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 […]

TKWA Cedarburg

Recognizing the building’s historic character, the existing brick and steel structure was preserved using the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and placed on the State Register of Historic Places. All original industrial steel-sash windows were restored, leaving the historic integrity of the building intact. As part of the adaptive re-use we employed a variety […]

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The building employs a stable, well-insulated, massive, and self-shading shell.  This long-lasting and energy-efficient building design helps create an ‘energy flywheel’ to keep the building cool in summer and warm in winter. Supplemental heating and cooling is provided by a geothermal heat pump, and stormwater is collected in an outdoor rain garden.  A roof-mounted 10kw […]

Belle Square

This appealing project increases urban density, characterized by spaces that support multiple functions, reinforce a sense of community, and promote sustainability. Design priorities are to introduce high quality of construction, along with advanced sustainable practices, that will add to the fabric of the downtown. The building scale, architectural character, and use of materials seamlessly integrate […]