ELM Repair & Refrigeration

Edgar, WI

E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration is a family-owned and operated full-service diesel repair shop. Founded as a mobile air conditioning service, E.L.M. has outgrown their prior shop and has settled into this new 33,200 sq ft building. The structure features tradition steel joists on joist girders with steel column and beam moment frames around the perimeter.

 

The Pointe Cinema

Littleton, MA

The Point Cinema is a 48,800 square foot movie theater that combines a plethora of structural systems. Precast concrete walls are utilized to provide a sound buffer between auditoriums, composite steel is utilized to efficiently support the auditoriums’ upper risers, and steel is utilized to provide an entry that says a statement to all driving down the Interstate.  The coordination between Architect and Engineer takes precast concrete, traditionally know as boxy and boring, and brings it to life with untraditional aesthetics.

Renderings courtesy of Schroeder & Holt Architects

Green Bay Veterans Apartments

Green Bay, WI

This new three-story, 46,000 square foot apartment complex consists of a conventional wood framed superstructure bearing on a precast concrete podium slab.  The $7.5 million project includes 50 apartments dedicated to Veterans, below grade parking, an activity center and business center.

Southbrook Church & School

Franklin, WI

This building addition provided much needed classroom space, a large Gathering Area as well as necessary support spaces. An efficient structural system of steel bar joist supported by cold-formed steel stud bearing walls was utilized. 

Photos courtesy of Groth Design Group

Ascentra Credit Union

Davenport, IA

Ascentra Credit Union is a 4,200 square foot single story steel framed structure with a radius roof over the main lobby. Raising the radius roof over the main space highlights the design, filling the interior with natural light through a perimeter clerestory. Plan layout includes main lobby with lobby tellers, drive-up tellers, conference room, offices, support areas and drive-thru.

 

First National Bank

Steeleville, IL

First National Bank of Steeleville is a 20,000 SF, three-story steel frame structure that includes office space along with one of their branch banks.  A two-story atrium allows natural light into the bank and administrative areas.  Spaces incorporated in the design include main lobby/atrium, bank and administrative offices, training center, drive-through and mechanical/support areas. 

Cedar Creek Park

Cedarburg, WI

The Cedar Creek Park Band Shell replaces an existing 50 year old band shell in an effort to improve Cedar Creek Park. The new stage features a cantilevered slab that is supported in part by the existing band shell foundations as-well-as the new glulam column moment frame featured at the front of the stage. The exposed glulam roof joist and beam structure combines architectural aesthetics with structural purpose. 

 

Transcenter Escuela Verde

Milwaukee, WI

 

Photos courtesy of Groth Design Group

Mobcraft Brewery

Milwaukee, WI

MobCraft is a crowd-sourced craft brewery thriving in the heart of Milwaukee’s trendy 5th ward. This former parking garage features industrial design elements, including garage doors to allow for the Lake Michigan air to waft the desirable beer aroma throughout Downtown Milwaukee. This 15,240 sq ft retrofit key features are the multiple garage door openings with steel canopies shadowing above with MobCraft beer cans used as bricks on the veneer adjacent to the openings.

2017 Mayor Design Awards

Photos courtesy of Groth Design Group

Arboretum House

MADISON, WI

The Arboretum House is located near the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin nestled among the existing wooded site.  Features of this private residence include large glazed exposures of the surrounding site, cantilevered floors, a large 2-story stone fireplace and an entry canopy seemingly defying the laws of gravity.

Photos courtesy of Bruns Architecture

Southridge Cinema

Greendale, WI

The Southridge Cinema is a 44,000 square foot movie theater that is hoping to assist in bringing growth and developments to Greendale. This single story structure provides balance through the steel entry, steel canopy,  and the architectural precast concrete shell. The apparent design philosophy of the sloped cantilevered roofs is “Form Follows Function.”

Linear Cabin

st. germain, Wi

The Linear Cabin is a 1,450 square foot private getaway that features a minimalist concept located in the heart of northern Wisconsin.  Exposed wood structure and cladding with concealed connections are important aspects to this unique retreat.

Chicago Athanaeum 2017 American Architecture Award

AIA Wisconsin 2016 Design Awards, Honor Award

Wood Design & Building 2016 Merit Award

Photos courtesy of Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Grace Lutheran Church

Grafton, WI

 

Rock River House

Rockford, IL

 

Photos courtesy of Bruns Architecture

Northbrook Church & School

RICHFIELD, WI

This addition to an existing church provided the congregation with a new, state of the art Worship Space, large gathering space and classrooms  necessary for the growing membership.  Structural systems included cold-formed steel trusses, a composite structural steel and concrete floor system and braced structural steel frames to support the large curtainwall systems.

Photos courtesy of Groth Design Group

The Beloit Club

BELOIT, WI

The Beloit Club is a completely new, two-story, 20,000 square foot golf clubhouse with a full lower level.  Amenities include complete banquet & event facilities with a full service kitchen, pub, Pro Shop and extensive locker facilities.  The structure consists of conventional wood framing with structural steel braced frames and wood shear walls supported by precast floor plank and cast-in-place concrete foundations. 

Renderings courtesy of Bogza & Johnson Design Architects

Villa Street Art Museum

RACINE, WI

The Villa Street Art Museum is a 2,580 square foot two story wood framed structure with long slender canlevers at the second floor and the roof to accentuate the building as an art form. Coordinaon between the Architect and Engineer allows the glass façade of the second floor and the steel/wood roof system to give the appearance of a floating roof.

Renderings courtesy of Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Thiensville Comfort Station

THIENSVILLE, WI

The Thiensville Comfort Station provides much needed facility upgrades and improvements to this expansive community park.  The use of natural stone and brick compliments the natural setting along the Milwaukee River while the use of masonry and curved precast lintels provide durability and interest to stand the test of time.