South Milwaukee High School Field Redevelopment

South Milwaukee High School Field Redevelopment South Milwaukee High School made upgrades to revitalize its athletic fields, igniting excitement among the district and community. Due to inadequate drainage, suboptimal soil conditions, and the cumulative impact of regular use over the years, renovation efforts were completed on the natural grass fields dedicated to football, baseball, and…

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Carl Sandburg High School Baseball Field

Carl Sandberg Field

Carl Sandburg High School Baseball Field Tasked with developing the reconstruction plans for the varsity baseball field at a high school, the GRAEF design team went to work! The new field is surfaced with artificial turf and an underlying drainage layer to convey storm water flows, making it easier to take the field after adverse…

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Historic Third Ward Riverwalk

Historic Third Ward Riverwalk The Third Ward section of Milwaukee’s Riverwalk promotes greater pedestrians access to downtown as well as provides artistry to the junction of built and natural environments. In 2005 Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward celebrated the opening of the riverwalk, stretching along the Milwaukee River for three-quarters of a mile. GRAEF was selected…

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Milwaukee Athletic Club

Milwaukee Athletic Club The Milwaukee Athletic Club has been gracing the streets of Milwaukee since 1918. In 2020 it was deemed time to renovate the historic structure and update the luxury club experience for its members and visitors. The 14-story, 200,000 square foot building included fitness, residential, and social gathering spaces. Because of the club’s…

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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center As the first building to open in the Milwaukee Bucks downtown arena district, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, Milwaukee Bucks new Training Center provides world-class player and coach amenities. The 77,500-square-foot facility, that opened in August 2017, includes two…

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City of Madison Lake Monona Waterfront

City of Madison Lake Monona Waterfront Lake Monona is an integral segment of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The City of Madison launched the Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge in early 2022 to reimagine the underutilized waterfront site with hopes of creating a visionary, inclusive, and environmentally focused master plan for 1.7 miles of shoreline and 17…

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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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Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure Africa Hippo Haven

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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Nelson Family Heritage Crossing

Nelson Family Heritage Crossing The Nelson Family Heritage Crossing is a 1,131-foot bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Fox River between Heesakker Park in Little Chute and a new rail trail connection to downtown Kaukauna. The project broke ground in August 2020, and opened to the public in June 2021. The Crossing serves as a…

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Forest County Potawatomi Recreation Center

Forest County Potawatomi Community Center The GRAEF team provided a variety of engineering services for the Forest County Potawatomi’s Community Center. The 110,000 square foot facility has a unique eagle design, which is significant to the tribe’s culture as the eagle delivers prayers to the creator. Included in the facility are 3 basketball and 3…

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