GRAEF Awarded Best of State for Memorial Union Renovation and Alumni Park

This year’s Engineering Excellence Awards highlights 13 projects in three different categories. Best of State Awards are presented to entries representing the highest degree of technical innovation, client satisfaction and contributions to the engineering industry.

The Memorial Union Renovation and Alumni Park project required extensive design work and collaboration with stakeholders. The redevelopment of the union was sensitive and required the design team to pay close attention to the final aesthetic.

ACEC Wisconsin Judge Jerry Deschane said “GRAEF impressed me with their creative, and technically-brilliant solutions to the combined challenges presented by this project. Preserving a University of Wisconsin institution and at the same time making it more functional was a significant challenge in its own right. Layering over that underground semi-truck loading docks, served by turntable below the water table at this lakefront site is an incredible engineering feat.”

For the full article on the project click here.