ABC Heart of America Award Winners

Straub is excited to announce on November 7th, 2019 we were awarded three awards at the ABC Heart of America Excellence in Construction award ceremony. It’s always an honor to be recognized by our peers, and we could not be more proud of our teams and trade partners who made each of these projects successful.

One City Café at the Bishop Sullivan Center  |  Historical Renovation

Project Team: 

Project Manager: Hannah Morrey Brown
Superintendent: Brad Castrop
Architect: Matthew Connolly, MDC Architecture

The Bishop Sullivan Center’s mission is to “build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not.”

The newly rehabilitated One City Café provides a restaurant-like experience and brings dignity to what could be just another community kitchen. Where patrons once waited in line to receive their dinner, they are now seated at tables and waited on by servers. An expanded kitchen with new appliances enables staff and volunteers to create healthy, home-cooked meals for those in need.

Whether you’re in need of a warm meal, or simply want to give back to the community, we hope you’ll dine at One City Café.

Learn more about One City Café.

Kansas City Star
The Catholic Key
National Catholic Reporter

2019 General Project of the Year
Abbey Church for the Benedictine’s of Mary, Queen of Apostles  |  Institutional Religious

Project Team: 

Project Manager: Nolan Cisper
Superintendent: David Baalmaan
Architect: William Heyer

The new Abbey Church for the Benedictines of Mary provides a welcoming and peaceful environment for the sisters to worship and sing their infamous Gregorian Chant.

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles called upon Straub to help them accommodate their growing monastery and community. This beautiful new church features ornate architecture mimicking the historic churches of Europe, with hand-painted murals, groin vaulted ceiling and splayed windows. The unique nature of the structure posed a few construction challenges, building from the top down to accommodate the bell tower, and required specialty consultants, including a $1.5 million stone masonry package, inspired by the Historic Taylor Barn in Lawrence, Kansas.

Learn more about the new Abbey Church at our Lady of Ephesus.

The Catholic Key
Liturgical Arts Journal