Colectivo Coffee Roasters

The design team strives to authentically translate Colectivo’s core identity to each environment, now with cafes in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. While no two locations look alike, they all share familiar DNA. The cafe experience seeks to maximize people watching, blur the boundaries between indoors and out, all while honoring the craft of making. The […]

Neroli Salon + Spa Downtown

The challenge on this project was in working with space limitations, and incorporating sustainable materials – all within a modest budget and design / construction timeline of three months. From both a sustainability and economic standpoint, materials from The Institute were saved and reused whenever possible, including restroom floor tile & fixtures, metal coil drapes, […]

Milwaukee Public Market

In addition to a large open volume for local vendors to sell their goods, the Market features cafe seating, a bar, and a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen popular for cooking classes and evening receptions.  The space around the building is just as important as the space inside. By maximizing opportunities for street life, an outdoor market […]

Schuby’s Neighborhood Butcher

Schuby’s is a compact space that needs to do a lot of things well. In addition to professional butcher services, the shop offers kitchen-prepared foods, a deli grocery and wines, plus a small counter wine & spirits bar. Thus a premium was placed on creating an efficient and thoughtfully designed layout that maximizes flexibility. Envisioned […]

La Crosse Distilling Co.

The design aesthetic of the tasting room merges the authentic materials of steel and concrete with the warmth of natural wood and strategically placed lighting.  The production-focused side of the Distillery includes a 3,900sf main floor with 400sf office mezzanine. As a practical matter the working side of the Distillery required a bright, well-lit space. […]

Cafe Bavaria

An existing two-story 1930’s brick and half-timber style commercial building located along the Menomonee River in the heart of the historic Village of Wauwatosa offered the character and location the clients typically sought. However, challenging site constraints, a narrow building footprint, the absence of a basement, and a warren of interior floor arrangements left by […]

Iron Horse Hotel

The existing heavy timber structure and interior Cream City brick walls were left exposed, and many original interior elements, such as rolling industrial elevator doors and machine components, have been retained as sculptural elements. Design work conformed to the Secretary of the Interior Standards and was approved by the National Park Service for the owner […]