MSOE Viets Tower

MSOE Viets Tower

The MSOE Viets Tower project is a $37 million expansion and renovation of an existing 13 story residence hall and living-learning community from 1965.

The new structure was a two-way concrete flat slab with concrete shear walls. A wind study on the existing building was completed to reduce the expansion joint size and significant thermal stresses were noticed to be causing damage to the existing corner columns, required analysis and repair of the existing building.

The updated tower includes a 50,000-square-foot addition with 48 new dorm rooms, new bathrooms, a new stair tower, and 6 new two-story collaboration hubs constructed in a southern-facing, glass enclosed addition overlooking the Milwaukee skyline. 

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Project Data

$37 Million Project Cost

50,000 Square Feet



GRAEF Services

Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Landscape Architecture


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