Constructed on the same downtown Milwaukee campus the firm has
occupied for nearly 100 years, this $450M 32-story corporate tower also
includes the “Commons,” a 3-story podium that features a wide variety of
amenities for the 3,000 employees who will occupy the building as well
as some available to the general public. Open space improvements to the
8-acre campus include the 3-acre South Garden, streetscape enhancements,
exterior roof terraces and the renovation of the central atrium in the
historic south office building.
Designed to preserve a number of significant specimen trees, the
South Garden improvements will provide a number of spaces to support
private and public events. Wide, comfortable sidewalks and renovated
crosswalks promote walkability and provide numerous access points into
the garden. A street-level terrace features a performance stage framed
around an existing specimen oak and opens to a gently sloped event lawn
that comfortably accommodates 1,500. Cascading water features bookend
monumental stairs leading up to the podium terrace, which features a
generous dining terrace and a small lawn to accommodate intimate events.
Construction of the Tower and Commons is scheduled to begin in 2014 with completion anticipated in 2017.
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Targeting LEED-NC Certification
* The tree average for water interception is 500 gallons. (EPA’s water trivia facts) The colloquial volume of an Olympic pool is 660,000 US gallons assuming the depth of 2m.
**120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. Each vehicle drives an average of 11,318 miles per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.113)