Building projects

Zion Lutheran School in Hartland has awarded a contract to Anderson-Ashton, New Berlin, to design and build a new addition to its existing building. The 15,500-square-foot addition will include space for a new gymnasium, offices, and classrooms for early childcare. Construction began in early May.
Wauwatosa-based architectural firm Torke Wirth Pujara has been selected to design a new facility for the Family Enrichment Center. The new 18,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Grafton Business Park and will feature a shared conference/meeting room, child-care room, central work area and kitchen. Selzer-Ornst of Wauwatosa is the construction firm on the project. The Family Enrichment Center began as a collaborative effort of four local non-profit health and human service agencies, working together to deliver more comprehensive, integrated and family-oriented services to the Ozaukee community. – Torke Wirth Pujara has been selected to design a new gymnasium for Rogers Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit mental health care provider located in Oconomowoc. This multi-functional space will incorporate a non-traditional approach to rehabilitation by offering experiential programs including fine arts, a climbing and tightrope wall, and dance. The therapeutic program is designed to accommodate the inpatient, outpatient and outreach communities.
Beyer Construction, New Berlin, has been awarded a project at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin at 5420 21st St., Racine. Beyer is building a 58,000-square-foot addition to Goodwill’s existing facility, including a new warehouse and five-bay loading dock. Jim Bentz is managing the $1.6 million project to be completed in August. Architectural design is Uihlein/Wilson Architects, Milwaukee.
Gerald Nell Inc., Waukesha, has been chosen for the following design/build projects:

  • A 45,000-square-foot multi-tenant facility for Sunset Investment Co., Brookfield;
  • A 33,000-square-foot build-out for Scholastic Books, Brookfield;
  • A 12,680-square-foot office building for Goodman-Reichwald-Dodge, Brookfield;
  • A retail restaurant for China Bowl, Hartland.
    The T-3 Group, Milwaukee, has contracted to build new offices for the brokerage firm of Edward D. Jones Inc. The two new office locations are at 12430 W. National Ave. in New Berlin and in the Packard Plaza in Cudahy. Work on both projects is currently under way with completion set for late June.
    – The T-3 Group has been awarded the design/build contract for the Beauty Center at 333 E. Brown Deer Rd. in the Audobon Court Shopping Center in Bayside.
    – The T-3 Group has been awarded the construction contract for the final phase of Lexington Village in Greenfield. The new residential care apartment complex was started in early May with completion of the project scheduled for early September.
    MSI General of Oconomowoc contracted Biehn Construction of Kenosha to perform concrete and masonry work at 180 James St., Slinger, for the Schunk Graphic Technology building addition project. The addition, totaling 29,240 square feet will be constructed using decorative split-faced concrete block with accent stripes and sculptured steel wall panels manufactured by Steelox. The addition is scheduled for completion in July and will house a manufacturing facility for carbon-based products such as graphite, carbon contacts, bearings, carbon plates and rods, and carbon brushes and specialties. Biehn’s Germantown crew will pour an additional 520 feet of curb and gutter. Steve Gust serves as project manager.
    – Catamount Constructors contracted Biehn Construction to perform the concrete work at 6200 Regency Drive W., Racine for the Sam’s Club remodeling project as designed by Harrison French Architecture. Biehn’s concrete crews are currently providing foundations, slab on grade and site work for building additions totaling 5,930 square feet and miscellaneous sidewalk, curb and patio flat work.
    The addition is scheduled for completion on June 30 and will house an auto-care showroom, meat processing and retail areas, produce preparation and retail areas, a hot-dog stand, and a deli. Biehn’s Germantown crew saw-cut existing concrete to prepare the area for the additions and completed an additional 2,050 square feet of new flat concrete work. Steve Gust serves as project manager. This is the third Sam’s Club project over the last year that Catamount Constructors contracted with Biehn Construction to expand existing Sam’s facilities.
    Stevens Construction, Milwaukee, is handling a phased renovation of the Parklawn Housing Project at Congress Street and Sherman Boulevard on Milwaukee’s north side. Aldrian Guzkowski is the architect. The property is owned by the city Housing Authority.
    Ground has been broken for Milwaukee Wire Products’ new $3 million, employee-designed plant at 9221 W. Heather Ave. in Milwaukee. The firm, which manufactures fluid-level indicators and other engine components for the automotive industry, currently operates two plants in Milwaukee, at 4834 N. 35th St. and at 7850 N. 81st St. The new plant will replace the 35th Street facility.
    The company expects the move to be complete and the new plant operational by January.
    The new plant will house both manufacturing facilities and administrative offices, and includes the potential for a 56,000-square-foot addition for manufacturing.
    MSI General, of Oconomowoc, is the general contractor.
    Milwaukee Wire is owned by Charter Manufacturing Co., of Mequon.
    The Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, has announced the completion of the new John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. The new $9.9 million Arts Center includes 66,000 square feet of new construction and 33,000 square feet of renovation to the existing facility, which includes the 1882 Italianate Kohler Mansion, a 1970s addition, as well as the remains of the Carnegie Library.
    The new facility will more than triple the size of the existing facility, transforming an entire city block into a major new arts complex and community gathering space.
    The entry sequence commences along the main street of the precinct from which a visitor approaches a prominent, glass and steel entry along a patterned brick walkway. The brick of the new wing echoes the materials of the historic mansion building, while incorporating new materials such as steel and glass.
    The sun-filled entrance hall and lobby, together with the Carriage House Cafe, the Flying Colors museum store and Glass Garden Gallery, serve as oases that orient the visitor and relieve museum fatigue, say the architects.
    At the center is the Matrix performing arts space, an innovative multi-disciplinary educational and performance space that is designed to integrate all areas of the arts.
    McCloud Construction of Brookfield has completed construction services for the latest Milwaukee-area Hollywood Video. The 4,950-square-foot store, on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood, opens this month. The property is owned by Boulder Venture of Milwaukee. DJR Architecture provided architectural services.

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