J.W. Speaker SMT Building

The design of the SMT Building reflects the modern industrial aesthetic established by the corporate headquarters while creating its own identity within the campus. The energy efficient design features abundant natural daylight for both office spaces and in manufacturing areas where quality of lighting is critical. Tilt-up concrete walls provide greater thermal mass to reduce […]

Shine United

The office revolves around a wide stairway/gathering place/hearth that includes bleacher seats for meetings, seating niches, a copy center, and a communal bar area, and culminates in a large skylight that brings daylight deep into the building. Large new windows throughout the space bring natural daylighting into individual workspaces as well, and added insulation and […]

Chippewa Nature Center

A nature preschool building was designed, featuring two classrooms, a parent-child reception area, and administrative offices. The existing 1960’s visitor center was upgraded with renovated classrooms and wildlife viewing areas. A new hands-on kids’ play area allows visitors to interact with natural science displays. The existing auditorium was reconfigured from fixed seating to a more […]

Dohmen Company Corporate Headquarters

The design provides abundant natural light and creates an open design with a variety of common areas – including kitchen, meeting room with fireplace, game room, fitness center, and outdoor patio. The new offices were designed to improve an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity among employees, said Cynthia LaConte, Chief Executive Officer. “We wanted space […]

Leopold Legacy Center: Future Leaders Center

Design decisions were guided by the philosophy “be as simple as possible.” The interior layout of the building placed a priority on modest and efficient spaces, including two visiting researcher suites and eight private intern rooms. This approach allowed the Leopold Foundation to reduce the overall building footprint on the site while minimizing the budget […]

Oriental Theater

A prominent detail of the Oriental is the historic ceramic floor and wall tiles installed in the restrooms and hallway. These much-beloved geometric pattern tiles were an important part of the timeless appeal of the Theater. To maintain the authentic character, and preserve historic tax credit status, TKWA installed new tiles that matched the original […]

Johnson Health Tech Corporate Headquarters

This energy efficient office design features natural daylighting with rooftop clerestories and interconnected dimming ballasts with photoelectric activated fluorescent lighting. Landscape shading along western and southern elevations  was incorporated to significantly reduce building heat gain. 2007 ASID Silver Award American Society of Interior Designers 2007 Showcase Award Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women 2006 Top Projects […]

Fastenal Corporate Office

TKWA was hired to provide site planning, space planning, architecture, and interior design for the new office, with the goal of creating a modern workspace environment that will help attract and retain staff for its product development and information technology departments. The four story, 110,000 building was designed to accommodate approximately 450-600 new staff in […]