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Places


Whether a small office renovation, a 65 acre master plan, or a prominent  high-rise, placemaking is always at the heart of our design.

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Places


Whether a small office renovation, a 65 acre master plan, or a prominent  high-rise, placemaking is always at the heart of our design.

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High-Rise


High-Rise


THE MODERNE

Milwaukee, WI

The catalyst for Milwaukee’s burgeoning Park East Corridor, The Moderne delivers a world class, 30-story, residential high-rise. Fine dining and elegant living offer the community a sophisticated yet welcoming place in the city. 

Project Partners:

  • Barrett Lo Visionary Development
  • Burns & Co.
  • City of Milwaukee
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Findorff

THE COUTURE

Milwaukee, WI

Imagine a center for dwelling, dining, shopping, parking, commuting and enjoying a rooftop park all at downtown Milwaukee’s “front door.” With its multi-modal transportation concourse and pedestrian walkways, The Couture promises to be a dynamic gathering place for the entire community.

Project Partners:

  • Barrett Lo Visionary Development
  • City of Milwaukee

THE PIER

Tempe, AZ

The PIER promises to deliver the most dynamic contemporary architecture in the Southwest. In addition to providing a lakeside retreat for discerning residents, the development also makes a vibrant place for the community to enjoy fine dining and upscale retail.

Project Partner:

  • Springbrook Development

BLANC

Chicago, IL

Classic styling with modern refinement make this posh 12-story high-rise an excellent addition to the birthplace of modern architecture. Blanc offers a place of sophistication for those who desire fine details and high end living. 

Project Partner:

  • Barrett Lo Visionary Development

WASHINGTON PLACE

Milwaukee, WI

Currently in the schematic design phase, Washington Place Tower will add an international feel to the Milwaukee skyline.   With its open floor plans and gorgeous views of the city, it promises to make a sought-after place to do business in the heart of downtown.

Project Partner:

  • Van Buren Management
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Community


Community


ENTERTAINMENT BLOCK

Milwaukee, WI

The Entertainment Block will be the centerpiece of a new mixed-use development in downtown Milwaukee. An important aspect of the design is extensive outdoor gathering space, which along with dining and retail venues, will draw visitors and activity to the city year-round.  

Project Partners:

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • ICON
  • Gensler
  • OJB

LAKEFRONT GATEWAY

Milwaukee, WI

After a design competition that attracted dozens of teams, we are excited to be part of the group chosen to design a striking, new gateway for Milwaukee. The plaza makes a place that celebrates the city’s tie to Lake Michigan, reconnects its urban core to the waterfront, and offers a year-round space for outdoor activity.  

Project Partners:

  • City of Milwaukee
  • GRAEF
  • PFS Studio
  • DEW
  • NEWaukee

84 SOUTH

Greenfield, WI

84 South will make a new place for people to live, work, shop and play. The pedestrian focused design promises to bring a contemporary, urban touch to a traditionally suburban area. Incorporating multiple green spaces, the development will aptly reflect the name of the Greenfield community.

Project Partners: 

  • Cobalt Partners
  • City of Greenfield

OAK CREEK LAKE VISTA

Oak Creek, WI

The Upland Pavilion and Bluff Overlook shelters make a place for private gatherings such as weddings and parties with a stunning view of Lake Michigan serving as the backdrop.  The shelters are set in wooded glades that also permit incredible views to the surrounding landscape. 

Currently Under Construction

Project Partners:

  • City of Oak Creek
  • SmithGroupJJR 

WHITE STONE STATION

Menomonee Falls, WI

White Stone Station Development will make a vibrant new place to live, work and shop in Menomonee Falls. The retail, residential, mixed-use parcels and interconnected green spaced will generate a walkable community that delivers urban conveniences to a suburban community.

Currently Under Construction

Project Partners:

  • Cobalt Partners
  • Village of Menomonee Falls

 


DREXEL TOWN SQUARE

Oak Creek, WI

Reminiscent of a traditional downtown, Drexel Town Square includes a new Main Street, Oak Creek’s first, and a new City Hall and Library on a town square. Retail stores, restaurants, businesses and apartments surround the square, making an outstanding new place to call home.

