Irgens Development Partners and Jansen Group Inc. have broken ground a new building for Plunkett Raysich Architects on Milwaukee’s far northwest side. The 31,500-square-foot building will be designed as a “pavilion in the park.”
Internally, the building and interior design studios are centrally located in the floor plan, surrounded by support staff of all types. Externally, the building is centered between the twin towers at Park Place, acknowledging the modern simplicity of the towers, while integrating a park-like setting, said Dave Raysich, managing partner at Plunkett Raysich Architects.
“Providing specialized client service and award-winning design has allowed us to grow and become one of the largest architectural firms in Wisconsin,” said Raysich. “The need for a new building was the result of that growth. Our business started in Milwaukee over a century ago, and it will continue in this great city. Our new building will allow us to feature our design talent to existing and future clients.”
Being sensitive to the environment was one of the goals of the building’s design. Extensive use of glass and metal wall panels depict the firm’s contextual and contemporary approach, while deep overhangs shade the south, east and west facades from the heat and glare of the sun, Raysich said. Other green architecture features include exterior, three-season protected courtyards and sustainable landscape features, as well as numerous site and material considerations.
The developer of the site was Irgens Development Partners, LLC, and the general contractor was Jansen Group Inc.
Magill Construction Co., Elkhorn, recently completed a 16,755-square-foot two-story addition and remodeling project at the Aldo Leopold K-5 School for the Madison Metropolitan School District. The addition included 10 classrooms, a computer room, LMC, a new elevator and a rotunda.
The addition of an Aquatic Center at the YMCA in Lake Geneva is another project recently completed by Magill Construction. The 12,780-square-foot addition includes a six-lane pool and learning pool, as well as an aerobics studio, spin studio, whirlpool and remodeled locker rooms.
KVG Building Corp., Pewaukee, has completed construction of Café Forte, an upscale coffee house at 10530 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon.
KVG Building also has been awarded the remodeling contract for the offices of RBC Dain Rauscher in Mequon.
John, Joyce and Jim Mitchell of East Troy have selected MSI General Corp. of Oconomowoc for the design and construction of their new restaurant on Main Street in East Troy. Mitch’s Prime Time, an 11,230-square-foot restaurant, will feature a supper club approach to dining. The dining will feature contemporary architecture and a wood-fired grill. The restaurant’s bar will have a sports theme. There will be banquet facilities. A December construction completion date is planned.
MSI General will handle an addition and renovation of Farmers & Merchants State Bank in Marshall. The addition will be 1,200 square feet and will include a tower entryway, a training facility and a kitchenette. A secondary rear entrance will be remodeled in relation to the 46 new parking spaces The renovation will include new teller lines, retail space and a community events information area. The building’s exterior will include a new look with prairie-style architecture, two updated drive-through lanes and a drive-up ATM machine.
Briohn Building, Pewaukee, has completed design and construction of a 14,235-squae-foot office and warehouse tenant improvement for Marken International at W231 N2811 Roundy Circle East, Pewaukee.
Briohn Building has won the contract to design and construct a office and distribution center for Superior Coffee and Tea at W232 N2060 Roundy Circle West, Pewaukee.
Briohn Building has been awarded the contract to design and build a 10,300-square-foot office and shipping and receiving facility for UPS at 5801 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Cudahy.
Briohn Building will design and build an 8,200-square-foot furniture warehouse at 5801 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Cudahy, for Tadych Furniture.
Briohn Building has completed major renovations to the façade and parking areas of the New Berlin Plaza shopping center at 3600 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin.
Briohn Building will design and build a 2,000-square-foot office for Columbia Sportswear Co. at The Brookfield Towne Centre at 3815 N. Brookfield Rd., Brookfield.
Haag Müller Architects, Port Washington, and Welton Construction have completed a remodeling and additions to Beanies Mexican Restaurant in Port Washington, giving the restaurant additional table space. The adjoining building was incorporated, and a wall between the existing restaurant and bar was removed. Many of the building’s historic features were retained, such as the panelized tongue-and-groove wood ceiling and the exposed brick. Restaurant owners Marcia Endicott and Joanie Nigrelli hired local artisan Sally Duback and Keelie Welton to add a Mexican flare to the bar area.
Haag Müller is handling design work on the remodeling of the food court at Gen. Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The architectural master plan called for a park-like setting within the modern space frame and the proposed upcoming retail design.
The Selzer-Ornst construction company of Wauwatosa was the construction manager for the conversion of warehouse and manufacturing space at the Summit Place tenant suites in West Allis. The project was for the Whitnall Summit Co. The 8,800-square-foot project features exposed ceilings in both the public corridors and tenant spaces. The renovated space was designed by Renner Architects, Milwaukee.