Marty Herrick brings more than 20 years of experience in mechanical system design and project management to RTM Engineering Consultants. His portfolio has an emphasis on healthcare and cultural facilities, including the Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines, Ill., the renovation of Sinai Community Institute in Chicago, Ill., numerous projects for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa and the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Marty is a seasoned project manager who seamlessly leads project teams and provides clients with innovative design solutions.
Marty hold a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. He is active in the AEC community as a member of the American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air Conditioning Engineers ( ASHRAE), and he is the former vice president and president of ASHRAE’s Wisconsin chapter.
What do you like best about working at RTM?
RTM’s commitment to providing the best engineering for the owner as well as their encouragement of continuous improvement for all its employees. This is one of the many benefits of the studio structure at RTM as it allows studio members the ability to grow their skills not only in their area of expertise, but those of their studio partners. This promotes a well-rounded engineer and greater opportunities to grow within the industry.
What do you bring to RTM?
I bring over 20 years of mechanical design experience, with a primary focus on healthcare, allowing for a more holistic approach to the design of mechanical systems. This allows me to tailor a design that not only provides the optimal system to meet the facilities current needs, but is also adaptable to meet the ever changing demands seen in healthcare market.
What was one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on?
The Santiago Calatrava designed Quaddracci Pavilion addition at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The project required a mechanical design that maintained the critical environment for the protection of the artwork while also blending with the unique architecture of the building. The design placed the majority of the mechanical system in an interstitial space between the ceiling of the parking garage and the gallery floor. The project also featured radiant floor cooling to minimize solar heat gains and reduce the size of the air handling system.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I love to bake in my free time. What started as a simple way to pass some time as my daughters napped, turned into an activity we can share together. Whether it be chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake or an apple pie from scratch, my two young helpers are always eager to sample the results or make sure the cookie dough is just right before going into the oven.
Marty is based in our Milwaukee, WI, office and can be reached at email@example.com.