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Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA The Waukesha Family YMCA opened a new, much anticipated YMCA in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The focal point of this YMCA is an extensive Aquatic Center with three pools: a family zero-depth entry pool with water slide; a 4-lane therapeutic-current lap pool; and a whirlpool. The 58,000-square-foot facility also has a large gymnasium, five locker…

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City of De Pere VFW Aquatic Center

De Pere VFW Aquatic Center Voters in De Pere, Wis., approved a plan for the city to convert its two public pools into “mini aquatic centers” and fund their operations in a referendum in November of 2018, and is targeted for completion in May of 2021. The De Pere Common Council approved a revised plan…

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McCormick Place Expansion

McCormick Place Expansion The McCormick Place expansion, featuring the new 2.5 million-square-foot McCormick Place West, opened in 2008. The facility includes 470,000 square feet of exhibition space, 250,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 100,000-square-foot ballroom, giving McCormick Place West more meeting space than any other facility of its kind. GRAEF teamed with A.…

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Brown County Expo Center Redevelopment

Brown County Expo Center Redevelopment The design team for the Brown County Expo Center faced one significant challenge: Create a new structure worthy of standing next to the iconic and historic Lambeau Field. The state-of-the-art facility will be a catalyst for economic development and tourist destination travel for the region. It is designed to meet…

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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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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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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Kress Center

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Kress Center The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay wanted to expand their student athletic facility to accommodate an increased demand of services with the university’s recent NCAA Division 1 status. The expansion included a new performance gymnasium with stadium seating, practice gym, turf gym, exercise room with indoor track, increased parking…

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University of Alabama Track & Field

University of Alabama Track & Field The University of Alabama has a new collegiate level, NCAA Division I IAAF track and field on the Tuscaloosa, AL campus. As part of a collaborative design team, GRAEF was responsible for the design and engineering of the track and field replacement. The track and field complex has a nine…

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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Bahn Arena

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Bahn Arena The LaBahn Arena is located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s (UW) downtown campus has received an ACEC Engineering Excellence Award. The Wisconsin-based, first-class project team of GRAEF, Findorff, Spancrete, and KahlerSlater, worked together with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to design an exciting addition to UW’s athletic…

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St. Augustine Preparatory Academy

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a new non-denominational Christian school located on an 11-acre campus located on Milwaukee’s South Side. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, this new $85 million, 160,000-square-foot school will serve 4K-12 students in a student-centered environment where grade levels are grouped together to form individual learning neighborhoods. The…

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