it.

The project architect was Hooker DeJong, Inc., with sustainability consulting by Sol Consulting + Design. Woda Cooper Companies’ construction division was general contractor. As part of the USGBC Detroit Region 2021 Leadership Awards, Osborn Commons won a Green Building of the Year Award: Homes.

“Working with Josh Host and Holland Engineering made the design and construction process for Osborn Commons a smooth process. They were very attentive and thorough in their design and addressing any issues that came up in the field. Holland Engineering was always more than willing to jump in and help in solving design issues and make the trek up to the Upper Peninsula to get their eyes on the project and make sure things were being done accurately. Holland is a company we look forward to working with in the future,” said Patrick Kelderhouse, AIA, NCARB, Senior Lead Project Architect for Hooker DeJong, Inc.