St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation

St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation In 2003, the City of St. Francis, Wisconsin sought a way to address the significant issues of economic development and new approaches to land use in a Smart Growth Plan. In 2014, the City determined it was an appropriate time to review and update this plan to…

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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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Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus

Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company’s 84-acre campus in Franklin, Wisconsin contains over two million square feet of office space developed in two phases. GRAEF was the structural engineer for both office buildings and parking engineer for the second structures, including the design of multiple circulation paths and entry/exit lanes. Phase 1 was…

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Miralea Masonic Homes of Kentucky

Miralea Masonic Homes of Kentucky Miralea developed 90 new apartments and 12 cottages to offer independent living options in a comforting environment. Buildings surrounding the campus are on the National Register of Historic Places so careful consideration was taken by the architect in the selection of materials and design. GRAEF provided structural design for the three-story structure which is…

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum The Milwaukee Art Museum’s expansion project is an important anchor of the City of Milwaukee’s current cultural renaissance. GRAEF provided structural and site/civil engineering as well as associate landscape architecture for this world-class art museum addition. GRAEF also performed initial environmental site studies and obtained permits in this unique, lakebed site. The…

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West Bend Mutual

West Bend Mutual West Bend Mutual Insurance’s headquarters is located on 160 acres of restored natural prairies and woodlands in West Bend, Wisconsin. GRAEF provided structural engineering, civil engineering, and landscape architecture for an addition which doubled the company’s amount of space. West Bend Mutual added 214,000 square feet, three stories and parking structure to its…

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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at UW-Madison

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at UW-Madison The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is a unique public/private initiative designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research. The two institutes share an atrium and other public spaces. The facility is LEED® Gold certified and is the first research facility on campus with…

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Lakefront Gateway Plaza

Lakefront Gateway Plaza The GRAEF team was recently awarded the design of the Downtown Lakefront Gateway Plaza after a national design competition in which 24 firms vied for the opportunity to design a signature public plaza at the Milwaukee lakefront. There are three central themes that underpin the GRAEF team’s design. Reconnect. Reconnection of Milwaukee’s urban…

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Drexel Town Square

Drexel Town Square Drexel Town Square is a new mixed use town center located on the former 85-acre Delphi industrial site in Oak Creek, WI. The City of Oak Creek and WisPark are developing the site for the City which currently lacks a ‘downtown’ area. Drexel Town Square has civic, retail, office, open space, and residential uses. GRAEF…

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Kaukauna Hydro Park

Kaukauna Hydro Park A new license for plant upgrades required that Kaukauna Utilities convert an old facility into a park within this historic district. GRAEF developed a park master plan that incorporates specific historic elements that commemorate and educate on the historical significance of hydroelectric power to the area’s settlement. The park provides an outdoor performance…

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