Currently Under Construction

Project Partners:

  • Wispark LLC
  • City of Oak Creek
  • Zilber LTD
  • Mid-America
  • WiRED Properties
  • Barrett Lo Visionary Development

HAYMARKET SQUARE

Milwaukee, WI

Bringing new life to a prominent but neglected corner of the city, Haymarket Square epitomizes urban place making. A branch of Associated Bank surrounded by a park with shuffleboard courts, benches, and lighted walkways make this a great place to bring people together for business and pleasure. 

Project Partners: 

  • Associated Bank
  • City of Milwaukee
  • NEWaukee
  • Findorff

UW-MILWAUKEE MITCHELL HALL ART GALLERY

Milwaukee, WI

Exceptional art deserves an exceptional home. We are currently working with UW-M to renovate their Art History Gallery in order to provide a more contemporary place to house their historical collection. 

Currently Under Construction

Project Partner:

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Financial


Financial


ASSOCIATED BANK: FREESTANDING BRANCHES

Various Locations

Partnering with Associated Bank on their dramatic rebranding effort provides us with an exciting opportunity to make places where people enjoy doing their banking. The new, freestanding projects afford us the greatest opportunity to highlight the very best of the brand. 

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

ASSOCIATED BANK: PRIVATE BANK

Milwaukee, WI

When complete in early 2016, the Private Bank will make a unique, luxurious place for Associated Bank’s customers. Every detail, from the custom casework office furniture to the hotel-like restroom vanities, were considered and designed for an exclusive banking experience.

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

ASSOCIATED BANK: MILWAUKEE THIRD WARD

Milwaukee, WI

Offering a design and format exclusive to Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, this new branch of Associated Bank connects the community with great bankers and cutting-edge technology. True to the bank’s mission, the novel space provides people with a better banking experience. 

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

ASSOCIATED BANK: ONALASKA

Onalaska, WI

The Onalaska branch serves as an example of Associated Bank’s new prototype strategy—full service branches in a condensed footprint with the latest in banking technology. The prototype establishes a pattern for making places to bank that are not only user-friendly but also visually appealing.

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

 


ASSOCIATED BANK: NEW TENANT IMPROVEMENTS

Various Locations

Making new places to bank in existing buildings gives us a blank slate to highlight the very best features of Associated Banks exciting rebranding effort.   

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

ASSOCIATED BANK: RENOVATIONS

Various Locations

Renovating existing branches of Associated Bank provides the most dramatic confirmation of the bank’s intensive rebranding effort. The reconditioned branches make places that provide customers a much more pleasant banking experience. 

Project Partner: 

  • Associated Bank

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

Milwaukee, WI

Making a new place for thousands of workers to call home on Milwaukee’s downtown lakefront is an exciting opportunity. As part of the project team, we are designing the credit union and other portions of the commons area as well as the renovation of an existing parking structure.  

Currently Under Construction

Project Partners: 

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Hines
  • Valerio Dewalt Train
  • Pickard Chilton

BANK OF SUN PRAIRIE

Sun Prairie, WI

When the Bank of Sun Prairie added a new branch location to serve the growing community, they looked to Rinka Chung to design a contemporary space aligned with their company brand and vision.

Project Partner:

  • Bank of Sun Prairie

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Associated Bank Corporate Headquarters: Green Bay, WI
  • Associated Bank-Haymarket Square Park: Milwaukee, WI

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Commercial AND Hospitality


Commercial AND Hospitality


CITY LIGHTS BREWING COMPANY

Milwaukee, WI

City Lights Brewing Company, situated on the Menomonee River Valley occupies a renovated historic industrial building complete with a tasting room, event space, community beer garden, multiple fire features, and a live music stage. The brew pub will act as a product facility that brews a variety of craft beers for distribution in the Midwest.

Currently Under Construction

Project Partner: 

  • City Lights Brewing Company

GOOD CITY BREWING COMPANY

Milwaukee, WI

Good City Brewing located in the heart of Milwaukee’s East Side seeks to combine the city's rich brewing history with modern craft beer innovation. The result is an open-concept brewery where customers can enjoy fresh beer and delicious food all while feeling like they are a part of the brewing process.

