Garmong Construction Services retained Cripe to provide design for the Lakes of Valparaiso Shell building in Valparaiso, Indiana. The building area is approximately 82,000 square feet constructed in a Planned Urban Development east of downtown Valparaiso. The development concept is unique in that the developer works with city government to supply land, owning the building until construction is complete. Once construction is done, the building is sold to the city while both entities pursue leasing possibilities until a final tenant is identified and takes over the building. The result is job creation for the community; typically skilled, high paying jobs. The building is also designed to be expanded to the east increasing the net area roughly twenty percent if so needed by a potential tenant.