Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure Africa Elephant Overlook

Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure Africa Elephant Overlook The Milwaukee County Zoo’s Adventure Africa exhibit is the new home for the zoo’s elephants and other African animals. It was constructed to meet the new AZA Standards, and provides substantial enhancements compared to the previous elephant area, including many “enrichment” features for the elephants. The new exhibit…

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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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Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure Africa Hippo Haven

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Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure Africa Hippo Haven Hippo Haven is the second phase of a two part development – Adventure Africa – at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The project represents the largest physical change to the award-winning zoo since it opened in 1961. Adventure Africal transforms 25% of the zoo’s footprint. Phase I included a…

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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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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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Caterpillar Heritage Building

Caterpillar Heritage Building The expansion and renovation of the Caterpillarexisting facility in South Milwaukee was completed over a three year period covering 234,000 square feet. GRAEF completed a Master Plan/Study for Caterpillar’s Heritage Building and provided all professional design and construction services, including specialized façade services. This fast-track project was phased to allow design and…

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Wisconsin Exposition Center

Wisconsin Exposition Center The Wisconsin Exposition Center is the largest single exhibit hall in Wisconsin, and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Midwest. The facility is located on the grounds of Wisconsin State Fair Park, six miles west of downtown Milwaukee. The facility replaces five smaller exposition buildings on site that…

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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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