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 […]

Livsreise: Norwegian Heritage Center

The center features a contemporary building design inspired by the geometry and bold colors of traditional Norwegian vernacular architecture. Douglas fir timber structural elements, along with other wood and stone details, provide character and interior detailing. Design of fixed interpretive displays was closely coordinated between TKWA and ZebraDog, the project’s interpretive design consultant. The main […]

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

At the core of the arts center is an innovative multi-disciplinary educational and performance space that highlights the artistic process and collaboration between artists. It features exposed structural systems of large steel beams that support a wooden purlin system.  This allows theatrical and exhibit lighting to be highly flexible and adaptable to a wide range […]