The Mascot Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 by the original Philly Fanatic, David Raymond, as an online-only hall to honor sports mascots across the United States. After more than 10 years of existing virtually, the Mascot Hall of Fame now has a permanent, physical home on the south shore of Lake Michigan in Whiting, IN.
Berglund served as construction manager for the City of Whiting for the project. Berglund’s role began early in the project, working with the city and architect during the pre-construction phase. As construction progressed, Berglund’s role included coordinating day-to-day activity on site and construction document management. This project represents the third project Berglund has completed with the City of Whiting. Previous work in the city includes the Whiting Community Center and a new Public Works Building.
The Mascot Hall of Fame offers a fun and educational experience for its visitors. The city worked with Calumet College to write an educational curriculum for the exhibit displays that include technology, engineering, science, art, and mathematics. The building will be open year-round is expected to attract as many as 50,000 visitors annually.