Project Partner:

  • Good City Brewing Company

CAFE HOLLANDER - MEQUON

Mequon, WI

Café Hollander-Mequon extends the Lowlands Group brand to Milwaukee’s northern suburbs. In addition to excellent dining, this locale will provide rooftop dining, a two-story bar and a bocce ball court. These amenities make an attractive place for the community and Lowlands fans to gather. 

Project Partners:

  • Lowlands Group
  • Build It 360

CAFE HOLLANDER - MADISON

Madison, WI

The Café Hollander in Madison makes a place for people to experience and enjoy the Lowlands Group brand in the capital city. Excellent food and beverages, rooftop dining, a two-story bar and a bocce ball court offer a compelling space for the community and fans of the Lowlands Group to gather.

Project Partners:

  • Lowlands Group
  • Build It 360

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PIZZA MAN - WAUWATOSA

Wauwatosa, WI

The cozy yet urban aesthetic of the original Pizza Man has been successfully transported into a space with exposed steel trusses and 25 – foot ceilings at Pizza Man – Wauwatosa. It makes a new place for the community to gather around familiar favorites. 

Project Partner:

  • Pizza Man

PIZZA MAN - MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee, WI

In January 2010 an iconic Milwaukee restaurant burned to the ground. In August 2013 the new Pizza Man emerged from the ashes a few blocks from the original location. A place that made for so many happy memories in the past is now reborn to create many more. 

Project Partner:

  • Pizza Man

CARSON'S

Milwaukee, WI

Carson’s Steak and Ribs makes a classic yet current place for people to dine in Milwaukee’s Park East neighborhood.  Occupying the first floor of The Moderne, this well-loved Chicago restaurant provides a contemporary yet warm compliment to the cool exterior of the high-rise.

Project Partner:

  • Carson's

CAFE BENELUX

Milwaukee, WI

Excellent dining in the grand café or on the rooftop deck with spectacular views of the city make the Café Benelux a great place to come together in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  Customers can also shop for Belgian and Dutch products interspersed throughout the space.

Project Partner:

  • Lowlands Group

ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL AND HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE:

  • Sier Medi Spa: Mequon, WI
  • 788 Jefferson: Milwaukee, WI
  • The Nomad: Milwaukee, WI
  • Le Reve: Wauwatosa, WI
  • Milwaukee Brewing Company: Milwaukee, WI
  • Café Centraal: Bay View, WI
  • Trocadero: Milwaukee, WI
  • Mayfair Dermatology: Wauwatosa, WI
  • Atlas Lobby: Milwaukee, WI
  • Milk Source: Kaukauna, WI
  • Prospect Avenue Apartments: Milwaukee, WI
  • Adams Building: Milwaukee, WI
  • WSS Retail Center A: Menomonee Falls, WI
  • WSS Retail Center B: Menomonee Falls, WI

 

  • Brick 3 Pizzeria: Milwaukee, WI
  • Panga Bar & Grill: Oconomowoc, WI
  • The Pub Club: Milwaukee, WI
  • Wisconsin Humane Society: West Allis, WI
  • Bel Air Cantina: Oak Creek, WI

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Multi Family


Multi Family


FORGE AND FLARE APARTMENTS

Oak Creek, WI

Two mixed-use buildings in the Drexel Town Square development will make a number of compelling places to bring the community together. Adjacent to the new town square, the buildings include contemporary, urban spaces for living, dining and shopping.

Currently Under Construction

Project Partners:

  • WiRED Properties
  • Mid-America

EMERALD ROW APARTMENTS

Oak Creek, WI

Intended to evoke a series of town homes within the Drexel Town Square development, the design makes a refined and peaceful place for discerning residents to retreat from daily urban life. A common lobby, entertainment deck and pool provide spaces to bring the community together.

Currently Under Construction

Project Partner:

  • Barrett Lo Visionary Development

PROSPECT AVE. APARTMENTS

Milwaukee, WI

Prospect Apartments makes a vibrant, new place for living and shopping on Prospect Avenue. The development enhances the neighborhood and the community by adding vitality and activity to an underutilized area along the avenue. 

