The Wisconsin Center District’s Baird Center Expansion 

The Wisconsin Center District’s Baird Center Expansion  The Baird Center is a convention and exhibition center located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The center is part of a greater complex of buildings which includes the UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Miller High Life Theatre, known as the Wisconsin Center District. The Baird Center Expansion will bring…

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Christ Church Mequon

Christ Church Mequon GRAEF electrical engineers provided design services for a 35,000 square foot addition to Christ Church in Mequon, WI. The project featured a multi-venue worship and community gathering space. The electrical service design was developed to accommodate the new addition and look toward the future to another venue yet to be constructed. The…

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Grand Theater

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Grand Theater After being a tenant in another building since its founding, in 2015 the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra purchased the building that is now its new home. A diamond in the rough best describes the original state of the new home of the world class Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Originally completed in 1931…

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Brookfield Conference Center

Brookfield Conference Center  The Brookfield Conference Center is a 60,000-square-foot facility that anchors a large development anticipated to bring new visitors and entertainment offerings to the currently dismal south end of the Brookfield Square Mall. The conference center is expected to stimulate the economic activity throughout the region by providing a state-of-the-art facility that will…

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Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens

Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens GRAEF worked with Dan Kiley on the development of this public space at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The entrance plaza is roughly 450 feet by 50 feet and is constructed entirely of granite cobbles and pavers. The entry stairs are bisected at acute angles by sloping accessible walkways. This plaza…

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Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art The Museum of Wisconsin Art opened a beautiful 33,000 square foot, two-story museum along the Milwaukee River in West Bend. The building takes on the triangular shape of its 1.5 acre site on relocated Veterans Avenue. The building fits this site specifically, even following the slight curve of the river with…

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Kalahari Convention Center

Kalahari Convention Center Inspired by the adventure and intrigue of Africa, the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH offers a 100,000-square-foot convention center. GRAEF lef the engineering team, including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, and provided the structural design for the $30 million conference center. The expansion included new break-out meeting rooms, a large gathering…

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Wade House Historic Site Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum

Wade House Historic Site Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum The Wade House historic site, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society opened a new $12 million Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. The Visitor Center has a multi-tiered orientation to the historic site and a museum store, café and ticketing.…

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum’s expansion project is an important anchor of the City of Milwaukee’s current cultural renaissance. GRAEF provided structural and site/civil engineering as well as associate landscape architecture for this world-class art museum addition. GRAEF also performed initial environmental site studies and obtained permits in this unique, lakebed site. The…

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The Wisconsin Center

The Wisconsin Center Downtown Milwaukee’s state-of-the-art convention facility, is a design-build project which highlights GRAEF’s expertise in innovative structural design. The building is three levels and covers a four-square-block area. The third level exhibit space is large enough to hold two 747s airplanes or 550 city buses and is accessible to semi-trailer trucks for loading…

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