You Have Entered… The Recycling Zone!

June, 2009 – Eagan, MN – Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc., recently celebrated its continuing involvement with Gopher Resource Corporation and The Recycling Zone at the grand re-opening of the recycling center. Once a facility that recycled only used batteries, the center has had its entire aesthetic reworked by KOMA’s design team, making it more accessible and appealing to customers.

The Recycling Zone has seen a substantial increase in traffic in the past 10 years, with the number of residents delivering materials to the center doubling, and the amount of materials collected tripling. The redesign of the center helps to accommodate these increases while maintaining a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

Brady Mueller, AIA, said, “The space needed a significant upgrade in order to make it look and feel more friendly to visitors. We redesigned the signage, so that customers would immediately feel welcomed and have a sense of confidence in the quality of the facility, and then completely revamped the main entrance, the materials-processing area, the customer-service area, and the training and conference spaces.”

Mueller continued, “The center now collects everything from fluorescent bulbs to electronics to paint and yard chemicals. Our design efforts focused on ensuring that everyone felt comfortable in the facility, whether they were there to drop off materials, or for an educational tour, or for a conference. We made sure that the colors and the materials used – from floor to ceiling – reflected a warm, welcoming aesthetic, while still meeting our sustainability standards.”

The Recycling Zone is located at 3365 Dodd Road in Eagan. More information can be found at

Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc., is a full-service architectural, structural engineering and interior design firm located in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Serving clients in a wide variety of industries, the firm delivers innovative ideas, thoughtful design and disciplined execution with an emphasis on balance and sustainable thinking. Founded in 1985, the firm is built upon the idea that open and honest communication with clients and genuine collaboration yield aesthetically pleasing, functional, inspiring, healthy places for people to live, work, play and worship. For more information about Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, call 651-451-4605 or email