Project Partner: 

  • Joseph Property Development

ADDITIONAL MULTI FAMILY EXPERIENCE:

  • Park Street Apartments: Milwaukee, WI
  • Meta House: Milwaukee, WI
  • Tempe Apartments: Tempe, AZ
  • 84 South: Greenfield, WI
  • White Stone Station: Menomonee Falls, WI
  • The Couture High-rise: Milwaukee, WI
  • The Moderne High-rise: Milwaukee, WI

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Office


Office


HOFFMAN YORK

Milwaukee, WI

Using the historic building’s heavy timber structure and great street presence, the design and key elements of the space work to bring Hoffman York's energy front and center with an abundance of natural light, multi-format spaces, and digital displays.

Project Partner:

  • Hoffman York

ASSOCIATED BANK - CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Green Bay, WI

In 2012, Associated Bank purchased a six-story office building in downtown Green Bay to make a new place for its corporate headquarters. A complete interior renovation reflects the bank’s rebranded image and furnishes an energizing workspace for the 500 office personnel relocated from multiple sites.

Project Partner:

  • Associated Bank

PABST PROFESSIONAL CENTER

Milwaukee, WI

A neighborhood that once buzzed with the sound of beer being made is now generating a new buzz in Milwaukee. The first major office space built downtown in a decade, The Pabst Professional Center creates a place for business to call home in the historic brewery district. 

Project Partner:

  • Blue Ribbon Management

ZIZZO GROUP

Milwaukee, WI

A new place in an old space, the Zizzo Group’s office is housed in a 1917 building that was originally home to the Phoenix Knitting Company. Adaptable rooms for multiple uses and gatherings of various sizes, coupled with an eclectic design mix of new and old, reflects the firm’s innovative culture. 

Project Partners:

  • Zizzo Group
  • Cobalt Partners

WARD 4

Milwaukee, WI

Built in 1857, the Pritzlaff Building now houses Ward 4, a cutting edge space that makes a place for startups to take off.  The original heavy timber structure and cream city brick walls are juxtaposed with innovative spaces that provide a variety of ways to gather together people and ideas.

Project Partner:

  • CSA Commercial


ADDITIONAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE:

  • Washington Place: Milwaukee, WI
  • Rinka Chung Architecture Office: Milwaukee, WI
  • Peterson Johnson Murray: Milwaukee, WI
  • Scribner Cohen & Co SC: Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation: Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Ballet Office: Milwaukee, WI
  • Precast Engineering Company: Brookfield, WI

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Health and Wellness


Health and Wellness


NAIL BAR

Milwaukee, WI

Making a clean, relaxing, urban- inspired place for high-end nail and waxing services, Nail Bar Milwaukee provides an oasis of calm on bustling Downer Avenue. Creative, cost effective solutions and efficient planning exceeded this client’s expectations.

Project Partner:

  • Nail Bar Milwaukee

SHOREVIEW PEDIATRICS

Milwaukee, WI

Making a place for pediatric care in an historic parking garage was an exciting challenge. We collaborated with multiple engineers, consultants, and contractors to complete this major conversion within an extremely accelerated eight-month timeframe. 

Project Partner:

  • Shoreview Pediatrics

MAYFAIR DERMATOLOGY

Wauwatosa, WI

Making a new place for The Mayfair Dermatology and Medical Spa presented complex design challenges. The final design solution creatively resolved the challenges by seamlessly joining the medical offices and retail areas to state-of-the-art clinic spaces and a tranquil spa.

Project Partner:

  • Mayfair Dermatology & Medical Spa

SIER MEDI-SPA

Mequon, WI

Every detail of the Sier Medi Spa in Mequon says, “We made a tranquil place for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world outside.” Soft lines, intimate lighting, furniture and finish selections, and fine detailing throughout enhance the warm ambiance of the space.

Project Partner:

  • SIER

ADDITIONAL HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE:

  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Woodland Park, NJ
  • Lakeside OBGYN: Milwaukee, WI
  • Lighthouse Clinic: Milwaukee, WI
  • Dynacare Labs: Milwaukee, WI
  • Martha Jefferson Hospital Masterplan: Charlottesville, VA
  • St. Luke’s: Milwaukee, WI
  • St. Mary’s: Milwaukee, WI
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Newton, MA
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Montgomery, AL
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Baltimore, MD
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: White Marsh, MD
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Tampa, FL
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: Harker Heights, TX
  • FVC Outpatient Clinic: San Antonio, TX